4th Test, Melbourne, Dec 26-30 1982, England tour of Australia
284 & 294
(96.1 ov, target 292)
287 & 288
England won by 3 runs
Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
G Cook c Chappell b Thomson1053790018.86
G Fowler c Chappell b Hogg415240026.66
CJ Tavare c Yardley b Thomson8916524715053.93
DI Gower c †Marsh b Hogg1826421069.23
AJ Lamb c Dyson b Yardley8311516013072.17
IT Botham c Wessels b Yardley27233850117.39
G Miller c Border b Yardley1015360066.66
DR Pringle c Wessels b Hogg948591018.75
RW Taylor c †Marsh b Yardley11323007.69
RGD Willis (c)not out621370028.57
NG Cowans c Lawson b Hogg312120025.00
Extras(b 3, lb 6, nb 12, w 3)24
TOTAL(81.3 Ov, RR: 3.48)284
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Graeme Fowler), 2-25 (Geoff Cook), 3-56 (David Gower), 4-217 (Chris Tavaré), 5-227 (Allan Lamb), 6-259 (Sir Ian Botham), 7-262 (Geoff Miller), 8-268 (Bob Taylor), 9-278 (Derek Pringle), 10-284 (Norman Cowans)
GF Lawson1764802.8200
RM Hogg23.366942.9300
B Yardley2798943.2900
JR Thomson1324923.7600
GS Chappell10505.0000
Australia 1st Innings
KC Wessels  b Willis47641044073.43
J Dyson lbw b Cowans2140603052.50
GS Chappell (c)c Lamb b Cowans012000.00
KJ Hughes  b Willis661722519038.37
AR Border  b Botham210150020.00
DW Hookes c †Taylor b Pringle53691027076.81
RW Marsh  b Willis53981216054.08
B Yardley  b Miller917192052.94
GF Lawson c Fowler b Miller028000.00
RM Hogg not out812161066.66
JR Thomson  b Miller19100011.11
Extras(lb 8, nb 19)27
TOTAL(79 Ov, RR: 3.63)287
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (John Dyson), 2-55 (Greg Chappell), 3-83 (Kepler Wessels), 4-89 (Allan Border), 5-180 (David Hookes), 6-261 (Kim Hughes), 7-276 (Rod Marsh), 8-276 (Bruce Yardley), 9-278 (Geoff Lawson), 10-287 (Jeff Thomson)
RGD Willis1523832.5300
IT Botham1836913.8300
NG Cowans1606924.3100
DR Pringle1524012.6600
G Miller1554432.9300
England 2nd Innings
G Cook c Yardley b Thomson2644572059.09
G Fowler  b Hogg65991608065.65
CJ Tavare  b Hogg089000.00
DI Gower c †Marsh b Lawson39100033.33
AJ Lamb c †Marsh b Hogg2646915056.52
IT Botham c Chappell b Thomson46468980100.00
G Miller lbw b Lawson1429372048.27
DR Pringle c †Marsh b Lawson421181706035.59
RW Taylor lbw b Thomson3754855068.51
RGD Willis (c)not out832490025.00
NG Cowans  b Lawson1091220111.11
Extras(b 2, lb 9, nb 6)17
TOTAL(80.4 Ov, RR: 3.64)294
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Geoff Cook), 2-41 (Chris Tavaré), 3-45 (David Gower), 4-128 (Graeme Fowler), 5-129 (Allan Lamb), 6-160 (Geoff Miller), 7-201 (Sir Ian Botham), 8-262 (Bob Taylor), 9-280 (Derek Pringle), 10-294 (Norman Cowans)
GF Lawson21.466643.0400
RM Hogg2256432.9000
B Yardley1526704.4600
JR Thomson2137433.5200
GS Chappell10606.0000
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 292 runs)
KC Wessels  b Cowans1430473046.66
J Dyson c Tavare b Botham31771045040.25
GS Chappell (c)c sub (IJ Gould) b Cowans2890025.00
KJ Hughes c †Taylor b Miller481161584041.37
DW Hookes c Willis b Cowans68871199078.16
AR Border not out621652307037.57
RW Marsh lbw b Cowans1328391046.42
B Yardley  b Cowans054000.00
GF Lawson c Cowans b Pringle716280043.75
RM Hogg lbw b Cowans48181050.00
JR Thomson c Miller b Botham21621291033.87
Extras(b 5, lb 9, nb 3, w 1)18
TOTAL(96.1 Ov, RR: 2.99)288
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Kepler Wessels), 2-39 (Greg Chappell), 3-71 (John Dyson), 4-171 (Kim Hughes), 5-173 (David Hookes), 6-190 (Rod Marsh), 7-190 (Bruce Yardley), 8-202 (Geoff Lawson), 9-218 (Rodney Hogg), 10-288 (Jeff Thomson)
RGD Willis1705703.3500
IT Botham25.148023.1700
NG Cowans2667762.9600
DR Pringle1242612.1600
G Miller1663011.8700
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Norman Cowans
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 943
Match days26,27,28,29,30 December 1982 (5-day match)
Tony Crafter
Rex Whitehead
Sun, 26 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 284
Mon, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 287
Tue, 28 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 294
Wed, 29 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 255/9 (AR Border 44*, JR Thomson 8*)
Thu, 30 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 288 (96.1 ov) - end of match
  • MCG the first ground to host 75 Tests.
  • During the final-wicket partnership (70 in 128 min.), Border and Thomson declined to run 29 comfortable singles.
  • IT Botham completes the 1000 runs/100 wicket double against Australia (after claiming the final wicket) in only 22 Tests (a record in Eng.-Aust. series)
  • RW Marsh becomes the first Australian to appear in 90 Tests. His total dismissals in this series reaches 27, which surpasses the record of JHB Waite (S.Afr.), set in 1961-62 against New Zealand (5 matches)
  • For the first time in any Test in which all 40 wickets fell, all innings totals were within 10 runs of each other.