Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Randall b Underwood
    58
    105
    136
    6
    1
    55.23
    c †Taylor b Underwood
    33
    115
    150
    3
    0
    28.69
    c †Taylor b Willis
    115
    296
    383
    13
    0
    38.85
    st †Taylor b Underwood
    43
    95
    115
    4
    0
    45.26
    c Miller b Botham
    4
    13
    23
    0
    0
    30.76
    c †Taylor b Botham
    3
    15
    13
    0
    0
    20.00
    c Gower b Botham
    4
    19
    28
    0
    0
    21.05
    lbw b Botham
    12
    32
    42
    1
    0
    37.50
    c Willey b Dilley
    19
    105
    135
    1
    0
    18.09
    not out
    20
    39
    59
    2
    0
    51.28
    b Botham
    8
    25
    20
    1
    0
    32.00
    Extras
    18 (b 4, lb 5, nb 7, w 2)
    TOTAL
    337 all out (141.5 Overs, RR: 2.37)
    Fall of wickets: 1-91 (JM Wiener), 2-100 (BM Laird), 3-168 (GS Chappell), 4-183 (KJ Hughes), 5-191 (PM Toohey), 6-204 (RW Marsh), 7-225 (RJ Bright), 7-296 (AR Border, retired not out ), 8-303 (DK Lillee), 9-323 (AR Border), 10-337 (JR Thomson)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GR Dilley1835012.7700
    IT Botham45.5149852.1300
    RGD Willis2675212.0000
    DL Underwood41148232.0000
    G Miller1003603.6000
    P Willey10101.0000

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

  • Full metal racket

    <b>Adrian Murrell</b>, the noted cricket photographer, was at the ground when the aluminium bat furore unfolded

  • Heavy metal at the WACA

    Dennis Lillee will be remembered as one of the game's great fast bowlers and a controversial one