Australia tour of England, 2nd Test: England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 27-Jul 2, 1985
The Ashes - 2nd Test
Australia won by 4 wickets
Played at Lord's, London
27,28,29 June, 1,2 July 1985 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch lbw b McDermott 30 70 46 2 0 65.21
RT Robinson lbw b McDermott 6 38 23 0 0 26.08
DI Gower* c Border b McDermott 86 197 146 12 0 58.90
MW Gatting lbw b Lawson 14 57 32 2 0 43.75
AJ Lamb c †Phillips b Lawson 47 155 119 4 0 39.49
IT Botham c Ritchie b Lawson 5 5 8 1 0 62.50
PR Downton c Wessels b McDermott 21 88 71 1 0 29.57
JE Emburey lbw b O'Donnell 33 94 75 4 0 44.00
PH Edmonds c Border b McDermott 21 94 78 0 0 26.92
NA Foster c Wessels b McDermott 3 31 16 0 0 18.75
PJW Allott not out 1 10 6 0 0 16.66
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 1, nb 17) 23
  Total (all out; 99.2 overs) 290 (2.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GF Lawson 25 2 91 3 3.64
  CJ McDermott 29.2 5 70 6 2.38
  SP O'Donnell 22 3 82 1 3.72
  RG Holland 23 6 42 0 1.82
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c Emburey b Allott 8 17 17 1 0 47.05
AMJ Hilditch b Foster 14 41 35 2 0 40.00
KC Wessels lbw b Botham 11 92 42 1 0 26.19
AR Border* c Gooch b Botham 196 448 318 22 0 61.63
DC Boon c †Downton b Botham 4 21 19 1 0 21.05
GM Ritchie lbw b Botham 94 266 212 10 0 44.33
WB Phillips c Edmonds b Botham 21 33 22 3 0 95.45
SP O'Donnell c Lamb b Edmonds 48 66 67 6 1 71.64
GF Lawson not out 5 28 16 0 0 31.25
CJ McDermott run out 9 12 11 0 0 81.81
RG Holland b Edmonds 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 10, w 1, nb 4) 15
  Total (all out; 124.4 overs) 425 (3.40 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  NA Foster 23 1 83 1 3.60
  PJW Allott 30 4 70 1 2.33
  IT Botham 24 2 109 5 4.54
  PH Edmonds 25.4 5 85 2 3.31
  GA Gooch 3 1 11 0 3.66
  JE Emburey 19 3 57 0 3.00
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch c †Phillips b McDermott 17 38 29 1 0 58.62
RT Robinson b Holland 12 43 29 0 0 41.37
JE Emburey b Lawson 20 40 31 2 0 64.51
PJW Allott b Lawson 0 14 7 0 0 0.00
DI Gower* c †Phillips b McDermott 22 32 21 5 0 104.76
MW Gatting not out 75 244 180 16 0 41.66
AJ Lamb c Holland b Lawson 9 41 32 1 0 28.12
IT Botham c Border b Holland 85 133 117 12 1 72.64
PR Downton c Boon b Holland 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
PH Edmonds c Boon b Holland 1 45 34 0 0 2.94
NA Foster c Border b Holland 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 12, w 4, nb 3) 20
  Total (all out; 80 overs) 261 (3.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  CJ McDermott 20 2 84 2 4.20
  GF Lawson 23 0 86 3 3.73
  RG Holland 32 12 68 5 2.12
  SP O'Donnell 5 0 10 0 2.00
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 127 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c Lamb b Botham 6 22 17 0 0 35.29
AMJ Hilditch c Lamb b Botham 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
KC Wessels run out 28 110 86 3 0 32.55
GM Ritchie b Allott 2 33 16 0 0 12.50
AR Border* not out 41 135 89 6 0 46.06
DC Boon b Edmonds 1 7 8 0 0 12.50
WB Phillips c Edmonds b Emburey 29 40 32 4 1 90.62
SP O'Donnell not out 9 17 24 0 1 37.50
Extras (lb 11) 11
  Total (6 wickets; 46 overs) 127 (2.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  IT Botham 15 0 49 2 3.26
  PJW Allott 7 4 8 1 1.14
  PH Edmonds 16 5 35 1 2.18
  JE Emburey 8 4 24 1 3.00

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - 6-match series level 1-1
Player of the match - AR Border (Australia)
Umpires - HD Bird and DGL Evans
Close of play
  • Thu, 27 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 273/8 (PH Edmonds 9*, NA Foster 0*)
  • Fri, 28 Jun - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 183/4 (AR Border 92*, GM Ritchie 46*)
  • Sat, 29 Jun - day 3 - England 2nd innings 37/2 (JE Emburey 4*, PJW Allott 0*)
  • Sun, 30 Jun - rest day
  • Mon, 1 Jul - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 46/3 (KC Wessels 23*, AR Border 12*)
  • Tue, 2 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 127/6 (46 ov) - end of match
 
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