England in Australia Test Series - 1st Test

Australia v England

Australia won by 138 runs

Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JM Wiener run out 11 47 34 0 0 32.35
BM Laird lbw b Botham 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
AR Border lbw b Botham 4 33 24 0 0 16.66
GS Chappell* c Boycott b Botham 19 101 77 2 0 24.67
KJ Hughes c Brearley b Underwood 99 235 195 10 0 50.76
PM Toohey c Underwood b Dilley 19 52 35 3 0 54.28
RW Marsh c †Taylor b Dilley 42 142 112 3 1 37.50
RJ Bright c †Taylor b Botham 17 65 46 2 0 36.95
DK Lillee c †Taylor b Botham 18 63 39 1 0 46.15
G Dymock b Botham 5 57 35 0 0 14.28
JR Thomson not out 1 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 4, lb 3, nb 2) 9
Total (all out; 100 overs) 244 (2.44 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-2 (Laird), 2-17 (Border), 3-20 (Wiener), 4-88 (Chappell), 5-127 (Toohey), 6-186 (Hughes), 7-219 (Marsh), 8-219 (Bright), 9-243 (Dymock), 10-244 (Lillee)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GR Dilley 18 1 47 2 2.61
IT Botham 35 9 78 6 2.22
RGD Willis 23 7 47 0 2.04
DL Underwood 13 4 33 1 2.53
G Miller 11 2 30 0 2.72
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
DW Randall c Hughes b Lillee 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
G Boycott lbw b Lillee 0 30 20 0 0 0.00
P Willey c Chappell b Dymock 9 21 18 1 0 50.00
DI Gower c †Marsh b Lillee 17 37 26 2 0 65.38
G Miller c Hughes b Thomson 25 69 53 2 0 47.16
JM Brearley* c †Marsh b Lillee 64 251 184 6 0 34.78
IT Botham c Toohey b Thomson 15 17 16 2 0 93.75
RW Taylor b Chappell 14 54 44 2 0 31.81
GR Dilley not out 38 206 157 4 0 24.20
DL Underwood lbw b Dymock 13 32 24 1 0 54.16
RGD Willis b Dymock 11 35 19 1 0 57.89
Extras (lb 7, nb 15) 22
Total (all out; 91.1 overs) 228 (2.50 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-1 (Randall), 2-12 (Willey), 3-14 (Boycott), 4-41 (Gower), 5-74 (Miller), 6-90 (Botham), 7-123 (Taylor), 8-185 (Brearley), 9-203 (Underwood), 10-228 (Willis)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 28 11 73 4 2.60
G Dymock 29.1 14 52 3 1.78
GS Chappell 11 6 5 1 0.45
JR Thomson 21 3 70 2 3.33
RJ Bright 2 0 6 0 3.00
Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JM Wiener c Randall b Underwood 58 136 105 6 1 55.23
BM Laird c †Taylor b Underwood 33 150 115 3 0 28.69
AR Border c †Taylor b Willis 115 383 296 13 0 38.85
GS Chappell* st †Taylor b Underwood 43 115 95 4 0 45.26
KJ Hughes c Miller b Botham 4 23 13 0 0 30.76
PM Toohey c †Taylor b Botham 3 13 15 0 0 20.00
RW Marsh c Gower b Botham 4 28 19 0 0 21.05
RJ Bright lbw b Botham 12 42 32 1 0 37.50
DK Lillee c Willey b Dilley 19 135 105 1 0 18.09
G Dymock not out 20 59 39 2 0 51.28
JR Thomson b Botham 8 20 25 1 0 32.00
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 2, nb 7) 18
Total (all out; 141.5 overs) 337 (2.37 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-91 (Wiener), 2-100 (Laird), 3-168 (Chappell), 4-183 (Hughes), 5-191 (Toohey), 6-204 (Marsh), 7-225 (Bright), 7-296* (Border, retired not out), 8-303 (Lillee), 9-323 (Border), 10-337 (Thomson)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GR Dilley 18 3 50 1 2.77
IT Botham 45.5 14 98 5 2.13
RGD Willis 26 7 52 1 2.00
DL Underwood 41 14 82 3 2.00
G Miller 10 0 36 0 3.60
P Willey 1 0 1 0 1.00
England 2nd innings (target: 354 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
DW Randall lbw b Dymock 1 11 9 0 0 11.11
G Boycott not out 99 337 285 8 0 34.73
P Willey lbw b Dymock 12 18 18 1 0 66.66
DI Gower c Thomson b Dymock 23 50 42 3 0 54.76
G Miller c Chappell b Thomson 8 20 19 1 0 42.10
IT Botham c †Marsh b Lillee 18 70 44 1 0 40.90
JM Brearley* c †Marsh b Bright 11 37 24 1 0 45.83
RW Taylor b Lillee 15 51 44 2 0 34.09
GR Dilley c †Marsh b Dymock 16 56 61 1 0 26.22
DL Underwood c Wiener b Dymock 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
RGD Willis c Chappell b Dymock 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 8) 12
Total (all out; 90.2 overs) 215 (2.38 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-8 (Randall), 2-26 (Willey), 3-64 (Gower), 4-75 (Miller), 5-115 (Botham), 6-141 (Brearley), 7-182 (Taylor), 8-211 (Dilley), 9-211 (Underwood), 10-215 (Willis)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 23 5 74 2 3.21
G Dymock 17.2 4 34 6 1.96
GS Chappell 6 4 6 0 1.00
JR Thomson 11 3 30 1 2.72
RJ Bright 23 11 30 1 1.30
JM Wiener 8 3 22 0 2.75
AR Border 2 0 7 0 3.50
Match details
Toss England, who chose to field
Series Australia led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debuts JM Wiener (Australia); GR Dilley (England)
Player of the match IT Botham (England)
Umpires MG O'Connell and DG Weser
Close of play
Fri, 14 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 232/8 (DK Lillee 11*, G Dymock 1*)
Sat, 15 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 177/7 (JM Brearley 56*, GR Dilley 21*)
Sun, 16 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 168/2 (AR Border 32*, GS Chappell 43*)
Mon, 17 Dec - rest day
Tue, 18 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 19/1 (G Boycott 5*, P Willey 9*)
Wed, 19 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 215 (90.2 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • DK Lillee faced four balls (from Botham) and scored three runs using an aluminium bat. Ten minutes were lost while the umpire persuaded Lille to change the bat for a standard wooden one.
  • AR Border (2) retired hurt on 109* from 296/7 to 303/8
 
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Series Results
Australia v England at Melbourne - Feb 1-6, 1980
Australia won by 8 wickets
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 4-8, 1980
Australia won by 6 wickets
Australia v England at Perth - Dec 14-19, 1979
Australia won by 138 runs
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Photos

Dec 17, 1979

Dennis Lillee appeals, December 17, 1979, Perth

Dennis Lillee holds up his aluminium bat to Allan Border,

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