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RESULT
4th Test, Melbourne, December 26 - 29, 1998, England tour of Australia
270 & 244
(T:175) 340 & 162

England won by 12 runs

Player Of The Match
6/60
dean-headley
England 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Info
England 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c †Healy b McGrath053000.00
b MacGill10716021216066.87
c Langer b McGrath079000.00
c †Healy b Nicholson1956832033.92
c McGrath b SR Waugh63921205068.47
c Fleming b MacGill3967843158.20
c †Healy b SR Waugh35110060.00
c Taylor b McGrath1449520028.57
b MacGill1114212078.57
not out 0211000.00
lbw b MacGill053000.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 6, w 1)14
TOTAL76 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
2256432.90---05
1937103.73---01
1005915.90---00
1926143.21---10
62821.33---00
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c Hick b Gough729440024.13
lbw b Gough11418007.14
c Hussain b Gough441031685042.71
lbw b Fraser3667933053.73
not out 12219831513061.61
c †Hegg b Gough1323282056.52
c Headley b Fraser3655683065.45
c Hick b Mullally1230412040.00
b Gough518230027.77
c †Hegg b Mullally4363983068.25
b Mullally022000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 11)21
TOTAL98.3 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
2879653.42---04
2538603.44---03
21.356432.97---00
20603.00---00
2207823.54---04
England 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
b Fleming098000.00
c Slater b MacGill52981204053.06
c Slater b MacGill1445670031.11
b McGrath11522006.66
c Slater b Nicholson501311576038.16
b Nicholson1443660032.55
b Fleming60821238073.17
c MacGill b Nicholson921281042.85
c Slater b MacGill414200028.57
not out 720270035.00
c & b McGrath16152130106.66
Extras(b 2, lb 4, nb 11)17
TOTAL80.2 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
20.255622.75---06
1744522.64---01
1545633.73---00
2738133.00---04
11000.00---00
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 175 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
lbw b Headley1823263078.26
c Headley b Mullally1933501057.57
c Ramprakash b Mullally30531053056.60
c Hick b Headley43811162053.08
not out 30491082061.22
c †Hegg b Headley47110057.14
c Hick b Headley028000.00
lbw b Headley032000.00
c †Hegg b Headley929410031.03
b Gough024000.00
lbw b Gough022000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 4)9
TOTAL46.4 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
15.425423.44---01
1756063.52---03
1042022.00---00
402305.75---00
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CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 26 Dec - day 1 - no play
Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 59/2 (Justin Langer 26*, Mark Waugh 12*, 18 ov)
Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 65/2 (Alec Stewart 43*, Dean Headley 0*, 22 ov)
Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 162 (46.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH FLOW
Day 1
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
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Series
Season1998/99
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 1436
Match daysday (5-day match)
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