Australia v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in Australia and New Zealand 1954/55 (4th Test)
VenueAdelaide Oval, Adelaide on 28th, 29th, 31st January, 1st, 2nd February 1955 (6-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 5 wickets
UmpiresMJ McInnes, RJJ Wright
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 161/4 (Miller 26*, Benaud 11*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 57/0 (Hutton 34*, Edrich 21*)
Close of play day 3England (1) 230/3 (Cowdrey 77*, Compton 44*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 69/3 (McDonald 29*, Miller 12*)

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldc May b Appleyard481171605- 
AR Morrisc Evans b Tyson25901101- 
JW Burkec May b Tyson1874811- 
RN Harveyc Edrich b Bailey2542623- 
KR Millerc Bailey b Appleyard441421514- 
R Benaudc May b Appleyard15661042- 
+LV Maddocksrun out691651697- 
RG Archerc May b Tyson21273721 
AK Davidsonc Evans b Bailey51117-- 
*IWG Johnsonc Statham b Bailey4162945- 
WA Johnstonnot out001-- 
Extras(3 b, 7 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(all out, 99.1 overs)323
Fall of wickets:
1-59 (Morris), 2-86 (McDonald), 3-115 (Burke), 4-129 (Harvey), 5-175 (Benaud), 6-182 (Miller), 7-212 (Archer), 8-229 (Davidson), 9-321 (Johnson), 10-323 (Maddocks, 99.1 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham19   4700--
Bailey12   3393--
Appleyard23   7583--
Wardle19   5590--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*L Huttonc Davidson b Johnston802942705- 
WJ Edrichb Johnson2188922- 
PBH Mayc Archer b Benaud1109-- 
MC Cowdreyc Maddocks b Davidson793152969- 
DCS Comptonlbw b Miller441401245- 
TE Baileyc Davidson b Johnston381361452- 
+TG Evansc Maddocks b Benaud3728365- 
JH Wardlec and b Johnson23686721 
FH Tysonc Burke b Benaud12922-- 
R Appleyardnot out1012182- 
JB Stathamc Maddocks b Benaud087-- 
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 4 nb)7
Total(all out, 140.6 overs)341
Fall of wickets:
1-60 (Edrich), 2-63 (May), 3-162 (Hutton), 4-232 (Compton), 5-232 (Cowdrey), 6-283 (Evans), 7-321 (Wardle), 8-323 (Tyson), 9-336 (Bailey), 10-341 (Statham, 140.6 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Miller11   4341--
Archer3   0120--
Johnson36   17462--
Davidson25   8551--
Johnston27   11602--
Burke2   070--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldb Statham29951261- 
AR Morrisc and b Appleyard1627391- 
JW Burkeb Appleyard519271- 
RN Harveyb Appleyard72121-- 
KR Millerb Statham1450471- 
+LV Maddockslbw b Statham22028-- 
R Benaudlbw b Tyson145-- 
RG Archerc Evans b Tyson3717-- 
AK Davidsonlbw b Wardle2356764- 
WA Johnstonc Appleyard b Tyson31935-- 
*IWG Johnsonnot out33031-- 
Extras(4 b, 1 lb)5
Total(all out, 43.2 overs)111
Fall of wickets:
1-24 (Morris), 2-40 (Burke), 3-54 (Harvey), 4-69 (McDonald), 5-76 (Miller), 6-77 (Benaud), 7-79 (Maddocks), 8-83 (Archer), 9-101 (Johnston), 10-111 (Davidson, 43.2 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Tyson15   2473--
Statham12   1383--
Appleyard12   7133--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*L Huttonc Davidson b Miller5611-- 
WJ Edrichb Miller022-- 
PBH Mayc Miller b Johnston2675711- 
MC Cowdreyc Archer b Miller41091- 
DCS Comptonnot out34971151- 
TE Baileylbw b Johnston1549572- 
+TG Evansnot out6531- 
JH Wardledid not bat      
FH Tysondid not bat      
R Appleyarddid not bat      
JB Stathamdid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 4 lb)7
Total(5 wickets, 30.4 overs)97
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Edrich), 2-10 (Hutton), 3-18 (Cowdrey), 4-49 (May), 5-90 (Bailey)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Davidson2   070--
Archer4   0130--
Benaud6   2100--
Johnston8   2202--

--> The match was scheduled for six days but completed in five.
--> WJ Edrich made his last appearance in Test matches
--> LV Maddocks (1) passed his previous highest score of 47 in Test matches
--> LV Maddocks (1) equalled his previous highest score of 69 in first-class matches
--> MC Cowdrey (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 60
--> FH Tyson reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed R Benaud, his 1st wicket in the Australia second innings





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