Australia v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in Australia and New Zealand 1958/59 (3rd Test)
VenueSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th January 1959 (6-day match)
Balls per over8
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresC Hoy, MJ McInnes
Close of play day 1England (1) 190/6 (Swetman 36*, Lock 17*)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 3/0 (McDonald 1*, Burke 2*)
Close of play day 3Australia (1) 184/3 (O'Neill 66*, Favell 50*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 1/0 (Bailey 1*, Milton 0*)
Close of play day 5England (2) 178/3 (May 63*, Cowdrey 50*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TE Baileylbw b Meckiff824271- 
CA Miltonc Meckiff b Davidson823351- 
TW Graveneyc Harvey b Benaud331141333- 
*PBH Mayc Mackay b Slater421171143- 
MC Cowdreyc Harvey b Benaud34104975- 
ER Dexterlbw b Slater175-- 
+R Swetmanc Mackay b Benaud411801681- 
GAR Locklbw b Mackay2158623- 
FS Truemanc Burke b Benaud18293711 
JC Lakerc Harvey b Benaud242-- 
JB Stathamnot out028-- 
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 2 w)11
Total(all out, 82.4 overs)219
Fall of wickets:
1-19 (Bailey), 2-23 (Milton), 3-91 (May), 4-97 (Graveney), 5-98 (Dexter), 6-155 (Cowdrey), 7-194 (Lock), 8-200 (Swetman), 9-202 (Laker), 10-219 (Trueman, 82.4 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davidson12   3211--
Meckiff15   2451--
Slater14   4402--
Mackay8   3191--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldc Graveney b Lock401661922- 
JW Burkec Lock b Laker125474-- 
RN Harveyb Laker746471- 
NCL O'Neillc Swetman b Laker771942227- 
LE Favellc Cowdrey b Lock541691474- 
KD Mackayb Trueman571541996- 
*R Benaudb Laker61591- 
AK Davidsonlbw b Lock711732328- 
+ATW Groutc Statham b Laker145053-- 
KN Slaternot out147-- 
I Meckiffb Lock222-- 
Extras(5 b, 10 lb, 1 nb)16
Total(all out, 128.2 overs)357
Fall of wickets:
1-26 (Burke), 2-52 (Harvey), 3-87 (McDonald), 4-197 (Favell), 5-199 (O'Neill), 6-208 (Benaud), 7-323 (Mackay), 8-353 (Davidson), 9-355 (Grout), 10-357 (Meckiff, 128.2 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham16   2480--
Trueman18   3371--
Laker46   91075--
Bailey5   0190--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TE Baileyc sub (RB Simpson) b Benaud2592863- 
CA Miltonc Davidson b Benaud856711- 
TW Graveneylbw b Davidson2256532- 
*PBH Mayb Burke9226931810- 
MC Cowdreynot out1003023657- 
ER Dexterc Grout b Benaud1133322- 
+R Swetmanlbw b Burke53023-- 
FS Truemanst Grout b Benaud013-- 
GAR Locknot out1131222- 
JC Lakerdid not bat      
JB Stathamdid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 1 lb, 1 w)13
Total(7 wickets, declared, 109 overs)287
Fall of wickets:
1-30 (Milton), 2-37 (Bailey), 3-64 (Graveney), 4-246 (May), 5-262 (Dexter), 6-269 (Swetman), 7-270 (Trueman)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Meckiff3   170--
Davidson33   11651--
Benaud33   7944--
Slater18   5610--
Mackay11   2210--
Burke11   3262--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldb Laker1683731- 
JW Burkeb Laker741531- 
RN Harveynot out1857553- 
NCL O'Neillnot out72935-- 
LE Favelldid not bat      
KD Mackaydid not bat      
*R Benauddid not bat      
AK Davidsondid not bat      
+ATW Groutdid not bat      
KN Slaterdid not bat      
I Meckiffdid not bat      
Extras(6 b)6
Total(2 wickets, 25 overs)54
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Burke), 2-33 (McDonald)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham2   060--
Trueman4   190--
Lock11   4230--
Laker8   3102--

--> R Swetman made his debut in Test matches
--> KN Slater made his debut in Test matches
--> KN Slater made his last appearance in Test matches
--> NCL O'Neill (1) passed his previous highest score of 71 in Test matches
--> AK Davidson (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 7
--> PBH May (2) passed 23000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 55
--> ER Dexter (2) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> KN Slater made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> R Swetman made his debut for England in first-class matches
--> ER Dexter made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> FS Trueman made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> R Benaud reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed ER Dexter, his 3rd wicket in the England second innings





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