Result
4th Test, Melbourne, Dec 26-29 1998, England tour of Australia
270 & 244
(46.4 ov, target 175)
340 & 162
England won by 12 runs
Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MA Atherton c †Healy b McGrath053000.00
AJ Stewart (c) b MacGill10716021216066.87
MA Butcher c Langer b McGrath079000.00
N Hussain c †Healy b Nicholson1956832033.92
MR Ramprakash c McGrath b SR Waugh63921205068.47
GA Hick c Fleming b MacGill3967843158.20
WK Hegg c †Healy b SR Waugh35110060.00
DW Headley c Taylor b McGrath1449520028.57
D Gough  b MacGill1114212078.57
ARC Fraser not out0211000.00
AD Mullally lbw b MacGill053000.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 6, w 1)14
TOTAL(76 Ov, RR: 3.55)270
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mike Atherton, 0.5 ov), 2-4 (Mark Butcher, 2.5 ov), 3-81 (Nasser Hussain, 22.5 ov), 4-200 (Alec Stewart, 51.4 ov), 5-202 (Mark Ramprakash, 52.5 ov), 6-206 (Warren Hegg, 56.1 ov), 7-244 (Dean Headley, 70.5 ov), 8-266 (Graeme Hick, 73.5 ov), 9-270 (Darren Gough, 75.1 ov), 10-270 (Alan Mullally, 75.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath2256432.9005
DW Fleming1937103.7301
MJ Nicholson1005915.9000
SCG MacGill1926143.2110
SR Waugh62821.3300
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MA Taylor (c)c Hick b Gough729440024.13
MJ Slater lbw b Gough11418007.14
JL Langer c Hussain b Gough441031685042.71
ME Waugh lbw b Fraser3667933053.73
SR Waugh not out12219831513061.61
DS Lehmann c †Hegg b Gough1323282056.52
IA Healy c Headley b Fraser3655683065.45
DW Fleming c Hick b Mullally1230412040.00
MJ Nicholson  b Gough518230027.77
SCG MacGill c †Hegg b Mullally4363983068.25
GD McGrath  b Mullally022000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 11)21
TOTAL(98.3 Ov, RR: 3.45)340
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Michael Slater, 4.3 ov), 2-26 (Mark Taylor, 10.1 ov), 3-98 (Mark Waugh, 29.4 ov), 4-127 (Justin Langer, 40.4 ov), 5-151 (Darren Lehmann, 46.2 ov), 6-209 (Ian Healy, 61.5 ov), 7-235 (Damien Fleming, 71.3 ov), 8-252 (Matthew Nicholson, 76.6 ov), 9-340 (Stuart MacGill, 98.1 ov), 10-340 (Glenn McGrath, 98.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
D Gough2879653.4204
DW Headley2538603.4403
AD Mullally21.356432.9700
MR Ramprakash20603.0000
ARC Fraser2207823.5404
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MA Atherton  b Fleming098000.00
AJ Stewart (c)c Slater b MacGill52981204053.06
MA Butcher c Slater b MacGill1445670031.11
DW Headley  b McGrath11522006.66
N Hussain c Slater b Nicholson501311576038.16
MR Ramprakash  b Nicholson1443660032.55
GA Hick  b Fleming60821238073.17
WK Hegg c MacGill b Nicholson921281042.85
D Gough c Slater b MacGill414200028.57
ARC Fraser not out720270035.00
AD Mullally c & b McGrath16152130106.66
Extras(b 2, lb 4, nb 11)17
TOTAL(80.2 Ov, RR: 3.03)244
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Mike Atherton, 1.5 ov), 2-61 (Mark Butcher, 17.5 ov), 3-66 (Dean Headley, 24.1 ov), 4-78 (Alec Stewart, 29.3 ov), 5-127 (Mark Ramprakash, 46.2 ov), 6-178 (Nasser Hussain, 63.1 ov), 7-202 (Warren Hegg, 69.6 ov), 8-221 (Darren Gough, 74.2 ov), 9-221 (Graeme Hick, 75.1 ov), 10-244 (Alan Mullally, 80.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath20.255622.7506
DW Fleming1744522.6401
MJ Nicholson1545633.7300
SCG MacGill2738133.0004
ME Waugh11000.0000
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 175 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MJ Slater lbw b Headley1823263078.26
MA Taylor (c)c Headley b Mullally1933501057.57
JL Langer c Ramprakash b Mullally30531053056.60
ME Waugh c Hick b Headley43811162053.08
SR Waugh not out30491082061.22
DS Lehmann c †Hegg b Headley47110057.14
IA Healy c Hick b Headley028000.00
DW Fleming lbw b Headley032000.00
MJ Nicholson c †Hegg b Headley929410031.03
SCG MacGill  b Gough024000.00
GD McGrath lbw b Gough022000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 4)9
TOTAL(46.4 Ov, RR: 3.47)162
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Michael Slater, 5.5 ov), 2-41 (Mark Taylor, 10.5 ov), 3-103 (Justin Langer, 26.5 ov), 4-130 (Mark Waugh, 33.5 ov), 5-140 (Darren Lehmann, 35.6 ov), 6-140 (Ian Healy, 37.2 ov), 7-140 (Damien Fleming, 37.5 ov), 8-161 (Matthew Nicholson, 45.5 ov), 9-162 (Stuart MacGill, 46.2 ov), 10-162 (Glenn McGrath, 46.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
D Gough15.425423.4401
DW Headley1756063.5203
AD Mullally1042022.0000
ARC Fraser402305.7500
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Dean Headley
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 1436
Season1998/99
Match days26,27,28,29 December 1998 (5-day match)
Test debut
Matthew Nicholson
Warren Hegg
Umpires
Steve Bucknor
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Geoff Morrow
Match Referee
John Reid
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 26 Dec - day 1 - no play
Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 59/2 (JL Langer 26*, ME Waugh 12*, 18 ov)
Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 65/2 (AJ Stewart 43*, DW Headley 0*, 22 ov)
Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 162 (46.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 4
  • Match Notes
  • Stuart MacGill's highest score
  • Dean Headley's best bowling
  • Steve Waugh reaches 7000 test runs
  • Darren Gough takes his 50th wicket against Australia
  • Mark Waugh 1000th run in a calendar year
  • Ian Healy take his 350th catch
  • McGrath equalls Australian record of 16 ducks -
  • which means he now holds the record with 18, after the 5th Test
Day 1
  • Toss was made at 10:50am on the 1st day before further rain abandoned the day