The Ashes - 6th Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c Brearley b Botham 66 168 129 6 0 51.16
MF Kent c Gatting b Botham 54 179 129 7 0 41.86
KJ Hughes* hit wicket b Botham 31 101 67 1 0 46.26
GN Yallop c Botham b Willis 26 59 50 1 0 52.00
AR Border not out 106 290 230 13 0 46.08
DM Wellham b Willis 24 112 93 1 0 25.80
RW Marsh c Botham b Willis 12 18 18 2 0 66.66
RJ Bright c Brearley b Botham 3 41 40 0 0 7.50
DK Lillee b Willis 11 36 36 1 0 30.55
TM Alderman b Botham 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
MR Whitney b Botham 4 38 13 1 0 30.76
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 1, nb 4) 15
Total (all out; 132 overs) 352 (2.66 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-120 (Wood), 2-125 (Kent), 3-169 (Yallop), 4-199 (Hughes), 5-260 (Wellham), 6-280 (Marsh), 7-303 (Bright), 8-319 (Lillee), 9-320 (Alderman), 10-352 (Whitney)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 31 6 91 4 2.93
M Hendrick 31 8 63 0 2.03
IT Botham 47 13 125 6 2.65
JE Emburey 23 2 58 0 2.52
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c Yallop b Lillee 137 441 321 7 0 42.67
W Larkins c Alderman b Lillee 34 93 75 4 0 45.33
CJ Tavare c †Marsh b Lillee 24 127 91 2 0 26.37
MW Gatting b Lillee 53 157 114 5 0 46.49
JM Brearley* c Bright b Alderman 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
PWG Parker c Kent b Alderman 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
IT Botham c Yallop b Lillee 3 11 5 0 0 60.00
APE Knott b Lillee 36 68 49 4 0 73.46
JE Emburey lbw b Lillee 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
RGD Willis b Alderman 3 13 7 0 0 42.85
M Hendrick not out 0 13 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 9, w 3, nb 12) 24
Total (all out; 110.4 overs) 314 (2.83 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-61 (Larkins), 2-131 (Tavare), 3-246 (Gatting), 4-248 (Brearley), 5-248 (Parker), 6-256 (Botham), 7-293 (Boycott), 8-293 (Emburey), 9-302 (Willis), 10-314 (Knott)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 31.4 4 89 7 2.81
TM Alderman 35 4 84 3 2.40
MR Whitney 23 3 76 0 3.30
RJ Bright 21 6 41 0 1.95
Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c †Knott b Hendrick 21 62 46 1 0 45.65
MF Kent c Brearley b Botham 7 33 17 1 0 41.17
KJ Hughes* lbw b Hendrick 6 22 24 1 0 25.00
GN Yallop b Hendrick 35 85 62 3 0 56.45
AR Border c Tavare b Emburey 84 192 152 8 0 55.26
DM Wellham lbw b Botham 103 266 221 12 0 46.60
RW Marsh c Gatting b Botham 52 96 83 7 0 62.65
RJ Bright b Botham 11 30 14 2 0 78.57
DK Lillee not out 8 36 36 1 0 22.22
MR Whitney c Botham b Hendrick 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 8, w 1, nb 7) 17
Total (9 wickets dec; 104.2 overs) 344 (3.29 runs per over)
Did not bat TM Alderman
Fall of wickets 1-26 (Kent), 2-36 (Hughes), 3-41 (Wood), 4-104 (Yallop), 5-205 (Border), 6-291 (Marsh), 7-332 (Bright), 8-343 (Wellham), 9-344 (Whitney)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 10 0 41 0 4.10
M Hendrick 29.2 6 82 4 2.79
IT Botham 42 9 128 4 3.04
JE Emburey 23 3 76 1 3.30
England 2nd innings (target: 383 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott lbw b Lillee 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
W Larkins c Alderman b Lillee 24 119 78 4 0 30.76
CJ Tavare c Kent b Whitney 8 44 36 0 0 22.22
MW Gatting c Kent b Lillee 56 85 70 7 0 80.00
PWG Parker c Kent b Alderman 13 55 46 2 0 28.26
JM Brearley* c †Marsh b Lillee 51 166 160 7 0 31.87
IT Botham lbw b Alderman 16 10 14 2 0 114.28
APE Knott not out 70 167 138 11 0 50.72
JE Emburey not out 5 52 33 0 0 15.15
Extras (b 2, lb 5, w 2, nb 9) 18
Total (7 wickets; 95 overs) 261 (2.74 runs per over)
Did not bat RGD Willis, M Hendrick
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Boycott), 2-18 (Tavare), 3-88 (Larkins), 4-101 (Gatting), 5-127 (Parker), 6-144 (Botham), 7-237 (Brearley)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 30 10 70 4 2.33
TM Alderman 19 6 60 2 3.15
MR Whitney 11 4 46 1 4.18
RJ Bright 27 12 50 0 1.85
GN Yallop 8 2 17 0 2.12
Match details
Toss England, who chose to field
Series England won the 6-match series 3-1
Test debuts DM Wellham (Australia); PWG Parker (England)
Player of the match DK Lillee (Australia)
Player of the series IT Botham (England)
Umpires HD Bird and BJ Meyer
Close of play
Thu, 27 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 251/4 (AR Border 51*, DM Wellham 19*)
Fri, 28 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 100/1 (G Boycott 47*, CJ Tavare 8*)
Sat, 29 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 36/2 (GM Wood 20*)
Sun, 30 Aug - rest day
Mon, 31 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 344/9 (DK Lillee 8*)
Tue, 1 Sep - day 5 - England 2nd innings 261/7 (95 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • Brearley undefeated as captain in 19 home tests.
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 27-Sep 1, 1981
Match drawn
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 13-17, 1981
England won by 103 runs
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 30-Aug 2, 1981
England won by 29 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 16-21, 1981
England won by 18 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 2-7, 1981
Match drawn
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Photos

Aug 27, 1981

Trevor Chappell of Australia during a training session before the sixth Test, England v Australia, The Oval, August 26, 1981

Trevor Chappell prepares to release the ball

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Aug 1981

Bob Willis celebrates after Graham Yallop is caught by Ian Botham, England v Australia, 6th Test, The Oval, August, 1981

Bob Willis celebrates after Graham Yallop is caught by Ian Botham

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