Result
2nd Test, Australia tour of England and Scotland at Lord's, Jun 19-23 1997
79 ov
77 & 266/4d
213/7d
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
Australia
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
MA Butcher c Blewett b McGrath526271019.23
MA Atherton (c)c Taylor b McGrath12437004.16
AJ Stewart  b McGrath11319007.69
N Hussain lbw b McGrath19731082026.02
GP Thorpe c Blewett b Reiffel2149604042.85
JP Crawley c †Healy b McGrath11722005.88
MA Ealham c Elliott b Reiffel730511023.33
RDB Croft c †Healy b McGrath213180015.38
D Gough c †Healy b McGrath10101220100.00
AR Caddick lbw b McGrath1580020.00
DE Malcolm not out00300-
Extras(b 4, nb 5)9
TOTAL(42.3 Ov, RR: 1.81)77
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Mark Butcher), 2-12 (Mike Atherton), 3-13 (Alec Stewart), 4-47 (Graham Thorpe), 5-56 (John Crawley), 6-62 (Nasser Hussain), 7-66 (Robert Croft), 8-76 (Darren Gough), 9-77 (Mark Ealham), 10-77 (Andy Caddick)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath20.383881.8500
PR Reiffel1591721.1303
MS Kasprowicz51901.8002
SK Warne20904.5000
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
MA Taylor (c) b Gough11516006.66
MTG Elliott c Crawley b Caddick11218024020062.22
GS Blewett c Hussain b Croft4570837064.28
ME Waugh c Malcolm b Caddick3360821055.00
SK Warne c Hussain b Gough045000.00
SR Waugh lbw b Caddick013000.00
MG Bevan c †Stewart b Caddick4781057.14
IA Healy not out1323442056.52
PR Reiffel not out1660016.66
Extras(b 1, lb 3)4
TOTAL(61 Ov, RR: 3.49)213/7d
Did not bat: MS Kasprowicz, GD McGrath 
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Mark Taylor), 2-73 (Greg Blewett), 3-147 (Mark Waugh), 4-147 (Shane Warne), 5-147 (Steve Waugh), 6-159 (Michael Bevan), 7-212 (Matthew Elliott)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
D Gough2048224.1000
AR Caddick2267143.2200
DE Malcolm712603.7100
RDB Croft1253012.5000
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
MA Butcher  b Warne8721026614041.42
MA Atherton (c)hit wicket b Kasprowicz7715922010048.42
AJ Stewart c Kasprowicz b McGrath1324292054.16
N Hussain c & b Warne055000.00
GP Thorpe not out3039614076.92
JP Crawley not out2945514064.44
Extras(b 8, lb 14, nb 7, w 1)30
TOTAL(79 Ov, RR: 3.36)266/4d
Did not bat: MA Ealham, RDB Croft, D Gough, AR Caddick, DE Malcolm 
Fall of wickets: 1-162 (Mike Atherton), 2-189 (Alec Stewart), 3-197 (Nasser Hussain), 4-202 (Mark Butcher)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath2056513.2502
PR Reiffel1352902.2302
MS Kasprowicz1535413.6004
SK Warne1944722.4710
MG Bevan812903.6200
SR Waugh402005.0000
MATCH DETAILS
Lord's, London
TossAustralia , elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of England and Scotland 1997
Player Of The Match
Glenn McGrath
Series resultEngland led the 6-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1370
Season1997
Match days19,20,21,22,23 June 1997 (5-day match)
Umpires
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
David Shepherd
TV Umpire
David Constant
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 19 Jun - day 1 - no play
Fri, 20 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 38/3 (N Hussain 10*, GP Thorpe 13*)
Sat, 21 Jun - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 131/2 (MTG Elliott 55*, ME Waugh 26*)
Sun, 22 Jun - day 4 - Australia 1st innings 213/7 (IA Healy 13*, PR Reiffel 1*)
Mon, 23 Jun - day 5 - England 2nd innings 266/4d (79 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 5
  • day 5 - England 2nd innings 266/4d (79 ov) - end of match
Day 4
  • day 4 - Australia 1st innings 213/7 (IA Healy 13*, PR Reiffel 1*)
Day 3
  • day 3 - Australia 1st innings 131/2 (MTG Elliott 55*, ME Waugh 26*)
Day 2
  • Rain stopped play after 21 overs. England 38/3 (Hussain 10*, Thorpe 13*).
  • England's total of 77 is their lowest at Lord's since 1888, their lowest against Australia since 1948, and their lowest in any Test innings since 1993-94.
  • GD McGrath 8-38:
  • * His personal best bowling in Test and first-class cricket;
  • * The 23rd best individual bowling by any player in Test cricket;
  • * The 3rd best innings performance by an Australian in a Test. (Best since Arthur Mailey took 9-121 v England at Melbourne, 1920-21);
  • * The best individual bowling by an Australian in an innings at Lord's (previously 8-53 by Bob Massie, 1972);
  • * The best individual bowling for either side in an Ashes Test at Lord's (previously Hedley Verity, 1934);
  • * The second-best bowling in an innings of a Lord's Test (best 8-34 by Ian Botham v Pakistan, 1978).
  • Australia 1st Innings: Crawley kept wicket while Stewart was off the field at the start of the innings (back spasms).
  • day 2 - England 1st innings 38/3 (N Hussain 10*, GP Thorpe 13*)
Day 1
  • No Play was possible due to rain.
  • day 1 - no play