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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
Teams
Flag of Australia Australia Flag of England England
Captains
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.

Matches

First Test: 20-24 November, Brisbane

20-24 November
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
485 (158 overs)
v Flag of England England
375 (128.2 overs)
Match drawn
The Gabba, Brisbane
Umpires: KT Francis (SL) and DB Hair (Aus)
Player of the match: GD McGrath (Aus)
IA Healy 134 (229)
AD Mullally 5/105
MA Butcher 116 (236)
GD McGrath 6/85
237/3d (62 overs) 179/6 (68 overs)
MJ Slater 113 (139)
DG Cork 1/18
N Hussain 47 (122)
SCG MacGill 3/51
  • 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
Scorecard
Flag of England England
112 (39 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
240 (89.2 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: DJ Harper (Aus) and S Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: DW Fleming (Aus)
AJ Stewart 38 (29)
DW Fleming 5/46
MA Taylor 61 (144)
AJ Tudor 4/89
191 (70.2 overs) 64/3 (23 overs)
GA Hick 68 (73)
JN Gillespie 5/88
ME Waugh 17 (37)
D Gough 1/18
  • 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
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
391 (125.5 overs)
v Flag of England England
227 (82.5 overs)
Australia won by 205 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WI) and SJ Davies (Aus)
Player of the match: JL Langer (Aus)
JL Langer 179 (350)
DW Headley 4/97
N Hussain 89* (204)
SCG MacGill 4/53
278/5d (98 overs) 237 (89 overs)
MJ Slater 103 (191)
PM Such 2/66
AJ Stewart 63* (122)
GD McGrath 4/50
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Fourth Test: 26-30 December, Melbourne

26–30 December
Scorecard
Flag of England England
270 (76 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
340 (98.3 overs)
England won by 12 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WI) and DJ Harper (Aus)
Player of the match: DW Headley (Eng)
AJ Stewart 107 (160)
SCG MacGill 4/61
SR Waugh 122* (198)
D Gough 5/96
244 (80.2 overs) 162 (46.4 overs)
GA Hick 60 (82)
MJ Nicholson 3/56
ME Waugh 43 (81)
DW Headley 6/60
  • 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
Scorecard
Australia
322 (87.3 overs)
v England
220 (80.1 overs)
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)
ME Waugh 121 (205)
DW Headley 4/62
JP Crawley 44 (75)
SCG MacGill 5/57
184 (64.5 overs) 188 (66.1 overs)
MJ Slater 123 (189)
PM Such 5/81
N Hussain 53 (129)
SCG MacGill 7/50
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
List of Ashes series
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Non-Ashes Australia v England Test series
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