The Ashes - 5th Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JM Brearley* c †Marsh b Malone 39 176 146 2 0 26.71
G Boycott c McCosker b Walker 39 171 128 3 0 30.46
RA Woolmer lbw b Thomson 15 53 49 1 0 30.61
DW Randall c †Marsh b Malone 3 47 31 0 0 9.67
AW Greig c Bright b Malone 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
GRJ Roope b Thomson 38 110 85 2 0 44.70
APE Knott c McCosker b Malone 6 23 18 0 0 33.33
JK Lever lbw b Malone 3 28 25 0 0 12.00
DL Underwood b Thomson 20 58 43 1 0 46.51
M Hendrick b Thomson 15 63 46 3 0 32.60
RGD Willis not out 24 54 40 4 0 60.00
Extras (lb 6, w 1, nb 5) 12
Total (all out; 101.2 overs) 214 (2.11 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-86 (Boycott), 2-88 (Brearley), 3-104 (Randall), 4-104 (Woolmer), 5-106 (Greig), 6-122 (Knott), 7-130 (Lever), 8-169 (Roope), 9-174 (Underwood), 10-214 (Hendrick)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JR Thomson 23.2 3 87 4 3.72
MF Malone 47 20 63 5 1.34
MHN Walker 28 11 51 1 1.82
RJ Bright 3 2 1 0 0.33
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CS Serjeant lbw b Willis 0 4 6 0 0 0.00
RB McCosker lbw b Willis 32 199 147 2 0 21.76
GS Chappell* c & b Underwood 39 111 78 3 0 50.00
KJ Hughes c Willis b Hendrick 1 53 37 0 0 2.70
DW Hookes c †Knott b Greig 85 153 113 12 0 75.22
KD Walters b Willis 4 18 14 1 0 28.57
RW Marsh lbw b Hendrick 57 194 151 4 1 37.74
RJ Bright lbw b Willis 16 107 62 0 0 25.80
MHN Walker not out 78 153 84 10 0 92.85
MF Malone b Lever 46 105 81 6 0 56.79
JR Thomson b Willis 17 25 19 2 0 89.47
Extras (b 1, lb 6, nb 3) 10
Total (all out; 131.3 overs) 385 (2.92 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Serjeant), 2-54 (Chappell), 3-67 (Hughes), 4-84 (McCosker), 5-104 (Walters), 6-184 (Hookes), 7-236 (Marsh), 8-252 (Bright), 9-352 (Malone), 10-385 (Thomson)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 29.3 5 102 5 3.45
M Hendrick 37 5 93 2 2.51
JK Lever 22 6 61 1 2.77
DL Underwood 35 9 102 1 2.91
AW Greig 8 2 17 1 2.12
England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JM Brearley* c Serjeant b Thomson 4 11 10 1 0 40.00
G Boycott not out 25 101 78 2 0 32.05
RA Woolmer c †Marsh b Malone 6 19 13 0 0 46.15
DW Randall not out 20 68 55 2 0 36.36
Extras (w 2) 2
Total (2 wickets; 26 overs) 57 (2.19 runs per over)
Did not bat AW Greig, GRJ Roope, APE Knott, JK Lever, DL Underwood, M Hendrick, RGD Willis
Fall of wickets 1-5 (Brearley), 2-16 (Woolmer)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JR Thomson 5 1 22 1 4.40
MF Malone 10 4 14 1 1.40
MHN Walker 8 2 14 0 1.75
RJ Bright 3 2 5 0 1.66
Match details
Toss Australia, who chose to field
Series England won the 5-match series 3-0
Test debuts KJ Hughes and MF Malone (Australia)
Umpires DJ Constant and TW Spencer
Close of play
Thu, 25 Aug - day 1 - no play
Fri, 26 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 181/9 (M Hendrick 1*, RGD Willis 6*)
Sat, 27 Aug - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 11/1 (RB McCosker 2*, GS Chappell 7*)
Sun, 28 Aug - rest day
Mon, 29 Aug - day 4 - Australia 1st innings 226/6 (RW Marsh 53*, RJ Bright 6*)
Tue, 30 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 57/2 (26 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • JR Thomson takes 100 wickets in 22 Tests
  • G Boycott passes 5000 runs, and achieved the highest series average in Aus/Eng tests
  • The final Test before World Series Cricket.
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 25-30, 1977
Match drawn
England v Australia at Leeds - Aug 11-15, 1977
England won by an innings and 85 runs
England v Australia at Nottingham - Jul 28-Aug 2, 1977
England won by 7 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 7-12, 1977
England won by 9 wickets
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 16-21, 1977
Match drawn
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Aug 30, 1977

The 1977 Ashes-winning team, August 30, 1977

The 1977 Ashes-winning team

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