1st Test, Brisbane, Nov 22 - 26 1996, West Indies tour of Australia
479 & 217/6d
(106.5 ov, target 420)277 & 296
Australia won by 123 runs
player of the match
Ian Healy
Australia 1st INNINGS
Mark Taylor (c) b Walsh431361765031.61
Matthew Elliott c †Browne b Ambrose01518000.00
Ricky Ponting c Walsh b Benjamin8815020810158.66
Mark Waugh c †Browne b Walsh3869905055.07
Steve Waugh c Lara b Bishop661842353035.86
Michael Bevan c Samuels b Walsh011000.00
Ian Healy not out 16125035620064.40
Paul Reiffel c & b Walsh2061830032.78
Shane Warne c & b Bishop2454622144.44
Michael Kasprowicz c Benjamin b Bishop610110060.00
Glenn McGrath  b Benjamin055000.00
Extras(lb 8, nb 22, w 3)33
TOTAL(151 Ov, RR: 3.17)479
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Matthew Elliott), 2-130 (Mark Taylor), 3-146 (Ricky Ponting), 4-196 (Mark Waugh), 5-196 (Michael Bevan), 6-338 (Steve Waugh), 7-407 (Paul Reiffel), 8-468 (Shane Warne), 9-477 (Michael Kasprowicz), 10-479 (Glenn McGrath)
Curtly Ambrose3449312.73---17
Courtney Walsh35611243.20---010
Kenny Benjamin3369722.93---25
Ian Bishop30210533.50---05
Carl Hooper1936403.36---00
West Indies 1st INNINGS
Sherwin Campbell c Warne b Reiffel1858802031.03
Robert Samuels c †Healy b McGrath1037472027.02
Brian Lara c ME Waugh b McGrath2669953037.68
Carl Hooper c Ponting b SR Waugh10222830610144.73
Shivnarine Chanderpaul c ME Waugh b Reiffel822302844035.65
Jimmy Adams lbw b Ponting0610000.00
Courtney Browne c †Healy b Reiffel427400014.81
Ian Bishop lbw b Warne066000.00
Curtly Ambrose c sub (JN Gillespie) b Reiffel0111000.00
Kenny Benjamin lbw b Warne97420128.57
Courtney Walsh (c)not out 001000.00
Extras(lb 8, nb 17, w 1)26
TOTAL(108.1 Ov, RR: 2.56, 446 Mts)277
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Robert Samuels), 2-43 (Sherwin Campbell), 3-77 (Brian Lara), 4-249 (Carl Hooper), 5-255 (Jimmy Adams), 6-267 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul), 7-268 (Ian Bishop), 8-268 (Courtney Browne), 9-277 (Kenny Benjamin), 10-277 (Curtly Ambrose)
Glenn McGrath2173221.52---07
Paul Reiffel24.165842.40---010
Michael Kasprowicz2256002.72---01
Shane Warne2738823.25---11
Steve Waugh8.111511.83---00
Mark Waugh411604.00---00
Ricky Ponting1.51010.00---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS
Matthew Elliott  b Bishop2166982031.81
Mark Taylor (c)c †Browne b Benjamin36991273036.36
Ricky Ponting c †Browne b Bishop928431032.14
Mark Waugh c †Browne b Bishop57951393060.00
Michael Bevan c sub (AFG Griffith) b Ambrose2062742032.25
Ian Healy not out 4550676090.00
Paul Reiffel run out (Campbell)11101620110.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 14)18
TOTAL(65 Ov, RR: 3.33)217/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Matthew Elliott), 2-74 (Mark Taylor), 3-82 (Ricky Ponting), 4-137 (Michael Bevan), 5-189 (Mark Waugh), 6-217 (Paul Reiffel)
Curtly Ambrose1824712.61---08
Courtney Walsh1715803.41---06
Ian Bishop1324933.76---04
Kenny Benjamin1515213.46---01
Carl Hooper20703.50---00
West Indies 2nd INNINGS (target: 420 runs)
Sherwin Campbell lbw b Bevan1133274079034.55
Robert Samuels c Taylor b Warne2942634169.04
Brian Lara c ME Waugh b Reiffel4475957058.66
Carl Hooper c †Healy b Bevan2341552056.09
Shivnarine Chanderpaul  b McGrath1430351046.66
Jimmy Adams lbw b Warne220300010.00
Courtney Browne c †Healy b McGrath2031383064.51
Ian Bishop c Ponting b Bevan2446514052.17
Curtly Ambrose c Warne b McGrath730291023.33
Kenny Benjamin lbw b McGrath18130012.50
Courtney Walsh (c)not out 1490025.00
Extras(b 8, lb 3, nb 7)18
TOTAL(106.5 Ov, RR: 2.77)296
