England tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-28, 1986
The Ashes - 4th Test
England won by an innings and 14 runs
26,27,28 December 1986 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GR Marsh c †Richards b Botham 17 69 47 2 0 36.17
DC Boon c Botham b Small 7 20 11 1 0 63.63
DM Jones c Gower b Small 59 154 136 6 0 43.38
AR Border* c †Richards b Botham 15 43 26 2 0 57.69
SR Waugh c Botham b Small 10 43 30 0 0 33.33
GRJ Matthews c Botham b Small 14 76 50 1 0 28.00
PR Sleep c †Richards b Small 0 12 8 0 0 0.00
TJ Zoehrer b Botham 5 12 7 1 0 71.42
CJ McDermott c †Richards b Botham 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
MG Hughes c †Richards b Botham 2 15 15 0 0 13.33
BA Reid not out 2 6 3 0 0 66.66
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 1, nb 7) 10
  Total (all out; 54.4 overs) 141 (2.57 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GC Small 22.4 7 48 5 2.11
  PAJ DeFreitas 11 1 30 0 2.72
  JE Emburey 4 0 16 0 4.00
  IT Botham 16 4 41 5 2.56
  MW Gatting 1 0 4 0 4.00
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
BC Broad c †Zoehrer b Hughes 112 329 255 9 0 43.92
CWJ Athey lbw b Reid 21 74 58 1 0 36.20
MW Gatting* c Hughes b Reid 40 173 118 2 0 33.89
AJ Lamb c †Zoehrer b Reid 43 140 92 5 0 46.73
DI Gower c Matthews b Sleep 7 22 17 1 0 41.17
IT Botham c †Zoehrer b McDermott 29 66 54 4 0 53.70
CJ Richards c Marsh b Reid 3 32 14 0 0 21.42
PAJ DeFreitas c Matthews b McDermott 7 21 14 1 0 50.00
JE Emburey c & b McDermott 22 42 30 2 0 73.33
PH Edmonds lbw b McDermott 19 67 49 1 0 38.77
GC Small not out 21 42 36 2 0 58.33
Extras (b 6, lb 7, w 1, nb 11) 25
  Total (all out; 120.5 overs) 349 (2.88 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  CJ McDermott 26.5 4 83 4 3.09
  MG Hughes 30 3 94 1 3.13
  BA Reid 28 5 78 4 2.78
  SR Waugh 8 4 16 0 2.00
  PR Sleep 28 4 65 1 2.32
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GR Marsh run out 60 214 142 11 0 42.25
DC Boon c Gatting b Small 8 21 21 0 0 38.09
DM Jones c Gatting b DeFreitas 21 45 33 3 0 63.63
AR Border* c Emburey b Small 34 85 82 4 0 41.46
SR Waugh b Edmonds 49 115 103 3 0 47.57
GRJ Matthews b Emburey 0 8 7 0 0 0.00
PR Sleep run out 6 25 25 1 0 24.00
TJ Zoehrer c Athey b Edmonds 1 9 8 0 0 12.50
CJ McDermott b Emburey 1 16 14 0 0 7.14
MG Hughes c Small b Edmonds 8 11 8 2 0 100.00
BA Reid not out 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 2) 6
  Total (all out; 73.4 overs) 194 (2.63 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  PAJ DeFreitas 12 1 44 1 3.66
  GC Small 15 3 40 2 2.66
  IT Botham 7 1 19 0 2.71
  PH Edmonds 19.4 5 45 3 2.28
  JE Emburey 20 5 43 2 2.15

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - England led the 5-match series 2-0
Player of the match - GC Small (England)
Umpires - AR Crafter and RA French
Close of play
  • Fri, 26 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 95/1 (BC Broad 56*, MW Gatting 8*)
  • Sat, 27 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 349
  • Sun, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 194 (73.4 ov) - end of match
 
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