The fourth Test match resulted in a win for Australia by an innings and 147 runs. Recent rain had so much affected the ground that Mr. Stoddart, on winning the toss, put the Australians in. Up to a certain point his policy was quite successful, six wickets falling for 51 runs, but some wonderful hitting by Graham, combined with several blunders in the field, entirely altered the situation. Albert Trott, as at Adelaide, hit very finely, and the innings which had opened so badly did not close till the total had reached 284. Owing to wretched weather play was impossible on the second day, and whatever chance the Englishmen might have had was destroyed. On the Monday, on a terribly difficult wicket, they were helpless against Turner and George Giffen, and suffered an overwhelming defeat.