Result
6th Test, The Oval, Aug 27 - Sep 1 1981, Australia tour of England
352 & 344/9d
(95 ov, target 383)
314 & 261/7
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
Australia
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GM Wood c Brearley b Botham661291686051.16
MF Kent c Gatting b Botham541291797041.86
KJ Hughes (c)hit wicket b Botham31671011046.26
GN Yallop c Botham b Willis2650591052.00
AR Border not out10623029013046.08
DM Wellham  b Willis24931121025.80
RW Marsh c Botham b Willis1218182066.66
RJ Bright c Brearley b Botham34041007.50
DK Lillee  b Willis1136361030.55
TM Alderman  b Botham022000.00
MR Whitney  b Botham413381030.76
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 4, w 1)15
TOTAL(132 Ov, RR: 2.66)352
Fall of wickets: 1-120 (Graeme Wood), 2-125 (Martin Kent), 3-169 (Graham Yallop), 4-199 (Kim Hughes), 5-260 (Dirk Wellham), 6-280 (Rod Marsh), 7-303 (Ray Bright), 8-319 (Dennis Lillee), 9-320 (Terry Alderman), 10-352 (Mike Whitney)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis3169142.9300
M Hendrick3186302.0300
IT Botham471312562.6500
JE Emburey2325802.5200
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott c Yallop b Lillee1373214417042.67
W Larkins c Alderman b Lillee3475934045.33
CJ Tavare c †Marsh b Lillee24911272026.37
MW Gatting  b Lillee531141575046.49
JM Brearley (c)c Bright b Alderman065000.00
PWG Parker c Kent b Alderman032000.00
IT Botham c Yallop b Lillee35110060.00
APE Knott  b Lillee3649684073.46
JE Emburey lbw b Lillee021000.00
RGD Willis  b Alderman37130042.85
M Hendrick not out0613000.00
Extras(lb 9, nb 12, w 3)24
TOTAL(110.4 Ov, RR: 2.83)314
Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Wayne Larkins), 2-131 (Chris Tavaré), 3-246 (Mike Gatting), 4-248 (Mike Brearley), 5-248 (Paul Parker), 6-256 (Sir Ian Botham), 7-293 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 8-293 (John Emburey), 9-302 (Bob Willis), 10-314 (Alan Knott)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DK Lillee31.448972.8100
TM Alderman3548432.4000
MR Whitney2337603.3000
RJ Bright2164101.9500
Australia 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GM Wood c †Knott b Hendrick2146621045.65
MF Kent c Brearley b Botham717331041.17
KJ Hughes (c)lbw b Hendrick624221025.00
GN Yallop  b Hendrick3562853056.45
AR Border c Tavare b Emburey841521928055.26
DM Wellham lbw b Botham10322126612046.60
RW Marsh c Gatting b Botham5283967062.65
RJ Bright  b Botham1114302078.57
DK Lillee not out836361022.22
MR Whitney c Botham b Hendrick034000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 8, nb 7, w 1)17
TOTAL(104.2 Ov, RR: 3.29)344/9d
Did not bat: TM Alderman 
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Martin Kent), 2-36 (Kim Hughes), 3-41 (Graeme Wood), 4-104 (Graham Yallop), 5-205 (Allan Border), 6-291 (Rod Marsh), 7-332 (Ray Bright), 8-343 (Dirk Wellham), 9-344 (Mike Whitney)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis1004104.1000
M Hendrick29.268242.7900
IT Botham42912843.0400
JE Emburey2337613.3000
England 2nd Innings (target: 383 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott lbw b Lillee042000.00
W Larkins c Alderman b Lillee24781194030.76
CJ Tavare c Kent b Whitney836440022.22
MW Gatting c Kent b Lillee5670857080.00
PWG Parker c Kent b Alderman1346552028.26
JM Brearley (c)c †Marsh b Lillee511601667031.87
IT Botham lbw b Alderman16141020114.28
APE Knott not out7013816711050.72
JE Emburey not out533520015.15
Extras(b 2, lb 5, nb 9, w 2)18
TOTAL(95 Ov, RR: 2.74)261/7
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 2-18 (Chris Tavaré), 3-88 (Wayne Larkins), 4-101 (Mike Gatting), 5-127 (Paul Parker), 6-144 (Sir Ian Botham), 7-237 (Mike Brearley)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DK Lillee30107042.3300
TM Alderman1966023.1500
MR Whitney1144614.1800
RJ Bright27125001.8500
GN Yallop821702.1200
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Player Of The Match
Dennis Lillee
Player Of The Series
Sir Ian Botham
Series resultEngland won the 6-match series 3-1
Match numberTest no. 908
Season1981
Match days27,28,29,31 August, 1 September 1981 (5-day match)
Test debut
Paul Parker
Dirk Wellham
Umpires
Barrie Meyer
Dickie Bird
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 27 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 251/4 (AR Border 51*, DM Wellham 19*)
Fri, 28 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 100/1 (G Boycott 47*, CJ Tavare 8*)
Sat, 29 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 36/2 (GM Wood 20*)
Sun, 30 Aug - rest day
Mon, 31 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 344/9 (DK Lillee 8*)
Tue, 01 Sep - day 5 - England 2nd innings 261/7 (95 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • Brearley undefeated as captain in 19 home tests.