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Test # 864 (868/237)
Australia v England, 1979/80, 1st Test
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
14,15,16,18,19 December 1979 (5-day match)

Result: Australia won by 138 runs
Australia leads the 3-Test series 1-0

Toss: England
Umpires: MG O'Connell and DG Weser
Test Debuts: JM Wiener (Aus); GR Dilley (Eng).
Man of the match: IT Botham

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: Australia 232/8 (Lillee 11*, Dymock 1*)
  • Day 2: Australia 244, England 177/7 (Brearley 56*, Dilley 21*)
  • Day 3: England 228, Australia 168/2 (Border 32*, Chappell 43*)
  • Day 4: Australia 337, England 19/1 (Boycott 5*, Willey 9*)
    Australia 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    JM Wiener             run out                                  11  47  34  0 0
    BM Laird              lbw                b Botham               0   5   4  0 0
    AR Border             lbw                b Botham               4  33  24  0 0
    *GS Chappell          c Boycott          b Botham              19 101  77  2 0
    KJ Hughes             c Brearley         b Underwood           99 235 195 10 0
    PM Toohey             c Underwood        b Dilley              19  52  35  3 0
    +RW Marsh             c Taylor           b Dilley              42 142 112  3 1
    RJ Bright             c Taylor           b Botham              17  65  46  2 0
    DK Lillee             c Taylor           b Botham              18  63  39  1 0
    G Dymock                                 b Botham               5  57  35  0 0
    JR Thomson            not out                                   1   1   1  0 0
    Extras                (b 4, lb 3, nb 2)                         9
    Total                 (all out, 100 overs)                    244
    
    FoW: 1-2 (Laird), 2-17 (Border), 3-20 (Wiener), 4-88 (Chappell),
         5-127 (Toohey), 6-186 (Hughes), 7-219 (Marsh),
         8-219 (Bright), 9-243 (Dymock), 10-244 (Lillee).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Dilley                      18      1     47      2
    Botham                      35      9     78      6
    Willis                      23      7     47      0
    Underwood                   13      4     33      1
    Miller                      11      2     30      0
    
    England 1st innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    DW Randall            c Hughes           b Lillee               0   1   3  0 0
    G Boycott             lbw                b Lillee               0  30  20  0 0
    P Willey              c Chappell         b Dymock               9  21  18  1 0
    DI Gower              c Marsh            b Lillee              17  37  26  2 0
    G Miller              c Hughes           b Thomson             25  69  53  2 0
    *JM Brearley          c Marsh            b Lillee              64 251 184  6 0
    IT Botham             c Toohey           b Thomson             15  17  16  2 0
    +RW Taylor                               b Chappell            14  54  44  2 0
    GR Dilley             not out                                  38 206 157  4 0
    DL Underwood          lbw                b Dymock              13  32  24  1 0
    RGD Willis                               b Dymock              11  35  19  1 0
    Extras                (lb 7, nb 15)                            22
    Total                 (all out, 91.1 overs)                   228
    
    FoW: 1-1 (Randall), 2-12 (Willey), 3-14 (Boycott), 4-41 (Gower),
         5-74 (Miller), 6-90 (Botham), 7-123 (Taylor),
         8-185 (Brearley), 9-203 (Underwood), 10-228 (Willis).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Lillee                      28     11     73      4
    Dymock                      29.1   14     52      3
    Chappell                    11      6      5      1
    Thomson                     21      3     70      2
    Bright                       2      0      6      0
    
    Australia 2nd innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    JM Wiener             c Randall          b Underwood           58 136 105  6 1
    BM Laird              c Taylor           b Underwood           33 150 115  3 0
    AR Border             c Taylor           b Willis             115 383 296 13 0
    *GS Chappell          st Taylor          b Underwood           43 115  95  4 0
    KJ Hughes             c Miller           b Botham               4  23  13  0 0
    PM Toohey             c Taylor           b Botham               3  13  15  0 0
    +RW Marsh             c Gower            b Botham               4  28  19  0 0
    RJ Bright             lbw                b Botham              12  42  32  1 0
    DK Lillee             c Willey           b Dilley              19 135 105  1 0
    G Dymock              not out                                  20  59  39  2 0
    JR Thomson                               b Botham               8  20  25  1 0
    Extras                (b 4, lb 5, w 2, nb 7)                   18
    Total                 (all out, 141.5 overs)                  337
    
    FoW: 1-91 (Wiener), 2-100 (Laird), 3-168 (Chappell),
         4-183 (Hughes), 5-191 (Toohey), 6-204 (Marsh),
         7-225 (Bright), 8-303 (Lillee), 9-323 (Border),
         10-337 (Thomson).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Dilley                      18      3     50      1
    Botham                      45.5   14     98      5
    Willis                      26      7     52      1
    Underwood                   41     14     82      3
    Miller                      10      0     36      0
    Willey                       1      0      1      0
    
    England 2nd innings (target: 354 runs)                          R   M   B  4 6
    DW Randall            lbw                b Dymock               1  11   9  0 0
    G Boycott             not out                                  99 337 285  8 0
    P Willey              lbw                b Dymock              12  18  18  1 0
    DI Gower              c Thomson          b Dymock              23  50  42  3 0
    G Miller              c Chappell         b Thomson              8  20  19  1 0
    IT Botham             c Marsh            b Lillee              18  70  44  1 0
    *JM Brearley          c Marsh            b Bright              11  37  24  1 0
    +RW Taylor                               b Lillee              15  51  44  2 0
    GR Dilley             c Marsh            b Dymock              16  56  61  1 0
    DL Underwood          c Wiener           b Dymock               0   2   3  0 0
    RGD Willis            c Chappell         b Dymock               0   5   3  0 0
    Extras                (lb 3, w 1, nb 8)                        12
    Total                 (all out, 90.2 overs)                   215
    
    FoW: 1-8 (Randall), 2-26 (Willey), 3-64 (Gower), 4-75 (Miller),
         5-115 (Botham), 6-141 (Brearley), 7-182 (Taylor),
         8-211 (Dilley), 9-211 (Underwood), 10-215 (Willis).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Lillee                      23      5     74      2
    Dymock                      17.2    4     34      6
    Chappell                     6      4      6      0
    Thomson                     11      3     30      1
    Bright                      23     11     30      1
    Wiener                       8      3     22      0
    Border                       2      0      7      0
    

    • DK Lillee faced four balls (from Botham) and scored three runs using an aluminium bat. Ten minutes were lost while the umpire persuaded Lille to change the bat for a standard wooden one.
    • AR Border (2) retired hurt on 109* from 296/7 to 303/8




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    Team Pages: Australia, England.

    Ground Page: W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth

    Australia Player Pages: JM Wiener, BM Laird, AR Border, GS Chappell, KJ Hughes, PM Toohey, RW Marsh, RJ Bright, DK Lillee, G Dymock, JR Thomson.

    England Player Pages: DW Randall, G Boycott, P Willey, DI Gower, G Miller, JM Brearley, IT Botham, RW Taylor, GR Dilley, DL Underwood, RGD Willis.

    Match Officials' Pages: MG O'Connell, DG Weser.

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