England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1997 (6th Test)
VenueThe Foster's Oval, Kennington on 21st, 22nd, 23rd August 1997 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 19 runs
UmpiresLH Barker, P Willey
TV umpireKE Palmer
RefereeCW Smith
ScorersKR Booth (England), MK Walsh (Australia)
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 77/2 (Blewett 10*, ME Waugh 13*)
Close of play day 2England (2) 52/3 (Hussain 2*, Thorpe 22*)
Man of the MatchPCR Tufnell

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Butcherb McGrath52422-- 
*MA Athertonc Healy b McGrath81731-- 
+AJ Stewartlbw b McGrath36731044- 
N Hussainc Elliott b McGrath351141394- 
GP Thorpeb McGrath2734513- 
MR Ramprakashc Blewett b McGrath4819-- 
AJ Hollioakeb Warne065-- 
AR Caddicknot out26355441 
PJ Martinb McGrath20192311 
PCR Tufnellc Blewett b Warne12020-- 
DE Malcolmlbw b Kasprowicz013-- 
Extras(2 b, 6 lb, 10 nb)18
Total(all out, 240 minutes, 56.4 overs)180
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Butcher), 2-24 (Atherton), 3-97 (Stewart), 4-128 (Hussain), 5-131 (Thorpe), 6-132 (Hollioake), 7-132 (Ramprakash), 8-158 (Martin), 9-175 (Tufnell), 10-180 (Malcolm)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath21   4767-4
Warne17   8322-1
Young7   380--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MTG Elliottb Tufnell1233521- 
*MA Taylorc Hollioake b Tufnell3842607- 
GS Blewettc Stewart b Tufnell4713215731 
ME Waughc Butcher b Tufnell1969782- 
SR Waughlbw b Caddick2234512- 
RT Pontingc Hussain b Tufnell409613431 
+IA Healyc Stewart b Tufnell23450-- 
S Youngc Stewart b Tufnell037-- 
SK Warneb Caddick30343931 
MS Kasprowiczlbw b Caddick011-- 
GD McGrathnot out1514-- 
Extras(3 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 326 minutes, 79.3 overs)220
Fall of wickets:
1-49 (Elliott), 2-54 (Taylor), 3-94 (ME Waugh), 4-140 (SR Waugh), 5-150 (Blewett), 6-164 (Healy), 7-164 (Young), 8-205 (Warne), 9-205 (Kasprowicz), 10-220 (Ponting)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Malcolm11   2370-1
Martin15   538012
Caddick19   4763-1

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Butcherlbw b ME Waugh1348692- 
*MA Athertonc SR Waugh b Kasprowicz821291- 
+AJ Stewartlbw b Kasprowicz3911-- 
N Hussainc Elliott b Warne25064-- 
GP Thorpec Taylor b Kasprowicz621151319- 
MR Ramprakashst Healy b Warne481101486- 
AJ Hollioakelbw b Kasprowicz41013-- 
AR Caddicknot out03750-- 
PJ Martinc and b Kasprowicz324-- 
PCR Tufnellc Healy b Kasprowicz022-- 
DE Malcolmb Kasprowicz022-- 
Extras(6 b, 10 lb, 4 nb)20
Total(all out, 266 minutes, 66.5 overs)163
Fall of wickets:
1-20 (Atherton), 2-24 (Stewart), 3-26 (Butcher), 4-52 (Hussain), 5-131 (Thorpe), 6-138 (Hollioake), 7-160 (Ramprakash), 8-163 (Martin), 9-163 (Tufnell), 10-163 (Malcolm)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath17   5330--
Warne26   9572-2
ME Waugh7   3161--
Young1   050--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MA Taylorlbw b Caddick1834472- 
MTG Elliottlbw b Malcolm4331- 
GS Blewettc Stewart b Caddick1936573- 
ME Waughc Hussain b Tufnell178-- 
SR Waughc Thorpe b Caddick61920-- 
RT Pontinglbw b Tufnell2035473- 
+IA Healyc and b Caddick1417362- 
S Youngnot out424421- 
SK Warnec Martin b Tufnell358-- 
MS Kasprowiczc Hollioake b Caddick41322-- 
GD McGrathc Thorpe b Tufnell125-- 
Extras(3 b, 4 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)10
Total(all out, 152 minutes, 32.1 overs)104
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Elliott), 2-36 (Taylor), 3-42 (ME Waugh), 4-49 (Blewett), 5-54 (SR Waugh), 6-88 (Ponting), 7-92 (Healy), 8-95 (Warne), 9-99 (Kasprowicz), 10-104 (McGrath)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Malcolm3   0151--
Martin4   01301-
Caddick12   2425--

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in three.
--> Day 1 Lunch: England (1) 97/2 (Stewart 36*, Hussain 31*)
--> Day 1 Tea: England (1) 180 all out
--> Day 2 Lunch: Australia (1) 127/3 (Blewett 40*, SR Waugh 12*)
--> Day 2 Tea: Australia (1) 190/7 (Ponting 26*, Warne 16*)
--> Day 3 Lunch: England (2) 145/6 (Ramprakash 37*, Caddick 0*)
--> Day 3 Tea: Australia (2) 50/4 (SR Waugh 3*, Ponting 0*)
--> S Young made his debut in Test matches
--> PJ Martin made his last appearance in Test matches
--> DE Malcolm made his last appearance in Test matches
--> S Young made his last appearance in Test matches
--> MTG Elliott (1) passed 5500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 4
--> SK Warne (1) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 6
--> S Young made his debut for Australia in First-Class matches
--> GD McGrath reached 150 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed MA Atherton, his 2nd wicket in the England first innings
--> MS Kasprowicz achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches in the England second innings (previous best was 7-64)
--> MS Kasprowicz achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed PJ Martin in the England second innings (previous best was 4-113)
--> MS Kasprowicz achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the England second innings
--> PCR Tufnell reached 750 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed ME Waugh, his 1st wicket in the Australia second innings

In Australia's 1st innings, a boundary by Blewett was changed from a 4 to a 6 after overnight review.





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