Close of Play

  • Sat, 20 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 347/1 (L Hutton 160*, M Leyland 156*)
  • Sun, 21 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 22 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 634/5 (L Hutton 300*, J Hardstaff jnr 40*)
  • Tue, 23 Aug - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 117/3 (WA Brown 29*, SG Barnes 25*)
  • Wed, 24 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 123 (34.1 ov) - end of match
  • The Oval grind of 1938

    Playing a Test to the finish, however long that might take, seemed a good idea once upon a time. But a 900-plus total showed why that wasn't the case