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1958-1959 The Ashes - 2nd Test - Melbourne
Start Date: 31st December, 1958 Printable Scorecard
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Toss: England
Result: Australia won by 8 wickets
Player of Match: No Award

England 1st Innings R BF 4s 6s SR  
P E Richardson c †Grout b Davidson 3  8  0  0 37.50  
T E Bailey c Benaud b Meckiff 48  114  6  0 42.11  
W Watson b Davidson 0  4  0  0 0.00  
T W Graveney lbw b Davidson 0  1  0  0 0.00  
P B H May* b Meckiff 113  298  11  0 37.92  
M C Cowdrey c †Grout b Davidson 44  208  5  0 21.15  
T G Evans c Davidson b Meckiff 4  8  1  0 50.00  
G A R Lock st †Grout b Benaud 5  29  0  0 17.24  
J C Laker not out 22  85  0  0 25.88  
J B Statham b Davidson 13  34  1  0 38.24  
P J Loader b Davidson 1  3  0  0 33.33  
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 3) 6  
Total All Out   (98.5 overs @ 2.62 rpo) 259  
 
Fall of Wickets
1-7 (Richardson)   2-7 (Watson)   3-7 (Graveney)   4-92 (Bailey)   
5-210 (May)   6-218 (Evans)   7-218 (Cowdrey)   8-233 (Lock)   
9-253 (Statham)   10-259 (Loader)   
 
Bowling O   M R W ER
A K Davidson 25 .5 7 64 6 2.48
I Meckiff 24   4 69 3 2.88
K D Mackay 9   2 16 0 1.78
R Benaud 29   7 61 1 2.10
L F Kline 11   2 43 0 3.91
 
 
Australia 1st Innings R BF 4s 6s SR  
C C McDonald c Graveney b Statham 47  169  0  0 27.81  
J W Burke b Statham 3  20  0  0 15.00  
R N Harvey b Loader 167  325  16  0 51.38  
N C O'Neill c †Evans b Statham 37  109  2  0 33.94  
K D Mackay c †Evans b Statham 18  60  1  0 30.00  
R B Simpson lbw b Loader 0  7  0  0 0.00  
R Benaud* lbw b Statham 0  5  0  0 0.00  
A K Davidson b Statham 24  64  2  0 37.50  
A T W Grout c May b Loader 8  26  1  0 30.77  
I Meckiff b Statham 0  2  0  0 0.00  
L F Kline not out 1  15  0  0 6.67  
Extras (lb 3) 3  
Total All Out   (100.2 overs @ 3.07 rpo) 308  
 
Fall of Wickets
1-11 (Burke)   2-137 (McDonald)   3-255 (O'Neill)   4-257 (Harvey)   
5-261 (Simpson)   6-262 (Benaud)   7-295 (Mackay)   8-300 (Davidson)   
9-300 (Meckiff)   10-308 (Grout)   
 
Bowling O   M R W ER
J B Statham 28   6 57 7 2.04
P J Loader 27 .2 4 97 3 3.55
T E Bailey 16   0 50 0 3.13
J C Laker 12   1 47 0 3.92
G A R Lock 17   2 54 0 3.18
 
 
England 2nd Innings R BF 4s 6s SR  
P E Richardson c Harvey b Meckiff 2  11  0  0 18.18  
T E Bailey c Burke b Meckiff 14  34  1  0 41.18  
W Watson b Davidson 7  21  0  0 33.33  
T W Graveney c Davidson b Meckiff 3  7  0  0 42.86  
P B H May* c Davidson b Meckiff 17  68  1  0 25.00  
M C Cowdrey c †Grout b Meckiff 12  12  2  0 100.00  
T G Evans run out 11  27  0  0 40.74  
G A R Lock c & b Davidson 6  38  1  0 15.79  
J C Laker c Harvey b Davidson 3  10  0  0 30.00  
J B Statham not out 8  19  0  0 42.11  
P J Loader b Meckiff 0  5  0  0 0.00  
Extras (b 1, lb 1, nb 2) 4  
Total All Out   (31.2 overs @ 2.78 rpo) 87  
 
Fall of Wickets
1-3 (Richardson)   2-14 (Watson)   3-21 (Graveney)   4-27 (Bailey)   
5-44 (Cowdrey)   6-57 (Evans)   7-71 (May)   8-75 (Lock)   
9-80 (Laker)   10-87 (Loader)   
 
Bowling O   M R W ER
A K Davidson 15   2 41 3 2.73
I Meckiff 15 .2 3 38 6 2.48
R Benaud 1   0 4 0 4.00
 
 
Australia 2nd Innings (target 39) R BF 4s 6s SR  
C C McDonald lbw b Statham 5  13  0  0 38.46  
J W Burke not out 18  55  1  0 32.73  
A T W Grout st †Evans b Laker 12  44  0  0 27.27  
R N Harvey not out 7  25  0  0 28.00  
N C O'Neill              
K D Mackay              
R B Simpson              
R Benaud*              
A K Davidson              
I Meckiff              
L F Kline              
Extras 0  
Total 2 wickets   (17.1 overs @ 2.45 rpo) 42  
 
Fall of Wickets
1-6 (McDonald)   2-26 (Grout)                   
 
Bowling O   M R W ER
J B Statham 5   1 11 1 2.20
P J Loader 5   1 13 0 2.60
J C Laker 4   1 7 1 1.75
G A R Lock 3 .1 1 11 0 3.47
 
 
End of Day Status (Rest days excluded)
Day 1 - England 1st innings 173/4 (PBH May 89*, MC Cowdrey 28*)
Day 2 - Australia 1st innings 96/1 (CC McDonald 32*, RN Harvey 60*)
Day 3 - Australia 1st innings 282/6 (KD Mackay 14*, AK Davidson 12*)
Day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 9/1 (JW Burke 2*, ATW Grout 2*)
Day 5 - Australia 2nd Innings 42/2, 17.1 overs - end of match

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