Result
3rd Test, Adelaide, Dec 11-15 1998, England tour of Australia
391 & 278/5d
(89 ov, target 443)
227 & 237
Australia won by 205 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MJ Slater c †Stewart b Headley1737521045.94
MA Taylor (c)c Hussain b Such591241865047.58
JL Langer not out17935049113051.14
ME Waugh c & b Such730350023.33
SR Waugh c Hick b Gough591091484154.12
RT Ponting c Hick b Gough528320017.85
IA Healy c Ramprakash b Headley1327381048.14
DW Fleming lbw b Headley1223292052.17
SCG MacGill  b Such045000.00
CR Miller lbw b Headley1191420122.22
GD McGrath c †Stewart b Gough1027471037.03
Extras(lb 6, nb 13)19
TOTAL(125.5 Ov, RR: 3.1, 545 Mts)391
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Michael Slater, 11.4 ov), 2-140 (Mark Taylor, 43.5 ov), 3-156 (Mark Waugh, 51.4 ov), 4-264 (Steve Waugh, 86.4 ov), 5-274 (Ricky Ponting, 94.6 ov), 6-311 (Ian Healy, 103.3 ov), 7-338 (Damien Fleming, 109.6 ov), 8-339 (Stuart MacGill, 110.5 ov), 9-354 (Colin Miller, 113.6 ov), 10-391 (Glenn McGrath, 125.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
D Gough29.5410333.4506
AD Mullally2655902.2600
DW Headley2319744.2106
PM Such3889932.6001
MR Ramprakash912703.0000
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MA Butcher lbw b Miller635470017.14
MA Atherton c Taylor b MacGill41921082044.56
N Hussain not out892042638043.62
AJ Stewart (c) †c Slater b Miller033000.00
MR Ramprakash c ME Waugh b McGrath611201346250.83
JP Crawley  b McGrath520251025.00
GA Hick c Taylor b MacGill816182050.00
DW Headley lbw b MacGill011000.00
D Gough c †Healy b MacGill75810140.00
AD Mullally  b Fleming054000.00
PM Such lbw b Fleming012000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 5, w 1)10
TOTAL(82.5 Ov, RR: 2.74, 311 Mts)227
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Mark Butcher, 11.5 ov), 2-83 (Mike Atherton, 28.4 ov), 3-84 (Alec Stewart, 29.2 ov), 4-187 (Mark Ramprakash, 68.6 ov), 5-195 (John Crawley, 74.5 ov), 6-210 (Graeme Hick, 79.3 ov), 7-210 (Dean Headley, 79.4 ov), 8-226 (Darren Gough, 81.4 ov), 9-227 (Alan Mullally, 82.4 ov), 10-227 (Peter Such, 82.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath1844822.6615
DW Fleming10.523423.1300
CR Miller2367123.0800
SCG MacGill2865341.8900
ME Waugh301705.6600
Australia 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MA Taylor (c)lbw b Such2971893040.84
MJ Slater lbw b Gough1031912768153.92
JL Langer c sub (BC Hollioake) b Such521832272028.41
ME Waugh not out51831265061.44
SR Waugh c Hick b Headley722210031.81
RT Ponting  b Gough1030421033.33
IA Healy not out713200053.84
Extras(lb 12, nb 6, w 1)19
TOTAL(98 Ov, RR: 2.83, 403 Mts)278/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Mark Taylor, 21.4 ov), 2-188 (Michael Slater, 68.3 ov), 3-216 (Justin Langer, 77.3 ov), 4-230 (Steve Waugh, 82.4 ov), 5-268 (Ricky Ponting, 92.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
D Gough2227623.4500
AD Mullally1661801.1200
DW Headley1817814.3305
PM Such2956622.2710
MR Ramprakash1212702.2500
GA Hick10101.0000
England 2nd Innings (target: 443 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MA Butcher c †Healy b Fleming1939500048.71
MA Atherton c ME Waugh b Miller543570011.62
N Hussain lbw b Miller41971324042.26
MR Ramprakash  b Fleming571731852032.94
DW Headley c ME Waugh b Miller2430050.00
AJ Stewart (c) †not out631221486051.63
JP Crawley c ME Waugh b McGrath1353681024.52
GA Hick c Ponting b McGrath011000.00
D Gough c †Healy b McGrath3990033.33
AD Mullally c †Healy b Fleming43610133.33
PM Such lbw b McGrath045000.00
Extras(b 7, lb 9, nb 14)30
TOTAL(89 Ov, RR: 2.66, 336 Mts)237
