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TEST MATCH

ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA
MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND
DECEMBER 31, 1958
Result: AUSTRALIA
Runs Per Wicket: 21.8 | Scoring Rate: 2.8
Scorecard on ESPNCricinfo
The Ashes (England in Australia)


FORMBOOK EXPECTATION [?]

TEAM WIN.
EXP.
BAT BOWL OVERALL EXPE.
England 43% 28 24 28 380
Australia 53% 33 26 29 120

SCORE SUMMARY

INNS BATTING TEAM R D BF
1 England 259 10 593
2 Australia 308 10 602
3 England 87 10 188
4 Australia 42 2 103

TWENTY MATCH RATINGS HISTORY [?]

This chart shows the twenty match rating history for the two teams upto the start of the current match.

2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 AUSTRALIA ENGLAND 1899-02-14 1908-01-01 1920-12-31 1928-11-30 1932-12-30 1937-06-26 1948-06-10 1951-12-22 1955-05-14

MATCH PROGRESS

ENGLAND PTS AUSTRALIA PTS 0 228 455 683 910 1138 1366 1593 1821 2048 0 228 455 683 910 1138 1366 1593 1821 2048 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

PROGRESS TABLE

This table shows the progress of the match by each partnership. This progress is illustrated in the chart above.

I WKT RPW T1P T2P T1PT T2PT
4 3 21.8 607 785 0.44 0.56
4 2 21.2 601 759 0.44 0.56
4 1 21.3 580 740 0.44 0.56
3 10 21.8 564 744 0.43 0.57
3 9 22.3 562 732 0.43 0.57
3 8 22.9 563 721 0.44 0.56
3 7 23.6 566 710 0.44 0.56
3 6 24.0 556 692 0.45 0.55
3 5 24.4 547 675 0.45 0.55
3 4 24.8 534 654 0.45 0.55
3 3 25.6 536 640 0.46 0.54
3 2 26.4 537 625 0.46 0.54
3 1 27.1 533 607 0.47 0.53
2 10 28.4 542 592 0.48 0.52
2 9 29.4 524 594 0.47 0.53
2 8 31.1 507 611 0.45 0.55
2 7 32.6 487 621 0.44 0.56
2 6 32.6 454 588 0.44 0.56
2 5 34.7 432 608 0.42 0.58
2 4 36.9 406 626 0.39 0.61
2 3 39.5 378 650 0.37 0.63
2 2 33.0 325 467 0.41 0.59
2 1 24.5 284 256 0.53 0.47
1 10 25.9 259 259 0.5 0.5
1 9 28.1 253 253 0.5 0.5
1 8 29.1 233 233 0.5 0.5
1 7 31.1 218 218 0.5 0.5
1 6 36.3 218 218 0.5 0.5
1 5 42.0 210 210 0.5 0.5
1 4 23.0 92 92 0.5 0.5
1 3 2.3 7 7 0.5 0.5
1 2 3.5 7 7 0.5 0.5
1 1 7.0 7 7 0.5 0.5

MATCH BOWLING

BOWLER TEAM BB RC W MR
[?]
AK Davidson Australia 245 105 9 117.2
I Meckiff Australia 236 107 9 110.8
JB Statham England 198 68 8 152.7
PJ Loader England 194 110 3 13.0
R Benaud (c) Australia 180 65 1 1.7
JC Laker England 96 54 1 1.5
GAR Lock England 121 65 0 0.0
TE Bailey England 96 50 0 0.0
LF Kline Australia 66 43 0 0.0
KD Mackay Australia 54 16 0 0.0

MATCH BATTING

BATSMAN TEAM R D BF RSH(%) MR
[?]
RN Harvey Australia 174 1 350 50 14.3
PBH May (c) England 130 2 366 38 7.9
TE Bailey England 62 2 148 18 2.8
MC Cowdrey England 56 2 220 16 0.4
CC McDonald Australia 52 2 182 15 0.2
NCL O'Neill Australia 37 1 109 11 0.1
JC Laker England 25 1 95 7 0.3
AK Davidson Australia 24 1 64 7 0.1
JW Burke Australia 21 1 75 6 0.1
JB Statham England 21 1 53 6 0.2
ATW Grout † Australia 20 2 70 6 0.1
KD Mackay Australia 18 1 60 5 0.1
TG Evans † England 15 2 35 4 0.1
GAR Lock England 11 2 67 3 0.0
W Watson England 7 2 25 2 0.0
PE Richardson England 5 2 19 1 0.0
TW Graveney England 3 2 8 1 0.0
LF Kline Australia 1 0 15 0 0.0
PJ Loader England 1 2 8 0 0.0
R Benaud (c) Australia 0 1 5 0 0.0
I Meckiff Australia 0 1 2 0 0.0
RB Simpson Australia 0 1 7 0 0.0

ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA
FORMBOOK HISTORY

England faced Australia in 172 test matches before this game. Of these, England had the stronger team in 87 matches according to the formbook expectation.

Each circle in the chart below represents a previous England v Australia test. To reach a match page, click on the circle. The red circle represents the current match.

ENGLAND AUSTRALIA STRONGER WEAKER WEAKER STRONGER 10 15 20 26 31 36 41 46 51 57 10 15 20 26 31 36 41 46 51 57

RECENT MATCHES

MATCH ENGLAND
WIN EXP.
AUSTRALIA
WIN EXP.
December 05, 1958
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
69 28
August 23, 1956
Kennington Oval, London
68 28
July 26, 1956
Old Trafford, Manchester
41 55
July 12, 1956
Headingley, Leeds
33 62
June 21, 1956
Lord's, London
68 28
June 07, 1956
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
27 69
February 25, 1955
Sydney Cricket Ground
67 29
January 28, 1955
Adelaide Oval
53 42
December 31, 1954
Melbourne Cricket Ground
49 47