Australia tour of England, 5th Test: England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 15-20, 1985
The Ashes - 5th Test
England won by an innings and 118 runs
15,16,17,19,20 August 1985 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c Edmonds b Botham 19 53 45 3 0 42.22
AMJ Hilditch c †Downton b Edmonds 39 112 71 5 0 54.92
KC Wessels c †Downton b Ellison 83 226 205 8 0 40.48
AR Border* c Edmonds b Ellison 45 157 111 5 0 40.54
GM Ritchie c Botham b Ellison 8 38 22 1 0 36.36
WB Phillips c Robinson b Ellison 15 55 42 3 0 35.71
SP O'Donnell c †Downton b Taylor 1 9 3 0 0 33.33
GF Lawson run out 53 140 93 7 0 56.98
CJ McDermott c Gower b Ellison 35 69 51 4 0 68.62
JR Thomson not out 28 55 43 2 1 65.11
RG Holland c Edmonds b Ellison 0 1 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 4, w 1, nb 4) 9
  Total (all out; 113.5 overs) 335 (2.94 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  IT Botham 27 1 108 1 4.00
  LB Taylor 26 5 78 1 3.00
  RM Ellison 31.5 9 77 6 2.41
  PH Edmonds 20 4 47 1 2.35
  JE Emburey 9 2 21 0 2.33
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch c †Phillips b Thomson 19 48 28 4 0 67.85
RT Robinson b Lawson 148 393 294 18 0 50.34
DI Gower* c Border b Lawson 215 452 314 25 1 68.47
MW Gatting not out 100 214 127 12 0 78.74
AJ Lamb c Wood b McDermott 46 86 62 5 0 74.19
IT Botham c Thomson b McDermott 18 11 7 1 2 257.14
PR Downton not out 0 3 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 7, lb 20, nb 22) 49
  Total (5 wickets dec; 134 overs) 595 (4.44 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GF Lawson 37 1 135 2 3.64
  CJ McDermott 31 2 155 2 5.00
  JR Thomson 19 1 101 1 5.31
  RG Holland 25 4 95 0 3.80
  SP O'Donnell 16 3 69 0 4.31
  AR Border 6 1 13 0 2.16
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AMJ Hilditch c Ellison b Botham 10 12 14 1 0 71.42
GM Wood c Robinson b Ellison 10 82 51 1 0 19.60
KC Wessels c †Downton b Ellison 10 52 36 1 0 27.77
RG Holland lbw b Ellison 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
AR Border* b Ellison 2 18 17 0 0 11.76
GM Ritchie c Lamb b Emburey 20 125 102 0 0 19.60
WB Phillips c Gower b Edmonds 59 102 90 11 0 65.55
SP O'Donnell b Botham 11 40 39 1 0 28.20
GF Lawson c Gower b Edmonds 3 7 8 0 0 37.50
CJ McDermott c Edmonds b Botham 8 23 22 1 0 36.36
JR Thomson not out 4 3 5 1 0 80.00
Extras (b 1, lb 3, nb 1) 5
  Total (all out; 64.1 overs) 142 (2.21 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  IT Botham 14.1 2 52 3 3.67
  LB Taylor 13 4 27 0 2.07
  RM Ellison 9 3 27 4 3.00
  PH Edmonds 15 9 13 2 0.86
  JE Emburey 13 5 19 1 1.46

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - England led the 6-match series 2-1
Test debut - LB Taylor (England)
Player of the match - RM Ellison (England)
Umpires - DJ Constant and DR Shepherd
Close of play
  • Thu, 15 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 181/2 (KC Wessels 76*, AR Border 43*)
  • Fri, 16 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 335/8 (GF Lawson 53*, JR Thomson 28*)
  • Sat, 17 Aug - day 3 - England 1st innings 355/1 (RT Robinson 140*, DI Gower 169*)
  • Sun, 18 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 19 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 37/5 (GM Ritchie 0*, WB Phillips 1*)
  • Tue, 20 Aug - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 142 (64.1 ov) - end of match
 
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