The Ashes - 2nd Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
B Wood lbw b Lillee 6 12 15 1 0 40.00
JH Edrich lbw b Lillee 9 41 30 1 0 30.00
DS Steele b Thomson 50 163 103 9 0 48.54
DL Amiss lbw b Lillee 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
GA Gooch c †Marsh b Lillee 6 25 17 1 0 35.29
AW Greig* c IM Chappell b Walker 96 160 129 15 0 74.41
APE Knott lbw b Thomson 69 134 102 8 0 67.64
RA Woolmer c Turner b Mallett 33 114 108 4 0 30.55
JA Snow c Walker b Mallett 11 31 29 1 0 37.93
DL Underwood not out 0 16 14 0 0 0.00
P Lever lbw b Walker 4 7 6 0 0 66.66
Extras (b 3, lb 1, w 4, nb 23) 31
Total (all out; 87.4 overs) 315 (3.59 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-10 (Wood), 2-29 (Edrich), 3-31 (Amiss), 4-49 (Gooch), 5-145 (Steele), 6-222 (Greig), 7-288 (Knott), 8-309 (Snow), 9-310 (Woolmer), 10-315 (Lever)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 20 4 84 4 4.20
JR Thomson 24 7 92 2 3.83
MHN Walker 21.4 7 52 2 2.40
AA Mallett 22 4 56 2 2.54
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker c & b Lever 29 80 59 3 0 49.15
A Turner lbw b Snow 9 27 14 0 0 64.28
IM Chappell* c †Knott b Snow 2 16 17 0 0 11.76
GS Chappell lbw b Snow 4 7 6 1 0 66.66
R Edwards lbw b Woolmer 99 201 132 15 0 75.00
KD Walters c Greig b Lever 2 8 8 0 0 25.00
RW Marsh c Amiss b Greig 3 10 9 0 0 33.33
MHN Walker b Snow 5 24 19 1 0 26.31
JR Thomson b Underwood 17 61 52 2 0 32.69
DK Lillee not out 73 136 103 8 3 70.87
AA Mallett lbw b Steele 14 69 57 2 0 24.56
Extras (lb 5, nb 6) 11
Total (all out; 77.4 overs) 268 (3.45 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-21 (Turner), 2-29 (IM Chappell), 3-37 (GS Chappell), 4-54 (McCosker), 5-56 (Walters), 6-64 (Marsh), 7-81 (Walker), 8-133 (Thomson), 9-199 (Edwards), 10-268 (Mallett)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JA Snow 21 4 66 4 3.14
P Lever 15 0 83 2 5.53
RA Woolmer 13 5 31 1 2.38
AW Greig 15 5 47 1 3.13
DL Underwood 13 5 29 1 2.23
DS Steele 0.4 0 1 1 1.50
England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
B Wood c †Marsh b Thomson 52 199 161 7 0 32.29
JH Edrich c Thomson b Mallett 175 538 420 21 0 41.66
DS Steele c & b Walters 45 135 111 6 0 40.54
DL Amiss c GS Chappell b Lillee 10 41 37 1 0 27.02
GA Gooch b Mallett 31 88 71 4 0 43.66
AW Greig* c Walters b IM Chappell 41 52 42 5 1 97.61
APE Knott not out 22 46 33 1 0 66.66
RA Woolmer b Mallett 31 33 25 3 2 124.00
Extras (lb 18, w 2, nb 9) 29
Total (7 wickets dec; 147.4 overs) 436 (2.95 runs per over)
Did not bat JA Snow, DL Underwood, P Lever
Fall of wickets 1-111 (Wood), 2-215 (Steele), 3-249 (Amiss), 4-315 (Gooch), 5-380 (Greig), 6-387 (Edrich), 7-436 (Woolmer)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 33 10 80 1 2.42
JR Thomson 29 8 73 1 2.51
MHN Walker 37 8 95 0 2.56
AA Mallett 36.4 10 127 3 3.46
IM Chappell 10 2 26 1 2.60
KD Walters 2 0 6 1 3.00
Australia 2nd innings (target: 484 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RB McCosker lbw b Steele 79 262 224 8 0 35.26
A Turner c Gooch b Greig 21 64 39 3 0 53.84
IM Chappell* lbw b Greig 86 249 215 13 0 40.00
GS Chappell not out 73 146 119 10 1 61.34
R Edwards not out 52 92 76 9 0 68.42
Extras (b 4, nb 14) 18
Total (3 wickets; 109 overs) 329 (3.01 runs per over)
Did not bat KD Walters, RW Marsh, MHN Walker, JR Thomson, DK Lillee, AA Mallett
Fall of wickets 1-50 (Turner), 2-169 (McCosker), 3-222 (IM Chappell)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JA Snow 19 3 82 0 4.31
P Lever 20 5 55 0 2.75
RA Woolmer 3 1 3 0 1.00
AW Greig 26 6 82 2 3.15
DL Underwood 31 14 64 0 2.06
DS Steele 9 4 19 1 2.11
B Wood 1 0 6 0 6.00
Match details
Toss England, who chose to bat
Series Australia led the 4-match series 1-0
Test debuts DS Steele and RA Woolmer (England)
Umpires WE Alley and TW Spencer
Close of play
Thu, 31 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 313/9 (DL Underwood 0*, P Lever 2*)
Fri, 1 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 5/0 (B Wood 5*, JH Edrich 0*)
Sat, 2 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 230/2 (JH Edrich 104*, DL Amiss 6*)
Sun, 3 Aug - rest day
Mon, 4 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 97/1 (RB McCosker 46*, IM Chappell 25*)
Tue, 5 Aug - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 329/3 (109 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • Thomson bowled 22 no-balls and 4 wides on 1st Day
  • Lillee faced 103 balls and hit 3 6's and 18 4's
  • Edrich batted for 538 minutes and faced 420 balls
  • Michael Angelow became the first streaker to intrude upon the field of play during a test in England at 3.20 day 4.
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 28-Sep 3, 1975
Match drawn
England v Australia at Leeds - Aug 14-19, 1975
Match drawn
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 31-Aug 5, 1975
Match drawn
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 10-14, 1975
Australia won by an innings and 85 runs
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Aug 5, 1975

Alan Knott watches as Ian Chappell plays it to the leg side, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, August 5, 1975

Alan Knott watches as Ian Chappell plays it to the leg side

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Aug 5, 1975

Alan Knott watches as Ian Chappell plays it to the leg side, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, August 5, 1975

Alan Knott watches as Ian Chappell plays it to the leg side

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