result
3rd Test, Melbourne, Dec 31 1954 - Jan 5 1955, England tour of Australia
191 & 279
(target 240)231 & 111
England won by 128 runs
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Leonard Hutton (c)c Hole b Miller12-3710-
Bill Edrich c Lindwall b Miller4-1710-
Peter May c Benaud b Lindwall0-800-
Colin Cowdrey  b Johnson102-239140-
Denis Compton c Harvey b Miller4-1100-
Trevor Bailey c †Maddocks b Johnston30-11830-
Godfrey Evans lbw b Archer20-7220-
Johnny Wardle  b Archer0-1600-
Frank Tyson  b Archer6-3200-
Brian Statham  b Archer3-2300-
Bob Appleyard not out 1-200-
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 Statham25-5340-
Arthur Morris lbw b Tyson3-1700-
Keith Miller c †Evans b Statham7-2110-
Neil Harvey  b Appleyard31-10040-
Graeme Hole  b Tyson11-3210-
Richie Benaud c sub b Appleyard15-7800-
Ron Archer  b Wardle23-7320-
Len Maddocks c †Evans b Statham47-16720-
Ray Lindwall  b Statham13-2010-
Ian Johnson (c)not out 33-11930-
Bill Johnston  b Statham11-2210-
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 Archer42-14630-
Bill Edrich  b Johnston13-6510-
Peter May  b Johnston91-19980-
Colin Cowdrey  b Benaud7-5100-
Denis Compton c †Maddocks b Archer23-8920-
Trevor Bailey not out 24-16320-
Godfrey Evans c †Maddocks b Miller22-4120-
Johnny Wardle  b Johnson38-4170-
Frank Tyson c Harvey b Johnston6-3310-
Brian Statham c Favell b Johnston0-800-
Bob Appleyard  b Johnston6-810-
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 Appleyard30-7620-
Arthur Morris c Cowdrey b Tyson4-3600-
Richie Benaud  b Tyson22-9130-
Neil Harvey c †Evans b Tyson11-3210-
Keith Miller c Edrich b Tyson6-2210-
Graeme Hole c †Evans b Statham5-2200-
Ron Archer  b Statham15-4310-
Len Maddocks  b Tyson0-400-
Ray Lindwall lbw b Tyson0-100-
Ian Johnson (c)not out 4-2100-
Bill Johnston c †Evans b Tyson0-400-
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
Australia Image
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*)
Sun, 02 Jan - rest day
Mon, 03 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 159/3 (Peter May 83*, Denis Compton 10*)
Tue, 04 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 75/2 (Richie Benaud 19*, Neil Harvey 9*)
Wed, 05 Jan - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 111 (31.3 ov) - end of match