Result
4th Test, The Oval, Aug 30 - Sep 4 1979, India tour of England
305 & 334/8d
(150.5 ov, target 438)
202 & 429/8
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott lbw b Kapil Dev351021324034.31
AR Butcher c Yajurvindra Singh b Venkataraghavan14951171014.73
GA Gooch c Viswanath b Ghavri792052467038.53
DI Gower lbw b Kapil Dev021000.00
P Willey c Yajurvindra Singh b Bedi5280968065.00
IT Botham st †Reddy b Venkataraghavan3855524169.09
JM Brearley (c) b Ghavri341021213033.33
DL Bairstow c †Reddy b Kapil Dev934590026.47
PH Edmonds c Kapil Dev b Venkataraghavan1641472039.02
RGD Willis not out1028412035.71
M Hendrick c Gavaskar b Bedi097000.00
Extras(lb 9, nb 5, w 4)18
TOTAL(124.5 Ov, RR: 2.44)305
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Alan Butcher), 2-51 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 3-51 (David Gower), 4-148 (Peter Willey), 5-203 (Sir Ian Botham), 6-245 (Graham Gooch), 7-272 (Mike Brearley), 8-275 (David Bairstow), 9-304 (Phil Edmonds), 10-305 (Mike Hendrick)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
N Kapil Dev32128332.5900
KD Ghavri2686122.3400
BS Bedi29.546922.3100
Yajurvindra Singh821501.8700
S Venkataraghavan2995932.0300
India 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
SM Gavaskar c †Bairstow b Botham1339750033.33
CPS Chauhan c Botham b Willis613151046.15
DB Vengsarkar c Botham b Willis031000.00
GR Viswanath c Brearley b Botham621531705040.52
Yashpal Sharma lbw b Willis2761593044.26
Yajurvindra Singh not out431191761036.13
N Kapil Dev  b Hendrick1637502043.24
KD Ghavri c †Bairstow b Botham714150050.00
B Reddy c †Bairstow b Botham1228322042.85
S Venkataraghavan (c)c & b Hendrick26120033.33
BS Bedi c Brearley b Hendrick1550020.00
Extras(b 2, lb 3, nb 3, w 5)13
TOTAL(79.3 Ov, RR: 2.54)202
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Chetan Chauhan), 2-9 (Dilip Vengsarkar), 3-47 (Sunil Gavaskar), 4-91 (Yashpal Sharma), 5-130 (Gundappa Viswanath), 6-161 (Kapil Dev), 7-172 (Karsan Ghavri), 8-192 (Bharath Reddy), 9-200 (Srinivas Venkataraghavan), 10-202 (Bishan Bedi)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis1825332.9400
IT Botham2876542.3200
M Hendrick22.373831.6800
P Willey411002.5000
GA Gooch20603.0000
PH Edmonds511703.4000
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott  b Ghavri1252934186042.66
AR Butcher c Venkataraghavan b Ghavri2061752032.78
GA Gooch lbw b Kapil Dev3166673146.96
DI Gower c †Reddy b Bedi726200026.92
P Willey c †Reddy b Ghavri31951164032.63
IT Botham run out034000.00
JM Brearley (c) b Venkataraghavan1120260055.00
DL Bairstow c Gavaskar b Kapil Dev591141358051.75
PH Edmonds not out2731364187.09
Extras(lb 14, nb 7, w 2)23
TOTAL(116.5 Ov, RR: 2.85)334/8d
Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Alan Butcher), 2-107 (Graham Gooch), 3-125 (David Gower), 4-192 (Peter Willey), 5-194 (Sir Ian Botham), 6-215 (Mike Brearley), 7-291 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 8-334 (David Bairstow)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
N Kapil Dev28.548923.0800
KD Ghavri34117632.2300
S Venkataraghavan2647512.8800
BS Bedi2646712.5700
Yajurvindra Singh20402.0000
India 2nd Innings (target: 438 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
SM Gavaskar c Gower b Botham22144349021049.88
CPS Chauhan c Botham b Willis802633147030.41
DB Vengsarkar c Botham b Edmonds521391525037.41
N Kapil Dev c Gooch b Willey053000.00
Yashpal Sharma lbw b Botham1929470065.51
GR Viswanath c Brearley b Willey15111320136.36
Yajurvindra Singh lbw b Botham1320033.33
S Venkataraghavan (c)run out64500150.00
KD Ghavri not out34120075.00
B Reddy not out5671083.33
Extras(b 11, lb 15, w 1)27
TOTAL(150.5 Ov, RR: 2.84)429/8
Did not bat: BS Bedi 
Fall of wickets: 1-213 (Chetan Chauhan), 2-366 (Dilip Vengsarkar), 3-367 (Kapil Dev), 4-389 (Sunil Gavaskar), 5-410 (Gundappa Viswanath), 6-411 (Yajurvindra Singh), 7-419 (Srinivas Venkataraghavan), 8-423 (Yashpal Sharma)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis2848913.1700
IT Botham2959733.3400
M Hendrick821501.8700
PH Edmonds38118712.2800
P Willey43.5159622.1900
GA Gooch20904.5000
AR Butcher20904.5000
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of England
Player Of The Match
Sunil Gavaskar
Player Of The Series
Sir Ian Botham
Series resultEngland won the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 854
Season1979
Match days30,31 August, 1,3,4 September 1979 (5-day match)
Test debut
Alan Butcher
David Bairstow
Umpires
David Constant
Ken Palmer
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 30 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 245/5 (GA Gooch 79*, JM Brearley 16*)
Fri, 31 Aug - day 2 - India 1st innings 137/5 (Yajurvindra Singh 19*, N Kapil Dev 0*)
Sat, 01 Sep - day 3 - England 2nd innings 177/3 (G Boycott 83*, P Willey 26*)
Sun, 02 Sep - rest day
Mon, 03 Sep - day 4 - India 2nd innings 76/0 (SM Gavaskar 42*, CPS Chauhan 32*)
Tue, 04 Sep - day 5 - India 2nd innings 429/8 (150.5 ov) - end of match