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Australia v England
England in Australia 2021/22 (3rd Test)
ICC World Test Championship 2021 to 2023
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 26th, 27th, 28th December 2021 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by an innings and 14 runs
PointsAustralia 12; England 0
UmpiresPR Reiffel, P Wilson
TV umpireRJ Tucker
RefereeDC Boon
ScorersCJ Reece, MK Walsh
Reserve UmpireSAJ Craig
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 61/1 (Harris 20*, Lyon 0*; 16 overs)
Close of play day 2England (2) 31/4 (Root 12*, Stokes 2*; 12 overs)
Man of the MatchSM Boland
Ball-by-ballInnings 1, Innings 2, Innings 3

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Hameedc Carey b Cummins01010-- 
Z Crawleyc Green b Cummins122537-- 
DJ Malanc Warner b Cummins14661101- 
*JE Rootc Carey b Starc50821154- 
BA Stokesc Lyon b Green25609021 
JM Bairstowc Green b Starc35751263- 
+JC Buttlerc Boland b Lyon31129-- 
MA Woodlbw b Boland61522-- 
OE Robinsonc Boland b Lyon2226463- 
MJ Leachc Smith b Lyon131821-1 
JM Andersonnot out049-- 
Extras(4 lb, 1 nb)5
Total(all out, 65.1 overs)185
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Hameed, 1.5 ov), 2-13 (Crawley, 7.2 ov), 3-61 (Malan, 26.3 ov), 4-82 (Root, 32.6 ov), 5-115 (Stokes, 46.2 ov), 6-128 (Buttler, 51.2 ov), 7-141 (Wood, 55.5 ov), 8-159 (Bairstow, 58.4 ov), 9-176 (Leach, 63.3 ov), 10-185 (Robinson, 65.1 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Starc15   3542-1706-
Cummins15   2363--70--
Boland13   2481--557-
Green8   471--43--
Lyon14.13363--66-2

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MS Harrisc Root b Anderson761892697- 
DA Warnerc Crawley b Anderson3842625- 
NM Lyonc Buttler b Robinson1022282- 
M Labuschagnec Root b Wood11424-- 
SPD Smithb Anderson1631521- 
TM Headc Root b Robinson2748822- 
CD Greenlbw b Leach1763772- 
+AT Careyc Buttler b Stokes194366-- 
*PJ Cumminsc Hameed b Anderson2132532- 
MA Starcnot out2437611- 
SM Bolandc Crawley b Wood61120-- 
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 87.5 overs)267
Fall of wickets:
1-57 (Warner, 14.1 ov), 2-76 (Lyon, 19.4 ov), 3-84 (Labuschagne, 24.3 ov), 4-110 (Smith, 35.1 ov), 5-171 (Head, 55.4 ov), 6-180 (Harris, 61.1 ov), 7-207 (Green, 72.5 ov), 8-219 (Carey, 75.3 ov), 9-253 (Cummins, 84.2 ov), 10-267 (Boland, 87.5 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Anderson23   10334--1163-
Robinson19.24642-4897-
Wood19.52712--846-
Stokes10.4147111434-
Leach15   0461--582-

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Hameedc Carey b Boland731521- 
Z Crawleyc Carey b Starc516211- 
DJ Malanlbw b Starc013-- 
*JE Rootc Warner b Boland28591014- 
MJ Leachb Boland023-- 
BA Stokesb Starc1116302- 
JM Bairstowlbw b Boland51831-- 
+JC Buttlernot out514261- 
MA Woodc and b Boland037-- 
OE Robinsonc Labuschagne b Boland023-- 
JM Andersonb Green247-- 
Extras(5 lb)5
Total(all out, 27.4 overs)68
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Crawley, 4.4 ov), 2-7 (Malan, 4.5 ov), 3-22 (Hameed, 10.3 ov), 4-22 (Leach, 10.5 ov), 5-46 (Stokes, 16.5 ov), 6-60 (Bairstow, 22.5 ov), 7-61 (Root, 24.4 ov), 8-65 (Wood, 26.1 ov), 9-65 (Robinson, 26.3 ov), 10-68 (Anderson, 27.4 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Starc10   3293--506-
Cummins10   4190--502-
Boland4   176--20--
Green3.4081--171-

Notes
--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in three.
--> Day 1 Lunch: England (1) 61/3 (Root 33*; 26.3 overs)
--> Day 1 Tea: England (1) 128/6 (Bairstow 21*; 51.2 overs)
--> Day 2 Lunch: Australia (1) 131/4 (Harris 48*, Head 11*; 42 overs)
--> Day 2 Tea: Australia (1) 200/6 (Green 12*, Carey 9*; 71 overs)
--> England first innings: 50 in 20.5 overs
--> England first innings: 100 in 38.4 overs
--> England first innings: 150 in 57.4 overs
--> Australia first innings: 50 in 12.1 overs
--> Australia first innings: 100 in 28.5 overs
--> Australia first innings: 150 in 46.1 overs
--> Australia first innings: 200 in 70.6 overs
--> Australia first innings: 250 in 83.6 overs
--> England second innings: 50 in 18.5 overs
--> SM Boland made his debut in Test matches
--> JE Root (1) 50 in 76 balls with 4 fours
--> JE Root (1) passed 9500 runs in Test matches when he reached 47
--> BA Stokes (1) passed 8500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 11
--> MS Harris (1) 50 in 130 balls with 5 fours
--> MS Harris (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 34
--> DA Warner (1) passed 10000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 8
--> Z Crawley made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> SM Boland achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the England second innings

Over 55.5: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - MA Wood (decision upheld)
MS Harris (11) and DA Warner (38) added 50 in 74 balls for the Australia 1st wicket in the first innings
Over 30.4: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - MS Harris (decision overturned)
MS Harris (25) and TM Head (23) added 50 in 93 balls for the Australia 5th wicket in the first innings
Over 72.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - C Green (decision upheld - umpire's call)
Over 4.5: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - P Wilson, Batter - DJ Malan (decision upheld - umpire's call)
Over 22.5: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - P Wilson, Batter - JM Bairstow (decision upheld - umpire's call)