result
4th Test, Melbourne, Dec 26 - 29 1998, England tour of Australia
270 & 244
(46.4 ov, target 175)340 & 162
England won by 12 runs
player of the match
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mike Atherton c †Healy b McGrath053000.00
Alec Stewart (c) b MacGill10716021216066.87
Mark Butcher c Langer b McGrath079000.00
Nasser Hussain c †Healy b Nicholson1956832033.92
Mark Ramprakash c McGrath b SR Waugh63921205068.47
Graeme Hick c Fleming b MacGill3967843158.20
Warren Hegg c †Healy b SR Waugh35110060.00
Dean Headley c Taylor b McGrath1449520028.57
Darren Gough  b MacGill1114212078.57
Angus Fraser not out 0211000.00
Alan Mullally lbw b MacGill053000.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 6, w 1)14
TOTAL(76 Ov, RR: 3.55)270
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mike Atherton, 0.5 ov), 2-4 (Mark Butcher, 2.5 ov), 3-81 (Nasser Hussain, 22.5 ov), 4-200 (Alec Stewart, 51.4 ov), 5-202 (Mark Ramprakash, 52.5 ov), 6-206 (Warren Hegg, 56.1 ov), 7-244 (Dean Headley, 70.5 ov), 8-266 (Graeme Hick, 73.5 ov), 9-270 (Darren Gough, 75.1 ov), 10-270 (Alan Mullally, 75.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Glenn McGrath2256432.90---05
Damien Fleming1937103.73---01
Matthew Nicholson1005915.90---00
Stuart MacGill1926143.21---10
Steve Waugh62821.33---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mark Taylor (c)c Hick b Gough729440024.13
Michael Slater lbw b Gough11418007.14
Justin Langer c Hussain b Gough441031685042.71
Mark Waugh lbw b Fraser3667933053.73
Steve Waugh not out 12219831513061.61
Darren Lehmann c †Hegg b Gough1323282056.52
Ian Healy c Headley b Fraser3655683065.45
Damien Fleming c Hick b Mullally1230412040.00
Matthew Nicholson  b Gough518230027.77
Stuart MacGill c †Hegg b Mullally4363983068.25
Glenn McGrath  b Mullally022000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 11)21
TOTAL(98.3 Ov, RR: 3.45)340
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Michael Slater, 4.3 ov), 2-26 (Mark Taylor, 10.1 ov), 3-98 (Mark Waugh, 29.4 ov), 4-127 (Justin Langer, 40.4 ov), 5-151 (Darren Lehmann, 46.2 ov), 6-209 (Ian Healy, 61.5 ov), 7-235 (Damien Fleming, 71.3 ov), 8-252 (Matthew Nicholson, 76.6 ov), 9-340 (Stuart MacGill, 98.1 ov), 10-340 (Glenn McGrath, 98.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Darren Gough2879653.42---04
Dean Headley2538603.44---03
Alan Mullally21.356432.97---00
Mark Ramprakash20603.00---00
Angus Fraser2207823.54---04
England 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mike Atherton  b Fleming098000.00
Alec Stewart (c)c Slater b MacGill52981204053.06
Mark Butcher c Slater b MacGill1445670031.11
Dean Headley  b McGrath11522006.66
Nasser Hussain c Slater b Nicholson501311576038.16
Mark Ramprakash  b Nicholson1443660032.55
Graeme Hick  b Fleming60821238073.17
Warren Hegg c MacGill b Nicholson921281042.85
Darren Gough c Slater b MacGill414200028.57
Angus Fraser not out 720270035.00
Alan Mullally c & b McGrath16152130106.66
Extras(b 2, lb 4, nb 11)17
TOTAL(80.2 Ov, RR: 3.03)244
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Mike Atherton, 1.5 ov), 2-61 (Mark Butcher, 17.5 ov), 3-66 (Dean Headley, 24.1 ov), 4-78 (Alec Stewart, 29.3 ov), 5-127 (Mark Ramprakash, 46.2 ov), 6-178 (Nasser Hussain, 63.1 ov), 7-202 (Warren Hegg, 69.6 ov), 8-221 (Darren Gough, 74.2 ov), 9-221 (Graeme Hick, 75.1 ov), 10-244 (Alan Mullally, 80.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Glenn McGrath20.255622.75---06
Damien Fleming1744522.64---01
Matthew Nicholson1545633.73---00
Stuart MacGill2738133.00---04
Mark Waugh11000.00---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 175 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Michael Slater lbw b Headley1823263078.26
Mark Taylor (c)c Headley b Mullally1933501057.57
Justin Langer c Ramprakash b Mullally30531053056.60
Mark Waugh c Hick b Headley43811162053.08
Steve Waugh not out 30491082061.22
Darren Lehmann c †Hegg b Headley47110057.14
Ian Healy c Hick b Headley028000.00
Damien Fleming lbw b Headley032000.00
Matthew Nicholson c †Hegg b Headley929410031.03
Stuart MacGill  b Gough024000.00
Glenn McGrath lbw b Gough022000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 4)9
TOTAL(46.4 Ov, RR: 3.47)162
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Michael Slater, 5.5 ov), 2-41 (Mark Taylor, 10.5 ov), 3-103 (Justin Langer, 26.5 ov), 4-130 (Mark Waugh, 33.5 ov), 5-140 (Darren Lehmann, 35.6 ov), 6-140 (Ian Healy, 37.2 ov), 7-140 (Damien Fleming, 37.5 ov), 8-161 (Matthew Nicholson, 45.5 ov), 9-162 (Stuart MacGill, 46.2 ov), 10-162 (Glenn McGrath, 46.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Darren Gough15.425423.44---01
Dean Headley1756063.52---03
Alan Mullally1042022.00---00
Angus Fraser402305.75---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Season1998/99
Player Of The Match
Dean Headley
Dean Headley
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 1436
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Matthew Nicholson
Matthew Nicholson
Warren Hegg
Warren Hegg
Umpires
Australia Image
Daryl Harper
West Indies Image
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Geoff Morrow
Match Referee
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John Reid
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 26 Dec - day 1
Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 -Australia 1st innings 59/2 (Justin Langer 26*, Mark Waugh 12*Justin Langer 26*, Mark Waugh 12*, 18 ov)
Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 -England 2nd innings 65/2 (Alec Stewart 43*, Dean Headley 0*Alec Stewart 43*, Dean Headley 0*, 22 ov)
Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 -Australia 2nd innings 162 (46.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
  • Toss was made at 10:50am on the 1st day before further rain abandoned the day
Day 4
  • Match Notes
  • Stuart MacGill's highest score
  • Dean Headley's best bowling
  • Steve Waugh reaches 7000 test runs
  • Darren Gough takes his 50th wicket against Australia
  • Mark Waugh 1000th run in a calendar year
  • Ian Healy take his 350th catch
  • McGrath equalls Australian record of 16 ducks -
  • which means he now holds the record with 18, after the 5th Test