England tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 11-15, 1998
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Australia won by 205 runs
Played at Adelaide Oval
11,12,13,14,15 December 1998 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Slater c †Stewart b Headley 17 52 37 1 0 45.94
MA Taylor* c Hussain b Such 59 186 124 5 0 47.58
JL Langer not out 179 491 350 13 0 51.14
ME Waugh c & b Such 7 35 30 0 0 23.33
SR Waugh c Hick b Gough 59 148 109 4 1 54.12
RT Ponting c Hick b Gough 5 32 28 0 0 17.85
IA Healy c Ramprakash b Headley 13 38 27 1 0 48.14
DW Fleming lbw b Headley 12 29 23 2 0 52.17
SCG MacGill b Such 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
CR Miller lbw b Headley 11 14 9 2 0 122.22
GD McGrath c †Stewart b Gough 10 47 27 1 0 37.03
Extras (lb 6, nb 13) 19
  Total (all out; 125.5 overs; 545 mins) 391 (3.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  D Gough 29.5 4 103 3 3.45 (6nb)
  AD Mullally 26 5 59 0 2.26
  DW Headley 23 1 97 4 4.21 (6nb)
  PM Such 38 8 99 3 2.60 (1nb)
  MR Ramprakash 9 1 27 0 3.00
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher lbw b Miller 6 47 35 0 0 17.14
MA Atherton c Taylor b MacGill 41 108 92 2 0 44.56
N Hussain not out 89 263 204 8 0 43.62
AJ Stewart*† c Slater b Miller 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
MR Ramprakash c ME Waugh b McGrath 61 134 120 6 2 50.83
JP Crawley b McGrath 5 25 20 1 0 25.00
GA Hick c Taylor b MacGill 8 18 16 2 0 50.00
DW Headley lbw b MacGill 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
D Gough c †Healy b MacGill 7 8 5 1 0 140.00
AD Mullally b Fleming 0 4 5 0 0 0.00
PM Such lbw b Fleming 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 1, nb 5) 10
  Total (all out; 82.5 overs; 311 mins) 227 (2.74 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 18 4 48 2 2.66 (5nb, 1w)
  DW Fleming 10.5 2 34 2 3.13
  CR Miller 23 6 71 2 3.08
  SCG MacGill 28 6 53 4 1.89
  ME Waugh 3 0 17 0 5.66
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* lbw b Such 29 89 71 3 0 40.84
MJ Slater lbw b Gough 103 276 191 8 1 53.92
JL Langer c sub (BC Hollioake) b Such 52 227 183 2 0 28.41
ME Waugh not out 51 126 83 5 0 61.44
SR Waugh c Hick b Headley 7 21 22 0 0 31.81
RT Ponting b Gough 10 42 30 1 0 33.33
IA Healy not out 7 20 13 0 0 53.84
Extras (lb 12, w 1, nb 6) 19
  Total (5 wickets dec; 98 overs; 403 mins) 278 (2.83 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  D Gough 22 2 76 2 3.45
  AD Mullally 16 6 18 0 1.12
  DW Headley 18 1 78 1 4.33 (5nb)
  PM Such 29 5 66 2 2.27 (1w)
  MR Ramprakash 12 1 27 0 2.25
  GA Hick 1 0 1 0 1.00
  England 2nd innings (target: 443 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher c †Healy b Fleming 19 50 39 0 0 48.71
MA Atherton c ME Waugh b Miller 5 57 43 0 0 11.62
N Hussain lbw b Miller 41 132 97 4 0 42.26
MR Ramprakash b Fleming 57 185 173 2 0 32.94
DW Headley c ME Waugh b Miller 2 3 4 0 0 50.00
AJ Stewart*† not out 63 148 122 6 0 51.63
JP Crawley c ME Waugh b McGrath 13 68 53 1 0 24.52
GA Hick c Ponting b McGrath 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
D Gough c †Healy b McGrath 3 9 9 0 0 33.33
AD Mullally c †Healy b Fleming 4 6 3 1 0 133.33
PM Such lbw b McGrath 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 7, lb 9, nb 14) 30
  Total (all out; 89 overs; 336 mins) 237 (2.66 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 17 0 50 4 2.94 (11nb)
  DW Fleming 21 3 56 3 2.66 (3nb)
  CR Miller 24 1 57 3 2.37
