Close of Play

  • Sat, 19 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 298/3 (MA Atherton 154*, GA Hick 14*, 95 ov)
  • Sun, 20 Dec - day 2 - Australian XI 1st innings 30/0 (MTG Elliott 14*, GS Blewett 11*, 11 ov)
  • Mon, 21 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 166/2 (MA Butcher 85*, DG Cork 0*, 37 ov)
  • Tue, 22 Dec - day 4 - Australian XI 2nd innings 376/1 (55.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

England tour of Australia 1998-99 News

  • Dean and Daz make merry in Melbourne

    When England snatched the 1998-99 Boxing Day Test from Australia's firm grasp

  • Last-ball win for England

    It may have been for all intents and purposes a picnic game to open the Australian tour, but England were probably looking for a more decisive victory than the one they scored yesterday