Australia v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in Australia and New Zealand 1965/66 (2nd Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 30th, 31st December 1965, 1st, 3rd, 4th January 1966 (5-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresCJ Egar, WJ Smyth
ScorersBW Bright (Australia), MP Ringham (England)
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 278/4 (Cowper 90*, Walters 7*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 208/2 (Edrich 48*, Barrington 54*)
Close of play day 3England (1) 516/7 (Parks 66*, Titmus 23*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 131/1 (Lawry 61*, Cowper 1*)

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RB Simpsonc Edrich b Allen591451457- 
WM Lawryc Cowdrey b Allen8822326610- 
PJP Burgeb Jones55030-- 
RM Cowperc Titmus b Jones9918320313- 
BC Boothlbw b Jones2342633- 
KD Waltersc Parks b Knight2284921- 
TR Veiversrun out1967921- 
PI Philpottb Knight1035281- 
+ATW Groutc Barber b Knight1126321- 
GD McKenzienot out1222201- 
AN Connollyc Parks b Knight0610-- 
Extras(2 b, 7 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 107.5 overs)358
Fall of wickets:
1-93 (Simpson), 2-109 (Burge), 3-203 (Lawry), 4-262 (Booth), 5-297 (Cowper), 6-318 (Walters), 7-330 (Philpott), 8-342 (Veivers), 9-352 (Grout), 10-358 (Connolly, 107.5 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones24   4923--
Titmus31   7930--
Allen20   4552--
Barber6   1240--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottc McKenzie b Walters5185775- 
RW Barberc Grout b McKenzie4862973- 
JH Edrichc and b Veivers10928631011- 
KF Barringtonc Burge b Veivers631391585- 
MC Cowdreyc Connolly b Cowper1041871979- 
*MJK Smithc Grout b McKenzie41921034- 
+JM Parksc Cowper b McKenzie711241605- 
BR Knightc Simpson b McKenzie11510-- 
FJ Titmusnot out561281437- 
DA Allenc Grout b Connolly22216-- 
IJ Jonesb McKenzie1915-- 
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 2 w)11
Total(all out, 143.2 overs)558
Fall of wickets:
1-98 (Boycott), 2-110 (Barber), 3-228 (Barrington), 4-333 (Edrich), 5-409 (Cowdrey), 6-443 (Smith), 7-447 (Knight), 8-540 (Parks), 9-551 (Allen), 10-558 (Jones, 143.2 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Connolly37   51251--
Philpott30   21330--
Walters10   2321--
Simpson16   4610--
Veivers12   3462--
Cowper3   0161--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*RB Simpsonc Barrington b Knight671291477- 
WM Lawryc Smith b Barber781982225- 
RM Cowperlbw b Jones52442-- 
PJP Burgec Edrich b Boycott12019325512- 
BC Boothb Allen104329-- 
KD Waltersc and b Barrington1152962638- 
TR Veiversst Parks b Boycott31823-- 
PI Philpottb Knight255-- 
+ATW Groutc Allen b Barrington1626271- 
GD McKenzierun out248-- 
AN Connollynot out002-- 
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 116.4 overs)426
Fall of wickets:
1-120 (Simpson), 2-141 (Cowper), 3-163 (Lawry), 4-176 (Booth), 5-374 (Burge), 6-382 (Veivers), 7-385 (Philpott), 8-417 (Grout), 9-426 (McKenzie), 10-426 (Walters, 116.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jones20   1921--
Knight21   4612--
Titmus22   6430--
Allen18   3481--
Barber17   0871--
Boycott9   0322--
Smith2   080--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottnot out51110-- 
RW Barbernot out0510-- 
JH Edrichdid not bat      
KF Barringtondid not bat      
MC Cowdreydid not bat      
*MJK Smithdid not bat      
+JM Parksdid not bat      
BR Knightdid not bat      
FJ Titmusdid not bat      
DA Allendid not bat      
IJ Jonesdid not bat      
Total(no wicket, 10 minutes, 2 overs)5
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Connolly1   030--
McKenzie1   020--

--> RB Simpson (1) passed 3000 runs in Test matches when he reached 1
--> WM Lawry (1) passed 2500 runs in Test matches when he reached 50
--> JM Parks (1) passed 26000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 27
--> PJP Burge (2) passed 13000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 43
--> KD Walters (2) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 108
--> IJ Jones made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> IJ Jones achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed PJP Burge in the Australia first innings (previous best was 0-31)
--> DA Allen reached 100 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed WM Lawry, his 2nd wicket in the Australia first innings
--> BR Knight reached 850 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed RB Simpson, his 1st wicket in the Australia second innings





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