India in England Test Series - 4th Test

England v India

Match drawn

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott lbw b Kapil Dev 35 132 102 4 0 34.31
AR Butcher c Yajurvindra Singh b Venkataraghavan 14 117 95 1 0 14.73
GA Gooch c Viswanath b Ghavri 79 246 205 7 0 38.53
DI Gower lbw b Kapil Dev 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
P Willey c Yajurvindra Singh b Bedi 52 96 80 8 0 65.00
IT Botham st †Reddy b Venkataraghavan 38 52 55 4 1 69.09
JM Brearley* b Ghavri 34 121 102 3 0 33.33
DL Bairstow c †Reddy b Kapil Dev 9 59 34 0 0 26.47
PH Edmonds c Kapil Dev b Venkataraghavan 16 47 41 2 0 39.02
RGD Willis not out 10 41 28 2 0 35.71
M Hendrick c Gavaskar b Bedi 0 7 9 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 9, w 4, nb 5) 18
Total (all out; 124.5 overs) 305 (2.44 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-45 (Butcher), 2-51 (Boycott), 3-51 (Gower), 4-148 (Willey), 5-203 (Botham), 6-245 (Gooch), 7-272 (Brearley), 8-275 (Bairstow), 9-304 (Edmonds), 10-305 (Hendrick)
Bowling O M R W Econ
N Kapil Dev 32 12 83 3 2.59
KD Ghavri 26 8 61 2 2.34
BS Bedi 29.5 4 69 2 2.31
Yajurvindra Singh 8 2 15 0 1.87
S Venkataraghavan 29 9 59 3 2.03
India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SM Gavaskar c †Bairstow b Botham 13 75 39 0 0 33.33
CPS Chauhan c Botham b Willis 6 15 13 1 0 46.15
DB Vengsarkar c Botham b Willis 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
GR Viswanath c Brearley b Botham 62 170 153 5 0 40.52
Yashpal Sharma lbw b Willis 27 59 61 3 0 44.26
Yajurvindra Singh not out 43 176 119 1 0 36.13
N Kapil Dev b Hendrick 16 50 37 2 0 43.24
KD Ghavri c †Bairstow b Botham 7 15 14 0 0 50.00
B Reddy c †Bairstow b Botham 12 32 28 2 0 42.85
S Venkataraghavan* c & b Hendrick 2 12 6 0 0 33.33
BS Bedi c Brearley b Hendrick 1 5 5 0 0 20.00
Extras (b 2, lb 3, w 5, nb 3) 13
Total (all out; 79.3 overs) 202 (2.54 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-9 (Chauhan), 2-9 (Vengsarkar), 3-47 (Gavaskar), 4-91 (Yashpal Sharma), 5-130 (Viswanath), 6-161 (Kapil Dev), 7-172 (Ghavri), 8-192 (Reddy), 9-200 (Venkataraghavan), 10-202 (Bedi)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 18 2 53 3 2.94
IT Botham 28 7 65 4 2.32
M Hendrick 22.3 7 38 3 1.68
P Willey 4 1 10 0 2.50
GA Gooch 2 0 6 0 3.00
PH Edmonds 5 1 17 0 3.40
England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott b Ghavri 125 418 293 6 0 42.66
AR Butcher c Venkataraghavan b Ghavri 20 75 61 2 0 32.78
GA Gooch lbw b Kapil Dev 31 67 66 3 1 46.96
DI Gower c †Reddy b Bedi 7 20 26 0 0 26.92
P Willey c †Reddy b Ghavri 31 116 95 4 0 32.63
IT Botham run out 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
JM Brearley* b Venkataraghavan 11 26 20 0 0 55.00
DL Bairstow c Gavaskar b Kapil Dev 59 135 114 8 0 51.75
PH Edmonds not out 27 36 31 4 1 87.09
Extras (lb 14, w 2, nb 7) 23
Total (8 wickets dec; 116.5 overs) 334 (2.85 runs per over)
Did not bat RGD Willis, M Hendrick
Fall of wickets 1-43 (Butcher), 2-107 (Gooch), 3-125 (Gower), 4-192 (Willey), 5-194 (Botham), 6-215 (Brearley), 7-291 (Boycott), 8-334 (Bairstow)
Bowling O M R W Econ
N Kapil Dev 28.5 4 89 2 3.08
KD Ghavri 34 11 76 3 2.23
S Venkataraghavan 26 4 75 1 2.88
BS Bedi 26 4 67 1 2.57
Yajurvindra Singh 2 0 4 0 2.00
India 2nd innings (target: 438 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
SM Gavaskar c Gower b Botham 221 490 443 21 0 49.88
CPS Chauhan c Botham b Willis 80 314 263 7 0 30.41
DB Vengsarkar c Botham b Edmonds 52 152 139 5 0 37.41
N Kapil Dev c Gooch b Willey 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
Yashpal Sharma lbw b Botham 19 47 29 0 0 65.51
GR Viswanath c Brearley b Willey 15 13 11 2 0 136.36
Yajurvindra Singh lbw b Botham 1 2 3 0 0 33.33
S Venkataraghavan* run out 6 5 4 0 0 150.00
KD Ghavri not out 3 12 4 0 0 75.00
B Reddy not out 5 7 6 1 0 83.33
Extras (b 11, lb 15, w 1) 27
Total (8 wickets; 150.5 overs) 429 (2.84 runs per over)
Did not bat BS Bedi
Fall of wickets 1-213 (Chauhan), 2-366 (Vengsarkar), 3-367 (Kapil Dev), 4-389 (Gavaskar), 5-410 (Viswanath), 6-411 (Yajurvindra Singh), 7-419 (Venkataraghavan), 8-423 (Yashpal Sharma)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 28 4 89 1 3.17
IT Botham 29 5 97 3 3.34
M Hendrick 8 2 15 0 1.87
PH Edmonds 38 11 87 1 2.28
P Willey 43.5 15 96 2 2.19
GA Gooch 2 0 9 0 4.50
AR Butcher 2 0 9 0 4.50
Match details
Toss England, who chose to bat
Series England won the 4-match series 1-0
Test debuts DL Bairstow and AR Butcher (England)
Player of the match SM Gavaskar (India)
Player of the series IT Botham (England)
Umpires DJ Constant and KE Palmer
Close of play
Thu, 30 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 245/5 (GA Gooch 79*, JM Brearley 16*)
Fri, 31 Aug - day 2 - India 1st innings 137/5 (Yajurvindra Singh 19*, N Kapil Dev 0*)
Sat, 1 Sep - day 3 - England 2nd innings 177/3 (G Boycott 83*, P Willey 26*)
Sun, 2 Sep - rest day
Mon, 3 Sep - day 4 - India 2nd innings 76/0 (SM Gavaskar 42*, CPS Chauhan 32*)
Tue, 4 Sep - day 5 - India 2nd innings 429/8 (150.5 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
England v India at The Oval - Aug 30-Sep 4, 1979
Match drawn
England v India at Leeds - Aug 16-21, 1979
Match drawn
England v India at Lord's - Aug 2-7, 1979
Match drawn
England v India at Birmingham - Jul 12-16, 1979
England won by an innings and 83 runs
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Sep 4, 1979

Sunil Gavaskar raises a stump after India's unsuccessful run chase, England v India, The Oval, 5th day, September 4, 1979

Sunil Gavaskar raises a stump after India's unsuccessful run chase

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Sep 3, 1979

Sunil Gavaskar pulls one to the leg side during his double-century, England v India, 4th Test, The Oval, 4th day, 3 September, 1979

Sunil Gavaskar pulls one to the leg side during his double-century

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