England tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 25-Mar 3, 1955
The Ashes - 5th Test
Match drawn
25,26,28 February, 1,2,3 March 1955 (6-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton* c Burge b Lindwall 6 3 4 1 0 150.00
TW Graveney c & b Johnson 111 166 157 14 0 70.70
PBH May c Davidson b Benaud 79 184 188 8 0 42.02
MC Cowdrey c †Maddocks b Johnson 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
DCS Compton c & b Johnson 84 188 200 8 0 42.00
TE Bailey b Lindwall 72 198 182 4 0 39.56
TG Evans c McDonald b Lindwall 10 16 13 0 0 76.92
JH Wardle not out 5 8 8 0 0 62.50
Extras (b 1, lb 3) 4
  Total (7 wickets dec; 94.6 overs) 371 (2.93 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 20.6 5 77 3 2.78
  KR Miller 15 1 71 0 3.55
  AK Davidson 19 3 72 0 2.84
  IWG Johnson 20 5 68 3 2.55
  R Benaud 20 4 79 1 2.96
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WJ Watson b Wardle 18 62 56 1 0 32.14
CC McDonald c May b Appleyard 72 170 149 5 1 48.32
LE Favell b Tyson 1 2 3 0 0 33.33
RN Harvey c & b Tyson 13 37 33 1 0 39.39
KR Miller run out 19 54 34 2 0 55.88
PJP Burge c Appleyard b Wardle 17 32 31 2 0 54.83
R Benaud b Wardle 7 5 12 1 0 58.33
LV Maddocks c Appleyard b Wardle 32 64 62 4 0 51.61
AK Davidson c †Evans b Wardle 18 70 69 2 0 26.08
IWG Johnson* run out 11 32 30 1 0 36.66
RR Lindwall not out 2 10 5 0 0 40.00
Extras (b 10, lb 1) 11
  Total (all out; 60.4 overs) 221 (2.73 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FH Tyson 11 1 46 2 3.13
  JB Statham 9 1 31 0 2.58
  R Appleyard 16 2 54 1 2.53
  JH Wardle 24.4 6 79 5 2.41
  Australia 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
WJ Watson c Graveney b Statham 3 27 20 0 0 15.00
CC McDonald c †Evans b Graveney 37 81 69 3 0 53.62
LE Favell c Graveney b Wardle 9 11 15 2 0 60.00
RN Harvey c & b Wardle 1 7 9 0 0 11.11
KR Miller b Wardle 28 42 46 4 0 60.86
PJP Burge not out 18 31 36 2 0 50.00
R Benaud b Hutton 22 22 35 4 0 62.85
Extras 0
  Total (6 wickets; 28.6 overs) 118 (3.07 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FH Tyson 5 2 20 0 3.00
  JB Statham 5 0 11 1 1.65
  JH Wardle 12 1 51 3 3.18
  TW Graveney 6 0 34 1 4.25
  L Hutton 0.6 0 2 1 2.00

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - England won the 5-match series 3-1
Test debuts - PJP Burge and WJ Watson (Australia)
Umpires - MJ McInnes and RJJ Wright
Close of play
  • Fri, 25 Feb - day 1 - no play
  • Sat, 26 Feb - day 2 - no play
  • Sun, 27 Feb - rest day
  • Mon, 28 Feb - day 3 - no play
  • Tue, 1 Mar - day 4 - England 1st innings 196/4 (DCS Compton 0*)
  • Wed, 2 Mar - day 5 - Australia 1st innings 82/2 (CC McDonald 45*, RN Harvey 12*)
  • Thu, 3 Mar - day 6 - Australia 2nd innings 118/6 (28.6 ov) - end of match
 
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