England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Perth, Dec 15-20, 1978
The Ashes - 2nd Test
England won by 166 runs
15,16,17,19,20 December 1978 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott lbw b Hurst 77 454 337 1 0 22.84
GA Gooch c †Maclean b Hogg 1 19 10 0 0 10.00
DW Randall c Wood b Hogg 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
JM Brearley* c †Maclean b Dymock 17 117 104 1 0 16.34
DI Gower b Hogg 102 254 221 9 0 46.15
IT Botham lbw b Hurst 11 44 28 1 0 39.28
G Miller b Hogg 40 145 104 4 0 38.46
RW Taylor c Hurst b Yardley 12 52 59 1 0 20.33
JK Lever c Cosier b Hurst 14 60 40 0 0 35.00
RGD Willis c Yallop b Hogg 2 41 20 0 0 10.00
M Hendrick not out 7 22 25 1 0 28.00
Extras (b 6, lb 9, w 3, nb 8) 26
  Total (all out; 117.5 overs) 309 (1.97 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RM Hogg 30.5 9 65 5 1.59
  G Dymock 34 4 72 1 1.58
  AG Hurst 26 7 70 3 2.01
  B Yardley 23 1 62 1 2.02
  GJ Cosier 4 2 14 0 2.62
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood lbw b Lever 5 12 12 0 0 41.66
WM Darling run out 25 112 63 1 0 39.68
KJ Hughes b Willis 16 43 44 1 0 36.36
GN Yallop* b Willis 3 18 17 0 0 17.64
PM Toohey not out 81 272 184 6 0 44.02
GJ Cosier c Gooch b Willis 4 33 24 0 0 16.66
JA Maclean c Gooch b Miller 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
B Yardley c †Taylor b Hendrick 12 43 44 0 0 27.27
RM Hogg c †Taylor b Willis 18 68 67 2 0 26.86
G Dymock b Hendrick 11 78 72 0 0 15.27
AG Hurst c †Taylor b Willis 5 6 6 1 0 83.33
Extras (lb 7, w 1, nb 2) 10
  Total (all out; 66.5 overs) 190 (2.13 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JK Lever 7 0 20 1 2.14
  IT Botham 11 2 46 0 3.13
  RGD Willis 18.5 5 44 5 1.77
  M Hendrick 14 1 39 2 2.08
  G Miller 16 6 31 1 1.45
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott lbw b Hogg 23 128 103 0 0 22.33
GA Gooch lbw b Hogg 43 174 131 5 0 32.82
DW Randall c Cosier b Yardley 45 90 65 3 0 69.23
JM Brearley* c †Maclean b Hogg 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
DI Gower c †Maclean b Hogg 12 68 47 0 0 25.53
IT Botham c Wood b Yardley 30 52 39 4 0 76.92
G Miller c Toohey b Yardley 25 79 42 3 0 59.52
JK Lever c †Maclean b Hurst 10 45 54 0 0 18.51
RW Taylor c †Maclean b Hogg 2 36 33 0 0 6.06
RGD Willis not out 3 37 21 0 0 14.28
M Hendrick b Dymock 1 5 5 0 0 20.00
Extras (lb 6, nb 8) 14
  Total (all out; 66.3 overs) 208 (2.35 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RM Hogg 17 2 57 5 2.51
  G Dymock 16.3 2 53 1 2.42
  AG Hurst 17 5 43 1 1.89
  B Yardley 16 1 41 3 1.92
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 328 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c †Taylor b Lever 64 243 168 3 0 38.09
WM Darling c Boycott b Lever 5 13 9 1 0 55.55
KJ Hughes c Gooch b Willis 12 54 45 1 0 26.66
GN Yallop* c †Taylor b Hendrick 3 43 23 0 0 13.04
PM Toohey c †Taylor b Hendrick 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
GJ Cosier lbw b Miller 47 109 74 4 0 63.51
JA Maclean c Brearley b Miller 1 18 16 0 0 6.25
B Yardley c Botham b Lever 7 24 19 1 0 36.84
RM Hogg b Miller 0 8 8 0 0 0.00
G Dymock not out 6 14 9 1 0 66.66
AG Hurst b Lever 5 6 5 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3, w 4, nb 4) 11
  Total (all out; 46.1 overs) 161 (2.61 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 12 1 36 1 2.25
  JK Lever 8.1 2 28 4 2.58
  IT Botham 11 1 54 0 3.68
  M Hendrick 8 3 11 2 1.03
  G Miller 7 4 21 3 2.25

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - England led the 6-match series 2-0
Player of the match - RM Hogg (Australia)
Umpires - RC Bailhache and TF Brooks
Close of play
  • Fri, 15 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 190/3 (G Boycott 63*, DI Gower 101*)
  • Sat, 16 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 60/4 (PM Toohey 6*)
  • Sun, 17 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 58/0 (G Boycott 23*, GA Gooch 26*)
  • Mon, 18 Dec - rest day
  • Tue, 19 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 11/1 (GM Wood 2*, KJ Hughes 1*)
  • Wed, 20 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 161 (46.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • G Boycott 50 in 280 minutes, includes an all-run 4
 
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