Australia v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in Australia and New Zealand 1954/55 (2nd Test)
VenueSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd December 1954 (6-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultEngland won by 38 runs
UmpiresMJ McInnes, RJJ Wright
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 18/1 (Favell 6*)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 228 all out
Close of play day 3England (2) 204/4 (May 98*, Edrich 16*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 72/2 (Burke 13*, Harvey 26*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*L Huttonc Davidson b Johnston301091323- 
TE Baileyb Lindwall02837-- 
PBH Mayc Johnston b Archer51812-- 
TW Graveneyc Favell b Johnston2173881- 
MC Cowdreyc Langley b Davidson2372781- 
WJ Edrichc Benaud b Archer1023211- 
FH Tysonb Lindwall01314-- 
+TG Evansc Langley b Archer333-- 
JH Wardlec Burke b Johnston3562705- 
R Appleyardc Hole b Davidson81718-- 
JB Stathamnot out141823-- 
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(all out, 54.3 overs)154
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Bailey), 2-19 (May), 3-58 (Hutton), 4-63 (Graveney), 5-84 (Edrich), 6-85 (Tyson), 7-88 (Evans), 8-99 (Cowdrey), 9-111 (Appleyard), 10-154 (Wardle, 54.3 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall17   3472--
Archer12   7123--
Davidson12   3342--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Favellc Graveney b Bailey2644582- 
*AR Morrisc Hutton b Bailey1215182- 
JW Burkec Graveney b Bailey44851031- 
RN Harveyc Cowdrey b Tyson124267-- 
GB Holeb Tyson1226301- 
R Benaudlbw b Statham2051652- 
RG Archerc Hutton b Tyson498912761 
AK Davidsonb Statham2054592- 
RR Lindwallc Evans b Tyson1924372- 
+GRA Langleyb Bailey512311- 
WA Johnstonnot out068-- 
Extras(5 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 55.4 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Morris), 2-65 (Favell), 3-100 (Burke), 4-104 (Harvey), 5-122 (Hole), 6-141 (Benaud), 7-193 (Davidson), 8-213 (Archer), 9-224 (Lindwall), 10-228 (Langley, 55.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham18   1832--
Tyson13   2454--
Appleyard7   1320--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*L Huttonc Benaud b Johnston2853774- 
TE Baileyc Langley b Archer633361- 
PBH Mayb Lindwall10428029810- 
TW Graveneyc Langley b Johnston033-- 
MC Cowdreyc Archer b Benaud541891936- 
WJ Edrichb Archer29113964- 
FH Tysonb Lindwall939431- 
+TG Evansc Lindwall b Archer41023-- 
JH Wardlelbw b Lindwall81725-- 
R Appleyardnot out1964631- 
JB Stathamc Langley b Johnston2539533- 
Extras(6 lb, 4 nb)10
Total(all out, 104.3 overs)296
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Bailey), 2-55 (Hutton), 3-55 (Graveney), 4-171 (Cowdrey), 5-222 (May), 6-232 (Edrich), 7-239 (Tyson), 8-249 (Evans), 9-250 (Wardle), 10-296 (Statham, 104.3 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lindwall31   10693--
Archer22   9533--
Davidson13   2520--
Benaud19   3421--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
LE Favellc Edrich b Tyson1627331- 
*AR Morrislbw b Statham1017261- 
JW Burkeb Tyson14881021- 
RN Harveynot out921912599- 
GB Holeb Tyson043-- 
R Benaudc Tyson b Appleyard124753-- 
RG Archerb Tyson61927-- 
AK Davidsonc Evans b Statham565-- 
RR Lindwallb Tyson8891- 
+GRA Langleyb Statham0816-- 
WA Johnstonc Evans b Tyson1116402- 
Extras(7 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(all out, 53.4 overs)184
Fall of wickets:
1-27 (Morris), 2-34 (Favell), 3-77 (Burke), 4-77 (Hole), 5-102 (Benaud), 6-122 (Archer), 7-127 (Davidson), 8-136 (Lindwall), 9-145 (Langley), 10-184 (Johnston, 53.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham19   6453--
Bailey6   0210--
Appleyard6   1121--
Wardle4   2110--

--> The match was scheduled for six days but completed in five.
--> LE Favell (1) passed his previous highest score of 23 in Test matches
--> JW Burke (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> RG Archer (1) equalled his previous highest score of 49 in Test matches
--> MC Cowdrey (2) passed his previous highest score of 40 in Test matches
--> RN Harvey (2) passed 3000 runs in Test matches when he reached 64
--> JH Wardle made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> TW Graveney made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> AK Davidson made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> R Appleyard made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> RG Archer achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed WJ Edrich in the England first innings (previous best was 1-12)
--> FH Tyson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed RR Lindwall in the Australia second innings (previous best was 4-35)
--> FH Tyson achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the Australia second innings





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