Centenary Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 45 runs

Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
IC Davis lbw b Lever 5 28 22 0 0 22.72
RB McCosker b Willis 4 33 17 0 0 23.52
GJ Cosier c Fletcher b Lever 10 19 10 2 0 100.00
GS Chappell* b Underwood 40 234 139 0 0 28.77
DW Hookes c Greig b Old 17 32 19 2 0 89.47
KD Walters c Greig b Willis 4 14 8 0 0 50.00
RW Marsh c †Knott b Old 28 91 56 3 0 50.00
GJ Gilmour c Greig b Old 4 24 20 0 0 20.00
KJ O'Keeffe c Brearley b Underwood 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
DK Lillee not out 10 59 53 1 0 18.86
MHN Walker b Underwood 2 14 14 0 0 14.28
Extras (b 4, lb 2, nb 8) 14
Total (all out; 43.6 overs) 138 (2.36 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-11 (Davis), 2-13 (McCosker), 3-23 (Cosier), 4-45 (Hookes), 5-51 (Walters), 6-102 (Marsh), 7-114 (Gilmour), 8-117 (O'Keeffe), 9-136 (Chappell), 10-138 (Walker)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JK Lever 12 1 36 2 2.25
RGD Willis 8 0 33 2 3.09 (4nb)
CM Old 12 4 39 3 2.43 (6nb)
DL Underwood 11.6 2 16 3 1.02
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RA Woolmer c Chappell b Lillee 9 43 30 1 0 30.00
JM Brearley c Hookes b Lillee 12 64 40 1 0 30.00
DL Underwood c Chappell b Walker 7 28 18 1 0 38.88
DW Randall c †Marsh b Lillee 4 35 20 0 0 20.00
DL Amiss c O'Keeffe b Walker 4 18 18 0 0 22.22
KWR Fletcher c †Marsh b Walker 4 44 27 0 0 14.81
AW Greig* b Walker 18 24 20 3 0 90.00
APE Knott lbw b Lillee 15 59 45 0 0 33.33
CM Old c †Marsh b Lillee 3 27 17 0 0 17.64
JK Lever c †Marsh b Lillee 11 39 25 2 0 44.00
RGD Willis not out 1 20 17 0 0 5.88
Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 1, nb 2) 7
Total (all out; 34.3 overs) 95 (2.07 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-19 (Woolmer), 2-30 (Brearley), 3-34 (Underwood), 4-40 (Amiss), 5-40 (Randall), 6-61 (Greig), 7-65 (Fletcher), 8-78 (Old), 9-86 (Knott), 10-95 (Lever)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 13.3 2 26 6 1.45
MHN Walker 15 3 54 4 2.70
KJ O'Keeffe 1 0 4 0 3.00
GJ Gilmour 5 3 4 0 0.60 (2nb)
Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
IC Davis c †Knott b Greig 68 238 153 6 0 44.44
KJ O'Keeffe c Willis b Old 14 50 36 1 0 38.88
GS Chappell* b Old 2 15 14 0 0 14.28
GJ Cosier c †Knott b Lever 4 35 27 0 0 14.81
KD Walters c †Knott b Greig 66 213 143 5 0 46.15
DW Hookes c Fletcher b Underwood 56 122 69 9 0 81.15
RW Marsh not out 110 295 173 10 0 63.58
GJ Gilmour b Lever 16 44 31 1 0 51.61
DK Lillee c Amiss b Old 25 86 56 3 0 44.64
RB McCosker c Greig b Old 25 85 68 3 0 36.76
MHN Walker not out 8 27 24 0 0 33.33
Extras (lb 10, nb 15) 25
Total (9 wickets dec; 96.6 overs) 419 (3.24 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-33 (O'Keeffe), 2-40 (Chappell), 3-53 (Cosier), 4-132 (Davis), 5-187 (Walters), 6-244 (Hookes), 7-277 (Gilmour), 8-353 (Lillee), 9-407 (McCosker)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JK Lever 21 1 95 2 3.39
RGD Willis 22 0 91 0 3.10 (8nb)
CM Old 27.6 2 104 4 2.81 (9nb)
AW Greig 14 3 66 2 3.53 (3nb)
DL Underwood 12 2 38 1 2.37
England 2nd innings (target: 463 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RA Woolmer lbw b Walker 12 47 36 1 0 33.33
JM Brearley lbw b Lillee 43 170 142 2 0 30.28
DW Randall c Cosier b O'Keeffe 174 446 353 21 0 49.29
DL Amiss b Chappell 64 227 185 3 0 34.59
KWR Fletcher c †Marsh b Lillee 1 12 8 0 0 12.50
AW Greig* c Cosier b O'Keeffe 41 100 82 7 0 50.00
APE Knott lbw b Lillee 42 81 51 5 0 82.35
CM Old c Chappell b Lillee 2 5 4 0 0 50.00
JK Lever lbw b O'Keeffe 4 15 25 0 0 16.00
DL Underwood b Lillee 7 21 19 0 0 36.84
RGD Willis not out 5 10 5 1 0 100.00
Extras (b 8, lb 4, w 3, nb 7) 22
Total (all out; 112.4 overs) 417 (2.78 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-28 (Woolmer), 2-113 (Brearley), 3-279 (Amiss), 4-290 (Fletcher), 5-346 (Randall), 6-369 (Greig), 7-380 (Old), 8-385 (Lever), 9-410 (Underwood), 10-417 (Knott)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 34.4 7 139 5 3.02 (1nb)
MHN Walker 22 4 83 1 2.82
GJ Gilmour 4 0 29 0 5.43 (6nb)
GS Chappell 16 7 29 1 1.35
KJ O'Keeffe 33 6 108 3 2.45 (1nb)
KD Walters 3 2 7 0 1.75 (2nb)
Match details
Balls per over 8
Toss England, who chose to field
Series Australia won the 1976/77 Centenary Test
Test debut DW Hookes (Australia)
Player of the match DW Randall (England)
Umpires TF Brooks and MG O'Connell
Close of play
Sat, 12 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 29/1 (JM Brearley 12*, DL Underwood 5*)
Sun, 13 Mar - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 104/3 (IC Davis 45*, KD Walters 32*)
Mon, 14 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 387/8 (RW Marsh 95*, RB McCosker 17*)
Tue, 15 Mar - rest day
Wed, 16 Mar - day 4 - England 2nd innings 191/2 (DW Randall 87*, DL Amiss 34*)
Thu, 17 Mar - day 5 - England 2nd innings 417 (112.4 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
Australia v England at Melbourne - Mar 12-17, 1977
Australia won by 45 runs
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Mar 23, 1977

Queen Elizabeth presents Sir Robert Menzies with the Order of Australia during the Centenary Test, Melbourne, March 23, 1977

Queen Elizabeth presents Sir Robert Menzies with the Order of Australia

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Mar 22, 1977

Derek Randall, the Man of the Match during the post-match presentation, enjoys a joke, Australia v England, Centenary Test, MCG, 22 March, 1977

Derek Randall, the Man of the Match, enjoys a joke

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