Result
6th Test, Australia tour of England and Scotland at The Oval, Aug 21-23 1997
180 & 163
32.1 ov, target 124
220 & 104
England won by 19 runs
Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
MA Butcher  b McGrath524220020.83
MA Atherton (c)c †Healy b McGrath817310047.05
AJ Stewart lbw b McGrath36731044049.31
N Hussain c Elliott b McGrath351141394030.70
GP Thorpe  b McGrath2734513079.41
MR Ramprakash c Blewett b McGrath48190050.00
AJ Hollioake  b Warne065000.00
AR Caddick not out2635544174.28
PJ Martin  b McGrath20192311105.26
PCR Tufnell c Blewett b Warne12020005.00
DE Malcolm lbw b Kasprowicz013000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 6, nb 10)18
TOTAL(56.4 Ov, RR: 3.17)180
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Mark Butcher), 2-24 (Mike Atherton), 3-97 (Alec Stewart), 4-128 (Nasser Hussain), 5-131 (Graham Thorpe), 6-132 (Adam Hollioake), 7-132 (Mark Ramprakash), 8-158 (Peter Martin), 9-175 (Phil Tufnell), 10-180 (Devon Malcolm)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath2147673.6104
MS Kasprowicz11.425614.8008
SK Warne1783221.8801
S Young73801.1400
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
MTG Elliott  b Tufnell1233521036.36
MA Taylor (c)c Hollioake b Tufnell3842607090.47
GS Blewett c †Stewart b Tufnell471321573135.60
ME Waugh c Butcher b Tufnell1969782027.53
SR Waugh lbw b Caddick2234512064.70
RT Ponting c Hussain b Tufnell40961343141.66
IA Healy c †Stewart b Tufnell23450005.88
S Young c †Stewart b Tufnell037000.00
SK Warne  b Caddick3034393188.23
MS Kasprowicz lbw b Caddick011000.00
GD McGrath not out15140020.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 5, w 1)9
TOTAL(79.3 Ov, RR: 2.76)220
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Matthew Elliott), 2-54 (Mark Taylor), 3-94 (Mark Waugh), 4-140 (Steve Waugh), 5-150 (Greg Blewett), 6-164 (Ian Healy), 7-164 (Shaun Young), 8-205 (Shane Warne), 9-205 (Michael Kasprowicz), 10-220 (Ricky Ponting)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DE Malcolm1123703.3601
PJ Martin1553802.5312
AR Caddick1947634.0001
PCR Tufnell34.3166671.9102
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
MA Butcher lbw b ME Waugh1348692027.08
MA Atherton (c)c SR Waugh b Kasprowicz821291038.09
AJ Stewart lbw b Kasprowicz39110033.33
N Hussain c Elliott b Warne25064004.00
GP Thorpe c Taylor b Kasprowicz621151319053.91
MR Ramprakash st †Healy b Warne481101486043.63
AJ Hollioake lbw b Kasprowicz410130040.00
AR Caddick not out03750000.00
PJ Martin c & b Kasprowicz32400150.00
PCR Tufnell c †Healy b Kasprowicz022000.00
DE Malcolm  b Kasprowicz022000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 10, nb 4)20
TOTAL(66.5 Ov, RR: 2.43)163
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Mike Atherton), 2-24 (Alec Stewart), 3-26 (Mark Butcher), 4-52 (Nasser Hussain), 5-131 (Graham Thorpe), 6-138 (Adam Hollioake), 7-160 (Mark Ramprakash), 8-163 (Peter Martin), 9-163 (Phil Tufnell), 10-163 (Devon Malcolm)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath1753301.9400
MS Kasprowicz15.553672.2703
SK Warne2695722.1902
ME Waugh731612.2800
S Young10505.0000
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 124 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
MA Taylor (c)lbw b Caddick1834472052.94
MTG Elliott lbw b Malcolm43310133.33
GS Blewett c †Stewart b Caddick1936573052.77
ME Waugh c Hussain b Tufnell1780014.28
SR Waugh c Thorpe b Caddick619200031.57
RT Ponting lbw b Tufnell2035473057.14
IA Healy c & b Caddick1417362082.35
S Young not out424421016.66
SK Warne c Martin b Tufnell3580060.00
MS Kasprowicz c Hollioake b Caddick413220030.76
GD McGrath c Thorpe b Tufnell1250050.00
Extras(b 3, lb 4, nb 2, w 1)10
TOTAL(32.1 Ov, RR: 3.23)104
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Matthew Elliott), 2-36 (Mark Taylor), 3-42 (Mark Waugh), 4-49 (Greg Blewett), 5-54 (Steve Waugh), 6-88 (Ricky Ponting), 7-92 (Ian Healy), 8-95 (Shane Warne), 9-99 (Michael Kasprowicz), 10-104 (Glenn McGrath)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DE Malcolm301515.0000
PJ Martin401303.2510
PCR Tufnell13.162742.0502
AR Caddick1224253.5000
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England and Scotland 1997
Player Of The Match
Phil Tufnell
Player Of The Series
Graham Thorpe
Glenn McGrath
Series resultAustralia won the 6-match series 3-2
Match numberTest no. 1377
Season1997
Match days21,22,23 August 1997 (5-day match)
debut
Shaun Young
Umpires
Peter Willey
Lloyd Barker
TV Umpire
Ken Palmer
Match Referee
Cammie Smith
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 21 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 77/2 (GS Blewett 10*, ME Waugh 13*)
Fri, 22 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 52/3 (N Hussain 2*, GP Thorpe 22*)
Sat, 23 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 104 (32.1 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 3
  • day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 104 (32.1 ov) - end of match
Day 2
  • day 2 - England 2nd innings 52/3 (N Hussain 2*, GP Thorpe 22*)
Day 1
  • day 1 - Australia 1st innings 77/2 (GS Blewett 10*, ME Waugh 13*)
Day 0
  • In Australia's 1st innings, a boundary by Blewett was changed from a 4 to a 6 after overnight review.