Australia v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in Australia and New Zealand 1950/51 (5th Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th February 1951 (6-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 8 wickets
UmpiresAN Barlow, HAR Elphinstone
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 206/8 (Lindwall 18*, Johnston 4*)
Close of play day 2No play
Close of play day 3England (1) 218/6 (Simpson 80*, Bedser 3*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 129/4 (Hassett 44*, Hole 18*)

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Burkec Tattersall b Bedser11 52-- 
AR Morrislbw b Brown50 1732- 
*AL Hassettc Hutton b Brown92 2129- 
RN Harveyc Evans b Brown1 9-- 
KR Millerc and b Brown7 71- 
GB Holeb Bedser18 462- 
IWG Johnsonlbw b Bedser1 9-- 
RR Lindwallc Compton b Bedser21 6211 
+D Tallonc Hutton b Bedser1 10-- 
WA Johnstonnot out12 431- 
JB Iversonc Washbrook b Brown0 6-- 
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(all out, 69 overs)217
Fall of wickets:
1-23 (Burke), 2-111 (Morris), 3-115 (Harvey), 4-123 (Miller), 5-156 (Hole), 6-166 (Johnson), 7-184 (Hassett), 8-187 (Tallon), 9-216 (Lindwall), 10-217 (Iverson, 69 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser22   5465--
Bailey9   1290--
Brown18   4495--
Wright9   1500--
Tattersall11   3400--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Huttonb Hole79 1748- 
C Washbrookc Tallon b Miller27 321- 
RT Simpsonnot out156 33812- 
DCS Comptonc Miller b Lindwall11 431- 
DS Sheppardc Tallon b Miller1 6-- 
*FR Brownb Lindwall6 12-- 
+TG Evansb Miller1 13-- 
AV Bedserb Lindwall11 211- 
TE Baileyc Johnson b Iverson5 251- 
DVP Wrightlbw b Iverson3 8-- 
R Tattersallb Miller10 551- 
Extras(9 b, 1 lb)10
Total(all out, 90.7 overs)320
Fall of wickets:
1-40 (Washbrook), 2-171 (Hutton), 3-204 (Compton), 4-204 (Sheppard), 5-212 (Brown), 6-213 (Evans), 7-228 (Bedser), 8-236 (Bailey), 9-246 (Wright), 10-320 (Tattersall, 90.7 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall21   1773--
Johnston12   1550--
Iverson20   4522--
Johnson11   1400--
Hole5   0101--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JW Burkec Hutton b Bedser1 13-- 
AR Morrislbw b Bedser4 10-- 
*AL Hassettb Wright48 1931- 
RN Harveylbw b Wright52 945- 
KR Millerc and b Brown0 11-- 
GB Holeb Bailey63 1626- 
IWG Johnsonc Brown b Wright0 3-- 
RR Lindwallb Bedser14 581- 
+D Tallonnot out2 21-- 
WA Johnstonb Bedser1 5-- 
JB Iversonc Compton b Bedser0 1-- 
Extras(2 b, 8 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 64.3 overs)197
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Morris), 2-6 (Burke), 3-87 (Harvey), 4-89 (Miller), 5-142 (Hassett), 6-142 (Johnson), 7-192 (Lindwall), 8-196 (Hole), 9-197 (Johnston), 10-197 (Iverson, 64.3 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bailey15   3321--
Wright15   2563--
Brown9   1321--
Tattersall5   260--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Huttonnot out60 1133- 
C Washbrookc Lindwall b Johnston7 341- 
RT Simpsonrun out15 352- 
DCS Comptonnot out11 41-- 
DS Shepparddid not bat      
*FR Browndid not bat      
+TG Evansdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
TE Baileydid not bat      
DVP Wrightdid not bat      
R Tattersalldid not bat      
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(2 wickets, 29.6 overs)95
Fall of wickets:
1-32 (Washbrook), 2-62 (Simpson)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall2   0120--
Miller2   050--
Iverson12   2320--
Johnston11   3361--
Johnson1   010--
Hole1   030--

--> The match was scheduled for six days but completed in five.
--> GB Hole made his debut in Test matches
--> RT Simpson (1) passed his previous highest score of 103 in Test matches
--> JB Iverson made his last appearance in Test matches
--> GB Hole made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> FR Brown achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed JB Iverson in the Australia first innings (previous best was 4-26)
--> FR Brown achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the Australia first innings
--> AV Bedser reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed WA Johnston, his 4th wicket in the Australia second innings
--> DVP Wright reached 100 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed AL Hassett, his 2nd wicket in the Australia second innings





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