Result
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
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GA Gooch lbw b Lillee1019291052.63
G Boycott c †Marsh b Alderman1020241050.00
CJ Tavare c Alderman b Whitney691932877035.75
DI Gower c Yallop b Whitney2349693046.93
JM Brearley (c)lbw b Alderman2650033.33
MW Gatting c Border b Lillee3242554076.19
IT Botham c Bright b Lillee011000.00
APE Knott c Border b Alderman1355631023.63
JE Emburey c Border b Alderman11817005.55
PJW Allott not out52921175056.52
RGD Willis c Hughes b Lillee1123531047.82
Extras(lb 6, w 2)8
TOTAL(86.1 Ov, RR: 2.68)231
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 2-25 (Graham Gooch), 3-57 (David Gower), 4-62 (Mike Brearley), 5-109 (Mike Gatting), 6-109 (Sir Ian Botham), 7-131 (Alan Knott), 8-137 (John Emburey), 9-175 (Chris Tavaré), 10-231 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DK Lillee24.185542.2700
TM Alderman2958843.0300
MR Whitney1735022.9400
RJ Bright1663001.8700
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GM Wood lbw b Allott19162731118.75
J Dyson c Botham b Willis01118000.00
KJ Hughes (c)lbw b Willis43210133.33
GN Yallop c Botham b Willis021000.00
MF Kent c †Knott b Emburey52457070115.55
AR Border c Gower b Botham1123301047.82
RW Marsh c Botham b Willis1220050.00
RJ Bright c †Knott b Botham2255852040.00
DK Lillee c Gooch b Botham1325382052.00
MR Whitney  b Allott076000.00
TM Alderman not out21200200.00
Extras(nb 6)6
TOTAL(30.2 Ov, RR: 4.28)130
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (John Dyson), 2-24 (Kim Hughes), 3-24 (Graham Yallop), 4-24 (Graeme Wood), 5-58 (Allan Border), 6-59 (Rod Marsh), 7-104 (Martin Kent), 8-125 (Dennis Lillee), 9-126 (Mike Whitney), 10-130 (Ray Bright)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis1406344.5000
PJW Allott611722.8300
IT Botham6.212834.4200
JE Emburey401614.0000
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GA Gooch  b Alderman518141027.77
G Boycott lbw b Alderman371221702030.32
CJ Tavare c Kent b Alderman782894233026.98
DI Gower c Bright b Lillee12122004.76
MW Gatting lbw b Alderman1144631025.00
JM Brearley (c)c †Marsh b Alderman320170015.00
IT Botham c †Marsh b Whitney118102123136115.68
APE Knott c Dyson b Lillee59891158066.29
JE Emburey c Kent b Whitney571221617046.72
PJW Allott c Hughes b Bright1481940017.28
RGD Willis not out56121083.33
Extras(b 1, lb 12, nb 3)16
TOTAL(151.4 Ov, RR: 2.66)404
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Graham Gooch), 2-79 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 3-80 (David Gower), 4-98 (Mike Gatting), 5-104 (Mike Brearley), 6-253 (Sir Ian Botham), 7-282 (Chris Tavaré), 8-356 (Alan Knott), 9-396 (John Emburey), 10-404 (Paul Allott)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DK Lillee461313722.9700
TM Alderman521910952.0900
MR Whitney2767422.7400
RJ Bright26.4126812.5500
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 506 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
J Dyson run out514121035.71
GM Wood c †Knott b Allott616291037.50
KJ Hughes (c)lbw b Botham4372908059.72
GN Yallop  b Emburey11412517717091.20
AR Border not out12335642017034.55
MF Kent c Brearley b Emburey217230011.76
RW Marsh c †Knott b Willis471011106146.53
RJ Bright c †Knott b Willis529390017.24
DK Lillee c Botham b Allott2865833043.07
TM Alderman lbw b Botham01013000.00
MR Whitney c Gatting b Willis04238000.00
Extras(lb 9, nb 18, w 2)29
TOTAL(135.5 Ov, RR: 2.95)402
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (John Dyson), 2-24 (Graeme Wood), 3-119 (Kim Hughes), 4-198 (Graham Yallop), 5-206 (Martin Kent), 6-296 (Rod Marsh), 7-322 (Ray Bright), 8-373 (Dennis Lillee), 9-378 (Terry Alderman), 10-402 (Mike Whitney)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis30.529633.1100
PJW Allott1737124.1700
IT Botham36168622.3800
JE Emburey49910722.1800
MW Gatting311304.3300
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
Season1981
Match days13,14,15,16,17 August 1981 (5-day match)
Test debut
Paul Allott
Mike Whitney
Umpires
David Constant
Ken Palmer
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 13 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 175/9 (PJW Allott 9*, RGD Willis 0*)
Fri, 14 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 70/1 (G Boycott 31*, CJ Tavare 29*)
Sat, 15 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 345/7 (APE Knott 56*, JE Emburey 27*)
Sun, 16 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 210/5 (AR Border 28*, RW Marsh 2*)
Mon, 17 Aug - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 402 (135.5 ov) - end of match