Australia tour of England, 4th Test: England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 30-Aug 2, 1981
The Ashes - 4th Test
England won by 29 runs
30,31 July, 1,2 August 1981 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c †Marsh b Alderman 13 44 42 1 0 30.95
JM Brearley* c Border b Lillee 48 166 109 6 0 44.03
DI Gower c Hogg b Alderman 0 10 10 0 0 0.00
GA Gooch c †Marsh b Bright 21 50 43 3 0 48.83
MW Gatting c Alderman b Lillee 21 89 46 2 0 45.65
P Willey b Bright 16 66 59 2 0 27.11
IT Botham b Alderman 26 58 43 3 0 60.46
JE Emburey b Hogg 3 39 33 0 0 9.09
RW Taylor b Alderman 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
CM Old not out 11 35 23 0 0 47.82
RGD Willis c †Marsh b Alderman 13 11 15 2 0 86.66
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 1, nb 10) 17
  Total (all out; 69.1 overs) 189 (2.73 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 18 4 61 2 3.38
  TM Alderman 23.1 8 42 5 1.81
  RM Hogg 16 3 49 1 3.06
  RJ Bright 12 4 20 2 1.66
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood run out (Old) 38 174 139 2 0 27.33
J Dyson b Old 1 14 11 0 0 9.09
AR Border c †Taylor b Old 2 25 24 0 0 8.33
RJ Bright lbw b Botham 27 63 51 4 0 52.94
KJ Hughes* lbw b Old 47 112 101 7 0 46.53
GN Yallop b Emburey 30 98 70 3 0 42.85
MF Kent c Willis b Emburey 46 109 81 6 0 56.79
RW Marsh b Emburey 2 25 24 0 0 8.33
DK Lillee b Emburey 18 40 43 3 0 41.86
RM Hogg run out 0 1 0 0 0 -
TM Alderman not out 3 6 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 4, lb 19, nb 21) 44
  Total (all out; 86.5 overs) 258 (2.97 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 19 3 63 0 3.31
  CM Old 21 8 44 3 2.09
  JE Emburey 26.5 12 43 4 1.60
  IT Botham 20 1 64 1 3.20
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c †Marsh b Bright 29 190 136 3 0 21.32
JM Brearley* lbw b Lillee 13 17 17 2 0 76.47
DI Gower c Border b Bright 23 70 59 2 0 38.98
GA Gooch b Bright 21 116 93 3 0 22.58
MW Gatting b Bright 39 103 71 3 0 54.92
P Willey b Bright 5 23 22 1 0 22.72
IT Botham c †Marsh b Lillee 3 15 11 0 0 27.27
CM Old c †Marsh b Alderman 23 27 24 3 0 95.83
JE Emburey not out 37 92 79 5 0 46.83
RW Taylor lbw b Alderman 8 70 47 0 0 17.02
RGD Willis c †Marsh b Alderman 2 3 5 0 0 40.00
Extras (lb 6, w 1, nb 9) 16
  Total (all out; 92 overs) 219 (2.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 26 9 51 2 1.96
  TM Alderman 22 5 65 3 2.95
  RM Hogg 10 3 19 0 1.90
  RJ Bright 34 17 68 5 2.00
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 151 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood lbw b Old 2 7 5 0 0 40.00
J Dyson lbw b Willis 13 62 46 1 0 28.26
AR Border c Gatting b Emburey 40 213 175 4 0 22.85
KJ Hughes* c Emburey b Willis 5 16 11 0 0 45.45
GN Yallop c Botham b Emburey 30 114 96 5 0 31.25
MF Kent b Botham 10 68 45 1 0 22.22
RW Marsh b Botham 4 9 8 1 0 50.00
RJ Bright lbw b Botham 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
DK Lillee c †Taylor b Botham 3 19 19 0 0 15.78
RM Hogg not out 0 11 6 0 0 0.00
TM Alderman b Botham 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 2, nb 11) 14
  Total (all out; 67 overs) 121 (1.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 20 6 37 2 1.85
  CM Old 11 4 19 1 1.72
  JE Emburey 22 10 40 2 1.81
  IT Botham 14 9 11 5 0.78

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 6-match series 2-1
Test debut - MF Kent (Australia)
Player of the match - IT Botham (England)
Umpires - HD Bird and DO Oslear
Close of play
  • Thu, 30 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 19/2 (GM Wood 6*, RJ Bright 0*)
  • Fri, 31 Jul - day 2 - England 2nd innings 49/1 (G Boycott 9*, DI Gower 20*)
  • Sat, 1 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 9/1 (J Dyson 5*, AR Border 2*)
  • Sun, 2 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 121 (67 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Aus 2nd innings
    • Botham took 5 wickets for 1 run in 28 balls.
 
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