1st Test, Birmingham, Jun 5-8 1997, Australia tour of England and Scotland
118 & 477
(21.3 ov, target 118)
478/9d & 119/1
England won by 9 wickets
Player Of The Match
Australia 1st Innings
MA Taylor (c)c Butcher b Malcolm716231043.75
MTG Elliott  b Gough613181046.15
GS Blewett c Hussain b Gough715350046.66
ME Waugh  b Gough525231020.00
SR Waugh c †Stewart b Caddick1220313060.00
MG Bevan c Ealham b Malcolm821311038.09
IA Healy c †Stewart b Caddick012000.00
JN Gillespie lbw b Caddick48131050.00
SK Warne c Malcolm b Caddick47466280102.17
MS Kasprowicz c Butcher b Caddick1728423060.71
GD McGrath not out1390033.33
Extras(nb 2, w 2)4
TOTAL(31.5 Ov, RR: 3.7)118
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Matthew Elliott), 2-15 (Mark Taylor), 3-26 (Mark Waugh), 4-28 (Greg Blewett), 5-48 (Steve Waugh), 6-48 (Ian Healy), 7-48 (Michael Bevan), 8-54 (Jason Gillespie), 9-110 (Michael Kasprowicz), 10-118 (Shane Warne)
D Gough1014334.3023
DE Malcolm1022522.5000
AR Caddick11.515054.2202
England 1st Innings
MA Butcher c †Healy b Kasprowicz813162061.53
MA Atherton (c)c †Healy b McGrath24100050.00
AJ Stewart c Elliott b Gillespie1833523054.54
N Hussain c †Healy b Warne20733743738061.42
GP Thorpe c Bevan b McGrath13824529019056.32
JP Crawley c †Healy b Kasprowicz11419007.14
MA Ealham not out531311717040.45
RDB Croft c †Healy b Kasprowicz2456704042.85
D Gough c †Healy b Kasprowicz098000.00
AR Caddick lbw b Bevan0711000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 15, w 1)27
TOTAL(138.4 Ov, RR: 3.44)478/9d
Did not bat: DE Malcolm 
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Mike Atherton), 2-16 (Mark Butcher), 3-50 (Alec Stewart), 4-338 (Graham Thorpe), 5-345 (John Crawley), 6-416 (Nasser Hussain), 7-460 (Robert Croft), 8-463 (Darren Gough), 9-478 (Andy Caddick)
GD McGrath32810723.3407
MS Kasprowicz39811342.8916
JN Gillespie1014814.8001
SK Warne35811013.1401
MG Bevan10.404414.1200
SR Waugh1224503.7502
Australia 2nd Innings
MTG Elliott  b Croft6611314512058.40
MA Taylor (c)c & b Croft12929639611143.58
GS Blewett c Butcher b Croft12522830019154.82
SR Waugh lbw b Gough331001353033.00
MG Bevan c Hussain b Gough2441454058.53
ME Waugh c †Stewart b Gough1780014.28
IA Healy c Atherton b Ealham3048665062.50
SK Warne c & b Ealham3234515094.11
MS Kasprowicz c Butcher b Ealham021000.00
JN Gillespie run out (Crawley/Gough)0611000.00
GD McGrath not out00100-
Extras(b 18, lb 12, nb 5, w 2)37
TOTAL(144.4 Ov, RR: 3.29)477
Fall of wickets: 1-133 (Matthew Elliott), 2-327 (Mark Taylor), 3-354 (Greg Blewett), 4-393 (Michael Bevan), 5-399 (Mark Waugh), 6-431 (Steve Waugh), 7-465 (Ian Healy), 8-465 (Michael Kasprowicz), 9-477 (Jason Gillespie), 10-477 (Shane Warne)
D Gough35712333.5104
DE Malcolm2165202.4700
RDB Croft431012532.9020
AR Caddick3068702.9003
MA Ealham15.436033.8200
England 2nd Innings (target: 118 runs)
MA Butcher lbw b Kasprowicz14101520140.00
MA Atherton (c)not out5765879087.69
AJ Stewart not out4054717074.07
Extras(b 4, lb 4)8
TOTAL(21.3 Ov, RR: 5.53)119/1
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Mark Butcher)
GD McGrath714206.0000
MS Kasprowicz704216.0000
SK Warne7.302703.6000
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England and Scotland
Player Of The Match
Nasser Hussain
Series resultEngland led the 6-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1368
Match days5,6,7,8 June 1997 (5-day match)
Test debut
Mark Butcher
Steve Bucknor
Peter Willey
TV Umpire
John Holder
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
Thu, 05 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 200/3 (N Hussain 80*, GP Thorpe 83*)
Fri, 06 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 449/6 (MA Ealham 32*, RDB Croft 18*)
Sat, 07 Jun - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 256/1 (MA Taylor 108*, GS Blewett 61*)
Sun, 08 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 119/1 (21.3 ov) - end of match
Day 4
  • A thunderstorm stopped play for 50 minutes with Australia on 399/5.
  • Bevan was the runner for Gillespie and was involved in the mixup in Gillespie's run out.
Day 3
  • Mark Waugh was taken to hospital with stomach pains.
Day 2
  • Highest test scores for both Hussain and Thorpe.
  • Record 4th wicket partnership for England v Australia, by Hussain and Thorpe, 288 (off 461 balls in 294 mins), beating the previous mark of 222 (Hammond and Paynter, Lords, 1938).
  • Rain stopped play 78 minutes before the scheduled close.
Day 1
  • Gillespie injured (hamstring) after bowling 10 overs.