Australia tour of West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Mar 3-5, 1978
West Indies won by an innings and 106 runs
3,4,5 March 1978 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
GM Wood c Haynes b Croft 2 25 0 0
CS Serjeant c †Murray b Croft 3 64 0 0
GN Yallop c Richards b Croft 2 18 0 0
PM Toohey b Garner 20 66 2 0
RB Simpson* lbw b Garner 0 13 0 0
GJ Cosier c Greenidge b Croft 46 88 7 0
SJ Rixon run out 1 9 0 0
B Yardley c †Murray b Roberts 2 19 0 0
JR Thomson c Austin b Roberts 0 4 0 0
WM Clark b Garner 0 15 0 0
JD Higgs not out 0 6 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 6, nb 4) 14
  Total (all out; 35.1 overs) 90 (2.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AME Roberts 12 4 26 2 2.16
  CEH Croft 9.1 5 15 4 1.63
  J Garner 14 6 35 3 2.50
  West Indies 1st innings R M 4s 6s
CG Greenidge b Yardley 43 145 8 0
DL Haynes c †Rixon b Higgs 61 75 7 2
IVA Richards lbw b Thomson 39 64 5 0
AI Kallicharran b Yardley 127 258 17 0
CH Lloyd* b Thomson 86 160 10 1
RA Austin c sub (TJ Laughlin) b Thomson 2 26 0 0
DL Murray c †Rixon b Higgs 21 70 1 0
DR Parry b Yardley 0 2 0 0
AME Roberts st †Rixon b Higgs 7 39 0 0
J Garner c Cosier b Higgs 0 3 0 0
CEH Croft not out 4 20 0 0
Extras (lb 9, nb 6) 15
  Total (all out; 109.5 overs) 405 (3.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JR Thomson 21 6 84 3 4.00
  WM Clark 16 3 41 0 2.56
  JD Higgs 24.5 3 91 4 3.66
  RB Simpson 16 2 65 0 4.06
  B Yardley 19 1 64 3 3.36
  GJ Cosier 13 2 45 0 3.46
  Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
GM Wood lbw b Roberts 32 54 4 0
CS Serjeant lbw b Garner 40 79 7 0
GN Yallop b Roberts 81 195 7 0
GJ Cosier lbw b Garner 19 110 0 1
RB Simpson* b Parry 14 68 0 0
SJ Rixon lbw b Roberts 0 2 0 0
B Yardley not out 7 18 1 0
JR Thomson b Parry 4 2 0 0
WM Clark b Roberts 0 3 0 0
JD Higgs b Roberts 2 6 0 0
PM Toohey absent hurt -
Extras (b 6, lb 1, w 1, nb 2) 10
  Total (all out; 63.2 overs) 209 (3.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AME Roberts 16.2 3 56 5 3.42
  CEH Croft 13 1 55 0 4.23
  J Garner 17 5 39 2 2.29
  DR Parry 17 1 49 2 2.88

Match details


Toss - West Indies, who chose to field
Series - West Indies led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - JD Higgs (Australia); RA Austin, DL Haynes and DR Parry (West Indies)
Umpires - RG Gosein and D Sang Hue
Close of play
  • Fri, 3 Mar - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 79/0 (CG Greenidge 26*, DL Haynes 53*)
  • Sat, 4 Mar - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 391/9 (AME Roberts 2*, CEH Croft 0*)
  • Sun, 5 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 209 (63.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • PM Toohey (1) retired hurt on 15* from 37/4 to 84/8
 
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