Australia tour of England, 1985 / Scorecard

The Ashes - 6th Test

England v Australia

England won by an innings and 94 runs

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch c & b McDermott 196 423 310 27 0 63.22
RT Robinson b McDermott 3 35 21 0 0 14.28
DI Gower* c Bennett b McDermott 157 335 216 20 0 72.68
MW Gatting c Border b Bennett 4 25 27 0 0 14.81
JE Emburey c Wellham b Lawson 9 27 17 1 0 52.94
AJ Lamb c McDermott b Lawson 1 28 15 0 0 6.66
IT Botham c †Phillips b Lawson 12 34 23 2 0 52.17
PR Downton b McDermott 16 75 46 1 0 34.78
RM Ellison c †Phillips b Gilbert 3 43 32 0 0 9.37
PH Edmonds lbw b Lawson 12 34 26 2 0 46.15
LB Taylor not out 1 15 10 0 0 10.00
Extras (b 13, lb 11, nb 26) 50
Total (all out; 118.2 overs) 464 (3.92 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-20 (Robinson), 2-371 (Gower), 3-376 (Gatting), 4-403 (Gooch), 5-405 (Emburey), 6-418 (Lamb), 7-425 (Botham), 8-447 (Ellison), 9-452 (Downton), 10-464 (Edmonds)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GF Lawson 29.2 6 101 4 3.44
CJ McDermott 31 2 108 4 3.48
DR Gilbert 21 2 96 1 4.57
MJ Bennett 32 8 111 1 3.46
AR Border 2 0 8 0 4.00
KC Wessels 3 0 16 0 5.33
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood lbw b Botham 22 31 27 3 0 81.48
AMJ Hilditch c Gooch b Botham 17 60 32 1 0 53.12
KC Wessels b Emburey 12 56 51 0 0 23.52
AR Border* b Edmonds 38 105 67 4 0 56.71
DM Wellham c †Downton b Ellison 13 52 41 2 0 31.70
GM Ritchie not out 64 195 156 5 0 41.02
WB Phillips b Edmonds 18 38 29 2 0 62.06
MJ Bennett c Robinson b Ellison 12 49 46 1 0 26.08
GF Lawson c Botham b Taylor 14 29 26 1 0 53.84
CJ McDermott run out 25 34 23 2 1 108.69
DR Gilbert b Botham 1 13 9 0 0 11.11
Extras (lb 3, w 2) 5
Total (all out; 84 overs) 241 (2.86 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-35 (Wood), 2-52 (Hilditch), 3-56 (Wessels), 4-101 (Wellham), 5-109 (Border), 6-144 (Phillips), 7-171 (Bennett), 8-192 (Lawson), 9-235 (McDermott), 10-241 (Gilbert)
Bowling O M R W Econ
IT Botham 20 3 64 3 3.20
LB Taylor 13 1 39 1 3.00
RM Ellison 18 5 35 2 1.94
JE Emburey 19 7 48 1 2.52
PH Edmonds 14 2 52 2 3.71
Australia 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Wood b Botham 6 27 18 1 0 33.33
AMJ Hilditch c Gower b Taylor 9 36 27 0 0 33.33
KC Wessels c †Downton b Botham 7 34 21 0 0 33.33
AR Border* c Botham b Ellison 58 157 92 7 0 63.04
DM Wellham lbw b Ellison 5 19 17 0 0 29.41
GM Ritchie c †Downton b Ellison 6 58 42 0 0 14.28
WB Phillips c †Downton b Botham 10 30 24 1 0 41.66
MJ Bennett c & b Taylor 11 43 29 1 0 37.93
GF Lawson c †Downton b Ellison 7 16 10 1 0 70.00
CJ McDermott c Botham b Ellison 2 3 4 0 0 50.00
DR Gilbert not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 4, nb 4) 8
Total (all out; 46.3 overs) 129 (2.77 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-13 (Wood), 2-16 (Hilditch), 3-37 (Wessels), 4-51 (Wellham), 5-71 (Ritchie), 6-96 (Phillips), 7-114 (Border), 8-127 (Lawson), 9-129 (McDermott), 10-129 (Bennett)
Bowling O M R W Econ
IT Botham 17 3 44 3 2.58
LB Taylor 11.3 1 34 2 2.95
RM Ellison 17 3 46 5 2.70
JE Emburey 1 0 1 0 1.00
Match details
Toss England, who chose to bat
Series England won the 6-match series 3-1
Test debut DR Gilbert (Australia)
Player of the match GA Gooch (England)
Player of the series DI Gower (England)
Umpires HD Bird and KE Palmer
Close of play
Thu, 29 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 376/3 (GA Gooch 179*, JE Emburey 0*)
Fri, 30 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 145/6 (GM Ritchie 20*, MJ Bennett 0*)
Sat, 31 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 62/4 (AR Border 26*, GM Ritchie 6*)
Sun, 1 Sep - rest day
Mon, 2 Sep - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 129 (46.3 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 29-Sep 2, 1985
England won by an innings and 94 runs
England v Australia at Birmingham - Aug 15-20, 1985
England won by an innings and 118 runs
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 1-6, 1985
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Jul 11-16, 1985
Match drawn
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 27-Jul 2, 1985
Australia won by 4 wickets
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Sep 1985

Ian Botham and Mike Gatting give David Gower a champagne bath, England v Australia, 6th Test, The Oval, September 1985

Ian Botham and Mike Gatting give David Gower a champagne bath

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