Australia v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in Australia and New Zealand 1954/55 (1st Test)
VenueBrisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th November, 1st December 1954 (6-day match)
Balls per over8
TossEngland won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by an innings and 154 runs
UmpiresC Hoy, MJ McInnes
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 208/2 (Morris 82*, Harvey 41*)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 503/6 (Benaud 14*, Lindwall 27*)
Close of play day 3England (1) 107/5 (Bailey 38*, Tyson 0*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 130/2 (Edrich 68*, May 39*)

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Favellc Cowdrey b Statham2362803- 
AR Morrisc Cowdrey b Bailey153321419182 
KR Millerb Bailey49888641 
RN Harveyc Bailey b Bedser16228238017- 
GB Holerun out57871204- 
R Benaudc May b Tyson34519311 
RG Archerc Bedser b Statham085-- 
RR Lindwallnot out649513111- 
+GRA Langleyb Bailey1621292- 
*IWG Johnsonnot out24232021 
WA Johnstondid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 7 lb, 1 nb)19
Total(8 wickets, declared, 129 overs)601
Fall of wickets:
1-51 (Favell), 2-123 (Miller), 3-325 (Morris), 4-456 (Hole), 5-463 (Harvey), 6-464 (Archer), 7-545 (Benaud), 8-572 (Langley)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bedser37   41311--
Statham34   21232--
Tyson29   11601--
Bailey26   11403--
Edrich3   0280--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*L Huttonc Langley b Lindwall4741- 
RT Simpsonb Miller2510-- 
WJ Edrichc Langley b Archer1528423- 
PBH Mayb Lindwall175-- 
MC Cowdreyc Hole b Johnston401831907- 
TE Baileyb Johnston88283264111 
FH Tysonb Johnson72323-- 
AV Bedserb Johnson51081- 
+KV Andrewb Lindwall61513-- 
JB Stathamb Johnson1133372- 
DCS Comptonnot out21515-- 
Extras(3 b, 6 lb)9
Total(all out, 76.1 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Hutton), 2-10 (Simpson), 3-11 (May), 4-25 (Edrich), 5-107 (Cowdrey), 6-132 (Tyson), 7-141 (Bedser), 8-156 (Andrew), 9-181 (Statham), 10-190 (Bailey, 76.1 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall14   4273--
Miller11   5191--
Archer4   1141--
Johnson19   5463--
Benaud12   5280--

England second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
*L Huttonlbw b Miller1361602- 
RT Simpsonrun out92740-- 
WJ Edrichb Johnston88212193131 
PBH Maylbw b Lindwall441261456- 
MC Cowdreyb Benaud1083682- 
TE Baileyc Langley b Lindwall2391954- 
FH Tysonnot out3781951- 
AV Bedserc Archer b Johnson51319-- 
+KV Andrewb Johnson51271- 
DCS Comptonc Langley b Benaud032-- 
JB Stathamc Harvey b Benaud141362- 
Extras(7 b, 2 lb)9
Total(all out, 90.1 overs)257
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Simpson), 2-23 (Hutton), 3-147 (May), 4-163 (Edrich), 5-181 (Cowdrey), 6-220 (Bailey), 7-231 (Bedser), 8-242 (Andrew), 9-243 (Compton), 10-257 (Statham, 90.1 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall17   3502--
Miller12   2301--
Archer15   4280--
Johnston21   8591--
Johnson17   5382--

--> The match was scheduled for six days but completed in five.
--> LE Favell made his debut in Test matches
--> MC Cowdrey made his debut in Test matches
--> MC Cowdrey (1) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 31
--> KV Andrew made his debut in Test matches
--> RT Simpson (2) passed 20000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 2
--> WJ Edrich (2) passed 31500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 80
--> PBH May (2) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 3
--> RR Lindwall reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed PBH May, his 1st wicket in the England second innings
--> IWG Johnson reached 500 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed AV Bedser, his 1st wicket in the England second innings





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