Result
4th Test, Birmingham, Jul 30 - Aug 2 1981, Australia tour of England
189 & 219
(67 ov, target 151)
258 & 121
England won by 29 runs
Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott c †Marsh b Alderman1342441030.95
JM Brearley (c)c Border b Lillee481091666044.03
DI Gower c Hogg b Alderman01010000.00
GA Gooch c †Marsh b Bright2143503048.83
MW Gatting c Alderman b Lillee2146892045.65
P Willey  b Bright1659662027.11
IT Botham  b Alderman2643583060.46
JE Emburey  b Hogg33339009.09
RW Taylor  b Alderman031000.00
CM Old not out1123350047.82
RGD Willis c †Marsh b Alderman1315112086.66
Extras(b 1, lb 5, nb 10, w 1)17
TOTAL(69.1 Ov, RR: 2.73)189
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 2-29 (David Gower), 3-60 (Graham Gooch), 4-101 (Mike Brearley), 5-126 (Mike Gatting), 6-145 (Peter Willey), 7-161 (Sir Ian Botham), 8-161 (Bob Taylor), 9-165 (John Emburey), 10-189 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DK Lillee1846123.3800
TM Alderman23.184251.8100
RM Hogg1634913.0600
RJ Bright1242021.6600
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GM Wood run out (Old)381391742027.33
J Dyson  b Old11114009.09
AR Border c †Taylor b Old22425008.33
RJ Bright lbw b Botham2751634052.94
KJ Hughes (c)lbw b Old471011127046.53
GN Yallop  b Emburey3070983042.85
MF Kent c Willis b Emburey46811096056.79
RW Marsh  b Emburey22425008.33
DK Lillee  b Emburey1843403041.86
RM Hogg run out00100-
TM Alderman not out33600100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 19, nb 21)44
TOTAL(86.5 Ov, RR: 2.97)258
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (John Dyson), 2-14 (Allan Border), 3-62 (Ray Bright), 4-115 (Graeme Wood), 5-166 (Kim Hughes), 6-203 (Graham Yallop), 7-220 (Rod Marsh), 8-253 (Martin Kent), 9-253 (Rodney Hogg), 10-258 (Dennis Lillee)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis1936303.3100
CM Old2184432.0900
JE Emburey26.5124341.6000
IT Botham2016413.2000
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott c †Marsh b Bright291361903021.32
JM Brearley (c)lbw b Lillee1317172076.47
DI Gower c Border b Bright2359702038.98
GA Gooch  b Bright21931163022.58
MW Gatting  b Bright39711033054.92
P Willey  b Bright522231022.72
IT Botham c †Marsh b Lillee311150027.27
CM Old c †Marsh b Alderman2324273095.83
JE Emburey not out3779925046.83
RW Taylor lbw b Alderman847700017.02
RGD Willis c †Marsh b Alderman2530040.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 9, w 1)16
TOTAL(92 Ov, RR: 2.38)219
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Mike Brearley), 2-52 (David Gower), 3-89 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 4-98 (Graham Gooch), 5-110 (Peter Willey), 6-115 (Sir Ian Botham), 7-154 (Chris Old), 8-167 (Mike Gatting), 9-217 (Bob Taylor), 10-219 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DK Lillee2695121.9600
TM Alderman2256532.9500
RM Hogg1031901.9000
RJ Bright34176852.0000
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 151 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GM Wood lbw b Old2570040.00
J Dyson lbw b Willis1346621028.26
AR Border c Gatting b Emburey401752134022.85
KJ Hughes (c)c Emburey b Willis511160045.45
GN Yallop c Botham b Emburey30961145031.25
MF Kent  b Botham1045681022.22
RW Marsh  b Botham4891050.00
RJ Bright lbw b Botham011000.00
DK Lillee c †Taylor b Botham319190015.78
RM Hogg not out0611000.00
TM Alderman  b Botham032000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 11)14
TOTAL(67 Ov, RR: 1.8)121
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Graeme Wood), 2-19 (John Dyson), 3-29 (Kim Hughes), 4-87 (Graham Yallop), 5-105 (Allan Border), 6-114 (Rod Marsh), 7-114 (Ray Bright), 8-120 (Dennis Lillee), 9-121 (Martin Kent), 10-121 (Terry Alderman)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis2063721.8500
CM Old1141911.7200
JE Emburey22104021.8100
IT Botham1491150.7800
MATCH DETAILS
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Player Of The Match
Sir Ian Botham
Series resultEngland led the 6-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 906
Season1981
Match days30,31 July, 1,2 August 1981 (5-day match)
Test debut
Martin Kent
Umpires
Dickie Bird
Don Oslear
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 30 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 19/2 (GM Wood 6*, RJ Bright 0*)
Fri, 31 Jul - day 2 - England 2nd innings 49/1 (G Boycott 9*, DI Gower 20*)
Sat, 01 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 9/1 (J Dyson 5*, AR Border 2*)
Sun, 02 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 121 (67 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • Aus 2nd innings
  • Botham took 5 wickets for 1 run in 28 balls.