England tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 2-7, 1983
The Ashes - 5th Test
Match drawn
2,3,4,6,7 January 1983 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
KC Wessels c Willis b Botham 19 61 47 2 0 40.42
J Dyson c †Taylor b Hemmings 79 301 188 7 0 42.02
GS Chappell* lbw b Willis 35 69 52 4 0 67.30
KJ Hughes c Cowans b Botham 29 88 68 3 0 42.64
DW Hookes c Botham b Hemmings 17 28 21 2 0 80.95
AR Border c Miller b Hemmings 89 211 198 12 0 44.94
RW Marsh c & b Miller 3 26 23 0 0 13.04
B Yardley b Cowans 24 57 48 3 0 50.00
GF Lawson c & b Botham 6 32 24 0 0 25.00
JR Thomson c Lamb b Botham 0 16 11 0 0 0.00
RM Hogg not out 0 23 11 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 3, lb 8, w 2) 13
  Total (all out; 115 overs) 314 (2.73 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 20 6 57 1 2.85
  NG Cowans 21 3 67 1 3.19
  IT Botham 30 8 75 4 2.50
  EE Hemmings 27 10 68 3 2.51
  G Miller 17 7 34 1 2.00
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Cook c Chappell b Hogg 8 32 19 0 0 42.10
CJ Tavare b Lawson 0 16 8 0 0 0.00
DI Gower c Chappell b Lawson 70 207 125 7 0 56.00
AJ Lamb b Lawson 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
DW Randall b Thomson 70 132 90 5 0 77.77
IT Botham c Wessels b Thomson 5 27 17 0 0 29.41
G Miller lbw b Thomson 34 123 79 3 0 43.03
RW Taylor lbw b Thomson 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
EE Hemmings c Border b Yardley 29 52 39 2 0 74.35
RGD Willis* c Border b Thomson 1 32 19 0 0 5.26
NG Cowans not out 0 10 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 4, nb 12) 20
  Total (all out; 64.5 overs) 237 (3.65 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GF Lawson 20 2 70 3 3.50
  RM Hogg 16 2 50 1 3.12
  JR Thomson 14.5 2 50 5 3.37
  B Yardley 14 4 47 1 3.35
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
KC Wessels lbw b Botham 53 116 89 6 0 59.55
J Dyson c Gower b Willis 2 40 24 0 0 8.33
GS Chappell* c Randall b Hemmings 11 17 14 0 0 78.57
KJ Hughes c Botham b Hemmings 137 379 316 12 3 43.35
DW Hookes lbw b Miller 19 52 52 2 0 36.53
AR Border c Botham b Cowans 83 163 148 9 0 56.08
RW Marsh c †Taylor b Miller 41 86 70 3 0 58.57
B Yardley c Botham b Hemmings 0 11 11 0 0 0.00
GF Lawson not out 13 42 30 1 0 43.33
JR Thomson c Gower b Miller 12 29 34 1 0 35.29
RM Hogg run out 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 7, nb 4) 11
  Total (all out; 131.3 overs) 382 (2.90 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 10 2 33 1 3.30
  NG Cowans 13 1 47 1 3.61
  IT Botham 10 0 35 1 3.50
  EE Hemmings 47 16 116 3 2.46
  G Miller 49.3 12 133 3 2.68
  G Cook 2 1 7 0 3.50
  England 2nd innings (target: 460 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
G Cook lbw b Lawson 2 3 5 0 0 40.00
CJ Tavare lbw b Yardley 16 60 26 2 0 61.53
EE Hemmings c †Marsh b Yardley 95 223 195 6 0 48.71
DI Gower c Hookes b Yardley 24 53 39 3 0 61.53
AJ Lamb c & b Yardley 29 70 66 3 1 43.93
DW Randall b Thomson 44 114 95 6 0 46.31
IT Botham lbw b Thomson 32 73 56 4 0 57.14
G Miller not out 21 86 84 3 0 25.00
RW Taylor not out 28 83 53 3 0 52.83
Extras (b 1, lb 10, w 1, nb 11) 23
  Total (7 wickets; 96 overs) 314 (3.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GF Lawson 15 1 50 1 3.33
  RM Hogg 13 6 25 0 1.92
  JR Thomson 12 3 30 2 2.50
  B Yardley 37 6 139 4 3.75
  AR Border 16 3 36 0 2.25
  DW Hookes 2 1 5 0 2.50
  GS Chappell 1 0 6 0 6.00

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 5-match series 2-1
Player of the match - KJ Hughes (Australia)
Player of the series - GF Lawson (Australia)
Umpires - RA French and MW Johnson
Close of play
  • Sun, 2 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 138/2 (J Dyson 58*, KJ Hughes 20*)
  • Mon, 3 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 76/3 (DI Gower 38*, DW Randall 21*)
  • Tue, 4 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 90/3 (KJ Hughes 17*, DW Hookes 5*)
  • Wed, 5 Jan - rest day
  • Thu, 6 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 8/1 (CJ Tavare 1*, EE Hemmings 4*)
  • Fri, 7 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 314/7 (96 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Australia regains the Ashes, which they lost in 1977
    • Aus 1st innings
    • RW Taylor: 150 Test dismissals (Dyson)
    • Eng 2nd innings
    • EE Hemmings was 5 runs from becoming the 4th 'night-watchman' to score a century at Test level.
    • RW Taylor passes 1000 runs (completeing the keeper's double)
    • This match was only the 4th drawn Test at Sydney between the 2 countries (out of 46)
 
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