England tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 6-11, 1979
The Ashes - 4th Test
England won by 93 runs
6,7,8,10,11 January 1979 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c Border b Hurst 8 54 40 0 0 20.00
JM Brearley* b Hogg 17 96 80 0 0 21.25
DW Randall c Wood b Hurst 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
GA Gooch c Toohey b Higgs 18 102 81 1 0 22.22
DI Gower c †Maclean b Hurst 7 24 10 0 0 70.00
IT Botham c Yallop b Hogg 59 138 108 7 0 54.62
G Miller c †Maclean b Hurst 4 4 5 1 0 80.00
RW Taylor c Border b Higgs 10 33 28 1 0 35.71
JE Emburey c Wood b Higgs 0 9 11 0 0 0.00
RGD Willis not out 7 62 43 0 0 16.27
M Hendrick b Hurst 10 19 24 0 0 41.66
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 2, nb 8) 12
  Total (all out; 52.6 overs) 152 (2.16 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RM Hogg 11 3 36 2 2.45
  G Dymock 13 1 34 0 1.96
  AG Hurst 10.6 2 28 5 1.95
  JD Higgs 18 4 42 3 1.75
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood b Willis 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
WM Darling c Botham b Miller 91 276 200 9 0 45.50
KJ Hughes c Emburey b Willis 48 184 167 6 0 28.74
GN Yallop* c Botham b Hendrick 44 141 136 5 0 32.35
PM Toohey c Gooch b Botham 1 5 4 0 0 25.00
AR Border not out 60 245 203 4 0 29.55
JA Maclean lbw b Emburey 12 63 58 1 0 20.68
RM Hogg run out 6 13 17 1 0 35.29
G Dymock b Botham 5 66 54 0 0 9.25
JD Higgs c Botham b Hendrick 11 40 32 0 0 34.37
AG Hurst run out 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 2, lb 3, nb 11) 16
  Total (all out; 108 overs) 294 (2.04 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 9 2 33 2 2.75
  IT Botham 28 3 87 2 2.33
  M Hendrick 24 4 50 2 1.56
  G Miller 13 2 37 1 2.13
  JE Emburey 29 10 57 1 1.47
  GA Gooch 5 1 14 0 2.10
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott lbw b Hogg 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
JM Brearley* b Border 53 216 195 2 0 27.17
DW Randall lbw b Hogg 150 582 498 13 0 30.12
GA Gooch c Wood b Higgs 22 128 98 1 0 22.44
DI Gower c †Maclean b Hogg 34 98 68 3 0 50.00
IT Botham c Wood b Higgs 6 90 88 0 0 6.81
G Miller lbw b Hogg 17 96 80 1 0 21.25
RW Taylor not out 21 110 113 1 0 18.58
JE Emburey c Darling b Higgs 14 49 39 1 0 35.89
RGD Willis c Toohey b Higgs 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
M Hendrick c Toohey b Higgs 7 8 11 1 0 63.63
Extras (b 5, lb 3, nb 14) 22
  Total (all out; 146.6 overs) 346 (1.76 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RM Hogg 28 10 67 4 1.79
  G Dymock 17 4 35 0 1.54
  AG Hurst 19 3 43 0 1.69
  JD Higgs 59.6 15 148 5 1.85
  AR Border 23 11 31 1 1.01
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 205 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood run out 27 75 64 2 0 42.18
WM Darling c Gooch b Hendrick 13 51 37 1 0 35.13
KJ Hughes c Emburey b Miller 15 55 40 1 0 37.50
GN Yallop* c & b Hendrick 1 8 12 0 0 8.33
PM Toohey b Miller 5 50 50 0 0 10.00
AR Border not out 45 101 115 9 0 39.13
JA Maclean c Botham b Miller 0 7 11 0 0 0.00
G Dymock b Emburey 0 9 12 0 0 0.00
RM Hogg c Botham b Emburey 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
JD Higgs lbw b Emburey 3 24 29 0 0 10.34
AG Hurst b Emburey 0 20 21 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 1, nb 1) 2
  Total (all out; 49.2 overs) 111 (1.69 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 2 0 8 0 3.00
  M Hendrick 10 3 17 2 1.27
  JE Emburey 17.2 7 46 4 2.00
  G Miller 20 7 38 3 1.42

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 6-match series 3-1
Player of the match - DW Randall (England)
Umpires - RC Bailhache and RA French
Close of play
  • Sat, 6 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 56/1 (WM Darling 35*, KJ Hughes 15*)
  • Sun, 7 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 248/7 (AR Border 31*, G Dymock 0*)
  • Mon, 8 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 133/2 (DW Randall 65*, GA Gooch 6*)
  • Tue, 9 Jan - rest day
  • Wed, 10 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 304/6 (G Miller 16*, RW Taylor 3*)
  • Thu, 11 Jan - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 111 (49.2 ov) - end of match
 
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