England tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1954 - Jan 5, 1955
The Ashes - 3rd Test
England won by 128 runs
31 December 1954, 1,3,4,5 January 1955 (6-day match)
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton* c Hole b Miller 12 37 1 0
WJ Edrich c Lindwall b Miller 4 17 1 0
PBH May c Benaud b Lindwall 0 8 0 0
MC Cowdrey b Johnson 102 239 14 0
DCS Compton c Harvey b Miller 4 11 0 0
TE Bailey c †Maddocks b Johnston 30 118 3 0
TG Evans lbw b Archer 20 72 2 0
JH Wardle b Archer 0 16 0 0
FH Tyson b Archer 6 32 0 0
JB Statham b Archer 3 23 0 0
R Appleyard not out 1 2 0 0
Extras (b 9) 9
  Total (all out; 67.6 overs) 191 (2.11 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 13 0 59 1 3.40
  KR Miller 11 8 14 3 0.95
  RG Archer 13.6 4 33 4 1.80
  R Benaud 7 0 30 0 3.21
  WA Johnston 12 6 26 1 1.62
  IWG Johnson 11 3 20 1 1.36
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
LE Favell lbw b Statham 25 53 4 0
AR Morris lbw b Tyson 3 17 0 0
KR Miller c †Evans b Statham 7 21 1 0
RN Harvey b Appleyard 31 100 4 0
GB Hole b Tyson 11 32 1 0
R Benaud c sub b Appleyard 15 78 0 0
RG Archer b Wardle 23 73 2 0
LV Maddocks c †Evans b Statham 47 167 2 0
RR Lindwall b Statham 13 20 1 0
IWG Johnson* not out 33 119 3 0
WA Johnston b Statham 11 22 1 0
Extras (b 7, lb 3, nb 2) 12
  Total (all out; 63.3 overs) 231 (2.73 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FH Tyson 21 2 68 2 2.42
  JB Statham 16.3 0 60 5 2.74
  TE Bailey 9 1 33 0 2.75
  R Appleyard 11 3 38 2 2.59
  JH Wardle 6 0 20 1 2.50
  England 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton* lbw b Archer 42 146 3 0
WJ Edrich b Johnston 13 65 1 0
PBH May b Johnston 91 199 8 0
MC Cowdrey b Benaud 7 51 0 0
DCS Compton c †Maddocks b Archer 23 89 2 0
TE Bailey not out 24 163 2 0
TG Evans c †Maddocks b Miller 22 41 2 0
JH Wardle b Johnson 38 41 7 0
FH Tyson c Harvey b Johnston 6 33 1 0
JB Statham c Favell b Johnston 0 8 0 0
R Appleyard b Johnston 6 8 1 0
Extras (b 2, lb 4, w 1) 7
  Total (all out; 100.5 overs) 279 (2.07 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 18 3 52 0 2.16
  KR Miller 18 6 35 1 1.45
  RG Archer 24 7 50 2 1.56
  R Benaud 8 2 25 1 2.34
  WA Johnston 24.5 2 85 5 2.58
  IWG Johnson 8 2 25 1 2.34
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 240 runs) R M 4s 6s
LE Favell b Appleyard 30 76 2 0
AR Morris c Cowdrey b Tyson 4 36 0 0
R Benaud b Tyson 22 91 3 0
RN Harvey c †Evans b Tyson 11 32 1 0
KR Miller c Edrich b Tyson 6 22 1 0
GB Hole c †Evans b Statham 5 22 0 0
RG Archer b Statham 15 43 1 0
LV Maddocks b Tyson 0 4 0 0
RR Lindwall lbw b Tyson 0 1 0 0
IWG Johnson* not out 4 21 0 0
WA Johnston c †Evans b Tyson 0 4 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 13) 14
  Total (all out; 31.3 overs) 111 (2.65 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FH Tyson 12.3 1 27 7 1.63
  JB Statham 11 1 38 2 2.59
  TE Bailey 3 0 14 0 3.50
  R Appleyard 4 1 17 1 3.18
  JH Wardle 1 0 1 0 0.75

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 2-1
Test debut - LV Maddocks (Australia)
Umpires - C Hoy and MJ McInnes
Close of play
  • Fri, 31 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 191
  • Sat, 1 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 188/8 (LV Maddocks 36*, IWG Johnson 12*)
  • Sun, 2 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 3 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 159/3 (PBH May 83*, DCS Compton 10*)
  • Tue, 4 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 75/2 (R Benaud 19*, RN Harvey 9*)
  • Wed, 5 Jan - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 111 (31.3 ov) - end of match
 
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