Australia tour of England, 2nd Test: England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 2-7, 1981
The Ashes - 2nd Test
Match drawn
Played at Lord's, London
2,3,4,6,7 July 1981 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch c Yallop b Lawson 44 74 53 6 0 83.01
G Boycott c Alderman b Lawson 17 98 62 0 0 27.41
RA Woolmer c †Marsh b Lawson 21 116 82 3 0 25.60
DI Gower c †Marsh b Lawson 27 124 86 4 0 31.39
MW Gatting lbw b Bright 59 168 137 9 0 43.06
P Willey c Border b Alderman 82 246 181 12 0 45.30
JE Emburey run out (Lillee/†Marsh) 31 171 124 1 0 25.00
IT Botham* lbw b Lawson 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
RW Taylor c Hughes b Lawson 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
GR Dilley not out 7 32 21 1 0 33.33
RGD Willis c Wood b Lawson 5 9 4 0 0 125.00
Extras (b 2, lb 3, w 3, nb 10) 18
  Total (all out; 124.1 overs) 311 (2.50 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 35.4 7 102 0 2.85
  TM Alderman 30.2 7 79 1 2.60
  GF Lawson 43.1 14 81 7 1.87
  RJ Bright 15 7 31 1 2.06
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c †Taylor b Willis 44 61 59 5 0 74.57
J Dyson c Gower b Botham 7 64 30 0 0 23.33
GN Yallop b Dilley 1 15 7 0 0 14.28
KJ Hughes* c Willis b Emburey 42 141 118 5 0 35.59
TM Chappell c †Taylor b Dilley 2 17 13 0 0 15.38
AR Border c Gatting b Botham 64 208 164 8 1 39.02
RW Marsh lbw b Dilley 47 143 116 9 0 40.51
RJ Bright lbw b Emburey 33 126 97 4 0 34.02
GF Lawson lbw b Willis 5 29 22 1 0 22.72
DK Lillee not out 40 107 86 5 0 46.51
TM Alderman c †Taylor b Willis 5 57 42 0 0 11.90
Extras (b 6, lb 11, w 6, nb 32) 55
  Total (all out; 118.4 overs) 345 (2.90 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 27.4 9 50 3 1.80
  GR Dilley 30 8 106 3 3.53
  IT Botham 26 8 71 2 2.73
  GA Gooch 10 4 28 0 2.80
  JE Emburey 25 12 35 2 1.40
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch lbw b Lawson 20 40 32 2 0 62.50
G Boycott c †Marsh b Lillee 60 279 211 5 0 28.43
RA Woolmer lbw b Alderman 9 43 38 2 0 23.68
DI Gower c Alderman b Lillee 89 245 207 11 1 42.99
MW Gatting c Wood b Bright 16 48 44 0 1 36.36
IT Botham* b Bright 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
P Willey c Chappell b Bright 12 29 20 1 1 60.00
GR Dilley not out 27 41 38 3 0 71.05
RW Taylor b Lillee 9 17 16 0 1 56.25
Extras (b 2, lb 8, nb 13) 23
  Total (8 wickets dec; 98.4 overs) 265 (2.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 26.4 8 82 3 3.07
  TM Alderman 17 2 42 1 2.47
  GF Lawson 19 6 51 1 2.68
  RJ Bright 36 18 67 3 1.86
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 232 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood not out 62 168 131 6 0 47.32
J Dyson lbw b Dilley 1 6 6 0 0 16.66
GN Yallop c Botham b Willis 3 27 32 0 0 9.37
KJ Hughes* lbw b Dilley 4 17 13 0 0 30.76
TM Chappell c †Taylor b Botham 5 66 69 0 0 7.24
AR Border not out 12 42 46 1 0 26.08
Extras (w 1, nb 2) 3
  Total (4 wickets; 48.5 overs) 90 (1.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 12 3 35 1 2.91
  GR Dilley 7.5 1 18 2 2.29
  JE Emburey 21 10 24 0 1.14
  IT Botham 8 3 10 1 1.25

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - Australia led the 6-match series 1-0
Player of the match - GF Lawson (Australia)
Umpires - DO Oslear and KE Palmer
Close of play
  • Thu, 2 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 191/4 (P Willey 23*, JE Emburey 0*)
  • Fri, 3 Jul - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 10/0 (GM Wood 5*, J Dyson 3*)
  • Sat, 4 Jul - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 253/6 (RW Marsh 43*, RJ Bright 3*)
  • Sun, 5 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 6 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 129/2 (G Boycott 47*, DI Gower 38*)
  • Tue, 7 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 90/4 (48.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Eng 1st innings
    • RA Woolmer (1) retired hurt on 13* from 83/2 to 284/5.
 
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