Result
5th Test, Melbourne, Feb 13-18 1959, England tour of Australia
205 & 214
(12.7 ov, target 69)
351 & 69/1
Australia won by 9 wickets
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
PE Richardson c & b Benaud681592194042.76
TE Bailey c Davidson b Lindwall018000.00
PBH May (c)c Benaud b Meckiff1118281061.11
MC Cowdrey c Lindwall b Davidson2245613048.88
TW Graveney c McDonald b Benaud1972812026.38
ER Dexter c Lindwall b Meckiff014000.00
R Swetman c †Grout b Davidson13325003.03
JB Mortimore not out441051166041.90
FS Trueman c & b Benaud2156801037.50
FH Tyson c †Grout b Benaud916100056.25
JC Laker c Harvey b Davidson215170013.33
Extras(b 4, w 4)8
TOTAL(64.5 Ov, RR: 2.37)205
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Trevor Bailey), 2-13 (Peter May), 3-61 (Colin Cowdrey), 4-109 (Tom Graveney), 5-112 (Ted Dexter), 6-124 (Roy Swetman), 7-128 (Peter Richardson), 8-191 (Fred Trueman), 9-203 (Frank Tyson), 10-205 (Jim Laker)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
AK Davidson12.523832.2500
RR Lindwall1423611.9200
I Meckiff1525722.8500
GF Rorke612302.8700
R Benaud1754341.8900
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
CC McDonald c Cowdrey b Laker1332493397053.41
JW Burke c Trueman b Tyson1660790026.66
RN Harvey c †Swetman b Trueman1342611030.95
NCL O'Neill c Cowdrey b Trueman011000.00
KD Mackay c Graveney b Laker231251241018.40
AK Davidson  b Mortimore1741621041.46
R Benaud (c)c †Swetman b Laker641391847046.04
ATW Grout c Trueman b Laker741331318055.63
RR Lindwall c Cowdrey b Trueman01214000.00
I Meckiff c & b Trueman22300100.00
GF Rorke not out0127000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 4)9
TOTAL(100.5 Ov, RR: 2.61)351
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Jim Burke), 2-83 (Neil Harvey), 3-83 (Norm O'Neill), 4-154 (Ken Mackay), 5-207 (Alan Davidson), 6-209 (Colin McDonald), 7-324 (Wally Grout), 8-327 (Ray Lindwall), 9-329 (Ian Meckiff), 10-351 (Richie Benaud)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
FS Trueman2509242.7600
FH Tyson2017312.7300
TE Bailey1424302.3000
JC Laker30.549342.2700
JB Mortimore1114112.7900
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
PE Richardson lbw b Benaud23831232027.71
TE Bailey  b Lindwall058000.00
PBH May (c)c Harvey b Lindwall46101066.66
MC Cowdrey run out4652557088.46
TW Graveney c Harvey b Davidson541021374052.94
ER Dexter c †Grout b Davidson633330018.18
R Swetman lbw b Lindwall915150060.00
JB Mortimore  b Rorke1151630021.56
FS Trueman  b Rorke3659805061.01
FH Tyson c †Grout b Rorke616250037.50
JC Laker not out516240031.25
Extras(b 9, lb 3, w 2)14
TOTAL(54.4 Ov, RR: 2.94)214
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Trevor Bailey), 2-12 (Peter May), 3-78 (Colin Cowdrey), 4-105 (Peter Richardson), 5-131 (Ted Dexter), 6-142 (Roy Swetman), 7-158 (Tom Graveney), 8-172 (John Mortimore), 9-182 (Frank Tyson), 10-214 (Fred Trueman)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
AK Davidson2119523.3900
RR Lindwall1123732.5200
I Meckiff401302.4300
GF Rorke12.424132.4600
R Benaud611411.7500
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 69 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
CC McDonald not out5154717094.44
JW Burke lbw b Tyson1347651027.65
RN Harvey not out1240050.00
Extras(lb 4)4
TOTAL(12.7 Ov, RR: 4.01)69/1
Fall of wickets: 1-66 (Jim Burke)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
FS Trueman6.704504.9000
FH Tyson602012.5000
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Series resultAustralia won the 5-match series 4-0
Match numberTest no. 468
Season1958/59
Match days13,14,16,17,18 February 1959 (6-day match)
Test debut
John Mortimore
Umpires
Leslie Townsend
Ronald Wright
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 13 Feb - day 1 - England 1st innings 191/7 (JB Mortimore 41*, FS Trueman 21*)
Sat, 14 Feb - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 150/3 (CC McDonald 98*, KD Mackay 22*)
Sun, 15 Feb - rest day
Mon, 16 Feb - day 3 - England 2nd innings 22/2 (PE Richardson 6*, MC Cowdrey 4*)
Tue, 17 Feb - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 15/0 (CC McDonald 15*, JW Burke 0*)
Wed, 18 Feb - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 69/1 (12.7 ov) - end of match