  SCG MacGill 25 8 55 0 2.20
  SR Waugh 2 1 3 0 1.50

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-0
Player of the match - JL Langer (Australia)
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and SJ Davis
TV umpire - PM Angley
Match referee - JR Reid (New Zealand)
Close of play
  • Fri, 11 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 266/4 (JL Langer 108*, RT Ponting 0*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 12 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 160/3 (N Hussain 58*, MR Ramprakash 45*, 52 ov)
  • Sun, 13 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 150/1 (MJ Slater 74*, JL Langer 34*, 60 ov)
  • Mon, 14 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 122/4 (MR Ramprakash 43*, AJ Stewart 0*, 51 ov)
  • Tue, 15 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 237 (89 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • Twelfth Men: JN Gillespie (Australia) and BC Hollioake (England)
    • Lunch: Australia 78/1 (Taylor 30*, Langer 23*, 28 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 173/3 (Langer 67*, SR Waugh 10*, 56 overs)
    • On 2, Taylor passed 1000 runs for the 1998 calendar year
    • On 16, Taylor became Australia's 2nd highest run scorer in Test cricket (passing DC Boon, 7422 runs)
    • Australia 100 off 31.0 overs, brought up with a four by Taylor off Gough
    • MA Taylor 50 off 107 balls, 5x4, 40th Test 50
    • JL Langer 50 off 98 balls, 4x4
    • Australia 200 off 64.2 overs
    • JL Langer 100 off 197 balls, 7x4, 2nd Test 100
    • SR Waugh 50 off 100 balls, 3x4, 1x6, 39th Test 50
    • 4th wicket partnership (Langer/SR Waugh) 100 off 194 balls
    • Attendance: 13 600
    • Lunch: Australia 361/9 (Langer 157*, McGrath 3*, 116 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 391, England 40/1 (Hussain 11*, Atherton 16*, 18 overs)
    • Australia 300 off 102.0 overs, brought up with a four by Healy off Mullally
    • JL Langer 150 off 299 balls, 10x4
    • On 1, Atherton passed 6000 Test career runs
    • England 100 off 33.1 overs
    • N Hussain 50 off 95 balls, 6x4, brought up his 50 with a four off McGrath, 8th Test 50
    • Attendance 16 372
    • Lunch: England 227
    • Tea: Australia 73/1 (Langer 7*, Slater 28*, 30 overs)
    • MR Ramprakash 50 off 82 balls, 6x4, 1x6, brought up his 50 with a six off Miller, 7th Test 50
    • 4th wicket partnership (Hussain/Ramprakash) 100 off 212 balls
    • England 200 off 75.5 overs, brought up with a four by Hick off MacGill
    • Light rain delayed the start of the 3rd session by 10 minutes
    • Australia 100 off 43.1 overs, brought up with a four by Langer off Ramprakash
    • MJ Slater 50 off 127 balls, 3x4, 1x6
    • Attendance: 19 720
    • Lunch: Australia 253/4 (ME Waugh 35*, Ponting 8*, 88 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 278/5d, England 47/2 (Hussain 11*, Ramprakash 7*, 18 overs)
    • 2nd wicket partnership (Slater/Langer) 100 off 233 balls, brought up with a four by Slater off Gough
    • MJ Slater 100 in 272 mins, off 184 balls, 8x4, 1x6, 10th Test 100
    • Australia 200 off 72.4 overs
    • JL Langer 50 off 181 balls, 2x4, brought up his 100 with a four off Headley, 6th Test 50
    • Attendance: 14 817
    • Lunch: England 221/6 (Stewart 56*, 84.4 overs)
    • MR Ramprakash 50 off 159 balls, 2x4, 8th Test 50
    • AJ Stewart 50 off 102 balls, 5x4, brought up his 50 with a four off MacGill
 
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