- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc Chappell b Thomson1053790018.86c Chappell b Hogg415240026.66c Yardley b Thomson8916524715053.93c †Marsh b Hogg1826421069.23c Dyson b Yardley8311516013072.17c Wessels b Yardley27233850117.39c Border b Yardley1015360066.66c Wessels b Hogg948591018.75c †Marsh b Yardley11323007.69not out621370028.57c Lawson b Hogg312120025.00Extras24 (b 3, lb 6, nb 12, w 3)TOTAL284 all out (81.3 Overs, RR: 3.48)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)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRb Willis47641044073.43lbw b Cowans2140603052.50c Lamb b Cowans012000.00b Willis661722519038.37b Botham210150020.00c †Taylor b Pringle53691027076.81b Willis53981216054.08b Miller917192052.94c Fowler b Miller028000.00not out812161066.66b Miller19100011.11Extras27 (lb 8, nb 19)TOTAL287 all out (79 Overs, RR: 3.63)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)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc Yardley b Thomson2644572059.09b Hogg65991608065.65b Hogg089000.00c †Marsh b Lawson39100033.33c †Marsh b Hogg2646915056.52c Chappell b Thomson46468980100.00lbw b Lawson1429372048.27c †Marsh b Lawson421181706035.59lbw b Thomson3754855068.51not out832490025.00b Lawson1091220111.11Extras17 (b 2, lb 9, nb 6)TOTAL294 all out (80.4 Overs, RR: 3.64)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)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRb Cowans1430473046.66c Tavare b Botham31771045040.25c sub (IJ Gould) b Cowans2890025.00c †Taylor b Miller481161584041.37c Willis b Cowans68871199078.16not out621652307037.57lbw b Cowans1328391046.42b Cowans054000.00c Cowans b Pringle716280043.75lbw b Cowans48181050.00c Miller b Botham21621291033.87Extras18 (b 5, lb 9, nb 3, w 1)TOTAL288 all out (96.1 Overs, RR: 2.99)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)
Player Of The Match
- 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.
One December afternoon in 1982, Allan Border found an ally in the form of No. 11 Jeff Thomson and they almost pulled off the greatest last-wicket chase in history
Exactly three decades ago today, the classic Melbourne Test of 1982 wound to a dramatic close
Jeff Thomson on Melbourne 1982, the one that got away
They took it down to the wire; then the final, fatal stumble