England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1958 - Jan 5, 1959
The Ashes - 2nd Test
Australia won by 8 wickets
31 December 1958, 1,2,3,5 January 1959 (6-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
PE Richardson c †Grout b Davidson 3 11 8 0 0 37.50
TE Bailey c Benaud b Meckiff 48 151 114 6 0 42.10
W Watson b Davidson 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
TW Graveney lbw b Davidson 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
PBH May* b Meckiff 113 315 298 11 0 37.91
MC Cowdrey c †Grout b Davidson 44 200 208 5 0 21.15
TG Evans c Davidson b Meckiff 4 11 8 1 0 50.00
GAR Lock st †Grout b Benaud 5 36 29 0 0 17.24
JC Laker not out 22 86 85 0 0 25.88
JB Statham b Davidson 13 45 34 1 0 38.23
PJ Loader b Davidson 1 11 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 3) 6
  Total (all out; 98.5 overs) 259 (1.96 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 25.5 7 64 6 1.87
  I Meckiff 24 4 69 3 2.15
  KD Mackay 9 2 16 0 1.33
  R Benaud 29 7 61 1 1.57
  LF Kline 11 2 43 0 2.93
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CC McDonald c Graveney b Statham 47 248 169 0 0 27.81
JW Burke b Statham 3 27 20 0 0 15.00
RN Harvey b Loader 167 370 325 16 0 51.38
NC O'Neill c †Evans b Statham 37 142 109 2 0 33.94
KD Mackay c †Evans b Statham 18 88 60 1 0 30.00
RB Simpson lbw b Loader 0 14 7 0 0 0.00
R Benaud* lbw b Statham 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
AK Davidson b Statham 24 74 64 2 0 37.50
ATW Grout c May b Loader 8 47 26 1 0 30.76
I Meckiff b Statham 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
LF Kline not out 1 25 15 0 0 6.66
Extras (lb 3) 3
  Total (all out; 100.2 overs) 308 (2.30 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 28 6 57 7 1.52
  PJ Loader 27.2 4 97 3 2.66
  TE Bailey 16 0 50 0 2.34
  JC Laker 12 1 47 0 2.93
  GAR Lock 17 2 54 0 2.38
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
PE Richardson c Harvey b Meckiff 2 8 11 0 0 18.18
TE Bailey c Burke b Meckiff 14 56 34 1 0 41.17
W Watson b Davidson 7 23 21 0 0 33.33
TW Graveney c Davidson b Meckiff 3 8 7 0 0 42.85
PBH May* c Davidson b Meckiff 17 98 68 1 0 25.00
MC Cowdrey c †Grout b Meckiff 12 19 12 2 0 100.00
TG Evans run out 11 26 27 0 0 40.74
GAR Lock c & b Davidson 6 43 38 1 0 15.78
JC Laker c Harvey b Davidson 3 18 10 0 0 30.00
JB Statham not out 8 25 19 0 0 42.10
PJ Loader b Meckiff 0 12 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 1, nb 2) 4
  Total (all out; 31.2 overs) 87 (2.08 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 15 2 41 3 2.05
  I Meckiff 15.2 3 38 6 1.86
  R Benaud 1 0 4 0 3.00
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 39 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
CC McDonald lbw b Statham 5 12 13 0 0 38.46
JW Burke not out 18 76 55 1 0 32.72
ATW Grout st †Evans b Laker 12 38 44 0 0 27.27
RN Harvey not out 7 22 25 0 0 28.00
Extras 0
  Total (2 wickets; 17.1 overs) 42 (1.83 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 5 1 11 1 1.65
  PJ Loader 5 1 13 0 1.95
  JC Laker 4 1 7 1 1.31
  GAR Lock 3.1 1 11 0 2.64

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-0
Umpires - MJ McInnes and RJJ Wright
Close of play
  • Wed, 31 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 173/4 (PBH May 89*, MC Cowdrey 28*)
  • Thu, 1 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 96/1 (CC McDonald 32*, RN Harvey 60*)
  • Fri, 2 Jan - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 282/6 (KD Mackay 14*, AK Davidson 12*)
  • Sat, 3 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 9/1 (JW Burke 2*, ATW Grout 2*)
  • Sun, 4 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 5 Jan - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 42/2 (17.1 ov) - end of match
 
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