England tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 9-15, 1959
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Match drawn
9,10,12,13,14,15 January 1959 (6-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
TE Bailey lbw b Meckiff 8 27 24 1 0 33.33
CA Milton c Meckiff b Davidson 8 35 23 1 0 34.78
TW Graveney c Harvey b Benaud 33 133 114 3 0 28.94
PBH May* c Mackay b Slater 42 114 117 3 0 35.89
MC Cowdrey c Harvey b Benaud 34 97 104 5 0 32.69
ER Dexter lbw b Slater 1 5 7 0 0 14.28
R Swetman c Mackay b Benaud 41 168 180 1 0 22.77
GAR Lock lbw b Mackay 21 62 58 3 0 36.20
FS Trueman c Burke b Benaud 18 37 29 1 1 62.06
JC Laker c Harvey b Benaud 2 2 4 0 0 50.00
JB Statham not out 0 8 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 2) 11
  Total (all out; 82.4 overs) 219 (1.99 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 12 3 21 1 1.31
  I Meckiff 15 2 45 1 2.25
  R Benaud 33.4 10 83 5 1.85
  KN Slater 14 4 40 2 2.14
  KD Mackay 8 3 19 1 1.78
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CC McDonald c Graveney b Lock 40 192 166 2 0 24.09
JW Burke c Lock b Laker 12 74 54 0 0 22.22
RN Harvey b Laker 7 47 46 1 0 15.21
NC O'Neill c †Swetman b Laker 77 222 194 7 0 39.69
LE Favell c Cowdrey b Lock 54 147 169 4 0 31.95
KD Mackay b Trueman 57 199 154 6 0 37.01
R Benaud* b Laker 6 9 15 1 0 40.00
AK Davidson lbw b Lock 71 232 173 8 0 41.04
ATW Grout c Statham b Laker 14 53 50 0 0 28.00
KN Slater not out 1 7 4 0 0 25.00
I Meckiff b Lock 2 2 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 5, lb 10, nb 1) 16
  Total (all out; 128.2 overs) 357 (2.08 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 16 2 48 0 2.25
  FS Trueman 18 3 37 1 1.54
  GAR Lock 43.2 9 130 4 2.25
  JC Laker 46 9 107 5 1.74
  TE Bailey 5 0 19 0 2.85
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
TE Bailey c sub b Benaud 25 86 92 3 0 27.17
CA Milton c Davidson b Benaud 8 71 56 1 0 14.28
TW Graveney lbw b Davidson 22 53 56 2 0 39.28
PBH May* b Burke 92 318 269 10 0 34.20
MC Cowdrey not out 100 365 302 7 0 33.11
ER Dexter c †Grout b Benaud 11 32 33 2 0 33.33
R Swetman lbw b Burke 5 23 30 0 0 16.66
FS Trueman st †Grout b Benaud 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
GAR Lock not out 11 22 31 2 0 35.48
Extras (b 11, lb 1, w 1) 13
  Total (7 wickets dec; 109 overs) 287 (1.97 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 33 11 65 1 1.47
  I Meckiff 3 1 7 0 1.75
  R Benaud 33 7 94 4 2.13
  KN Slater 18 5 61 0 2.54
  KD Mackay 11 2 21 0 1.43
  JW Burke 11 3 26 2 1.77
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 150 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
CC McDonald b Laker 16 73 83 1 0 19.27
JW Burke b Laker 7 53 41 1 0 17.07
RN Harvey not out 18 55 57 3 0 31.57
NC O'Neill not out 7 35 29 0 0 24.13
Extras (b 6) 6
  Total (2 wickets; 25 overs) 54 (1.62 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 2 0 6 0 2.25
  FS Trueman 4 1 9 0 1.68
  GAR Lock 11 4 23 0 1.56
  JC Laker 8 3 10 2 0.93

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-0
Test debuts - KN Slater (Australia); R Swetman (England)
Umpires - C Hoy and MJ McInnes
Close of play
  • Fri, 9 Jan - day 1 - England 1st innings 190/6 (R Swetman 36*, GAR Lock 17*)
  • Sat, 10 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 3/0 (CC McDonald 1*, JW Burke 2*)
  • Sun, 11 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 12 Jan - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 184/3 (NC O'Neill 66*, LE Favell 50*)
  • Tue, 13 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 1/0 (TE Bailey 1*, CA Milton 0*)
  • Wed, 14 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 178/3 (PBH May 63*, MC Cowdrey 50*)
  • Thu, 15 Jan - day 6 - Australia 2nd innings 54/2 (25 ov) - end of match
 
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