Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Yallop b Lawson
    44
    53
    74
    6
    0
    83.01
    c Alderman b Lawson
    17
    62
    98
    0
    0
    27.41
    c †Marsh b Lawson
    21
    82
    116
    3
    0
    25.60
    c †Marsh b Lawson
    27
    86
    124
    4
    0
    31.39
    lbw b Bright
    59
    137
    168
    9
    0
    43.06
    c Border b Alderman
    82
    181
    246
    12
    0
    45.30
    run out (Lillee/†Marsh)
    31
    124
    171
    1
    0
    25.00
    lbw b Lawson
    0
    3
    6
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Hughes b Lawson
    0
    4
    3
    0
    0
    0.00
    not out
    7
    21
    32
    1
    0
    33.33
    c Wood b Lawson
    5
    4
    9
    0
    0
    125.00
    Extras
    18 (b 2, lb 3, nb 10, w 3)
    TOTAL
    311 all out (124.1 Overs, RR: 2.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-60 (GA Gooch), 2-65 (G Boycott), 2-83 (RA Woolmer, retired not out ), 3-134 (DI Gower), 4-187 (MW Gatting), 5-284 (P Willey), 6-293 (JE Emburey), 7-293 (IT Botham), 8-293 (RW Taylor), 9-298 (RA Woolmer), 10-311 (RGD Willis)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DK Lillee35.4710202.8500
    TM Alderman30.277912.6000
    GF Lawson43.1148171.8700
    RJ Bright1573112.0600

Close of Play

  • Thu, 02 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 191/4 (P Willey 23*, JE Emburey 0*)
  • Fri, 03 Jul - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 10/0 (GM Wood 5*, J Dyson 3*)
  • Sat, 04 Jul - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 253/6 (RW Marsh 43*, RJ Bright 3*)
  • Sun, 05 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 06 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 129/2 (G Boycott 47*, DI Gower 38*)
  • Tue, 07 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 90/4 (48.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

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  • The great escape

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