The Ashes - 6th Test

Australia v England

England won by 9 wickets

Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c Botham b Hendrick 15 30 25 2 0 60.00
AMJ Hilditch run out 3 18 8 0 0 37.50
KJ Hughes c Botham b Willis 16 99 86 2 0 18.60
GN Yallop* c Gower b Botham 121 267 212 13 0 57.07
PM Toohey c †Taylor b Botham 8 46 37 0 0 21.62
PH Carlson c Gooch b Botham 2 6 5 0 0 40.00
B Yardley b Emburey 7 14 15 1 0 46.66
KJ Wright st †Taylor b Emburey 3 9 11 0 0 27.27
RM Hogg c Emburey b Miller 9 47 46 1 0 19.56
JD Higgs not out 9 52 45 1 0 20.00
AG Hurst b Botham 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, nb 2) 5
Total (all out; 60.7 overs) 198 (2.43 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-18 (Hilditch), 2-19 (Wood), 3-67 (Hughes), 4-101 (Toohey), 5-109 (Carlson), 6-116 (Yardley), 7-124 (Wright), 8-159 (Hogg), 9-198 (Yallop), 10-198 (Hurst)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 11 4 48 1 3.27
M Hendrick 12 2 21 1 1.31
IT Botham 9.7 1 57 4 4.32
JE Emburey 18 3 48 2 2.00
G Miller 9 3 13 1 1.08
G Boycott 1 0 6 0 4.50
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c Hilditch b Hurst 19 91 80 1 0 23.75
JM Brearley* c Toohey b Higgs 46 200 148 3 0 31.08
DW Randall lbw b Hogg 7 14 9 1 0 77.77
GA Gooch st †Wright b Higgs 74 148 136 7 1 54.41
DI Gower c †Wright b Higgs 65 141 111 6 0 58.55
IT Botham c Carlson b Yardley 23 54 53 2 0 43.39
G Miller lbw b Hurst 18 89 84 2 0 21.42
RW Taylor not out 36 160 118 2 0 30.50
JE Emburey c Hilditch b Hurst 0 20 18 0 0 0.00
RGD Willis b Higgs 10 70 63 0 0 15.87
M Hendrick c & b Yardley 0 3 7 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 3, lb 5, nb 2) 10
Total (all out; 103 overs) 308 (2.24 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-37 (Boycott), 2-46 (Randall), 3-115 (Brearley), 4-182 (Gooch), 5-233 (Botham), 6-247 (Gower), 7-270 (Miller), 8-280 (Emburey), 9-306 (Willis), 10-308 (Hendrick)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RM Hogg 18 6 42 1 1.75
AG Hurst 20 4 58 3 2.17
B Yardley 25 2 105 2 3.15
PH Carlson 10 1 24 0 1.80
JD Higgs 30 8 69 4 1.72
Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c Willis b Miller 29 96 78 3 0 37.17
AMJ Hilditch c †Taylor b Hendrick 1 19 17 0 0 5.88
KJ Hughes c Gooch b Emburey 7 26 16 1 0 43.75
GN Yallop* c †Taylor b Miller 17 107 120 0 0 14.16
PM Toohey c Gooch b Emburey 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
PH Carlson c Botham b Emburey 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
B Yardley not out 61 160 147 3 0 41.49
KJ Wright c Boycott b Miller 5 55 62 0 0 8.06
RM Hogg b Miller 7 24 25 0 0 28.00
JD Higgs c Botham b Emburey 2 5 4 0 0 50.00
AG Hurst c & b Miller 4 16 17 1 0 23.52
Extras (b 3, lb 6, nb 1) 10
Total (all out; 61.1 overs) 143 (1.75 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-8 (Hilditch), 2-28 (Hughes), 3-48 (Wood), 4-48 (Toohey), 5-48 (Carlson), 6-82 (Yallop), 7-114 (Wright), 8-130 (Hogg), 9-136 (Higgs), 10-143 (Hurst)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 3 0 15 0 3.75
M Hendrick 7 3 22 1 2.35
JE Emburey 24 4 52 4 1.62
G Miller 27.1 6 44 5 1.21
England 2nd innings (target: 34 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c Hughes b Higgs 13 35 52 0 0 25.00
JM Brearley* not out 20 39 30 2 0 66.66
DW Randall not out 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (nb 2) 2
Total (1 wicket; 10.2 overs) 35 (2.56 runs per 6 balls)
Did not bat GA Gooch, DI Gower, IT Botham, G Miller, RW Taylor, JE Emburey, RGD Willis, M Hendrick
Fall of wickets 1-31 (Boycott)
Bowling O M R W Econ
B Yardley 5.2 0 21 0 3.00
JD Higgs 5 1 12 1 1.80
Match details
Balls per over 8
Toss Australia, who chose to bat
Series England won the 6-match series 5-1
Test debut AMJ Hilditch (Australia)
Player of the match GN Yallop (Australia)
Umpires AR Crafter and DG Weser
Close of play
Sat, 10 Feb - day 1 - England 1st innings 24/0 (G Boycott 6*, JM Brearley 18*)
Sun, 11 Feb - day 2 - England 1st innings 216/4 (DI Gower 47*, IT Botham 17*)
Mon, 12 Feb - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 70/5 (GN Yallop 13*, B Yardley 16*)
Tue, 13 Feb - rest day
Wed, 14 Feb - day 4 - England 2nd innings 35/1 (10.2 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 10-14, 1979
England won by 9 wickets
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 27-Feb 1, 1979
England won by 205 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 6-11, 1979
England won by 93 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Dec 29, 1978 - Jan 3, 1979
Australia won by 103 runs
Australia v England at Perth - Dec 15-20, 1978
England won by 166 runs
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Feb 14, 1979

Bruce Yardley poses with the disputed old ball after Graham Yallop had decided to open the innings with two spinners and eschew the new ball, Australia v England, 6th Test, Sydney, February 14, 1979

Bruce Yardley poses with the disputed old ball

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