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Robert Samuels), 2-118 (Brian Lara), 3-154 (Carl Hooper), 4-187 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul), 5-202 (Jimmy Adams), 6-241 (Courtney Browne), 7-281 (Ian Bishop), 8-293 (Curtly Ambrose), 9-293 (Sherwin Campbell), 10-296 (Kenny Benjamin)
Glenn McGrath29.5126042.01---04
Michael Kasprowicz1322902.23---00
Shane Warne41169222.24---00
Paul Reiffel905816.44---08
Michael Bevan1434633.28---00
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Ian Healy
Ian Healy
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1340
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Matthew Elliott
Matthew Elliott
Michael Kasprowicz
Michael Kasprowicz
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Cyril Mitchley
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Steve Randell
TV Umpire
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Peter Parker
Match Referee
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Peter van der Merwe
Fri, 22 Nov - day 1 -Australia 1st innings 282/5 (Steve Waugh 48*, Ian Healy 47*)
Sat, 23 Nov - day 2 -West Indies 1st innings 61/2 (Brian Lara 19*, Carl Hooper 4*)
Sun, 24 Nov - day 3 -Australia 2nd innings 8/0 (Matthew Elliott 2*, Mark Taylor 4*)
Mon, 25 Nov - day 4 -West Indies 2nd innings 89/1 (Sherwin Campbell 28*, Brian Lara 29*)
Tue, 26 Nov - day 5 -West Indies 2nd innings 296 (106.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
  • RT Ponting 50 (67), 86 mins, 7x4 1x6
  • Lunch taken 1 or 2 minutes early due to a faulty sightscreen
  • Lunch: Aus 82/1 (Taylor 19*, Ponting 56*)
  • ME Waugh was struck on the helmet by Benjamin in the 49th over
  • Tea: Aus 155/3 (ME Waugh 12*, SR Waugh 0*)
  • Crowd: 16,867
Day 2
  • IA Healy 50 (68), 98 mins, 8x4
  • SR Waugh 50 (131), 170 mins, 2x4
  • Lunch: Aus 360/6 (Healy 97*, Reiffel 5*)
  • IA Healy 100 (162), 13x4
  • IA Healy 150 (235), 327 mins, 20x4
  • Tea: Aus 467/7 (Healy 156*, Warne 24*)
  • IA Healy 161* highest score in First-class cricket, highest score by an Australian wicket-keeper, and the first century at the Gabba by a Queensland-born player.
  • All 11 Australian fielders came out for the West Indian innings wearing the traditional baggy green cap.
  • Crowd: 11,571
Day 3
  • Lunch: WI 144/3 (Hooper 45*, Chanderpaul 30*)
  • CL Hooper 50 (132), 186 mins, 2x4 1x6
  • S Chanderpaul 50 (163), 186 mins, 2x4
  • Tea: WI 231/3 (Hooper 94*, Chanderpaul 61*)
  • CL Hooper 100 (216), 286 mins, 10x4 1x6
  • Ball changed because it was out of shape at the end of the 93rd over
  • SR Waugh strained his groin after bowling 8.1 overs. JN Gillespie replaced him on the field and RT Ponting completed the over, taking a wicket with the last ball. At that point, Ponting's Test career bowling figures were 4.5-2-8-2
  • Australian captain MA Taylor did not enforce the follow-on
  • Crowd: 12,125
Day 4
  • IR Bishop officially warned by umpire Mitchley for running on the pitch, bowling around the wicket, during over 29.
  • Lunch: Aus 82/3 (ME Waugh 8*, Bevan 0*)
  • MG Bevan dropped by BC Lara at first slip off IR Bishop during over 37. Bevan was on 0.
  • Tea: Aus 182/4 (ME Waugh 56*, Healy 22*)
  • MA Taylor declared the Australian 2nd innings closed at 217/6, setting the West Indies a target of 420 runs in a minimum of 119 overs.
  • RG Samuels dropped by PR Reiffel off bowling of SK Warne during over 16. Samuels was on 25, and got out two balls later.
Day 5
  • Lunch: WI 163/3 (Campbell 57*, Chanderpaul 3*)
  • Second new ball taken by Australia at beginning of 81st over.
  • SL Campbell 100 (269), 328 mins, 8x4
  • Crowd: 4,813