1st Test, Melbourne, Jan 19-22 1883, England [IFW Bligh's XI] tour of Australia
114 & 153 (69 ov)
England won by an innings and 27 runs
England 1st Innings
RG Barlow  b Palmer14--10-
CT Studd  b Palmer14--10-
CFH Leslie run out54--20-
AG Steel c McDonnell b Giffen39--10-
WW Read c & b Palmer75-19080-
W Barnes  b Giffen32--40-
EFS Tylecote  b Giffen0--00-
Hon.IFW Bligh (c) b Giffen0--00-
W Bates c Horan b Palmer55-9540-
GB Studd  b Palmer1--00-
F Morley not out0--00-
Extras(b 3, lb 3, nb 4)10
TOTAL(183.3 Ov, RR: 2.4)294
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Charles Studd), 2-35 (Dick Barlow), 3-106 (Charles Leslie), 4-131 (Allan Steel), 5-193 (Billy Barnes), 6-199 (Edmund Tylecote), 7-199 (Ivo Bligh), 8-287 (Billy Bates), 9-293 (Walter Read), 10-294 (George Studd)
FR Spofforth34115702.5100
GE Palmer66.32510352.3100
G Giffen49138942.7200
TW Garrett34163501.5400
Australia 1st Innings
HH Massie  b Barlow43-4070-
AC Bannerman  b Bates14-10500-
WL Murdoch (c)not out19-15010-
TP Horan c & b Barnes3--00-
PS McDonnell  b Bates3--00-
G Giffen c & b Bates011000.00
GJ Bonnor c Read b Bates011000.00
JM Blackham  b Barnes5--00-
TW Garrett  b Bates10--01-
GE Palmer  b Bates7--10-
FR Spofforth  b Bates0--00-
Extras(b 6, lb 3, nb 1)10
TOTAL(98.2 Ov, RR: 1.73)114
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Hugh Massie), 2-72 (Alec Bannerman), 3-75 (Tom Horan), 4-78 (Percy McDonnell), 5-78 (George Giffen), 6-78 (George Bonnor), 7-85 (Jack Blackham), 8-104 (Tom Garrett), 9-114 (Joey Palmer), 10-114 (Frederick Spofforth)
CT Studd412208.2500
F Morley23161300.8400
W Barnes2373222.0800
RG Barlow2218910.6100
W Bates26.2142871.5800
Australia 2nd Innings (following on)
WL Murdoch (c) b Bates17--20-
AC Bannerman c Bligh b Bates14--10-
JM Blackham  b Barlow6--00-
GJ Bonnor c Morley b Barlow34--23-
TP Horan c Morley b Bates15--10-
PS McDonnell  b Bates13--10-
HH Massie c CT Studd b Barlow10--10-
G Giffen c Bligh b Bates19--20-
TW Garrett c Barnes b Bates6--00-
GE Palmer c GB Studd b Bates4--10-
FR Spofforth not out14--30-
Extras(b 1)1
TOTAL(69 Ov, RR: 3.32)153
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Billy Murdoch), 2-28 (Jack Blackham), 3-66 (George Bonnor), 4-72 (Alec Bannerman), 5-93 (Tom Horan), 6-104 (Hugh Massie), 7-113 (Percy McDonnell), 8-132 (George Giffen), 9-139 (Tom Garrett), 10-153 (Joey Palmer)
F Morley20705.2500
W Barnes31402.0000
RG Barlow3166733.2400
W Bates33147473.3600
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland [IFW Bligh's XI] tour of Australia
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 11
Match days19,20,22 January 1883 (timeless match)
Edward Elliott
John Swift
Balls per over4
Fri, 19 Jan - day 1 - England 248/7 (WW Read 51*, W Bates 35*)
Sat, 20 Jan - day 2 - Australia 28/1 (AC Bannerman 5*, JM Blackham 6*)
Sun, 21 Jan - rest day
Mon, 22 Jan - day 3 - Australia 153 (69 ov) - end of match
  • W Bates achieved the first Test hat-trick by an England bowler when he dismissed McDonnell, Giffen and Bonnor in the first innings. He went on to become the first player to score a fifty and take ten or more wickets in the same Test match.
  • This was the first victory by an innings margin in a Test match.