result
2nd Test, Melbourne, Dec 31 - Jan 5 1959, England tour of Australia
259 & 87
(17.1 ov, target 39)308 & 42/2
Australia won by 8 wickets
England 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Peter Richardson c †Grout b Davidson38110037.50
Trevor Bailey c Benaud b Meckiff481141516042.11
Willie Watson  b Davidson042000.00
Tom Graveney lbw b Davidson011000.00
Peter May (c) b Meckiff11329831511037.92
Colin Cowdrey c †Grout b Davidson442082005021.15
Godfrey Evans c Davidson b Meckiff48111050.00
Tony Lock st †Grout b Benaud529360017.24
Jim Laker not out 2285860025.88
Brian Statham  b Davidson1334451038.24
Peter Loader  b Davidson13110033.33
Extras(b 1, lb 2, w 3)6
TOTAL(98.5 Ov, RR: 2.62)259
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Peter Richardson), 2-7 (Willie Watson), 3-7 (Tom Graveney), 4-92 (Trevor Bailey), 5-210 (Peter May), 6-218 (Godfrey Evans), 7-218 (Colin Cowdrey), 8-233 (Tony Lock), 9-253 (Brian Statham), 10-259 (Peter Loader)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Alan Davidson25.576461.87---00
Ian Meckiff2446932.16---00
Ken Mackay921601.33---00
Richie Benaud2976111.58---00
Lindsay Kline1124302.93---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Colin McDonald c Graveney b Statham471692480027.81
Jim Burke  b Statham320270015.00
Neil Harvey  b Loader16732537016051.38
Norm O'Neill c †Evans b Statham371091422033.94
Ken Mackay c †Evans b Statham1860881030.00
Bob Simpson lbw b Loader0714000.00
Richie Benaud (c)lbw b Statham056000.00
Alan Davidson  b Statham2464742037.50
Wally Grout c May b Loader826471030.77
Ian Meckiff  b Statham022000.00
Lindsay Kline not out 11525006.67
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL(100.2 Ov, RR: 3.07)308
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Jim Burke), 2-137 (Colin McDonald), 3-255 (Norm O'Neill), 4-257 (Neil Harvey), 5-261 (Bob Simpson), 6-262 (Richie Benaud), 7-295 (Ken Mackay), 8-300 (Alan Davidson), 9-300 (Ian Meckiff), 10-308 (Wally Grout)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brian Statham2865771.53---00
Peter Loader27.249732.67---00
Trevor Bailey1605002.34---00
Jim Laker1214702.94---00
Tony Lock1725402.38---00
England 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Peter Richardson c Harvey b Meckiff21180018.18
Trevor Bailey c Burke b Meckiff1434561041.18
Willie Watson  b Davidson721230033.33
Tom Graveney c Davidson b Meckiff3780042.86
Peter May (c)c Davidson b Meckiff1768981025.00
Colin Cowdrey c †Grout b Meckiff12121920100.00
Godfrey Evans run out 1127260040.74
Tony Lock c & b Davidson638431015.79
Jim Laker c Harvey b Davidson310180030.00
Brian Statham not out 819250042.11
Peter Loader  b Meckiff0512000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 2)4
TOTAL(31.2 Ov, RR: 2.78)87
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Peter Richardson), 2-14 (Willie Watson), 3-21 (Tom Graveney), 4-27 (Trevor Bailey), 5-44 (Colin Cowdrey), 6-57 (Godfrey Evans), 7-71 (Peter May), 8-75 (Tony Lock), 9-80 (Jim Laker), 10-87 (Peter Loader)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Alan Davidson1524132.05---00
Ian Meckiff15.233861.87---00
Richie Benaud10403.00---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 39 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Colin McDonald lbw b Statham513120038.46
Jim Burke not out 1855761032.73
Wally Grout st †Evans b Laker1244380027.27
Neil Harvey not out 725220028.00
TOTAL(17.1 Ov, RR: 2.45)42/2
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Colin McDonald), 2-26 (Wally Grout)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brian Statham511111.65---00
Peter Loader511301.95---00
Jim Laker41711.31---00
Tony Lock3.111102.64---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Season1958/59
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberTEST No. 462
Match days - day match (6-day match)
Umpires
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Mel McInnes
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Ronald Wright
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 31 Dec - day 1 -England 1st innings 173/4 (Peter May 89*, Colin Cowdrey 28*, null ov)
Thu, 01 Jan - day 2 -Australia 1st innings 96/1 (Colin McDonald 32*, Neil Harvey 60*, null ov)
Fri, 02 Jan - day 3 -Australia 1st innings 282/6 (Ken Mackay 14*, Alan Davidson 12*, null ov)
Sat, 03 Jan - day 4 -Australia 2nd innings 9/1 (Jim Burke 2*, Wally Grout 2*, null ov)
Sun, 04 Jan - rest day
Mon, 05 Jan - day 5 -Australia 2nd innings 42/2 (17.1 ov) - end of match