The Ashes - 2nd Test

Australia v England

England won by 38 runs

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton* c Davidson b Johnston 30 132 109 3 0 27.52
TE Bailey b Lindwall 0 37 28 0 0 0.00
PBH May c Johnston b Archer 5 12 18 0 0 27.77
TW Graveney c Favell b Johnston 21 88 73 1 0 28.76
MC Cowdrey c †Langley b Davidson 23 78 72 1 0 31.94
WJ Edrich c Benaud b Archer 10 21 23 1 0 43.47
FH Tyson b Lindwall 0 14 13 0 0 0.00
TG Evans c †Langley b Archer 3 3 3 0 0 100.00
JH Wardle c Burke b Johnston 35 70 62 5 0 56.45
R Appleyard c Hole b Davidson 8 18 17 0 0 47.05
JB Statham not out 14 23 18 0 0 77.77
Extras (lb 5) 5
Total (all out; 54.3 overs) 154 (2.12 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-14 (Bailey), 2-19 (May), 3-58 (Hutton), 4-63 (Graveney), 5-84 (Edrich), 6-85 (Tyson), 7-88 (Evans), 8-99 (Cowdrey), 9-111 (Appleyard), 10-154 (Wardle)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 17 3 47 2 2.07
RG Archer 12 7 12 3 0.75
AK Davidson 12 3 34 2 2.12
WA Johnston 13.3 1 56 3 3.14
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
LE Favell c Graveney b Bailey 26 58 44 2 0 59.09
AR Morris* c Hutton b Bailey 12 18 15 2 0 80.00
JW Burke c Graveney b Bailey 44 103 85 1 0 51.76
RN Harvey c Cowdrey b Tyson 12 67 42 0 0 28.57
GB Hole b Tyson 12 30 26 1 0 46.15
R Benaud lbw b Statham 20 65 51 2 0 39.21
RG Archer c Hutton b Tyson 49 127 89 6 1 55.05
AK Davidson b Statham 20 59 54 2 0 37.03
RR Lindwall c †Evans b Tyson 19 37 24 2 0 79.16
GRA Langley b Bailey 5 31 12 1 0 41.66
WA Johnston not out 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 2, nb 2) 9
Total (all out; 55.4 overs) 228 (3.08 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-18 (Morris), 2-65 (Favell), 3-100 (Burke), 4-104 (Harvey), 5-122 (Hole), 6-141 (Benaud), 7-193 (Davidson), 8-213 (Archer), 9-224 (Lindwall), 10-228 (Langley)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JB Statham 18 1 83 2 3.45
TE Bailey 17.4 3 59 4 2.52
FH Tyson 13 2 45 4 2.59
R Appleyard 7 1 32 0 3.42
England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton* c Benaud b Johnston 28 77 53 4 0 52.83
TE Bailey c †Langley b Archer 6 36 33 1 0 18.18
PBH May b Lindwall 104 298 280 10 0 37.14
TW Graveney c †Langley b Johnston 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
MC Cowdrey c Archer b Benaud 54 193 189 6 0 28.57
WJ Edrich b Archer 29 96 113 4 0 25.66
FH Tyson b Lindwall 9 43 39 1 0 23.07
TG Evans c Lindwall b Archer 4 23 10 0 0 40.00
JH Wardle lbw b Lindwall 8 25 17 0 0 47.05
R Appleyard not out 19 63 64 1 0 29.68
JB Statham c †Langley b Johnston 25 53 39 3 0 64.10
Extras (lb 6, nb 4) 10
Total (all out; 104.3 overs) 296 (2.12 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-18 (Bailey), 2-55 (Hutton), 3-55 (Graveney), 4-171 (Cowdrey), 5-222 (May), 6-232 (Edrich), 7-239 (Tyson), 8-249 (Evans), 9-250 (Wardle), 10-296 (Statham)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 31 10 69 3 1.66
RG Archer 22 9 53 3 1.80
AK Davidson 13 2 52 0 3.00
WA Johnston 19.3 2 70 3 2.70
R Benaud 19 3 42 1 1.65
Australia 2nd innings (target: 223 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
LE Favell c Edrich b Tyson 16 33 27 1 0 59.25
AR Morris* lbw b Statham 10 26 17 1 0 58.82
JW Burke b Tyson 14 102 88 1 0 15.90
RN Harvey not out 92 259 191 9 0 48.16
GB Hole b Tyson 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
R Benaud c Tyson b Appleyard 12 53 47 0 0 25.53
RG Archer b Tyson 6 27 19 0 0 31.57
AK Davidson c †Evans b Statham 5 5 6 0 0 83.33
RR Lindwall b Tyson 8 9 8 1 0 100.00
GRA Langley b Statham 0 16 8 0 0 0.00
WA Johnston c †Evans b Tyson 11 40 16 2 0 68.75
Extras (lb 7, nb 3) 10
Total (all out; 53.4 overs) 184 (2.57 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-27 (Morris), 2-34 (Favell), 3-77 (Burke), 4-77 (Hole), 5-102 (Benaud), 6-122 (Archer), 7-127 (Davidson), 8-136 (Lindwall), 9-145 (Langley), 10-184 (Johnston)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JB Statham 19 6 45 3 1.77
TE Bailey 6 0 21 0 2.62
FH Tyson 18.4 1 85 6 3.44
R Appleyard 6 1 12 1 1.50
JH Wardle 4 2 11 0 2.06
Match details
Balls per over 8
Toss Australia, who chose to field
Series 5-match series level 1-1
Umpires MJ McInnes and RJJ Wright
Close of play
Fri, 17 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 18/1 (LE Favell 6*)
Sat, 18 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 228
Sun, 19 Dec - rest day
Mon, 20 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 204/4 (PBH May 98*, WJ Edrich 16*)
Tue, 21 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 72/2 (JW Burke 13*, RN Harvey 26*)
Wed, 22 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 184 (53.4 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 25-Mar 3, 1955
Match drawn
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 28-Feb 2, 1955
England won by 5 wickets
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 31, 1954 - Jan 5, 1955
England won by 128 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Dec 17-22, 1954
England won by 38 runs
Australia v England at Brisbane - Nov 26-Dec 1, 1954
Australia won by an innings and 154 runs
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Photos

Dec 21, 1954

Peter May, on his way to a century in the Sydney Test, drives Bill Johnston, with Archer and Hole hopeful at slip. May's partner is Colin Cowdrey, who made 54 in their crucial stand of 116, December 21, 1954

Peter May on his way to a century in the Sydney Test

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