Australia v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in Australia and New Zealand 1958/59 (1st Test)
VenueBrisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th December 1958 (6-day match)
Balls per over8
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralia won by 8 wickets
UmpiresC Hoy, MJ McInnes
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 8/0 (McDonald 5*, Burke 3*)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 156/6 (Benaud 15*, Davidson 7*)
Close of play day 3England (2) 92/2 (Bailey 27*, Graveney 33*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 198 all out

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonc Mackay b Davidson1128311- 
CA Miltonb Meckiff518261- 
TW Graveneyc Grout b Davidson1985991- 
*PBH Mayc Grout b Meckiff26971222- 
MC Cowdreyc Kline b Meckiff1342432- 
TE Baileyst Grout b Benaud271161212- 
+TG Evansc Burge b Davidson422191- 
GAR Lockc Davidson b Benaud530361- 
JC Lakerc Burke b Benaud1324251- 
JB Stathamc Grout b Mackay289-- 
PJ Loadernot out68121- 
Extras(1 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)3
Total(all out, 59.4 overs)134
Fall of wickets:
1-16 (Milton), 2-16 (Richardson), 3-62 (Graveney), 4-75 (May), 5-79 (Cowdrey), 6-83 (Evans), 7-92 (Lock), 8-112 (Laker), 9-116 (Statham), 10-134 (Bailey, 59.4 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davidson16   4363--
Meckiff17   5333--
Mackay8   1161--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldc Graveney b Bailey42801206- 
JW Burkec Evans b Loader20811022- 
RN Harveylbw b Loader144058-- 
NCL O'Neillc Graveney b Bailey341121512- 
PJP Burgec Cowdrey b Bailey21219-- 
KD Mackayc Evans b Laker1665633- 
*R Benaudlbw b Loader1658811- 
AK Davidsonlbw b Laker25941203- 
+ATW Groutb Statham21518-- 
I Meckiffb Loader5716-- 
LF Klinenot out42135-- 
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)6
Total(all out, 72.1 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-55 (Burke), 2-65 (McDonald), 3-88 (Harvey), 4-94 (Burge), 5-122 (Mackay), 6-136 (O'Neill), 7-162 (Benaud), 8-165 (Grout), 9-178 (Meckiff), 10-186 (Davidson, 72.1 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham20   2571--
Loader19   4564--
Bailey13   2353--
Lock10   4170--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonc and b Benaud843501- 
CA Miltonc Grout b Davidson1761712- 
TE Baileyb Mackay684274584- 
TW Graveneyrun out361691633- 
*PBH Maylbw b Benaud41291- 
MC Cowdreyc Kline b Meckiff281381492- 
+TG Evanslbw b Davidson42121-- 
GAR Lockb Meckiff13437-- 
JC Lakerb Benaud1534332- 
JB Stathamc McDonald b Benaud31314-- 
PJ Loadernot out022-- 
Extras(10 b, 4 lb)14
Total(all out, 119.2 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-28 (Richardson), 2-34 (Milton), 3-96 (Graveney), 4-102 (May), 5-153 (Cowdrey), 6-161 (Evans), 7-169 (Lock), 8-190 (Laker), 9-198 (Bailey), 10-198 (Statham, 119.2 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davidson28   12302--
Meckiff19   7302--
Mackay9   671--
Kline14   4340--
Burke10   5170--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldc Statham b Laker1550511- 
JW Burkenot out281732501- 
RN Harveyc Milton b Lock2376841- 
NCL O'Neillnot out711221137- 
PJP Burgedid not bat      
KD Mackaydid not bat      
*R Benauddid not bat      
AK Davidsondid not bat      
+ATW Groutdid not bat      
I Meckiffdid not bat      
LF Klinedid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 5 nb)10
Total(2 wickets, 51.7 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-20 (McDonald), 2-58 (Harvey)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham6   1130--
Loader9   1270--
Laker17   3391--
Bailey5   1210--

--> The match was scheduled for six days but completed in five.
--> NCL O'Neill made his debut in Test matches
--> JW Burke (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> AK Davidson (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> TW Graveney (2) passed 25500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> TE Bailey (2) 50 in 350 balls, 357 minutes
--> PE Richardson made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> KD Mackay made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> ATW Grout made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> LF Kline made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> I Meckiff made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> CA Milton made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> JC Laker made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> GAR Lock made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> PJ Loader made his debut in Australia in Test matches





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