Result
3rd Test, Sydney, Jan 4-8 1991, England tour of Australia
518 & 205
(25 ov, target 255)
469/8d & 113/4
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GR Marsh c Larkins b Malcolm1341552031.70
MA Taylor c †Russell b Malcolm1147792023.40
DC Boon c Atherton b Gooch9717420117055.74
AR Border (c) b Hemmings7818425110042.39
DM Jones st †Russell b Small601202007050.00
SR Waugh c Stewart b Malcolm4861668078.68
GRJ Matthews c Hemmings b Tufnell12817524217073.14
IA Healy c Small b Hemmings3561932057.37
CG Rackemann  b Hemmings18150012.50
TM Alderman not out2673861035.61
BA Reid c Smith b Malcolm0715000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 8, nb 8)21
TOTAL(157 Ov, RR: 3.29, 657 Mts)518
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Geoff Marsh), 2-38 (Mark Taylor), 3-185 (David Boon), 4-226 (Allan Border), 5-292 (Steve Waugh), 6-347 (Dean Jones), 7-442 (Ian Healy), 8-457 (Carl Rackemann), 9-512 (Greg Matthews), 10-518 (Bruce Reid)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DE Malcolm451212842.8407
GC Small31510313.3201
EE Hemmings32710533.2800
PCR Tufnell3069513.1600
GA Gooch1434613.2800
MA Atherton502805.6000
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GA Gooch (c)c †Healy b Reid591271485046.45
MA Atherton c Boon b Matthews1053494518030.08
W Larkins run out (Border)1133442033.33
RA Smith c †Healy b Reid1850673036.00
DI Gower c Marsh b Reid12323631215052.11
AJ Stewart lbw b Alderman9114615712062.32
RC Russell not out3064903046.87
GC Small lbw b Alderman1021281047.61
EE Hemmings  b Alderman032000.00
PCR Tufnell not out515221033.33
Extras(b 1, lb 8, nb 8)17
TOTAL(172.1 Ov, RR: 2.72, 665 Mts)469/8d
Did not bat: DE Malcolm 
Fall of wickets: 1-95 (Graham Gooch), 2-116 (Wayne Larkins), 3-156 (Robin Smith), 4-295 (Mike Atherton), 5-394 (David Gower), 6-426 (Alec Stewart), 7-444 (Gladstone Small), 8-444 (Eddie Hemmings)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
TM Alderman20.146233.0702
BA Reid35.197932.2404
CG Rackemann25.558903.4400
GRJ Matthews581614512.5002
AR Border1954502.3600
SR Waugh1434002.8500
Australia 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MA Taylor lbw b Hemmings1931392061.29
GR Marsh c Stewart b Malcolm413260030.76
IA Healy c Smith b Tufnell691601656043.12
DC Boon c Gooch b Tufnell2972733040.27
AR Border (c)c Gooch b Tufnell2029343068.96
DM Jones c & b Tufnell011000.00
SR Waugh c †Russell b Hemmings1428322050.00
GRJ Matthews  b Hemmings1956720033.92
CG Rackemann  b Malcolm9102107008.82
TM Alderman c Gower b Tufnell110100010.00
BA Reid not out532280015.62
Extras(lb 16)16
TOTAL(89 Ov, RR: 2.3, 300 Mts)205
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Geoff Marsh), 2-29 (Mark Taylor), 3-81 (David Boon), 4-129 (Allan Border), 5-129 (Dean Jones), 6-166 (Steve Waugh), 7-166 (Ian Healy), 8-189 (Greg Matthews), 9-192 (Terry Alderman), 10-205 (Carl Rackemann)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DE Malcolm611923.1600
GC Small21603.0000
EE Hemmings4199432.2900
PCR Tufnell37186151.6400
MA Atherton31903.0000
England 2nd Innings (target: 255 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GA Gooch (c)c Border b Matthews54426870128.57
DI Gower c Taylor b Matthews3638533094.73
W Larkins lbw b Border032000.00
AJ Stewart run out (Alderman/Matthews)710100070.00
RA Smith not out1027311037.03
MA Atherton not out33228009.37
Extras(lb 1, nb 2)3
TOTAL(25 Ov, RR: 4.52)113/4
Fall of wickets: 1-84 (David Gower), 2-84 (Wayne Larkins), 3-100 (Graham Gooch), 4-100 (Alec Stewart)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
TM Alderman402907.2502
CG Rackemann302006.6600
GRJ Matthews922622.8800
AR Border913714.1100
MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Mike Atherton
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1160
Season1990/91
Match days4,5,6,7,8 January 1991 (5-day match)
Umpires
Tony Crafter
Peter McConnell
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 04 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 259/4 (DM Jones 27*, SR Waugh 22*)
Sat, 05 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 1/0 (GA Gooch 1*, MA Atherton 0*)
Sun, 06 Jan - day 3 - England 1st innings 227/3 (MA Atherton 94*, DI Gower 33*)
Mon, 07 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 38/2 (IA Healy 9*, DC Boon 3*)
Tue, 08 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 113/4 (25 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 5
  • Border completed 3000 Test runs against England when he reached 17 in the 2nd innings
  • Tufnell narrowly missed a hat-trick when Gower dropped Waugh at silly point (difficult chance) after dismissing Border (caugh at square leg) and Jones (simple pop back) with successive balls in his 17th over.
  • Lunch: Australia 152/5 (Healy 64*, Waugh 7*)
  • Tea: Australia 205 all out
  • England were set a target of 255 runs from 28 overs
  • Gower completed 8000 Test runs when he reached 15 in the 2nd innings
  • Match called off at 5.45pm
  • Attendance: 9,002 (Total: 106,304)
Day 4
  • Reid was unable to complete his 27th over (calloused right heel). Rackemann completed the over. Reid later returned and bowled an addition 9 overs
  • Atherton 100 in 424 mins from 326 balls, 8x4
  • Atherton scored the slowest hundred in the history of Ashes Tests
  • Atherton/Gower 4th wicket partership 139 in 190 mins from 284 balls
  • Gower 100 in 222 mins from 171 balls, 15x4
  • Lunch: England 323/4 (Gower 103*, Stewart 14*)
  • Tea: England 426/5 (Stewart 91*, Russel 3*)
  • Taylor completed 1000 Test runs agaist England when he reached 7 in the 2nd innings
  • Attendnace: 18,010
Day 3
  • Gooch completed 6000 Test runs when he read 12 in the 1st innings
  • Lunch: England 83/0 (Gooch 50*, Atheron 30*)
  • Tea: England 150/2 (Atherton 58*, Smith 17*)
  • Attendnace: 25,461
Day 2
  • Lunch: Australia 377/6 (Matthews 44*, Healy 9*)
  • Matthews 100 in 185 mins form 137 balls, 13x4
  • Tea: Australia 483/8 (Matthews 110*, Alderman 9*)
  • Bad light ended play at 5.05pm (55 mins lost)
  • Attendance: 26,529
Day 1
  • Lunch: Australia 68/2 (Boon 22*, Border 17*)
  • Tea: Australia 158/2 (Boon 82*, Border 43*)
  • Border became the first player to score 50 half centuries in Test cricket
  • Boon/Border 3rd wicket partership 147 in 177 mins from 297 balls
  • Attendance: 27,302
General
  • Hours of play: 11.00am - 1.00pm, 1.40pm - 3.40pm, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Scorers: EW Cosgrove and CF Driver
  • 12th men: MG Hughes (Australia) and PAJ DeFreitas (England)