England tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 27-Feb 1, 1979
The Ashes - 5th Test
England won by 205 runs
Played at Adelaide Oval
27,28,29,31 January, 1 February 1979 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c †Wright b Hurst 6 22 21 0 0 28.57
JM Brearley* c †Wright b Hogg 2 28 14 0 0 14.28
DW Randall c Carlson b Hurst 4 25 13 0 0 30.76
GA Gooch c Hughes b Hogg 1 10 10 0 0 10.00
DI Gower lbw b Hurst 9 18 13 1 0 69.23
IT Botham c †Wright b Higgs 74 158 97 6 2 76.28
G Miller lbw b Hogg 31 80 89 3 0 34.83
RW Taylor run out 4 28 21 0 0 19.04
JE Emburey b Higgs 4 25 21 0 0 19.04
RGD Willis c Darling b Hogg 24 25 20 3 1 120.00
M Hendrick not out 0 13 9 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 3, nb 2) 10
  Total (all out; 40.4 overs) 169 (3.12 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RM Hogg 10.4 1 26 4 1.85
  AG Hurst 14 1 65 3 3.48
  PH Carlson 9 1 34 0 2.83
  B Yardley 4 0 25 0 4.68
  JD Higgs 3 1 9 2 2.25
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WM Darling c Willis b Botham 15 35 33 1 1 45.45
GM Wood c Randall b Emburey 35 210 117 1 0 29.91
KJ Hughes c Emburey b Hendrick 4 7 10 1 0 40.00
GN Yallop* b Hendrick 0 9 4 0 0 0.00
AR Border c †Taylor b Botham 11 20 18 1 0 61.11
PH Carlson c †Taylor b Botham 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
B Yardley b Botham 28 79 75 4 0 37.33
KJ Wright lbw b Emburey 29 76 69 2 0 42.02
RM Hogg b Willis 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
JD Higgs run out 16 79 63 0 0 25.39
AG Hurst not out 17 47 39 0 0 43.58
Extras (b 1, lb 3, nb 5) 9
  Total (all out; 53.4 overs) 164 (2.29 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 11 1 55 1 3.75
  M Hendrick 19 1 45 2 1.77
  IT Botham 11.4 0 42 4 2.73
  JE Emburey 12 7 13 2 0.81
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c Hughes b Hurst 49 265 212 2 0 23.11
JM Brearley* lbw b Carlson 9 82 65 0 0 13.84
DW Randall c Yardley b Hurst 15 57 50 2 0 30.00
GA Gooch b Carlson 18 85 74 2 0 24.32
DI Gower lbw b Higgs 21 72 54 3 0 38.88
IT Botham c Yardley b Hurst 7 30 29 1 0 24.13
G Miller c †Wright b Hurst 64 235 203 5 0 31.52
RW Taylor c †Wright b Hogg 97 361 300 6 0 32.33
JE Emburey b Hogg 42 147 132 4 0 31.81
RGD Willis c †Wright b Hogg 12 35 18 1 0 66.66
M Hendrick not out 3 16 10 0 0 30.00
Extras (b 1, lb 16, w 2, nb 4) 23
  Total (all out; 142.6 overs) 360 (1.89 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RM Hogg 27.6 7 59 3 1.59
  AG Hurst 37 9 97 4 1.96
  PH Carlson 27 8 41 2 1.13
  B Yardley 20 6 60 0 2.25
  JD Higgs 28 4 75 1 2.00
  AR Border 3 2 5 0 1.25
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 366 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
WM Darling b Botham 18 49 37 2 0 48.64
GM Wood run out 9 63 41 0 0 21.95
KJ Hughes c Gower b Hendrick 46 208 176 4 0 26.13
GN Yallop* b Hendrick 36 182 176 3 0 20.45
AR Border b Willis 1 30 19 0 0 5.26
PH Carlson c Gower b Hendrick 21 74 51 2 0 41.17
B Yardley c Brearley b Willis 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
KJ Wright c Emburey b Miller 0 16 16 0 0 0.00
RM Hogg b Miller 2 10 7 0 0 28.57
JD Higgs not out 3 30 10 0 0 30.00
AG Hurst b Willis 13 9 13 2 0 100.00
Extras (lb 1, nb 10) 11
  Total (all out; 67 overs) 160 (1.79 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 12 3 41 3 2.56
  M Hendrick 14 6 19 3 1.01
  IT Botham 14 4 37 1 1.98
  G Miller 18 3 36 2 1.50
  JE Emburey 9 5 16 0 1.33

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - England led the 6-match series 4-1
Test debuts - PH Carlson and KJ Wright (Australia)
Player of the match - IT Botham (England)
Umpires - RC Bailhache and MG O'Connell
Close of play
  • Sat, 27 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 69/4 (GM Wood 19*, B Yardley 28*)
  • Sun, 28 Jan - day 2 - England 2nd innings 82/2 (G Boycott 38*, GA Gooch 11*)
  • Mon, 29 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 272/7 (RW Taylor 69*, JE Emburey 0*)
  • Tue, 30 Jan - rest day
  • Wed, 31 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 82/2 (KJ Hughes 30*, GN Yallop 16*)
  • Thu, 1 Feb - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 160 (67 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • WM Darling (1) retired hurt on 0* from 0/0 to 72/5
 
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