1958-1959 The Ashes - 2nd Test - Melbourne Standard Scorecard   
Match Date: 31st December, 1958  
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      % of Total
P E Richardson c †Grout b Davidson 3  8  0  0 37.50  1.16%
T E Bailey c Benaud b Meckiff 48  114  6  0 42.11  18.53%
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  43.63%
M C Cowdrey c †Grout b Davidson 44  208  5  0 21.15  16.99%
T G Evans c Davidson b Meckiff 4  8  1  0 50.00  1.54%
G A R Lock st †Grout b Benaud 5  29  0  0 17.24  1.93%
J C Laker not out 22  85  0  0 25.88  8.49%
J B Statham b Davidson 13  34  1  0 38.24  5.02%
P J Loader b Davidson 1  3  0  0 33.33  0.39%
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      % of Wickets
A K Davidson 25.5 7 64 6 2.48  60.00%
I Meckiff 24.0 4 69 3 2.88  30.00%
K D Mackay 9.0 2 16 0 1.78
R Benaud 29.0 7 61 1 2.10  10.00%
L F Kline 11.0 2 43 0 3.91
 
Australia 1st Innings R BF 4s 6s SR      % of Total
C C McDonald c Graveney b Statham 47  169  0  0 27.81  15.26%
J W Burke b Statham 3  20  0  0 15.00  0.97%
R N Harvey b Loader 167  325  16  0 51.38  54.22%
N C O'Neill c †Evans b Statham 37  109  2  0 33.94  12.01%
K D Mackay c †Evans b Statham 18  60  1  0 30.00  5.84%
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  7.79%
A T W Grout c May b Loader 8  26  1  0 30.77  2.60%
I Meckiff b Statham 0  2  0  0 0.00
L F Kline not out 1  15  0  0 6.67  0.32%
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      % of Wickets
J B Statham 28.0 6 57 7 2.04  70.00%
P J Loader 27.2 4 97 3 3.55  30.00%
T E Bailey 16.0 0 50 0 3.13
J C Laker 12.0 1 47 0 3.92
G A R Lock 17.0 2 54 0 3.18
 
England 2nd Innings R BF 4s 6s SR      % of Total
P E Richardson c Harvey b Meckiff 2  11  0  0 18.18  2.30%
T E Bailey c Burke b Meckiff 14  34  1  0 41.18  16.09%
W Watson b Davidson 7  21  0  0 33.33  8.05%
T W Graveney c Davidson b Meckiff 3  7  0  0 42.86  3.45%
P B H May* c Davidson b Meckiff 17  68  1  0 25.00  19.54%
M C Cowdrey c †Grout b Meckiff 12  12  2  0 100.00  13.79%
T G Evans run out 11  27  0  0 40.74  12.64%
G A R Lock c & b Davidson 6  38  1  0 15.79  6.90%
J C Laker c Harvey b Davidson 3  10  0  0 30.00  3.45%
J B Statham not out 8  19  0  0 42.11  9.20%
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      % of Wickets
A K Davidson 15.0 2 41 3 2.73  30.00%
I Meckiff 15.2 3 38 6 2.48  60.00%
R Benaud 1.0 0 4 0 4.00
 
Australia 2nd Innings (target 39) R BF 4s 6s SR      % of Total
C C McDonald lbw b Statham 5  13  0  0 38.46  11.90%
J W Burke not out 18  55  1  0 32.73  42.86%
A T W Grout st †Evans b Laker 12  44  0  0 27.27  28.57%
R N Harvey not out 7  25  0  0 28.00  16.67%
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      % of Wickets
J B Statham 5.0 1 11 1 2.20  10.00%
P J Loader 5.0 1 13 0 2.60
J C Laker 4.0 1 7 1 1.75  10.00%
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