England tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1982
The Ashes - 4th Test
England won by 3 runs
26,27,28,29,30 December 1982 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Cook c Chappell b Thomson 10 79 53 0 0 18.86
G Fowler c Chappell b Hogg 4 24 15 0 0 26.66
CJ Tavare c Yardley b Thomson 89 247 165 15 0 53.93
DI Gower c †Marsh b Hogg 18 42 26 1 0 69.23
AJ Lamb c Dyson b Yardley 83 160 115 13 0 72.17
IT Botham c Wessels b Yardley 27 38 23 5 0 117.39
G Miller c Border b Yardley 10 36 15 0 0 66.66
DR Pringle c Wessels b Hogg 9 59 48 1 0 18.75
RW Taylor c †Marsh b Yardley 1 23 13 0 0 7.69
RGD Willis* not out 6 37 21 0 0 28.57
NG Cowans c Lawson b Hogg 3 12 12 0 0 25.00
Extras (b 3, lb 6, w 3, nb 12) 24
  Total (all out; 81.3 overs) 284 (3.48 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GF Lawson 17 6 48 0 2.82
  RM Hogg 23.3 6 69 4 2.93
  B Yardley 27 9 89 4 3.29
  JR Thomson 13 2 49 2 3.76
  GS Chappell 1 0 5 0 5.00
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
KC Wessels b Willis 47 104 64 4 0 73.43
J Dyson lbw b Cowans 21 60 40 3 0 52.50
GS Chappell* c Lamb b Cowans 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
KJ Hughes b Willis 66 251 172 9 0 38.37
AR Border b Botham 2 15 10 0 0 20.00
DW Hookes c †Taylor b Pringle 53 102 69 7 0 76.81
RW Marsh b Willis 53 121 98 6 0 54.08
B Yardley b Miller 9 19 17 2 0 52.94
GF Lawson c Fowler b Miller 0 8 2 0 0 0.00
RM Hogg not out 8 16 12 1 0 66.66
JR Thomson b Miller 1 10 9 0 0 11.11
Extras (lb 8, nb 19) 27
  Total (all out; 79 overs) 287 (3.63 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 15 2 38 3 2.53
  IT Botham 18 3 69 1 3.83
  NG Cowans 16 0 69 2 4.31
  DR Pringle 15 2 40 1 2.66
  G Miller 15 5 44 3 2.93
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Cook c Yardley b Thomson 26 57 44 2 0 59.09
G Fowler b Hogg 65 160 99 8 0 65.65
CJ Tavare b Hogg 0 9 8 0 0 0.00
DI Gower c †Marsh b Lawson 3 10 9 0 0 33.33
AJ Lamb c †Marsh b Hogg 26 91 46 5 0 56.52
IT Botham c Chappell b Thomson 46 89 46 8 0 100.00
G Miller lbw b Lawson 14 37 29 2 0 48.27
DR Pringle c †Marsh b Lawson 42 170 118 6 0 35.59
RW Taylor lbw b Thomson 37 85 54 5 0 68.51
RGD Willis* not out 8 49 32 0 0 25.00
NG Cowans b Lawson 10 12 9 2 0 111.11
Extras (b 2, lb 9, nb 6) 17
  Total (all out; 80.4 overs) 294 (3.64 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GF Lawson 21.4 6 66 4 3.04
  RM Hogg 22 5 64 3 2.90
  B Yardley 15 2 67 0 4.46
  JR Thomson 21 3 74 3 3.52
  GS Chappell 1 0 6 0 6.00
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 292 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
KC Wessels b Cowans 14 47 30 3 0 46.66
J Dyson c Tavare b Botham 31 104 77 5 0 40.25
GS Chappell* c sub (IJ Gould) b Cowans 2 9 8 0 0 25.00
KJ Hughes c †Taylor b Miller 48 158 116 4 0 41.37
DW Hookes c Willis b Cowans 68 119 87 9 0 78.16
AR Border not out 62 230 165 7 0 37.57
RW Marsh lbw b Cowans 13 39 28 1 0 46.42
B Yardley b Cowans 0 4 5 0 0 0.00
GF Lawson c Cowans b Pringle 7 28 16 0 0 43.75
RM Hogg lbw b Cowans 4 18 8 1 0 50.00
JR Thomson c Miller b Botham 21 129 62 1 0 33.87
Extras (b 5, lb 9, w 1, nb 3) 18
  Total (all out; 96.1 overs) 288 (2.99 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 17 0 57 0 3.35
  IT Botham 25.1 4 80 2 3.17
  NG Cowans 26 6 77 6 2.96
  DR Pringle 12 4 26 1 2.16
  G Miller 16 6 30 1 1.87

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-1
Player of the match - NG Cowans (England)
Umpires - AR Crafter and RV Whitehead
Close of play
  • Sun, 26 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 284
  • Mon, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 287
  • Tue, 28 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 294
  • Wed, 29 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 255/9 (AR Border 44*, JR Thomson 8*)
  • Thu, 30 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 288 (96.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • MCG the first ground to host 75 Tests.
    • During the final-wicket partnership (70 in 128 min.), Border and Thomson declined to run 29 comfortable singles.
    • IT Botham completes the 1000 runs/100 wicket double against Australia (after claiming the final wicket) in only 22 Tests (a record in Eng.-Aust. series)
    • RW Marsh becomes the first Australian to appear in 90 Tests. His total dismissals in this series reaches 27, which surpasses the record of JHB Waite (S.Afr.), set in 1961-62 against New Zealand (5 matches)
    • For the first time in any Test in which all 40 wickets fell, all innings totals were within 10 runs of each other.
 
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