English cricket team in Australia in 1998–99

The English cricket team in Australia in 1998–99 lost the Ashes series. Of the five matches, one was drawn, Australia won three and England won one. Australian captain Mark Taylor won all five coin tosses at the start of the games. After this series there was a tri-nation series which involved Sri Lanka.

1998–99 Ashes Series
Date20 November 1998 – 6 January 1999
LocationAustralia Australia
ResultAustralia won the five-Test series 3–1
Player of the seriesSteve Waugh (Aus)
Teams
 Australia  England
Captains
Mark Taylor Alec Stewart
Most runs
Steve Waugh (498)
Michael Slater (460)
Justin Langer (436)
Nasser Hussain (407)
Mark Ramprakash (379)
Alec Stewart (316)
Most wickets
Stuart MacGill (27)
Glenn McGrath (24)
Damien Fleming (16)
Darren Gough (21)
Dean Headley (19)
Alan Mullally (12)
1997
2001

MatchesEdit

First Test: 20–24 Nov 1998, BrisbaneEdit

20–24 November
Scorecard
v
485 (158 overs)
IA Healy 134 (229)
AD Mullally 5/105
375 (128.2 overs)
MA Butcher 116 (236)
GD McGrath 6/85
237/3d (62 overs)
MJ Slater 113 (139)
DG Cork 1/18
179/6 (68 overs)
N Hussain 47 (122)
SCG MacGill 3/51
Match drawn
The Gabba, Brisbane
Umpires: KT Francis (SL) and DB Hair (Aus)
Player of the match: GD McGrath (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Play on Day 1 reduced to 89 overs due to bad light.
  • Play on Day 3 reduced to 75 overs due to bad light and thunderstorms.
  • Play on Day 5 reduced to 29 overs due to thunderstorms.

Second Test: 28–30 Nov 1998, PerthEdit

28–30 November 1998
Scorecard
v
112 (39 overs)
AJ Stewart 38 (29)
DW Fleming 5/46
240 (89.2 overs)
MA Taylor 61 (144)
AJ Tudor 4/89
191 (70.2 overs)
GA Hick 68 (73)
JN Gillespie 5/88
64/3 (23 overs)
ME Waugh 17 (37)
D Gough 1/18
Australia won by 7 wickets
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: DJ Harper (Aus) and S Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: DW Fleming (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • AJ Tudor (Eng) made his Test debut.

Third Test: 11–15 Dec 1998, AdelaideEdit

11–15 December 1998
Scorecard
v
391 (125.5 overs)
JL Langer 179 (350)
DW Headley 4/97
227 (82.5 overs)
N Hussain 89* (204)
SCG MacGill 4/53
278/5d (98 overs)
MJ Slater 103 (191)
PM Such 2/66
237 (89 overs)
AJ Stewart 63* (122)
GD McGrath 4/50
Australia won by 205 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WI) and SJ Davies (Aus)
Player of the match: JL Langer (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Fourth Test: 26–29 Dec 1998, MelbourneEdit

26–29 December
Scorecard
v
270 (76 overs)
AJ Stewart 107 (160)
SCG MacGill 4/61
340 (98.3 overs)
SR Waugh 122* (198)
D Gough 5/96
244 (80.2 overs)
GA Hick 60 (82)
MJ Nicholson 3/56
162 (46.4 overs)
ME Waugh 43 (81)
DW Headley 6/60
England won by 12 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WI) and DJ Harper (Aus)
Player of the match: DW Headley (Eng)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • No play was possible on Day 1 due to rain.
  • MJ Nicholson (Aus) and WK Hegg (Eng) made their Test debuts.

Fifth Test: 2–5 Jan 1999, SydneyEdit

2–5 January
Scorecard
v
322 (87.3 overs)
ME Waugh 121 (205)
DW Headley 4/62
220 (80.1 overs)
JP Crawley 44 (75)
SCG MacGill 5/57
184 (64.5 overs)
MJ Slater 123 (189)
PM Such 5/81
188 (66.1 overs)
N Hussain 53 (129)
SCG MacGill 7/50
Australia won by 98 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
Umpires: RS Dunne (NZ) and DB Hair (Aus)
Player of the match: SCG MacGill (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

ReferencesEdit

  • Playfair Cricket Annual
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack