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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Dean Headley takes to England Miracle Win

Highlights - Dean Headley takes to England Miracle Win


1998 Boxing day Ashes 4th Test match between Australia vs England at the (MCG) Melbourne. England are down 2-0 in the Ashes cricket series. England’s victory on Test cricket’s longest day.

As Darren Gough and Dean Headley best bowling performance to Australia are bowled out for 162.

England breathed life into the Ashes series with an extremely surprisingly 12-run win over Australia in the Fourth Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 29th December 1998.

England paceman Dean Headley, who took career-best bowling figure of 6-60, England taken the last seven wickets for just 32-runs to dismissed the Australian batting line-up for 162 in their second innings, England had set the home side a normal total of 175 for victory.

England had already lost the Ashes when they went down 2-0 after the Third Test.

Dean Headley picked up the following wickets of Mark Waugh (43), Darren Lehmann (4), Ian Healy (0) and Damien Fleming (0) within the space of 14 deliveries to reduce the home side to 140 for 7 wickets, Matthew Nicholson added (9) runs.

Also England fast bowler Darren Gough, who took 5-96 in the first innings, finish the tailanders when he dismissed Stuart MacGill (0) and Glenn McGrath (0) in three balls to give England an unforgettable miracle win on one of the longest days in Test cricket history.

In this match final session lasting a record four hours and 3 minutes.

Australia after leaded by 70-runs on the first innings, Australia always looked to be in control after they dismissed England batting line-up for 244 in their second innings before tea break on the fourth day.

England's batsman, after resuming at 65-2, little bit performed well but never took control of the bowling despite three fifties from England's Alec Stewart scored a 52-runs in the 120 minutes.

Naseer Hussain scored exact fifty runs off 138 deliveries and Graeme Hick smashed 60 off facing 82-balls with strike rate of 73.17 but the England total still looked Incommensurate.

Dean Headley named Player of the match for his miracle bowling performance spell of 6-60.