The Ashes - 1st Test

Australia v England

England won by 7 wickets

Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood c †Taylor b Old 7 45 30 0 0 23.33
GJ Cosier run out 1 3 2 0 0 50.00
PM Toohey b Willis 1 9 12 0 0 8.33
GN Yallop* c Gooch b Willis 7 59 40 0 0 17.50
KJ Hughes c †Taylor b Botham 4 34 24 0 0 16.66
TJ Laughlin c sub (JK Lever) b Willis 2 8 3 0 0 66.66
JA Maclean not out 33 135 83 2 0 39.75
B Yardley c †Taylor b Willis 17 40 40 2 0 42.50
RM Hogg c †Taylor b Botham 36 78 67 5 0 53.73
AG Hurst c †Taylor b Botham 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
JD Higgs b Old 1 5 5 0 0 20.00
Extras (lb 1, nb 6) 7
Total (all out; 37.7 overs) 116 (2.29 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-2 (Cosier), 2-5 (Toohey), 3-14 (Wood), 4-22 (Yallop), 5-24 (Hughes), 6-26 (Laughlin), 7-53 (Yardley), 8-113 (Hogg), 9-113 (Hurst), 10-116 (Higgs)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 14 2 44 4 2.35
CM Old 9.7 1 24 2 1.82
IT Botham 12 1 40 3 2.50
GA Gooch 1 0 1 0 0.75
PH Edmonds 1 1 0 0 0.00
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c Hughes b Hogg 13 91 67 1 0 19.40
GA Gooch c Laughlin b Hogg 2 18 13 0 0 15.38
DW Randall c Laughlin b Hurst 75 223 196 10 1 38.26
RW Taylor lbw b Hurst 20 172 115 0 0 17.39
JM Brearley* c †Maclean b Hogg 6 19 13 1 0 46.15
DI Gower c †Maclean b Hurst 44 111 90 5 0 48.88
IT Botham c †Maclean b Hogg 49 102 73 5 0 67.12
G Miller lbw b Hogg 27 93 70 1 0 38.57
PH Edmonds c †Maclean b Hogg 1 15 9 0 0 11.11
CM Old not out 29 113 102 2 0 28.43
RGD Willis c †Maclean b Hurst 8 44 20 1 0 40.00
Extras (b 7, lb 4, nb 1) 12
Total (all out; 95.4 overs) 286 (2.24 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-2 (Gooch), 2-38 (Boycott), 3-111 (Randall), 4-120 (Brearley), 5-120 (Taylor), 6-215 (Botham), 7-219 (Gower), 8-226 (Edmonds), 9-266 (Miller), 10-286 (Willis)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AG Hurst 27.4 6 93 4 2.53
RM Hogg 28 8 74 6 1.98
TJ Laughlin 22 6 54 0 1.84
B Yardley 7 1 34 0 3.64
GJ Cosier 5 1 10 0 1.50
JD Higgs 6 2 9 0 1.12
Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood lbw b Old 19 88 50 1 0 38.00
GJ Cosier b Willis 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
PM Toohey lbw b Botham 1 7 9 0 0 11.11
GN Yallop* c & b Willis 102 347 307 8 0 33.22
KJ Hughes c Edmonds b Willis 129 481 411 8 2 31.38
TJ Laughlin lbw b Old 5 13 8 0 0 62.50
JA Maclean lbw b Miller 15 63 63 1 0 23.80
B Yardley c Brearley b Miller 16 79 70 1 0 22.85
RM Hogg b Botham 16 41 35 1 0 45.71
AG Hurst b Botham 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
JD Higgs not out 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 9, lb 5, nb 22) 36
Total (all out; 116.6 overs) 339 (2.17 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Cosier), 2-2 (Toohey), 3-49 (Wood), 4-219 (Yallop), 5-228 (Laughlin), 6-261 (Maclean), 7-310 (Yardley), 8-339 (Hogg), 9-339 (Hurst), 10-339 (Hughes)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RGD Willis 27.6 3 69 3 1.86
IT Botham 26 5 95 3 2.74
CM Old 17 1 60 2 2.64
G Miller 34 12 52 2 1.14
PH Edmonds 12 1 27 0 1.68
England 2nd innings (target: 170 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott run out 16 98 82 0 0 19.51
GA Gooch c Yardley b Hogg 2 53 33 0 0 6.06
DW Randall not out 74 210 175 5 0 42.28
JM Brearley* c †Maclean b Yardley 13 54 51 1 0 25.49
DI Gower not out 48 109 90 4 0 53.33
Extras (b 12, lb 3, nb 2) 17
Total (3 wickets; 53.5 overs) 170 (2.37 runs per 6 balls)
Did not bat RW Taylor, IT Botham, G Miller, PH Edmonds, CM Old, RGD Willis
Fall of wickets 1-16 (Gooch), 2-37 (Boycott), 3-74 (Brearley)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RM Hogg 12.5 2 35 1 2.07
AG Hurst 10 4 17 0 1.27
B Yardley 13 1 41 1 2.36
TJ Laughlin 3 0 6 0 1.50
JD Higgs 12 1 43 0 2.68
GJ Cosier 3 0 11 0 2.75
Match details
Balls per over 8
Toss Australia, who chose to bat
Series England led the 6-match series 1-0
Test debuts RM Hogg and JA Maclean (Australia)
Player of the match DW Randall (England)
Umpires RA French and MG O'Connell
Close of play
Fri, 1 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 60/2 (DW Randall 43*, RW Taylor 2*)
Sat, 2 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 257/8 (G Miller 19*, CM Old 17*)
Sun, 3 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 157/3 (GN Yallop 74*, KJ Hughes 51*)
Mon, 4 Dec - rest day
Tue, 5 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 16/0 (G Boycott 9*, GA Gooch 2*)
Wed, 6 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 170/3 (53.5 ov) - end of match
 
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Dec 1, 1978

Rodney Hogg dismissed the England openers on his first day as a Test bowler, Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day, December 1, 1978

Rodney Hogg dismissed the England openers on his first day as a Test bowler

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