Australia tour of England, 5th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 25-30, 1977
The Ashes - 5th Test
Match drawn
25,26,27,29,30 August 1977 (5-day match)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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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