1st Test, Perth, Dec 14-19 1979, England tour of Australia
244 & 337
(90.2 ov, target 354)
228 & 215
Australia won by 138 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia 1st Innings
JM Wiener run out1134470032.35
BM Laird lbw b Botham045000.00
AR Border lbw b Botham424330016.66
GS Chappell (c)c Boycott b Botham19771012024.67
KJ Hughes c Brearley b Underwood9919523510050.76
PM Toohey c Underwood b Dilley1935523054.28
RW Marsh c †Taylor b Dilley421121423137.50
RJ Bright c †Taylor b Botham1746652036.95
DK Lillee c †Taylor b Botham1839631046.15
G Dymock  b Botham535570014.28
JR Thomson not out11100100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 2)9
TOTAL(100 Ov, RR: 2.44)244
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Bruce Laird), 2-17 (Allan Border), 3-20 (Julien Wiener), 4-88 (Greg Chappell), 5-127 (Peter Toohey), 6-186 (Kim Hughes), 7-219 (Rod Marsh), 8-219 (Ray Bright), 9-243 (Geoff Dymock), 10-244 (Dennis Lillee)
GR Dilley1814722.6100
IT Botham3597862.2200
RGD Willis2374702.0400
DL Underwood1343312.5300
G Miller1123002.7200
England 1st Innings
DW Randall c Hughes b Lillee031000.00
G Boycott lbw b Lillee02030000.00
P Willey c Chappell b Dymock918211050.00
DI Gower c †Marsh b Lillee1726372065.38
G Miller c Hughes b Thomson2553692047.16
JM Brearley (c)c †Marsh b Lillee641842516034.78
IT Botham c Toohey b Thomson1516172093.75
RW Taylor  b Chappell1444542031.81
GR Dilley not out381572064024.20
DL Underwood lbw b Dymock1324321054.16
RGD Willis  b Dymock1119351057.89
Extras(lb 7, nb 15)22
TOTAL(91.1 Ov, RR: 2.5)228
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Derek Randall), 2-12 (Peter Willey), 3-14 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 4-41 (David Gower), 5-74 (Geoff Miller), 6-90 (Sir Ian Botham), 7-123 (Bob Taylor), 8-185 (Mike Brearley), 9-203 (Derek Underwood), 10-228 (Bob Willis)
DK Lillee28117342.6000
G Dymock29.1145231.7800
GS Chappell116510.4500
JR Thomson2137023.3300
RJ Bright20603.0000
Australia 2nd Innings
JM Wiener c Randall b Underwood581051366155.23
BM Laird c †Taylor b Underwood331151503028.69
AR Border c †Taylor b Willis11529638313038.85
GS Chappell (c)st †Taylor b Underwood43951154045.26
KJ Hughes c Miller b Botham413230030.76
PM Toohey c †Taylor b Botham315130020.00
RW Marsh c Gower b Botham419280021.05
RJ Bright lbw b Botham1232421037.50
DK Lillee c Willey b Dilley191051351018.09
G Dymock not out2039592051.28
JR Thomson  b Botham825201032.00
Extras(b 4, lb 5, nb 7, w 2)18
TOTAL(141.5 Ov, RR: 2.37)337
Fall of wickets: 1-91 (Julien Wiener), 2-100 (Bruce Laird), 3-168 (Greg Chappell), 4-183 (Kim Hughes), 5-191 (Peter Toohey), 6-204 (Rod Marsh), 7-225 (Ray Bright), 7-296* (Allan Border, retired not out ), 8-303 (Dennis Lillee), 9-323 (Allan Border), 10-337 (Jeff Thomson)
GR Dilley1835012.7700
IT Botham45.5149852.1300
RGD Willis2675212.0000
DL Underwood41148232.0000
G Miller1003603.6000
P Willey10101.0000
England 2nd Innings (target: 354 runs)
DW Randall lbw b Dymock19110011.11
G Boycott not out992853378034.73
P Willey lbw b Dymock1218181066.66
DI Gower c Thomson b Dymock2342503054.76
G Miller c Chappell b Thomson819201042.10
IT Botham c †Marsh b Lillee1844701040.90
JM Brearley (c)c †Marsh b Bright1124371045.83
RW Taylor  b Lillee1544512034.09
GR Dilley c †Marsh b Dymock1661561026.22
DL Underwood c Wiener b Dymock032000.00
RGD Willis c Chappell b Dymock035000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 8, w 1)12
TOTAL(90.2 Ov, RR: 2.38)215
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Derek Randall), 2-26 (Peter Willey), 3-64 (David Gower), 4-75 (Geoff Miller), 5-115 (Sir Ian Botham), 6-141 (Mike Brearley), 7-182 (Bob Taylor), 8-211 (Graham Dilley), 9-211 (Derek Underwood), 10-215 (Bob Willis)
DK Lillee2357423.2100
G Dymock17.243461.9600
GS Chappell64601.0000
JR Thomson1133012.7200
RJ Bright23113011.3000
JM Wiener832202.7500
AR Border20703.5000
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Sir Ian Botham
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 864
Match days14,15,16,18,19 December 1979 (5-day match)
Test debut
Julien Wiener
Graham Dilley
Max O'Connell
Donald Weser
Fri, 14 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 232/8 (DK Lillee 11*, G Dymock 1*)
Sat, 15 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 177/7 (JM Brearley 56*, GR Dilley 21*)
Sun, 16 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 168/2 (AR Border 32*, GS Chappell 43*)
Mon, 17 Dec - rest day
Tue, 18 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 19/1 (G Boycott 5*, P Willey 9*)
Wed, 19 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 215 (90.2 ov) - end of match
  • DK Lillee faced four balls (from Botham) and scored three runs using an aluminium bat. Ten minutes were lost while the umpire persuaded Lille to change the bat for a standard wooden one.
  • AR Border (2) retired hurt on 109* from 296/7 to 303/8