The Ashes - 4th Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 10 wickets

Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CC McDonald b Trueman 170 487 315 12 0 53.96
JW Burke c Cowdrey b Bailey 66 247 191 2 0 34.55
RN Harvey run out 41 159 126 3 0 32.53
NC O'Neill b Statham 56 150 112 4 0 50.00
LE Favell b Statham 4 15 4 0 0 100.00
KD Mackay c †Evans b Statham 4 27 18 0 0 22.22
R Benaud* b Trueman 46 113 86 7 0 53.48
AK Davidson c Bailey b Tyson 43 134 98 5 0 43.87
ATW Grout lbw b Trueman 9 47 35 1 0 25.71
RR Lindwall b Trueman 19 38 40 0 0 47.50
GF Rorke not out 2 10 7 0 0 28.57
Extras (b 2, lb 8, w 4, nb 2) 16
Total (all out; 128.1 overs) 476 (2.78 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-171 (Burke), 1-268* (McDonald, retired not out), 2-276 (Harvey), 3-286 (Favell), 4-294 (Mackay), 5-369 (O'Neill), 6-388 (Benaud), 7-407 (Grout), 8-445 (Davidson), 9-473 (McDonald), 10-476 (Lindwall)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JB Statham 23 0 83 3 2.70
FS Trueman 30.1 6 90 4 2.24
FH Tyson 28 1 100 1 2.67
TE Bailey 22 2 91 1 3.10
GAR Lock 25 0 96 0 2.88
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
PE Richardson lbw b Lindwall 4 8 8 0 0 50.00
TE Bailey b Davidson 4 15 5 0 0 80.00
PBH May* b Benaud 37 75 50 3 0 74.00
MC Cowdrey b Rorke 84 234 198 9 0 42.42
TW Graveney c Benaud b Rorke 41 174 167 1 0 24.55
W Watson b Rorke 25 122 78 1 0 32.05
FS Trueman c †Grout b Benaud 0 16 11 0 0 0.00
GAR Lock c †Grout b Benaud 2 8 7 0 0 28.57
FH Tyson c & b Benaud 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
TG Evans c Burke b Benaud 4 6 2 1 0 200.00
JB Statham not out 36 70 68 6 0 52.94
Extras (lb 2, nb 1) 3
Total (all out; 74.1 overs) 240 (2.42 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-7 (Richardson), 2-11 (Bailey), 3-74 (May), 4-170 (Cowdrey), 5-173 (Graveney), 6-180 (Trueman), 7-184 (Lock), 8-184 (Tyson), 9-188 (Evans), 10-240 (Watson)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AK Davidson 12 0 49 1 3.06
RR Lindwall 15 0 66 1 3.30
GF Rorke 18.1 7 23 3 0.95
R Benaud 27 6 91 5 2.52
NC O'Neill 2 1 8 0 3.00
England 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
PE Richardson lbw b Benaud 43 203 151 5 0 28.47
W Watson c Favell b Benaud 40 172 135 4 0 29.62
PBH May* lbw b Rorke 59 130 116 8 0 50.86
MC Cowdrey b Lindwall 8 28 19 0 0 42.10
TW Graveney not out 53 308 231 5 0 22.94
TE Bailey c †Grout b Lindwall 6 58 38 0 0 15.78
FS Trueman c †Grout b Davidson 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
GAR Lock b Rorke 9 72 46 0 0 19.56
FH Tyson c †Grout b Benaud 33 71 71 2 0 46.47
JB Statham c O'Neill b Benaud 2 10 6 0 0 33.33
TG Evans c Benaud b Davidson 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 5, w 3, nb 4) 17
Total (all out; 101.3 overs) 270 (1.99 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-89 (Watson), 2-110 (Richardson), 3-125 (Cowdrey), 4-177 (May), 5-198 (Bailey), 6-199 (Trueman), 7-222 (Lock), 8-268 (Tyson), 9-270 (Statham), 10-270 (Evans)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AK Davidson 8.3 3 17 2 1.52
RR Lindwall 26 6 70 2 2.01
GF Rorke 34 7 78 2 1.72
R Benaud 29 10 82 4 2.12
JW Burke 4 2 6 0 1.12
Australia 2nd innings (target: 35 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
LE Favell not out 15 46 36 2 0 41.66
JW Burke not out 16 46 47 0 0 34.04
Extras (b 4, lb 1) 5
Total (0 wickets; 10.3 overs) 36 (2.60 runs per 6 balls)
Did not bat CC McDonald, RN Harvey, NC O'Neill, KD Mackay, R Benaud*, AK Davidson, ATW Grout, RR Lindwall, GF Rorke
Bowling O M R W Econ
JB Statham 4 0 11 0 2.06
FS Trueman 3 1 3 0 0.75
GAR Lock 2 0 8 0 3.00
MC Cowdrey 1.3 0 9 0 4.90
Match details
Balls per over 8
Toss England, who chose to field
Series Australia led the 5-match series 3-0
Test debut GF Rorke (Australia)
Umpires MJ McInnes and RJJ Wright
Close of play
Fri, 30 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 200/1 (CC McDonald 112*, RN Harvey 1*)
Sat, 31 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 403/6 (AK Davidson 16*, ATW Grout 7*)
Sun, 1 Feb - rest day
Mon, 2 Feb - day 3 - England 1st innings 115/3 (MC Cowdrey 53*, TW Graveney 16*)
Tue, 3 Feb - day 4 - England 2nd innings 43/0 (PE Richardson 28*, W Watson 10*)
Wed, 4 Feb - day 5 - England 2nd innings 198/5 (TW Graveney 28*)
Thu, 5 Feb - day 6 - Australia 2nd innings 36/0 (10.3 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • CC McDonald (1) retired hurt on 149* from 268/1 to 407/7
 
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Series Results
Australia v England at Melbourne - Feb 13-18, 1959
Australia won by 9 wickets
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 30-Feb 5, 1959
Australia won by 10 wickets
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 9-15, 1959
Match drawn
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 31, 1958 - Jan 5, 1959
Australia won by 8 wickets
Australia v England at Brisbane - Dec 5-10, 1958
Australia won by 8 wickets
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Feb 5, 1959

Australian captain Richie Benaud shakes hands with England captain Peter May after Australia regained the Ashes, Australia v England, 4th Test, Adelaide, 6th day, February 5, 1959

Australian captain Richie Benaud shakes hands with England captain Peter May after Australia regained the Ashes

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