result
3rd Test, Melbourne, Dec 31 1954 - Jan 5 1955, England tour of Australia
191 & 279
(31.3 ov, target 240)231 & 111
England won by 128 runs
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Leonard Hutton (c)c Hole b Miller12-37100.00
Bill Edrich c Lindwall b Miller4-17100.00
Peter May c Benaud b Lindwall0-8000.00
Colin Cowdrey  b Johnson102-2391400.00
Denis Compton c Harvey b Miller4-11000.00
Trevor Bailey c †Maddocks b Johnston30-118300.00
Godfrey Evans lbw b Archer20-72200.00
Johnny Wardle  b Archer0-16000.00
Frank Tyson  b Archer6-32000.00
Brian Statham  b Archer3-23000.00
Bob Appleyard not out 1-2000.00
Extras(b 9)9
TOTAL(67.6 Ov, RR: 2.81)191
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Bill Edrich), 2-21 (Peter May), 3-29 (Leonard Hutton), 4-41 (Denis Compton), 5-115 (Trevor Bailey), 6-169 (Godfrey Evans), 7-181 (Johnny Wardle), 8-181 (Colin Cowdrey), 9-190 (Brian Statham), 10-191 (Frank Tyson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ray Lindwall1305913.40---00
Keith Miller1181430.95---00
Ron Archer13.643341.80---00
Richie Benaud703003.21---00
Bill Johnston1262611.62---00
Ian Johnson1132011.36---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Les Favell lbw b Statham25-53400.00
Arthur Morris lbw b Tyson3-17000.00
Keith Miller c †Evans b Statham7-21100.00
Neil Harvey  b Appleyard31-100400.00
Graeme Hole  b Tyson11-32100.00
Richie Benaud c sub b Appleyard15-78000.00
Ron Archer  b Wardle23-73200.00
Len Maddocks c †Evans b Statham47-167200.00
Ray Lindwall  b Statham13-20100.00
Ian Johnson (c)not out 33-119300.00
Bill Johnston  b Statham11-22100.00
Extras(b 7, lb 3, nb 2)12
TOTAL(63.3 Ov, RR: 3.64)231
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Arthur Morris), 2-38 (Keith Miller), 3-43 (Les Favell), 4-65 (Graeme Hole), 5-92 (Neil Harvey), 6-115 (Richie Benaud), 7-134 (Ron Archer), 8-151 (Ray Lindwall), 9-205 (Len Maddocks), 10-231 (Bill Johnston)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Frank Tyson2126822.42---00
Brian Statham16.306052.74---00
Trevor Bailey913302.75---00
Bob Appleyard1133822.59---00
Johnny Wardle602012.50---00
England 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Leonard Hutton (c)lbw b Archer42-146300.00
Bill Edrich  b Johnston13-65100.00
Peter May  b Johnston91-199800.00
Colin Cowdrey  b Benaud7-51000.00
Denis Compton c †Maddocks b Archer23-89200.00
Trevor Bailey not out 24-163200.00
Godfrey Evans c †Maddocks b Miller22-41200.00
Johnny Wardle  b Johnson38-41700.00
Frank Tyson c Harvey b Johnston6-33100.00
Brian Statham c Favell b Johnston0-8000.00
Bob Appleyard  b Johnston6-8100.00
Extras(b 2, lb 4, w 1)7
TOTAL(100.5 Ov, RR: 2.77)279
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Bill Edrich), 2-96 (Leonard Hutton), 3-128 (Colin Cowdrey), 4-173 (Peter May), 5-185 (Denis Compton), 6-211 (Godfrey Evans), 7-257 (Johnny Wardle), 8-273 (Frank Tyson), 9-273 (Brian Statham), 10-279 (Bob Appleyard)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ray Lindwall1835202.16---00
Keith Miller1863511.45---00
Ron Archer2475021.56---00
Richie Benaud822512.34---00
Bill Johnston24.528552.58---00
Ian Johnson822512.34---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 240 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Les Favell  b Appleyard30-76200.00
Arthur Morris c Cowdrey b Tyson4-36000.00
Richie Benaud  b Tyson22-91300.00
Neil Harvey c †Evans b Tyson11-32100.00
Keith Miller c Edrich b Tyson6-22100.00
Graeme Hole c †Evans b Statham5-22000.00
Ron Archer  b Statham15-43100.00
Len Maddocks  b Tyson0-4000.00
Ray Lindwall lbw b Tyson0-1000.00
Ian Johnson (c)not out 4-21000.00
Bill Johnston c †Evans b Tyson0-4000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 13)14
TOTAL(31.3 Ov, RR: 3.53)111
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Arthur Morris), 2-57 (Les Favell), 3-77 (Neil Harvey), 4-86 (Richie Benaud), 5-87 (Keith Miller), 6-97 (Graeme Hole), 7-98 (Len Maddocks), 8-98 (Ray Lindwall), 9-110 (Ron Archer), 10-111 (Bill Johnston)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Frank Tyson12.312771.63---00
Brian Statham1113822.59---00
Trevor Bailey301403.50---00
Bob Appleyard411713.18---00
Johnny Wardle10100.75---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Season1954/55
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 393
Match daysday(6-day match)
Test debut
Len Maddocks
Len Maddocks
Umpires
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Col Hoy
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Mel McInnes
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 31 Dec - day 1 -England 1st innings 191
Sat, 01 Jan - day 2 -Australia 1st innings 188/8 (Len Maddocks 36*, Ian Johnson 12*, null ov)
Sun, 02 Jan - rest day
Mon, 03 Jan - day 3 -England 2nd innings 159/3 (Peter May 83*, Denis Compton 10*, null ov)
Tue, 04 Jan - day 4 -Australia 2nd innings 75/2 (Richie Benaud 19*, Neil Harvey 9*, null ov)
Wed, 05 Jan - day 5 -Australia 2nd innings 111/10 (31.3 ov) - end of match