Australia v England
Benson and Hedges World Championship of Cricket 1984/85 (Group A)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 17th February 1985 (50-over match) (day/night)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralia won by 7 wickets
PointsAustralia 2; England 0
UmpiresAR Crafter, RC Isherwood
Man of the MatchRB Kerr

England inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
G Fowlerc and b McDermott2648692-54.17
+PR Downtonc McCurdy b McDermott2764812-42.19
*DI Gowerc Alderman b McCurdy61323--46.15
AJ Lambc Kerr b Lawson5353773-100.00
MW Gattingc Alderman b O'Donnell345476--62.96
CS Cowdreylbw b McDermott012--0.00
VJ Marksb Lawson2438461-63.16
PH Edmondsb Lawson2022292-90.91
RM Ellisonnot out2413--50.00
JP Agnewnot out234--66.67
NG Cowansdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 12 lb, 5 nb)20
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 49 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-61 (Fowler), 2-66 (Downton), 3-76 (Gower), 4-159 (Lamb), 5-159 (Gatting), 6-166 (Cowdrey), 7-200 (Edmonds), 8-211 (Marks)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Lawson10   3313--20.003.10
Alderman10   0480---4.80
McDermott10   0393--20.003.90
McCurdy10   1421--60.004.20
O'Donnell9   0391--54.004.33

Australia inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
KC Wesselsc Gatting b Ellison3950565-78.00
RB Kerrnot out871261935-69.05
KJ Hughesrun out033--0.00
*AR Borderc Cowans b Marks167--16.67
DM Jonesnot out78941248-82.98
+WB Phillipsdid not bat      
SP O'Donnelldid not bat      
GF Lawsondid not bat      
CJ McDermottdid not bat      
RJ McCurdydid not bat      
TM Aldermandid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 6 nb)10
Total(3 wickets, 45.2 overs)215
Fall of wickets:
1-57 (Wessels), 2-57 (Hughes), 3-58 (Border)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Cowans10   0520---5.20
Ellison10   4341--60.003.40
Agnew8   0590---7.38
Edmonds10   0330---3.30

--> The match was reduced to 49 overs per side
--> VJ Marks passed 2500 runs in ListA matches when he reached 23
--> PH Edmonds passed his previous highest score of 15 in ODI matches
--> RB Kerr passed 500 runs in ListA matches when he reached 51





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