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Mark Butcher, 12.2 ov), 2-31 (Mike Atherton, 13.5 ov), 3-120 (Nasser Hussain, 49.2 ov), 4-122 (Dean Headley, 49.6 ov), 5-163 (Mark Ramprakash, 66.5 ov), 6-221 (John Crawley, 84.4 ov), 7-221 (Graeme Hick, 84.5 ov), 8-231 (Darren Gough, 86.4 ov), 9-236 (Alan Mullally, 87.4 ov), 10-237 (Peter Such, 88.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath1705042.94011
DW Fleming2135632.6603
CR Miller2415732.3700
SCG MacGill2585502.2000
SR Waugh21301.5000
MATCH DETAILS
Adelaide Oval
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Justin Langer
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1434
Season1998/99
Match days11,12,13,14,15 December 1998 (5-day match)
Umpires
Steve Bucknor
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Paul Angley
Match Referee
John Reid
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 11 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 266/4 (JL Langer 108*, RT Ponting 0*, 90 ov)
Sat, 12 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 160/3 (N Hussain 58*, MR Ramprakash 45*, 52 ov)
Sun, 13 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 150/1 (MJ Slater 74*, JL Langer 34*, 60 ov)
Mon, 14 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 122/4 (MR Ramprakash 43*, AJ Stewart 0*, 51 ov)
Tue, 15 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 237 (89 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 5
  • Lunch: England 221/6 (Stewart 56*, 84.4 overs)
  • MR Ramprakash 50 off 159 balls, 2x4, 8th Test 50
  • AJ Stewart 50 off 102 balls, 5x4, brought up his 50 with a four off MacGill
Day 4
  • Lunch: Australia 253/4 (ME Waugh 35*, Ponting 8*, 88 overs)
  • Tea: Australia 278/5d, England 47/2 (Hussain 11*, Ramprakash 7*, 18 overs)
  • 2nd wicket partnership (Slater/Langer) 100 off 233 balls, brought up with a four by Slater off Gough
  • MJ Slater 100 in 272 mins, off 184 balls, 8x4, 1x6, 10th Test 100
  • Australia 200 off 72.4 overs
  • JL Langer 50 off 181 balls, 2x4, brought up his 100 with a four off Headley, 6th Test 50
  • Attendance: 14 817
Day 3
  • Lunch: England 227
  • Tea: Australia 73/1 (Langer 7*, Slater 28*, 30 overs)
  • MR Ramprakash 50 off 82 balls, 6x4, 1x6, brought up his 50 with a six off Miller, 7th Test 50
  • 4th wicket partnership (Hussain/Ramprakash) 100 off 212 balls
  • England 200 off 75.5 overs, brought up with a four by Hick off MacGill
  • Light rain delayed the start of the 3rd session by 10 minutes
  • Australia 100 off 43.1 overs, brought up with a four by Langer off Ramprakash
  • MJ Slater 50 off 127 balls, 3x4, 1x6
  • Attendance: 19 720
Day 2
  • Lunch: Australia 361/9 (Langer 157*, McGrath 3*, 116 overs)
  • Tea: Australia 391, England 40/1 (Hussain 11*, Atherton 16*, 18 overs)
  • Australia 300 off 102.0 overs, brought up with a four by Healy off Mullally
  • JL Langer 150 off 299 balls, 10x4
  • On 1, Atherton passed 6000 Test career runs
  • England 100 off 33.1 overs
  • N Hussain 50 off 95 balls, 6x4, brought up his 50 with a four off McGrath, 8th Test 50
  • Attendance 16 372
Day 1
  • Lunch: Australia 78/1 (Taylor 30*, Langer 23*, 28 overs)
  • Tea: Australia 173/3 (Langer 67*, SR Waugh 10*, 56 overs)
  • On 2, Taylor passed 1000 runs for the 1998 calendar year
  • On 16, Taylor became Australia's 2nd highest run scorer in Test cricket (passing DC Boon, 7422 runs)
  • Australia 100 off 31.0 overs, brought up with a four by Taylor off Gough
  • MA Taylor 50 off 107 balls, 5x4, 40th Test 50
  • JL Langer 50 off 98 balls, 4x4
  • Australia 200 off 64.2 overs
  • JL Langer 100 off 197 balls, 7x4, 2nd Test 100
  • SR Waugh 50 off 100 balls, 3x4, 1x6, 39th Test 50
  • 4th wicket partnership (Langer/SR Waugh) 100 off 194 balls
  • Attendance: 13 600
General
  • Twelfth Men: JN Gillespie (Australia) and BC Hollioake (England)