India tour of England, 1st Test: England v India at Birmingham, Jul 12-16, 1979
England won by an innings and 83 runs
12,13,14,16 July 1979 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JM Brearley* c †Reddy b Kapil Dev 24 116 95 2 0 25.26
G Boycott lbw b Kapil Dev 155 458 341 12 0 45.45
DW Randall c †Reddy b Kapil Dev 15 31 31 3 0 48.38
GA Gooch c †Reddy b Kapil Dev 83 122 109 13 1 76.14
DI Gower not out 200 365 279 24 0 71.68
IT Botham b Kapil Dev 33 33 39 4 1 84.61
G Miller not out 63 144 116 5 0 54.31
Extras (b 4, lb 27, w 11, nb 18) 60
  Total (5 wickets dec; 165.2 overs) 633 (3.82 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  N Kapil Dev 48 15 146 5 3.04
  KD Ghavri 38 5 129 0 3.39
  M Amarnath 13.2 2 47 0 3.52
  BS Chandrasekhar 29 1 113 0 3.89
  S Venkataraghavan 31 4 107 0 3.45
  AD Gaekwad 3 0 12 0 4.00
  CPS Chauhan 3 0 19 0 6.33
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SM Gavaskar run out 61 178 160 3 0 38.12
CPS Chauhan c Gooch b Botham 4 16 8 1 0 50.00
DB Vengsarkar c Gooch b Edmonds 22 58 57 4 0 38.59
GR Viswanath c Botham b Edmonds 78 213 181 9 0 43.09
AD Gaekwad c Botham b Willis 25 126 124 3 0 20.16
M Amarnath b Willis 31 67 47 6 0 65.95
N Kapil Dev lbw b Botham 1 4 6 0 0 16.66
KD Ghavri c Brearley b Willis 6 29 25 1 0 24.00
B Reddy b Hendrick 21 75 57 3 0 36.84
S Venkataraghavan* c Botham b Hendrick 28 52 46 3 2 60.86
BS Chandrasekhar not out 0 4 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 3, nb 12) 20
  Total (all out; 116.1 overs) 297 (2.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 24 9 69 3 2.87
  IT Botham 26 4 86 2 3.30
  M Hendrick 24.1 9 36 2 1.48
  PH Edmonds 26 11 60 2 2.30
  G Boycott 5 1 8 0 1.60
  G Miller 11 3 18 0 1.63
  India 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
SM Gavaskar c Gooch b Hendrick 68 137 117 10 0 58.11
CPS Chauhan c Randall b Willis 56 167 142 8 0 39.43
DB Vengsarkar c Edmonds b Hendrick 7 32 24 0 0 29.16
GR Viswanath c †Taylor b Botham 51 133 119 6 0 42.85
AD Gaekwad c Gooch b Botham 15 60 54 3 0 27.77
M Amarnath lbw b Botham 10 77 69 1 0 14.49
N Kapil Dev c Hendrick b Botham 21 18 17 4 0 123.52
KD Ghavri c Randall b Hendrick 4 30 25 0 0 16.00
B Reddy lbw b Hendrick 0 7 1 0 0 0.00
S Venkataraghavan* lbw b Botham 0 4 6 0 0 0.00
BS Chandrasekhar not out 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 7, lb 12, nb 2) 21
  Total (all out; 95.4 overs) 253 (2.64 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 14 3 45 1 3.21
  IT Botham 29 8 70 5 2.41
  M Hendrick 20.4 8 45 4 2.17
  PH Edmonds 17 6 37 0 2.17
  G Miller 9 1 27 0 3.00
  GA Gooch 6 3 8 0 1.33

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 4-match series 1-0
Test debut - B Reddy (India)
Player of the match - DI Gower (England)
Umpires - DJ Constant and BJ Meyer
Close of play
  • Thu, 12 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 318/3 (G Boycott 113*, DI Gower 43*)
  • Fri, 13 Jul - day 2 - India 1st innings 59/2 (SM Gavaskar 25*)
  • Sat, 14 Jul - day 3 - India 2nd innings 7/0 (SM Gavaskar 3*, CPS Chauhan 2*)
  • Sun, 15 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 16 Jul - day 4 - India 2nd innings 253 (95.4 ov) - end of match
 
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