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Format: CricInfo Version 1t

Test # 836 (835/232)
The Ashes, 1978/79, 2nd Test
Australia v England
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
15,16,17,19,20 December 1978 (5-day match)

Result: England won by 166 runs
England leads the 6-Test series 2-0

Toss: Australia
Umpires: RC Bailhache and TF Brooks
Man of the Match: RM Hogg

Balls per over: 8

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: England 190/3 (Boycott 63*, Gower 101*)
  • Day 2: England 309, Australia 60/4 (Toohey 6*)
  • Day 3: Australia 190, England 58/0 (Boycott 23*, Gooch 26*)
  • Day 4: England 208, Australia 11/1 (Wood 2*, Hughes 1*)
    England 1st innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    G Boycott             lbw                b Hurst               77 454 337  1 0
    GA Gooch              c Maclean          b Hogg                 1  19  10  0 0
    DW Randall            c Wood             b Hogg                 0   2   3  0 0
    *JM Brearley          c Maclean          b Dymock              17 117 104  1 0
    DI Gower                                 b Hogg               102 254 221  9 0
    IT Botham             lbw                b Hurst               11  44  28  1 0
    G Miller                                 b Hogg                40 145 104  4 0
    +RW Taylor            c Hurst            b Yardley             12  52  59  1 0
    JK Lever              c Cosier           b Hurst               14  60  40  0 0
    RGD Willis            c Yallop           b Hogg                 2  41  20  0 0
    M Hendrick            not out                                   7  22  25  1 0
    Extras                (b 6, lb 9, w 3, nb 8)                   26
    Total                 (all out, 117.5 overs)                  309
    
    FoW: 1-3 (Gooch), 2-3 (Randall), 3-41 (Brearley), 4-199 (Gower),
         5-219 (Botham), 6-224 (Boycott), 7-253 (Taylor),
         8-295 (Lever), 9-300 (Miller), 10-309 (Willis).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Hogg                        30.5    9     65      5
    Dymock                      34      4     72      1
    Hurst                       26      7     70      3
    Yardley                     23      1     62      1
    Cosier                       4      2     14      0
    
    Australia 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    GM Wood               lbw                b Lever                5  12  12  0 0
    WM Darling            run out                                  25 112  63  1 0
    KJ Hughes                                b Willis              16  43  44  1 0
    *GN Yallop                               b Willis               3  18  17  0 0
    PM Toohey             not out                                  81 272 184  6 0
    GJ Cosier             c Gooch            b Willis               4  33  24  0 0
    +JA Maclean           c Gooch            b Miller               0   2   2  0 0
    B Yardley             c Taylor           b Hendrick            12  43  44  0 0
    RM Hogg               c Taylor           b Willis              18  68  67  2 0
    G Dymock                                 b Hendrick            11  78  72  0 0
    AG Hurst              c Taylor           b Willis               5   6   6  1 0
    Extras                (lb 7, w 1, nb 2)                        10
    Total                 (all out, 66.5 overs)                   190
    
    FoW: 1-8 (Wood), 2-34 (Hughes), 3-38 (Yallop), 4-60 (Darling),
         5-78 (Cosier), 6-79 (Maclean), 7-100 (Yardley),
         8-128 (Hogg), 9-185 (Dymock), 10-190 (Hurst).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Lever                        7      0     20      1
    Botham                      11      2     46      0
    Willis                      18.5    5     44      5
    Hendrick                    14      1     39      2
    Miller                      16      6     31      1
    
    England 2nd innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    G Boycott             lbw                b Hogg                23 128 103  0 0
    GA Gooch              lbw                b Hogg                43 174 131  5 0
    DW Randall            c Cosier           b Yardley             45  90  65  3 0
    *JM Brearley          c Maclean          b Hogg                 0   1   1  0 0
    DI Gower              c Maclean          b Hogg                12  68  47  0 0
    IT Botham             c Wood             b Yardley             30  52  39  4 0
    G Miller              c Toohey           b Yardley             25  79  42  3 0
    JK Lever              c Maclean          b Hurst               10  45  54  0 0
    +RW Taylor            c Maclean          b Hogg                 2  36  33  0 0
    RGD Willis            not out                                   3  37  21  0 0
    M Hendrick                               b Dymock               1   5   5  0 0
    Extras                (lb 6, nb 8)                             14
    Total                 (all out, 66.3 overs)                   208
    
    FoW: 1-58 (Boycott), 2-93 (Gooch), 3-93 (Brearley),
         4-135 (Randall), 5-151 (Gower), 6-176 (Botham),
         7-201 (Lever), 8-201 (Miller), 9-206 (Taylor),
         10-208 (Hendrick).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Hogg                        17      2     57      5
    Dymock                      16.3    2     53      1
    Hurst                       17      5     43      1
    Yardley                     16      1     41      3
    
    Australia 2nd innings (target: 328 runs)                        R   M   B  4 6
    GM Wood               c Taylor           b Lever               64 243 168  3 0
    WM Darling            c Boycott          b Lever                5  13   9  1 0
    KJ Hughes             c Gooch            b Willis              12  54  45  1 0
    *GN Yallop            c Taylor           b Hendrick             3  43  23  0 0
    PM Toohey             c Taylor           b Hendrick             0   1   1  0 0
    GJ Cosier             lbw                b Miller              47 109  74  4 0
    +JA Maclean           c Brearley         b Miller               1  18  16  0 0
    B Yardley             c Botham           b Lever                7  24  19  1 0
    RM Hogg                                  b Miller               0   8   8  0 0
    G Dymock              not out                                   6  14   9  1 0
    AG Hurst                                 b Lever                5   6   5  0 0
    Extras                (lb 3, w 4, nb 4)                        11
    Total                 (all out, 46.1 overs)                   161
    
    FoW: 1-8 (Darling), 2-36 (Hughes), 3-58 (Yallop), 4-58 (Toohey),
         5-141 (Cosier), 6-143 (Wood), 7-143 (Maclean), 8-147 (Hogg),
         9-151 (Yardley), 10-161 (Hurst).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Willis                      12      1     36      1
    Lever                        8.1    2     28      4
    Botham                      11      1     54      0
    Hendrick                     8      3     11      2
    Miller                       7      4     21      3
    


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    Team Pages: Australia, England.

    Ground Page: Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth

    England Player Pages: G Boycott, GA Gooch, DW Randall, JM Brearley, DI Gower, IT Botham, G Miller, RW Taylor, JK Lever, RGD Willis, M Hendrick.

    Australia Player Pages: GM Wood, WM Darling, KJ Hughes, GN Yallop, PM Toohey, GJ Cosier, JA Maclean, B Yardley, RM Hogg, G Dymock, AG Hurst.

    Match Officials' Pages: RC Bailhache, TF Brooks.

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