The Ashes - 1st Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 70 runs

Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
J Moroney c Hutton b Bailey 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
AR Morris lbw b Bedser 25 99 3 0
RN Harvey c †Evans b Bedser 74 136 10 0
KR Miller c McIntyre b Wright 15 35 2 0
AL Hassett* b Bedser 8 14 0 1
SJE Loxton c †Evans b Brown 24 49 3 0
RR Lindwall c Bedser b Bailey 41 121 5 0
D Tallon c Simpson b Brown 5 12 0 0
IWG Johnson c Simpson b Bailey 23 52 2 0
WA Johnston c Hutton b Bedser 1 19 0 0
JB Iverson not out 1 4 0 0
Extras (b 5, lb 3, nb 3) 11
Total (all out; 55.5 overs) 228 (3.07 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Moroney), 2-69 (Morris), 3-116 (Miller), 4-118 (Harvey), 5-129 (Hassett), 6-156 (Loxton), 7-172 (Tallon), 8-219 (Johnson), 9-226 (Lindwall), 10-228 (Johnston)
Bowling O M R W Econ
TE Bailey 12 4 28 3 1.75
AV Bedser 16.5 4 45 4 2.03
DVP Wright 16 0 81 1 3.79
FR Brown 11 0 63 2 4.29
England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
RT Simpson b Johnston 12 59 0 0
C Washbrook c Hassett b Johnston 19 31 2 0
TG Evans c Iverson b Johnston 16 28 3 0
DCS Compton c Lindwall b Johnston 3 5 0 0
JG Dewes c Loxton b Miller 1 10 0 0
L Hutton not out 8 34 0 0
AJW McIntyre b Johnston 1 3 0 0
FR Brown* c †Tallon b Miller 4 14 0 0
TE Bailey not out 1 6 0 0
Extras (lb 2, nb 1) 3
Total (7 wickets dec; 22 overs) 68 (2.31 runs per 6 balls)
Did not bat AV Bedser, DVP Wright
Fall of wickets 1-28 (Washbrook), 2-49 (Simpson), 3-52 (Evans), 4-52 (Compton), 5-56 (Dewes), 6-57 (McIntyre), 7-67 (Brown)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 1 0 1 0 0.75
WA Johnston 11 2 35 5 2.38
KR Miller 10 1 29 2 2.17
Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
J Moroney lbw b Bailey 0 2 7 0 0 0.00
AR Morris c Bailey b Bedser 0 12 10 0 0 0.00
IWG Johnson lbw b Bailey 8 42 1 0
SJE Loxton c Bailey b Bedser 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
AL Hassett* lbw b Bailey 3 20 0 0
RN Harvey c Simpson b Bedser 12 25 2 0
KR Miller c Simpson b Bailey 8 9 2 0
RR Lindwall not out 0 5 0 0
Extras (nb 1) 1
Total (7 wickets dec; 13.5 overs) 32 (1.76 runs per 6 balls)
Did not bat D Tallon, WA Johnston, JB Iverson
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Moroney), 2-0 (Morris), 3-0 (Loxton), 4-12 (Hassett), 5-19 (Johnson), 6-31 (Miller), 7-32 (Harvey)
Bowling O M R W Econ
TE Bailey 7 2 22 4 2.35
AV Bedser 6.5 2 9 3 1.01
England 2nd innings (target: 193 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RT Simpson b Lindwall 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
C Washbrook c Loxton b Lindwall 6 29 1 0
JG Dewes b Miller 9 44 1 0
TE Bailey c Johnston b Iverson 7 30 1 0
AV Bedser c Harvey b Iverson 0 8 0 0
TG Evans c Loxton b Johnston 5 22 0 0
AJW McIntyre run out 7 2 1 0
L Hutton not out 62 90 7 0
DCS Compton c Loxton b Johnston 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
FR Brown* c Loxton b Iverson 17 32 2 0
DVP Wright c Lindwall b Iverson 2 38 0 0
Extras (b 6, nb 1) 7
Total (all out; 38 overs) 122 (2.40 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Simpson), 2-16 (Washbrook), 3-22 (Dewes), 4-23 (Bailey), 5-23 (Bedser), 6-30 (McIntyre), 7-46 (Evans), 8-46 (Compton), 9-77 (Brown), 10-122 (Wright)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 7 3 21 2 2.25
WA Johnston 11 2 30 2 2.04
KR Miller 7 3 21 1 2.25
JB Iverson 13 3 43 4 2.48
Match details
Balls per over 8
Toss Australia, who chose to bat
Series Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debut JB Iverson (Australia)
Umpires AN Barlow and HAR Elphinstone
Close of play
Fri, 1 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 228
Sat, 2 Dec - day 2 - no play
Sun, 3 Dec - rest day
Mon, 4 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 30/6 (TG Evans 0*)
Tue, 5 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 122 (38 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
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England won by 8 wickets
Australia v England at Adelaide - Feb 2-8, 1951
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Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 5-9, 1951
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Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 22-27, 1950
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Australia v England at Brisbane - Dec 1-5, 1950
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Dec 5, 1950

Australian players grab the stumps as souvenirs after beating England by 70 runs, Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day December 5, 1950

Australian players grab the stumps as souvenirs after beating England by 70 runs

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Dec 5, 1950

Sam Loxton takes a catch to dismiss Freddie Brown off the bowling of Jack Iverson, Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day December 5, 1950

Sam Loxton takes a catch to dismiss Freddie Brown off the bowling of Jack Iverson

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