- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc Richards b Law2552143048.07not out21035036226060.00c †Gilchrist b Blewett2789952030.33b Bevan651271425151.18c sub (NG Webb) b Bevan12513015314496.15c †Gilchrist b Julian012000.00c sub (NG Webb) b Bevan414120028.57Extras13 (lb 5, nb 6, w 2)TOTAL469/6d (126.1 Overs, RR: 3.71, 483 minutes)Fall of wickets: 1-56 (MA Butcher, 17.1 ov), 2-125 (JP Crawley, 44.3 ov), 3-265 (MR Ramprakash, 83.6 ov), 4-460 (GA Hick), 5-460 (BC Hollioake), 6-469 (WK Hegg)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc Tudor b Hollioake811602497050.62not out16925933315065.25lbw b Hollioake023000.00c Atherton b Cork4681066.66c Butcher b Ramprakash2139631053.84not out01018000.00Extras18 (b 1, lb 3, nb 14)TOTAL293/4d (77 Overs, RR: 3.8, 334 minutes)Fall of wickets: 1-206 (MTG Elliott), 2-207 (CJ Richards), 3-212 (DS Lehmann), 4-278 (SG Law)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRnot out1031361559175.73lbw b Lehmann635273110121.15c Blewett b Elliott1752402032.69run out (Richards)1024282041.66not out517111029.41Extras1 (nb 1)TOTAL199/3d (46.5 Overs, RR: 4.24, 156 minutes)Fall of wickets: 1-118 (JP Crawley), 2-164 (BC Hollioake), 3-190 (DG Cork)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRnot out213180228204118.33b Tudor814211057.14not out13814320510096.50Extras17 (b 5, lb 4, nb 5, w 3)TOTAL376/1 (55.2 Overs, RR: 6.79, 228 minutes)Fall of wickets: 1-31 (MTG Elliott)
- 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
- Australian XI set 376 for victory in 78 overs.
- On 38 Blewett reached 1000 fc runs in the 1998-99 Australian season, the sixth person of all-time to do so before December 31.
- Blewett 213*: Fourth consecutive FC century
- MA Atherton 210*: Highest FC score (previous best 199 Lancashire v Durham, Gateshead 1992)
- GR Robertson did not take his place in the field (back spasm on morning of the game). Although chosen in the XI he took no part in the match.
- PR Reiffel failed to complete his second over (groin), completed by BP Julian.
- MS Kasprowicz failed to complete his nineteenth over (hamstring), completed by BP Julian.
- Five substitute fielders were used by Australian XI during the England 1st innings: official 12th man JA Dykes (Queensland), AR Border (Australian XI coach and national selector), and Hobart club players S Fingas, ? Costello and NG Webb.
- 12th Men: JA Dykes (Australian XI) and DW Headley (England XI)
When England snatched the 1998-99 Boxing Day Test from Australia's firm grasp
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