Cricket: How The Drama Unfolded In The Fourth Test At The MCG
Wednesday 30 December 1998
Even so, there was no indication of the drama to come as the home side set off towards their target of 175. As viewers and listeners were tuning in at breakfast time back in England, Australia were making steady progress. At 130 for the loss of just three wickets they were within 45 runs of their third victory in the series. One spectacular piece of fielding, however, was about to change the course of the match...
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Langer c Ramprakash b Mullally.......................................30 Australia 103-3, 72 to win
M Waugh c Hick b Headley 43
Australia 130-4, 45 to win
Lehmann c Hegg b Headley 4 Australia 140-5, 35 to win
Healy c Hick, b Headley 0 Australia 140-6, 35 to win
Fleming lbw b Headley 0 Australia 140-6, 35 to win
Nicholson c Hegg b Headley 9 Australia 161-8, 14 to win
MacGill b Gough 0
Australia 162-9, 13 to win
McGrath, lbw b Gough...............0 Australia 162 all out, England win by 12 runs
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