Balls per over 4
Toss – Australia, who chose to bat
Series – Australia led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debuts – C Bannerman, JM Blackham, BB Cooper, TW Garrett, DW Gregory, EJ Gregory, JR Hodges, TP Horan, TK Kendall, WE Midwinter and NFD Thomson (Australia); T Armitage, HRJ Charlwood, T Emmett, A Greenwood, A Hill, H Jupp, James Lillywhite jnr, J Selby, A Shaw, J Southerton and G Ulyett (England)
Alfred Shaw bowled the first Test delivery to Charles Bannerman, who went on to become the first Test centurion. Hill had both the first Test wicket and the first catch. Midwinter picked up the first 5 wicket haul, and Blackham had the first stumping.
W.Newing fielded for Bannerman.
Southerton is still the oldest Test debutant at 49 years 119 days.
Bannerman scored 69.6% of his side’s runs from the bat – still a record in Test matches – his 165 took about 290 minutes and included 18 fours.
C Bannerman retired hurt at 240/7 (split the index finger on his right hand by a ball from Ulyett)
Attendances on the four 4 days were approximately 4500, 4000 10000, 2000