6th Test, The Oval, Aug 24-29 1989, Australia tour of England, Scotland, Netherlands and Denmark
468 & 219/4d
(46.1 ov, target 403)
285 & 143/5
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
Australia 1st Innings
GR Marsh c Igglesden b Small1762792027.41
MA Taylor c †Russell b Igglesden711251624056.80
DC Boon c Atherton b Small46901246051.11
AR Border (c)c †Russell b Capel7615625111048.71
DM Jones c Gower b Small12218021717067.77
SR Waugh  b Igglesden1428441050.00
IA Healy c †Russell b Pringle44445960100.00
TV Hohns c †Russell b Pringle3062964048.38
MG Hughes lbw b Pringle2142463050.00
GF Lawson  b Pringle2890025.00
TM Alderman not out610161060.00
Extras(b 1, lb 9, nb 9)19
TOTAL(132.3 Ov, RR: 3.53)468
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Geoff Marsh), 2-130 (Mark Taylor), 3-149 (David Boon), 4-345 (Allan Border), 5-347 (Dean Jones), 6-386 (Steve Waugh), 7-409 (Ian Healy), 8-447 (Merv Hughes), 9-453 (Geoff Lawson), 10-468 (Trevor Hohns)
GC Small40814133.5200
AP Igglesden2429123.7900
DR Pringle24.367042.8500
DJ Capel1626614.1200
NGB Cook2557803.1200
MA Atherton1010010.0000
GA Gooch21201.0000
England 1st Innings
GA Gooch lbw b Alderman032000.00
JP Stephenson c Waugh b Alderman25661212037.87
MA Atherton c †Healy b Hughes1234512035.29
RA Smith  b Lawson1119192057.89
DI Gower (c)c †Healy b Alderman7912016611065.83
DJ Capel lbw b Alderman43310133.33
RC Russell c †Healy b Alderman1213202092.30
DR Pringle c Taylor b Hohns27901480030.00
GC Small c Jones b Lawson59971398060.82
NGB Cook c Jones b Lawson311021242030.39
AP Igglesden not out22338008.69
Extras(b 2, lb 7, nb 13, w 1)23
TOTAL(92.1 Ov, RR: 3.09)285
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Graham Gooch), 2-28 (Mike Atherton), 3-47 (Robin Smith), 4-80 (John Stephenson), 5-84 (David Capel), 6-98 (Jack Russell), 7-169 (David Gower), 8-201 (Derek Pringle), 9-274 (Gladstone Small), 10-285 (Nick Cook)
TM Alderman2776652.4400
GF Lawson29.198532.9100
MG Hughes2338413.6500
TV Hohns1013013.0000
SR Waugh301103.6600
Australia 2nd Innings
GR Marsh lbw b Igglesden413150030.76
MA Taylor c †Russell b Small481201537040.00
DC Boon run out371071434034.57
AR Border (c)not out51741095068.91
DM Jones  b Capel5069794072.46
SR Waugh not out712240058.33
Extras(b 2, lb 7, nb 13)22
TOTAL(63 Ov, RR: 3.47)219/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Geoff Marsh), 2-100 (Mark Taylor), 3-101 (David Boon), 4-189 (Dean Jones)
GC Small2045712.8500
AP Igglesden1315514.2300
DJ Capel803514.3700
DR Pringle1605303.3100
NGB Cook621001.6600
England 2nd Innings (target: 403 runs)
GA Gooch c & b Alderman1034550029.41
JP Stephenson lbw b Alderman1123321047.82
MA Atherton  b Lawson1447652029.78
RA Smith not out779914611077.77
DI Gower (c)c Waugh b Lawson724240029.16
DJ Capel c Taylor b Hohns1750692034.00
RC Russell not out069000.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 5, w 1)7
TOTAL(46.1 Ov, RR: 3.09)143/5
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (John Stephenson), 2-27 (Graham Gooch), 3-51 (Mike Atherton), 4-67 (David Gower), 5-138 (David Capel)
TM Alderman1333022.3000
GF Lawson15.124122.7000
MG Hughes823404.2500
TV Hohns1023713.7000
Kennington Oval, London
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England, Scotland, Netherlands and Denmark
Player Of The Match
Dean Jones
Player Of The Series
Jack Russell
Terry Alderman
Series resultAustralia won the 6-match series 4-0
Match numberTest no. 1126
Match days24,25,26,28,29 August 1989 (5-day match)
Test debut
John Stephenson
Alan Igglesden
Ken Palmer
Dickie Bird
Thu, 24 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 325/3 (AR Border 66*, DM Jones 114*)
Fri, 25 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 1/1 (JP Stephenson 0*, MA Atherton 0*)
Sat, 26 Aug - day 3 - England 1st innings 124/6 (DI Gower 43*, DR Pringle 6*)
Sun, 27 Aug - rest day
Mon, 28 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 87/1 (MA Taylor 43*, DC Boon 29*)
Tue, 29 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 143/5 (46.1 ov) - end of match
  • Attendance: 55,989
  • A.R.Border becomes the first Australian captain since W.M.Woodful in 1934 to regain the Ashes in England.