5th Test, Manchester, Aug 13-17 1981, Australia tour of England
231 & 404
(135.5 ov, target 506)
130 & 402
England won by 103 runs
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
England231(86.1 overs)1st Innings
Chris Tavaré69 (193)
Paul Allott52 (92)
Dennis Lillee4/55(24.1)
Australia130(30.2 overs)1st Innings
Martin Kent52 (45)
Ray Bright22 (55)
Bob Willis4/63(14)
England404(151.4 overs)2nd Innings
Sir Ian Botham118 (102)
Chris Tavaré78 (289)
Australia402(135.5 overs)2nd Innings
Allan Border*123 (356)
Graham Yallop114 (125)
Bob Willis3/96(30.5)
Paul Allott2/71(17)
Match details
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Player Of The Match
Sir Ian Botham
Series resultEngland led the 6-match series 3-1
Match numberTest no. 907
Match days13,14,15,16,17 August 1981 (5-day match)
Test debut
Paul Allott
Mike Whitney
David Constant
Ken Palmer