England tour of Australia, Only Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 12-17, 1977
Australia won by 45 runs
12,13,14,16,17 March 1977 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
IC Davis lbw b Lever 5 28 22 0 0 22.72
RB McCosker b Willis 4 33 17 0 0 23.52
GJ Cosier c Fletcher b Lever 10 19 10 2 0 100.00
GS Chappell* b Underwood 40 234 139 0 0 28.77
DW Hookes c Greig b Old 17 32 19 2 0 89.47
KD Walters c Greig b Willis 4 14 8 0 0 50.00
RW Marsh c †Knott b Old 28 91 56 3 0 50.00
GJ Gilmour c Greig b Old 4 24 20 0 0 20.00
KJ O'Keeffe c Brearley b Underwood 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
DK Lillee not out 10 59 53 1 0 18.86
MHN Walker b Underwood 2 14 14 0 0 14.28
Extras (b 4, lb 2, nb 8) 14
  Total (all out; 43.6 overs) 138 (2.36 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  JK Lever 12 1 36 2 2.25
  RGD Willis 8 0 33 2 3.09 (4nb)
  CM Old 12 4 39 3 2.43 (6nb)
  DL Underwood 11.6 2 16 3 1.02
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RA Woolmer c Chappell b Lillee 9 43 30 1 0 30.00
JM Brearley c Hookes b Lillee 12 64 40 1 0 30.00
DL Underwood c Chappell b Walker 7 28 18 1 0 38.88
DW Randall c †Marsh b Lillee 4 35 20 0 0 20.00
DL Amiss c O'Keeffe b Walker 4 18 18 0 0 22.22
KWR Fletcher c †Marsh b Walker 4 44 27 0 0 14.81
AW Greig* b Walker 18 24 20 3 0 90.00
APE Knott lbw b Lillee 15 59 45 0 0 33.33
CM Old c †Marsh b Lillee 3 27 17 0 0 17.64
JK Lever c †Marsh b Lillee 11 39 25 2 0 44.00
RGD Willis not out 1 20 17 0 0 5.88
Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 1, nb 2) 7
  Total (all out; 34.3 overs) 95 (2.07 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DK Lillee 13.3 2 26 6 1.45
  MHN Walker 15 3 54 4 2.70
  KJ O'Keeffe 1 0 4 0 3.00
  GJ Gilmour 5 3 4 0 0.60 (2nb)
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
IC Davis c †Knott b Greig 68 238 153 6 0 44.44
KJ O'Keeffe c Willis b Old 14 50 36 1 0 38.88
GS Chappell* b Old 2 15 14 0 0 14.28
GJ Cosier c †Knott b Lever 4 35 27 0 0 14.81
KD Walters c †Knott b Greig 66 213 143 5 0 46.15
DW Hookes c Fletcher b Underwood 56 122 69 9 0 81.15
RW Marsh not out 110 295 173 10 0 63.58
GJ Gilmour b Lever 16 44 31 1 0 51.61
DK Lillee c Amiss b Old 25 86 56 3 0 44.64
RB McCosker c Greig b Old 25 85 68 3 0 36.76
MHN Walker not out 8 27 24 0 0 33.33
Extras (lb 10, nb 15) 25
  Total (9 wickets dec; 96.6 overs) 419 (3.24 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  JK Lever 21 1 95 2 3.39
  RGD Willis 22 0 91 0 3.10 (8nb)
  CM Old 27.6 2 104 4 2.81 (9nb)
  AW Greig 14 3 66 2 3.53 (3nb)
  DL Underwood 12 2 38 1 2.37
  England 2nd innings (target: 463 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RA Woolmer lbw b Walker 12 47 36 1 0 33.33
JM Brearley lbw b Lillee 43 170 142 2 0 30.28
DW Randall c Cosier b O'Keeffe 174 446 353 21 0 49.29
DL Amiss b Chappell 64 227 185 3 0 34.59
KWR Fletcher c †Marsh b Lillee 1 12 8 0 0 12.50
AW Greig* c Cosier b O'Keeffe 41 100 82 7 0 50.00
APE Knott lbw b Lillee 42 81 51 5 0 82.35
CM Old c Chappell b Lillee 2 5 4 0 0 50.00
JK Lever lbw b O'Keeffe 4 15 25 0 0 16.00
DL Underwood b Lillee 7 21 19 0 0 36.84
RGD Willis not out 5 10 5 1 0 100.00
Extras (b 8, lb 4, w 3, nb 7) 22
  Total (all out; 112.4 overs) 417 (2.78 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DK Lillee 34.4 7 139 5 3.02 (1nb)
  MHN Walker 22 4 83 1 2.82
  GJ Gilmour 4 0 29 0 5.43 (6nb)
  GS Chappell 16 7 29 1 1.35
  KJ O'Keeffe 33 6 108 3 2.45 (1nb)
  KD Walters 3 2 7 0 1.75 (2nb)

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - Australia won the 1976/77 Centenary Test
Test debut - DW Hookes (Australia)
Player of the match - DW Randall (England)
Umpires - TF Brooks and MG O'Connell
Close of play
  • Sat, 12 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 29/1 (JM Brearley 12*, DL Underwood 5*)
  • Sun, 13 Mar - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 104/3 (IC Davis 45*, KD Walters 32*)
  • Mon, 14 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 387/8 (RW Marsh 95*, RB McCosker 17*)
  • Tue, 15 Mar - rest day
  • Wed, 16 Mar - day 4 - England 2nd innings 191/2 (DW Randall 87*, DL Amiss 34*)
  • Thu, 17 Mar - day 5 - England 2nd innings 417 (112.4 ov) - end of match
 
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