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English Cricket Team In Australia In 1998–99


English Cricket Team In Australia In 1998–99

1998–99 Ashes Series
Date 20 November 1998 – 6 January 1999
Location Australia
Result Australia won the 5-Test series 3-1
Player of the series Steve Waugh
 Australia  England
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)

Australia won the 1998–99 Ashes series against England. Australia won three Test matches, England won one Test match, and the other was drawn. Australian captain, Mark Taylor won all five coin tosses in the series.


First Test: 20–24 November, Brisbane

20–24 November
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, Perth

28–30 November 1998
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, Adelaide

11–15 December 1998
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: 26–30 December, Melbourne

26–30 December
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: 2–6 January, Sydney

2–6 January
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.


  • Playfair Cricket Annual
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack
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