Australia v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in Australia and New Zealand 1958/59 (5th Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th February 1959 (6-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by 9 wickets
UmpiresLH Townsend, RJJ Wright
Close of play day 1England (1) 191/7 (Mortimore 41*, Trueman 21*)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 150/3 (McDonald 98*, Mackay 22*)
Close of play day 3England (2) 22/2 (Richardson 6*, Cowdrey 4*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 15/0 (McDonald 15*, Burke 0*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonc and b Benaud681592194- 
TE Baileyc Davidson b Lindwall018-- 
*PBH Mayc Benaud b Meckiff1118281- 
MC Cowdreyc Lindwall b Davidson2245613- 
TW Graveneyc McDonald b Benaud1972812- 
ER Dexterc Lindwall b Meckiff014-- 
+R Swetmanc Grout b Davidson13325-- 
JB Mortimorenot out441051166- 
FS Truemanc and b Benaud2156801- 
FH Tysonc Grout b Benaud91610-- 
JC Lakerc Harvey b Davidson21517-- 
Extras(4 b, 4 w)8
Total(all out, 64.5 overs)205
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Bailey), 2-13 (May), 3-61 (Cowdrey), 4-109 (Graveney), 5-112 (Dexter), 6-124 (Swetman), 7-128 (Richardson), 8-191 (Trueman), 9-203 (Tyson), 10-205 (Laker, 64.5 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall14   2361--
Meckiff15   2572--
Rorke6   1230--
Benaud17   5434--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldc Cowdrey b Laker1332493397- 
JW Burkec Trueman b Tyson166079-- 
RN Harveyc Swetman b Trueman1342611- 
NCL O'Neillc Cowdrey b Trueman011-- 
KD Mackayc Graveney b Laker231251241- 
AK Davidsonb Mortimore1741621- 
*R Benaudc Swetman b Laker641391847- 
+ATW Groutc Trueman b Laker741331318- 
RR Lindwallc Cowdrey b Trueman01214-- 
I Meckiffc and b Trueman223-- 
GF Rorkenot out0127-- 
Extras(5 b, 4 lb)9
Total(all out, 100.5 overs)351
Fall of wickets:
1-41 (Burke), 2-83 (Harvey), 3-83 (O'Neill), 4-154 (Mackay), 5-207 (Davidson), 6-209 (McDonald), 7-324 (Grout), 8-327 (Lindwall), 9-329 (Meckiff), 10-351 (Benaud, 100.5 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Trueman25   0924--
Tyson20   1731--
Bailey14   2430--
Mortimore11   1411--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PE Richardsonlbw b Benaud23831232- 
TE Baileyb Lindwall058-- 
*PBH Mayc Harvey b Lindwall46101- 
MC Cowdreyrun out4652557- 
TW Graveneyc Harvey b Davidson541021374- 
ER Dexterc Grout b Davidson63333-- 
+R Swetmanlbw b Lindwall91515-- 
JB Mortimoreb Rorke115163-- 
FS Truemanb Rorke3659805- 
FH Tysonc Grout b Rorke61625-- 
JC Lakernot out51624-- 
Extras(9 b, 3 lb, 2 w)14
Total(all out, 54.4 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Bailey), 2-12 (May), 3-78 (Cowdrey), 4-105 (Richardson), 5-131 (Dexter), 6-142 (Swetman), 7-158 (Graveney), 8-172 (Mortimore), 9-182 (Tyson), 10-214 (Trueman, 54.4 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davidson21   1952--
Lindwall11   2373--
Meckiff4   0130--
Benaud6   1141--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldnot out5154717- 
JW Burkelbw b Tyson1347651- 
RN Harveynot out124-- 
NCL O'Neilldid not bat      
KD Mackaydid not bat      
AK Davidsondid not bat      
*R Benauddid not bat      
+ATW Groutdid not bat      
RR Lindwalldid not bat      
I Meckiffdid not bat      
GF Rorkedid not bat      
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(1 wicket, 12.7 overs)69
Fall of wickets:
1-66 (Burke)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyson6   0201--

--> The match was scheduled for six days but completed in five.
--> JB Mortimore made his debut in Test matches
--> TE Bailey made his last appearance in Test matches
--> JC Laker made his last appearance in Test matches
--> JW Burke made his last appearance in Test matches
--> PE Richardson (1) passed 1500 runs in Test matches when he reached 43
--> ATW Grout (1) passed his previous highest score of 35 in Test matches
--> PE Richardson (2) passed 13500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 22
--> TW Graveney (2) passed 2500 runs in Test matches when he reached 52
--> JB Mortimore made his debut for England in first-class matches
--> GF Rorke reached 50 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed JB Mortimore, his 1st wicket in the England second innings





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