England tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 1999
The Ashes - 5th Test
Australia won by 98 runs
2,3,4,5 January 1999 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* c Hick b Headley 2 14 8 0 0 25.00
MJ Slater c †Hegg b Headley 18 63 35 2 0 51.42
JL Langer c Ramprakash b Tudor 26 53 39 2 0 66.66
ME Waugh c †Hegg b Headley 121 293 205 10 0 59.02
SR Waugh b Such 96 202 171 9 0 56.14
DS Lehmann c Hussain b Tudor 32 44 37 5 0 86.48
IA Healy c †Hegg b Gough 14 48 28 1 0 50.00
SK Warne not out 2 14 7 0 0 28.57
SCG MacGill b Gough 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
CR Miller b Gough 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
GD McGrath c Hick b Headley 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 2, nb 9) 11
  Total (all out; 87.3 overs) 322 (3.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  D Gough 17 4 61 3 3.58
  DW Headley 19.3 3 62 4 3.17 (1nb)
  AJ Tudor 12 1 64 2 5.33 (8nb)
  PM Such 24 6 77 1 3.20
  MR Ramprakash 15 0 56 0 3.73
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher lbw b Warne 36 90 70 4 0 51.42
AJ Stewart* c Warne b McGrath 3 28 17 0 0 17.64
N Hussain c ME Waugh b Miller 42 174 126 4 0 33.33
MR Ramprakash c MacGill b McGrath 14 52 42 1 0 33.33
GA Hick c Warne b MacGill 23 54 38 3 1 60.52
JP Crawley c Taylor b MacGill 44 118 75 5 0 58.66
WK Hegg b Miller 15 53 50 0 0 30.00
AJ Tudor b MacGill 14 43 40 2 0 35.00
DW Headley c McGrath b MacGill 8 22 20 1 0 40.00
D Gough lbw b MacGill 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
PM Such not out 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 8, lb 8, w 1, nb 4) 21
  Total (all out; 80.1 overs) 220 (2.74 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 17 7 35 2 2.05 (3nb)
  CR Miller 23 6 45 2 1.95
  SCG MacGill 20.1 2 57 5 2.82 (1w)
  SK Warne 20 4 67 1 3.35 (1nb)
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Slater c †Hegg b Headley 123 271 189 11 3 65.07
MA Taylor* c Stewart b Gough 2 30 25 0 0 8.00
JL Langer lbw b Headley 1 11 5 0 0 20.00
ME Waugh c Ramprakash b Headley 24 79 60 4 0 40.00
DS Lehmann c Crawley b Such 0 12 8 0 0 0.00
IA Healy c Crawley b Such 5 36 26 0 0 19.23
SR Waugh b Headley 8 38 28 1 0 28.57
SK Warne c Ramprakash b Such 8 23 13 0 0 61.53
SCG MacGill c Butcher b Such 6 46 24 0 0 25.00
CR Miller not out 3 15 9 0 0 33.33
GD McGrath c Stewart b Such 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 3, lb 1) 4
  Total (all out; 64.5 overs) 184 (2.83 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DW Headley 19 7 40 4 2.10
  D Gough 15 3 51 1 3.40
  PM Such 25.5 5 81 5 3.13
  AJ Tudor 5 2 8 0 1.60
  England 2nd innings (target: 287 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher st †Healy b Warne 27 60 47 3 0 57.44
AJ Stewart* st †Healy b MacGill 42 83 55 4 0 76.36
N Hussain c & b MacGill 53 170 129 2 0 41.08
MR Ramprakash c Taylor b McGrath 14 60 46 1 0 30.43
GA Hick b MacGill 7 39 25 1 0 28.00
JP Crawley lbw b Miller 5 21 16 0 0 31.25
WK Hegg c †Healy b MacGill 3 10 10 0 0 30.00
AJ Tudor b MacGill 3 27 21 0 0 14.28
DW Headley c †Healy b MacGill 16 25 24 2 0 66.66
D Gough not out 7 21 15 1 0 46.66
PM Such c & b MacGill 2 11 12 0 0 16.66
Extras (lb 5, w 1, nb 3) 9
  Total (all out; 66.1 overs) 188 (2.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 10 0 40 1 4.00 (3nb)
  CR Miller 17 1 50 1 2.94
  SCG MacGill 20.1 4 50 7 2.47 (1w)
  SK Warne 19 3 43 1 2.26

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 5-match series 3-1
Player of the match - SCG MacGill (Australia)
Player of the series - SR Waugh (Australia)
Umpires - RS Dunne (New Zealand) and DB Hair
TV umpire - SJA Taufel
Match referee - JR Reid (New Zealand)
Close of play
  • Sat, 2 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 322
  • Sun, 3 Jan - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 13/0 (MJ Slater 11*, MA Taylor 2*, 7 ov)
  • Mon, 4 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 104/2 (N Hussain 17*, MR Ramprakash 14*, 30 ov)
  • Tue, 5 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 188 (66.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Lunch: Australia 101/3 (ME Waugh 26*, SR Waugh 22*, 26 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 214/3 (ME Waugh 78*, SR Waugh 81*, 58 overs)
    • SR Waugh 96: His 9th Test score in the 90's, breaking the world record (prev. AI Kallicharran, 8)
    • D Gough 3/61 included hat-trick (Healy, MacGill, Miller). 23rd hat-trick in Tests, first at Sydney since 1891-92.
    • Attendance: 42,124 (sellout). Biggest Test crowd at the SCG since January 3, 1976 (53001, Day 1 v WI), and the biggest since ground capacity was reduced in the 1980's.
    • Lunch: England 82/2 (Hussain 22*, Ramprakash 12*, 30 overs)
    • Tea: England 161/5 (Crawley 16*, Hegg 8*, 60 overs)
    • England 1st innings 1x5 ball over
    • Stewart was GD McGrath's 200th Test wicket - the 10th Australian to reach that milestone.
    • Hussain was ME Waugh's 100th Test catch - the 14th non-wicketekeeper (and 6th Australian) to reach that milestone.
    • Crawley was MA Taylor's 156th Test catch - equalling AR Border's world record for a non-wicketkeeper.
    • Attendance: 38,912.
    • Lunch: Australia 74/4 (Slater 47*, Healy 0*, 34 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 178/7 (Slater 122*, MacGill 5*, 61 overs)
    • Slater scored 123 out of Australia's 184 runs (66.85%) - the second highest percentage of runs by a batsman in a Test innings (record 67.35%, C Bannerman, Aus v Eng 1876-77)
    • England target 287 in approximately 210 overs.
    • Attendance: 33,492.
    • Lunch: England 175/7 (Tudor 3*, Headley 12*, 60 overs)
    • Taylor's catch of Ramprakash was his 157th in Tests, passing Border's world record outright.
    • Attendance: 27,754. Match total: 142,282.
 
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