5th Test, Sydney, Jan 2-7 1983, England tour of Australia
314 & 382
(96 ov, target 460)
237 & 314/7
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
Australia 1st Innings
KC Wessels c Willis b Botham1947612040.42
J Dyson c †Taylor b Hemmings791883017042.02
GS Chappell (c)lbw b Willis3552694067.30
KJ Hughes c Cowans b Botham2968883042.64
DW Hookes c Botham b Hemmings1721282080.95
AR Border c Miller b Hemmings8919821112044.94
RW Marsh c & b Miller323260013.04
B Yardley  b Cowans2448573050.00
GF Lawson c & b Botham624320025.00
JR Thomson c Lamb b Botham01116000.00
RM Hogg not out01123000.00
Extras(b 3, lb 8, w 2)13
TOTAL(115 Ov, RR: 2.73)314
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Kepler Wessels), 2-96 (Greg Chappell), 3-150 (Kim Hughes), 4-173 (David Hookes), 5-210 (John Dyson), 6-219 (Rod Marsh), 7-262 (Bruce Yardley), 8-283 (Geoff Lawson), 9-291 (Jeff Thomson), 10-314 (Allan Border)
RGD Willis2065712.8500
NG Cowans2136713.1900
IT Botham3087542.5000
EE Hemmings27106832.5100
G Miller1773412.0000
England 1st Innings
G Cook c Chappell b Hogg819320042.10
CJ Tavare  b Lawson0816000.00
DI Gower c Chappell b Lawson701252077056.00
AJ Lamb  b Lawson035000.00
DW Randall  b Thomson70901325077.77
IT Botham c Wessels b Thomson517270029.41
G Miller lbw b Thomson34791233043.03
RW Taylor lbw b Thomson033000.00
EE Hemmings c Border b Yardley2939522074.35
RGD Willis (c)c Border b Thomson11932005.26
NG Cowans not out0210000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 12)20
TOTAL(64.5 Ov, RR: 3.65)237
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Chris Tavaré), 2-23 (Geoff Cook), 3-24 (Allan Lamb), 4-146 (Derek Randall), 5-163 (Sir Ian Botham), 6-169 (David Gower), 7-170 (Bob Taylor), 8-220 (Eddie Hemmings), 9-232 (Bob Willis), 10-237 (Geoff Miller)
GF Lawson2027033.5000
RM Hogg1625013.1200
JR Thomson14.525053.3700
B Yardley1444713.3500
Australia 2nd Innings
KC Wessels lbw b Botham53891166059.55
J Dyson c Gower b Willis22440008.33
GS Chappell (c)c Randall b Hemmings1114170078.57
KJ Hughes c Botham b Hemmings13731637912343.35
DW Hookes lbw b Miller1952522036.53
AR Border c Botham b Cowans831481639056.08
RW Marsh c †Taylor b Miller4170863058.57
B Yardley c Botham b Hemmings01111000.00
GF Lawson not out1330421043.33
JR Thomson c Gower b Miller1234291035.29
RM Hogg run out065000.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 4)11
TOTAL(131.3 Ov, RR: 2.9)382
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (John Dyson), 2-38 (Greg Chappell), 3-82 (Kepler Wessels), 4-113 (David Hookes), 5-262 (Allan Border), 6-350 (Rod Marsh), 7-357 (Bruce Yardley), 8-358 (Kim Hughes), 9-382 (Jeff Thomson), 10-382 (Rodney Hogg)
RGD Willis1023313.3000
NG Cowans1314713.6100
IT Botham1003513.5000
EE Hemmings471611632.4600
G Miller49.31213332.6800
G Cook21703.5000
England 2nd Innings (target: 460 runs)
G Cook lbw b Lawson2530040.00
CJ Tavare lbw b Yardley1626602061.53
EE Hemmings c †Marsh b Yardley951952236048.71
DI Gower c Hookes b Yardley2439533061.53
AJ Lamb c & b Yardley2966703143.93
DW Randall  b Thomson44951146046.31
IT Botham lbw b Thomson3256734057.14
G Miller not out2184863025.00
RW Taylor not out2853833052.83
Extras(b 1, lb 10, nb 11, w 1)23
TOTAL(96 Ov, RR: 3.27)314/7
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Geoff Cook), 2-55 (Chris Tavaré), 3-104 (David Gower), 4-155 (Allan Lamb), 5-196 (Eddie Hemmings), 6-260 (Derek Randall), 7-261 (Sir Ian Botham)
GF Lawson1515013.3300
RM Hogg1362501.9200
JR Thomson1233022.5000
B Yardley37613943.7500
AR Border1633602.2500
DW Hookes21502.5000
GS Chappell10606.0000
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Kim Hughes
Player Of The Series
Geoff Lawson
Series resultAustralia won the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 944
Match days2,3,4,6,7 January 1983 (5-day match)
Dick French
Mel Johnson
Sun, 02 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 138/2 (J Dyson 58*, KJ Hughes 20*)
Mon, 03 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 76/3 (DI Gower 38*, DW Randall 21*)
Tue, 04 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 90/3 (KJ Hughes 17*, DW Hookes 5*)
Wed, 05 Jan - rest day
Thu, 06 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 8/1 (CJ Tavare 1*, EE Hemmings 4*)
Fri, 07 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 314/7 (96 ov) - end of match
  • Australia regains the Ashes, which they lost in 1977
  • Aus 1st innings
  • RW Taylor: 150 Test dismissals (Dyson)
  • Eng 2nd innings
  • EE Hemmings was 5 runs from becoming the 4th 'night-watchman' to score a century at Test level.
  • RW Taylor passes 1000 runs (completeing the keeper's double)
  • This match was only the 4th drawn Test at Sydney between the 2 countries (out of 46)