The Ashes - 2nd Test

England v Australia

Australia won by 185 runs

Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald c Trueman b Bailey 78 230 7 0
JW Burke st †Evans b Laker 65 250 6 0
RN Harvey c †Evans b Bailey 0 2 0 0
PJP Burge b Statham 21 93 0 0
KR Miller b Trueman 28 110 2 0
KD Mackay c Bailey b Laker 38 160 4 0
RG Archer b Wardle 28 91 2 0
R Benaud b Statham 5 6 1 0
IWG Johnson* c †Evans b Trueman 6 65 0 0
GRA Langley c Bailey b Laker 14 50 0 0
WPA Crawford not out 0 1 0 0
Extras (lb 2) 2
Total (all out; 146.1 overs) 285 (1.94 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-137 (McDonald), 2-137 (Harvey), 3-151 (Burke), 4-185 (Burge), 5-196 (Miller), 6-249 (Archer), 7-255 (Benaud), 8-265 (Mackay), 9-285 (Johnson), 10-285 (Langley)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JB Statham 35 9 70 2 2.00
FS Trueman 28 6 54 2 1.92
TE Bailey 34 12 72 2 2.11
JC Laker 29.1 10 47 3 1.61
JH Wardle 20 7 40 1 2.00
England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
PE Richardson c †Langley b Miller 9 41 0 0
MC Cowdrey c Benaud b Mackay 23 97 5 0
TW Graveney b Miller 5 12 0 0
PBH May* b Benaud 63 150 8 0
W Watson c Benaud b Miller 6 49 0 0
TE Bailey b Miller 32 135 2 0
TG Evans st †Langley b Benaud 0 3 0 0
JC Laker b Archer 12 50 1 0
JH Wardle c †Langley b Archer 0 3 0 0
FS Trueman c †Langley b Miller 7 5 1 0
JB Statham not out 0 2 0 0
Extras (lb 14) 14
Total (all out; 82 overs) 171 (2.08 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-22 (Richardson), 2-32 (Graveney), 3-60 (Cowdrey), 4-87 (Watson), 5-128 (May), 6-128 (Evans), 7-161 (Laker), 8-161 (Wardle), 9-170 (Trueman), 10-171 (Bailey)
Bowling O M R W Econ
KR Miller 34.1 9 72 5 2.10
WPA Crawford 4.5 2 4 0 0.82
RG Archer 23 9 47 2 2.04
KD Mackay 11 3 15 1 1.36
R Benaud 9 2 19 2 2.11
Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald c Cowdrey b Bailey 26 49 4 0
JW Burke c Graveney b Trueman 16 95 1 0
RN Harvey c Bailey b Trueman 10 10 2 0
PJP Burge b Trueman 14 46 1 0
KD Mackay c †Evans b Statham 31 205 3 0
RG Archer c †Evans b Bailey 1 30 0 0
KR Miller c †Evans b Trueman 30 54 3 0
R Benaud c †Evans b Trueman 97 140 14 1
IWG Johnson* lbw b Bailey 17 45 2 0
GRA Langley not out 7 23 0 0
WPA Crawford lbw b Bailey 0 2 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 2, nb 4) 8
Total (all out; 92.5 overs) 257 (2.76 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-36 (McDonald), 2-47 (Harvey), 3-69 (Burke), 4-70 (Burge), 5-79 (Archer), 6-112 (Miller), 7-229 (Mackay), 8-243 (Benaud), 9-257 (Johnson), 10-257 (Crawford)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JB Statham 26 5 59 1 2.26
FS Trueman 28 2 90 5 3.21
TE Bailey 24.5 8 64 4 2.57
JC Laker 7 3 17 0 2.42
JH Wardle 7 2 19 0 2.71
England 2nd innings (target: 372 runs) R M 4s 6s
PE Richardson c †Langley b Archer 21 60 3 0
MC Cowdrey lbw b Benaud 27 195 2 0
TW Graveney c †Langley b Miller 18 70 1 0
W Watson b Miller 18 47 2 0
PBH May* c †Langley b Miller 53 125 7 0
TE Bailey c Harvey b Archer 18 72 2 0
TG Evans c †Langley b Miller 20 20 3 0
JC Laker c †Langley b Archer 4 10 1 0
JH Wardle b Miller 0 15 0 0
FS Trueman b Archer 2 15 0 0
JB Statham not out 0 5 0 0
Extras (lb 5) 5
Total (all out; 99.2 overs) 186 (1.87 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-35 (Richardson), 2-59 (Graveney), 3-89 (Watson), 4-91 (Cowdrey), 5-142 (Bailey), 6-175 (Evans), 7-180 (May), 8-184 (Laker), 9-184 (Wardle), 10-186 (Trueman)
Bowling O M R W Econ
KR Miller 36 12 80 5 2.22
RG Archer 31.2 8 71 4 2.26
R Benaud 28 14 27 1 0.96
IWG Johnson 4 2 3 0 0.75
Match details
Toss Australia, who chose to bat
Series Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts WPA Crawford and KD Mackay (Australia)
Umpires DE Davies and FS Lee
Close of play
Thu, 21 Jun - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 180/3 (PJP Burge 18*, KR Miller 19*)
Fri, 22 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 74/3 (PBH May 23*, W Watson 4*)
Sat, 23 Jun - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 115/6 (KD Mackay 9*, R Benaud 3*)
Sun, 24 Jun - rest day
Mon, 25 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 72/2 (MC Cowdrey 21*, W Watson 9*)
Tue, 26 Jun - day 5 - England 2nd innings 186 (99.2 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 23-28, 1956
Match drawn
England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 26-31, 1956
England won by an innings and 170 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 12-17, 1956
England won by an innings and 42 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 21-26, 1956
Australia won by 185 runs
England v Australia at Nottingham - Jun 7-12, 1956
Match drawn
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Jun 22, 1956

Richie Benaud takes a wonderful catch at gully to dismiss Colin Cowdrey, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, 2nd day, June 22, 1956

Richie Benaud takes a wonderful catch at gully to dismiss Colin Cowdrey

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