The Ashes - 3rd Test

England v Australia

England won by 18 runs

Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
J Dyson b Dilley 102 294 234 14 0 43.58
GM Wood lbw b Botham 34 71 55 4 0 61.81
TM Chappell c †Taylor b Willey 27 161 135 2 0 20.00
KJ Hughes* c & b Botham 89 270 208 8 0 42.78
RJ Bright b Dilley 7 48 36 1 0 19.44
GN Yallop c †Taylor b Botham 58 208 167 5 0 34.73
AR Border lbw b Botham 8 35 20 1 0 40.00
RW Marsh b Botham 28 65 50 5 0 56.00
GF Lawson c †Taylor b Botham 13 45 35 2 0 37.14
DK Lillee not out 3 8 6 0 0 50.00
TM Alderman not out 0 0 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 4, lb 13, w 3, nb 12) 32
Total (9 wickets dec; 155.2 overs) 401 (2.58 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 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 Econ
RGD Willis 30 8 72 0 2.40
CM Old 43 14 91 0 2.11
GR Dilley 27 4 78 2 2.88
IT Botham 39.2 11 95 6 2.41
P Willey 13 2 31 1 2.38
G Boycott 3 2 2 0 0.66
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch lbw b Alderman 2 17 7 0 0 28.57
G Boycott b Lawson 12 89 58 0 0 20.68
JM Brearley* c †Marsh b Alderman 10 64 53 0 0 18.86
DI Gower c †Marsh b Lawson 24 58 50 3 0 48.00
MW Gatting lbw b Lillee 15 58 29 2 0 51.72
P Willey b Lawson 8 29 22 0 0 36.36
IT Botham c †Marsh b Lillee 50 80 54 8 0 92.59
RW Taylor c †Marsh b Lillee 5 36 23 1 0 21.73
GR Dilley c & b Lillee 13 30 17 2 0 76.47
CM Old c Border b Alderman 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
RGD Willis not out 1 5 4 0 0 25.00
Extras (b 6, lb 11, w 6, nb 11) 34
Total (all out; 50.5 overs) 174 (3.42 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 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 Econ
DK Lillee 18.5 7 49 4 2.60
TM Alderman 19 4 59 3 3.10
GF Lawson 13 3 32 3 2.46
England 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch c Alderman b Lillee 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
G Boycott lbw b Alderman 46 215 141 1 0 32.62
JM Brearley* c Alderman b Lillee 14 33 29 3 0 48.27
DI Gower c Border b Alderman 9 36 22 1 0 40.90
MW Gatting lbw b Alderman 1 10 10 0 0 10.00
P Willey c Dyson b Lillee 33 84 56 6 0 58.92
IT Botham not out 149 219 148 27 1 100.67
RW Taylor c Bright b Alderman 1 9 9 0 0 11.11
GR Dilley b Alderman 56 80 75 9 0 74.66
CM Old b Lawson 29 54 31 6 0 93.54
RGD Willis c Border b Alderman 2 31 9 0 0 22.22
Extras (b 5, lb 3, w 3, nb 5) 16
Total (all out; 87.3 overs) 356 (4.06 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 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 Econ
DK Lillee 25 6 94 3 3.76
TM Alderman 35.3 6 135 6 3.80
GF Lawson 23 4 96 1 4.17
RJ Bright 4 0 15 0 3.75
Australia 2nd innings (target: 130 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
J Dyson c †Taylor b Willis 34 119 83 3 0 40.96
GM Wood c †Taylor b Botham 10 9 10 2 0 100.00
TM Chappell c †Taylor b Willis 8 68 56 0 0 14.28
KJ Hughes* c Botham b Willis 0 14 9 0 0 0.00
GN Yallop c Gatting b Willis 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
AR Border b Old 0 13 8 0 0 0.00
RW Marsh c Dilley b Willis 4 18 9 0 0 44.44
RJ Bright b Willis 19 49 32 2 0 59.37
GF Lawson c †Taylor b Willis 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
DK Lillee c Gatting b Willis 17 22 15 3 0 113.33
TM Alderman not out 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 14) 18
Total (all out; 36.1 overs) 111 (3.06 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 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 Econ
IT Botham 7 3 14 1 2.00
GR Dilley 2 0 11 0 5.50
RGD Willis 15.1 3 43 8 2.83
CM Old 9 1 21 1 2.33
P Willey 3 1 4 0 1.33
Match details
Toss Australia, who chose to bat
Series 6-match series level 1-1
Player of the match IT Botham (England)
Umpires DGL Evans and BJ Meyer
Close of play
Thu, 16 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 203/3 (KJ Hughes 24*, RJ Bright 1*)
Fri, 17 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 7/0 (GA Gooch 2*, G Boycott 0*)
Sat, 18 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 6/1 (G Boycott 0*, JM Brearley 4*)
Sun, 19 Jul - rest day
Mon, 20 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 351/9 (IT Botham 145*, RGD Willis 1*)
Tue, 21 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 111 (36.1 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • Only the second time in Test match history that the side following on has won.
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 27-Sep 1, 1981
Match drawn
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 13-17, 1981
England won by 103 runs
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 30-Aug 2, 1981
England won by 29 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 16-21, 1981
England won by 18 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 2-7, 1981
Match drawn
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Jul 21, 1981

England fans are jubilant after the extraordinary win at Headingley, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Headingley, 5th day, July 21, 1981

England fans are jubilant after the extraordinary win at Headingley

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Jul 21, 1981

Ian Botham and Mike Brearley enjoy the victory at Headingley, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Headingley, 5th day, July 21, 1981

Ian Botham and Mike Brearley enjoy the victory at Headingley

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