Australia tour of England, Scotland, Netherlands and Denmark, 6th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 24-29, 1989
The Ashes - 6th Test
Match drawn
24,25,26,28,29 August 1989 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GR Marsh c Igglesden b Small 17 79 62 2 0 27.41
MA Taylor c †Russell b Igglesden 71 162 125 4 0 56.80
DC Boon c Atherton b Small 46 124 90 6 0 51.11
AR Border* c †Russell b Capel 76 251 156 11 0 48.71
DM Jones c Gower b Small 122 217 180 17 0 67.77
SR Waugh b Igglesden 14 44 28 1 0 50.00
IA Healy c †Russell b Pringle 44 59 44 6 0 100.00
TV Hohns c †Russell b Pringle 30 96 62 4 0 48.38
MG Hughes lbw b Pringle 21 46 42 3 0 50.00
GF Lawson b Pringle 2 9 8 0 0 25.00
TM Alderman not out 6 16 10 1 0 60.00
Extras (b 1, lb 9, nb 9) 19
  Total (all out; 132.3 overs) 468 (3.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GC Small 40 8 141 3 3.52
  AP Igglesden 24 2 91 2 3.79
  DR Pringle 24.3 6 70 4 2.85
  DJ Capel 16 2 66 1 4.12
  NGB Cook 25 5 78 0 3.12
  MA Atherton 1 0 10 0 10.00
  GA Gooch 2 1 2 0 1.00
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch lbw b Alderman 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
JP Stephenson c Waugh b Alderman 25 121 66 2 0 37.87
MA Atherton c †Healy b Hughes 12 51 34 2 0 35.29
RA Smith b Lawson 11 19 19 2 0 57.89
DI Gower* c †Healy b Alderman 79 166 120 11 0 65.83
DJ Capel lbw b Alderman 4 3 3 1 0 133.33
RC Russell c †Healy b Alderman 12 20 13 2 0 92.30
DR Pringle c Taylor b Hohns 27 148 90 0 0 30.00
GC Small c Jones b Lawson 59 139 97 8 0 60.82
NGB Cook c Jones b Lawson 31 124 102 2 0 30.39
AP Igglesden not out 2 38 23 0 0 8.69
Extras (b 2, lb 7, w 1, nb 13) 23
  Total (all out; 92.1 overs) 285 (3.09 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TM Alderman 27 7 66 5 2.44
  GF Lawson 29.1 9 85 3 2.91
  MG Hughes 23 3 84 1 3.65
  TV Hohns 10 1 30 1 3.00
  SR Waugh 3 0 11 0 3.66
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GR Marsh lbw b Igglesden 4 15 13 0 0 30.76
MA Taylor c †Russell b Small 48 153 120 7 0 40.00
DC Boon run out 37 143 107 4 0 34.57
AR Border* not out 51 109 74 5 0 68.91
DM Jones b Capel 50 79 69 4 0 72.46
SR Waugh not out 7 24 12 0 0 58.33
Extras (b 2, lb 7, nb 13) 22
  Total (4 wickets dec; 63 overs) 219 (3.47 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GC Small 20 4 57 1 2.85
  AP Igglesden 13 1 55 1 4.23
  DJ Capel 8 0 35 1 4.37
  DR Pringle 16 0 53 0 3.31
  NGB Cook 6 2 10 0 1.66
  England 2nd innings (target: 403 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch c & b Alderman 10 55 34 0 0 29.41
JP Stephenson lbw b Alderman 11 32 23 1 0 47.82
MA Atherton b Lawson 14 65 47 2 0 29.78
RA Smith not out 77 146 99 11 0 77.77
DI Gower* c Waugh b Lawson 7 24 24 0 0 29.16
DJ Capel c Taylor b Hohns 17 69 50 2 0 34.00
RC Russell not out 0 9 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 1, w 1, nb 5) 7
  Total (5 wickets; 46.1 overs) 143 (3.09 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TM Alderman 13 3 30 2 2.30
  GF Lawson 15.1 2 41 2 2.70
  MG Hughes 8 2 34 0 4.25
  TV Hohns 10 2 37 1 3.70

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 6-match series 4-0
Test debuts - AP Igglesden and JP Stephenson (England)
Player of the match - DM Jones (Australia)
Players of the series - TM Alderman (Australia) and RC Russell (England)
Umpires - HD Bird and KE Palmer
Close of play
  • Thu, 24 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 325/3 (AR Border 66*, DM Jones 114*)
  • Fri, 25 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 1/1 (JP Stephenson 0*, MA Atherton 0*)
  • Sat, 26 Aug - day 3 - England 1st innings 124/6 (DI Gower 43*, DR Pringle 6*)
  • Sun, 27 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 28 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 87/1 (MA Taylor 43*, DC Boon 29*)
  • Tue, 29 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 143/5 (46.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Attendance: 55,989
    • A.R.Border becomes the first Australian captain since W.M.Woodful in 1934 to regain the Ashes in England.
 
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