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Test # 905 (905/243)
The Ashes, 1981, 3rd Test
England v Australia
Headingley, Leeds
16,17,18,20,21 July 1981 (5-day match)

Result: England won by 18 runs
6-Test series level 1-1

Toss: Australia
Umpires: DGL Evans and BJ Meyer
Man of the Match: IT Botham

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: Australia 203/3 (Hughes 24*, Bright 1*)
  • Day 2: Australia 401/9d, England 7/0 (Gooch 2*, Boycott 0*)
  • Day 3: England 174 and 6/1 (Boycott 0*, Brearley 4*)
  • Day 4: England 351/9 (Botham 145*, Willis 1*)
    Australia 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    J Dyson                                  b Dilley             102 294 234 14 0
    GM Wood               lbw                b Botham              34  71  55  4 0
    TM Chappell           c Taylor           b Willey              27 161 135  2 0
    *KJ Hughes                           c & b Botham              89 270 208  8 0
    RJ Bright                                b Dilley               7  48  36  1 0
    GN Yallop             c Taylor           b Botham              58 208 167  5 0
    AR Border             lbw                b Botham               8  35  20  1 0
    +RW Marsh                                b Botham              28  65  50  5 0
    GF Lawson             c Taylor           b Botham              13  45  35  2 0
    DK Lillee             not out                                   3   8   6  0 0
    TM Alderman           not out                                   0   0   0  0 0
    Extras                (b 4, lb 13, w 3, nb 12)                 32
    Total                 (9 wickets declared, 155.2 overs)       401
    
    FoW: 1-55 (Wood), 2-149 (Chappell), 3-196 (Dyson),
         4-220 (Bright), 5-332 (Hughes), 6-354 (Border),
         7-357 (Yallop), 8-396 (Lawson), 9-401 (Marsh).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Willis                      30      8     72      0
    Old                         43     14     91      0
    Dilley                      27      4     78      2
    Botham                      39.2   11     95      6
    Willey                      13      2     31      1
    Boycott                      3      2      2      0
    
    England 1st innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    GA Gooch              lbw                b Alderman             2  17   7  0 0
    G Boycott                                b Lawson              12  89  58  0 0
    *JM Brearley          c Marsh            b Alderman            10  64  53  0 0
    DI Gower              c Marsh            b Lawson              24  58  50  3 0
    MW Gatting            lbw                b Lillee              15  58  29  2 0
    P Willey                                 b Lawson               8  29  22  0 0
    IT Botham             c Marsh            b Lillee              50  80  54  8 0
    +RW Taylor            c Marsh            b Lillee               5  36  23  1 0
    GR Dilley                            c & b Lillee              13  30  17  2 0
    CM Old                c Border           b Alderman             0   4   4  0 0
    RGD Willis            not out                                   1   5   4  0 0
    Extras                (b 6, lb 11, w 6, nb 11)                 34
    Total                 (all out, 50.5 overs)                   174
    
    FoW: 1-12 (Gooch), 2-40 (Brearley), 3-42 (Boycott), 4-84 (Gower),
         5-87 (Gatting), 6-112 (Willey), 7-148 (Taylor),
         8-166 (Botham), 9-167 (Old), 10-174 (Dilley).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Lillee                      18.5    7     49      4
    Alderman                    19      4     59      3
    Lawson                      13      3     32      3
    
    England 2nd innings (following on)                              R   M   B  4 6
    GA Gooch              c Alderman         b Lillee               0   2   3  0 0
    G Boycott             lbw                b Alderman            46 215 141  1 0
    *JM Brearley          c Alderman         b Lillee              14  33  29  3 0
    DI Gower              c Border           b Alderman             9  36  22  1 0
    MW Gatting            lbw                b Alderman             1  10  10  0 0
    P Willey              c Dyson            b Lillee              33  84  56  6 0
    IT Botham             not out                                 149 219 148 27 1
    +RW Taylor            c Bright           b Alderman             1   9   9  0 0
    GR Dilley                                b Alderman            56  80  75  9 0
    CM Old                                   b Lawson              29  54  31  6 0
    RGD Willis            c Border           b Alderman             2  31   9  0 0
    Extras                (b 5, lb 3, w 3, nb 5)                   16
    Total                 (all out, 87.3 overs)                   356
    
    FoW: 1-0 (Gooch), 2-18 (Brearley), 3-37 (Gower), 4-41 (Gatting),
         5-105 (Willey), 6-133 (Boycott), 7-135 (Taylor),
         8-252 (Dilley), 9-319 (Old), 10-356 (Willis).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Lillee                      25      6     94      3
    Alderman                    35.3    6    135      6
    Lawson                      23      4     96      1
    Bright                       4      0     15      0
    
    Australia 2nd innings (target: 130 runs)                        R   M   B  4 6
    J Dyson               c Taylor           b Willis              34 119  83  3 0
    GM Wood               c Taylor           b Botham              10   9  10  2 0
    TM Chappell           c Taylor           b Willis               8  68  56  0 0
    *KJ Hughes            c Botham           b Willis               0  14   9  0 0
    GN Yallop             c Gatting          b Willis               0   2   3  0 0
    AR Border                                b Old                  0  13   8  0 0
    +RW Marsh             c Dilley           b Willis               4  18   9  0 0
    RJ Bright                                b Willis              19  49  32  2 0
    GF Lawson             c Taylor           b Willis               1   2   2  0 0
    DK Lillee             c Gatting          b Willis              17  22  15  3 0
    TM Alderman           not out                                   0   6   5  0 0
    Extras                (lb 3, w 1, nb 14)                       18
    Total                 (all out, 36.1 overs)                   111
    
    FoW: 1-13 (Wood), 2-56 (Chappell), 3-58 (Hughes), 4-58 (Yallop),
         5-65 (Border), 6-68 (Dyson), 7-74 (Marsh), 8-75 (Lawson),
         9-110 (Lillee), 10-111 (Bright).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Botham                       7      3     14      1
    Dilley                       2      0     11      0
    Willis                      15.1    3     43      8
    Old                          9      1     21      1
    Willey                       3      1      4      0
    

    • Only the second time in Test match history that the side following on has won.




  • Tour Index

    Team Pages: England, Australia.

    Ground Page: Headingley, Leeds

    Australia Player Pages: J Dyson, GM Wood, TM Chappell, KJ Hughes, RJ Bright, GN Yallop, AR Border, RW Marsh, GF Lawson, DK Lillee, TM Alderman.

    England Player Pages: GA Gooch, G Boycott, JM Brearley, DI Gower, MW Gatting, P Willey, IT Botham, RW Taylor, GR Dilley, CM Old, RGD Willis.

    Match Officials' Pages: DGL Evans, BJ Meyer.

    Thanks: Travis, Vishal
     Contributed by Paul Withey (WITHEYPA@*.birmingham.ac.uk)  
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