Result
3rd Test, Melbourne, Dec 29 1978 - Jan 3 1979, England tour of Australia
258 & 167
(67 ov, target 283)
143 & 179
Australia won by 103 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GM Wood c Emburey b Miller1002833926035.33
WM Darling run out3371932046.47
KJ Hughes c †Taylor b Botham012000.00
GN Yallop (c)c Hendrick b Botham4198834041.83
PM Toohey c Randall b Miller3270791045.71
AR Border c Brearley b Hendrick291151054025.21
JA Maclean  b Botham847680017.02
RM Hogg c Randall b Miller052000.00
G Dymock  b Hendrick01413000.00
AG Hurst  b Hendrick021000.00
JD Higgs not out11524006.66
Extras(lb 8, nb 6)14
TOTAL(89.1 Ov, RR: 2.17)258
Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Rick Darling), 2-65 (Kim Hughes), 3-126 (Graham Yallop), 4-189 (Peter Toohey), 5-247 (Allan Border), 6-250 (Graeme Wood), 7-250 (Rodney Hogg), 8-251 (Geoff Dymock), 9-252 (Alan Hurst), 10-258 (John Maclean)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis1324702.7100
IT Botham20.146832.5300
M Hendrick2335031.6300
JE Emburey1414402.3500
G Miller1963531.3800
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott  b Hogg11312007.69
JM Brearley (c)lbw b Hogg18160012.50
DW Randall lbw b Hurst1353881024.52
GA Gooch c Border b Dymock25911101027.47
DI Gower lbw b Dymock2948594060.41
IT Botham c Darling b Higgs2280833027.50
G Miller  b Hogg7101123006.93
RW Taylor  b Hogg1430025.00
JE Emburey  b Hogg01412000.00
RGD Willis c Darling b Dymock1976870025.00
M Hendrick not out633311018.18
Extras(b 6, lb 4, nb 9)19
TOTAL(63.6 Ov, RR: 1.68)143
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 2-3 (Mike Brearley), 3-40 (Derek Randall), 4-52 (Graham Gooch), 5-81 (David Gower), 6-100 (Sir Ian Botham), 7-101 (Bob Taylor), 8-101 (John Emburey), 9-120 (Geoff Miller), 10-143 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RM Hogg1773051.3200
AG Hurst1222411.5000
G Dymock15.643831.8000
JD Higgs1993211.2600
Australia 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GM Wood  b Botham341071360031.77
WM Darling c Randall b Miller21861000024.41
KJ Hughes c Gower b Botham481421534133.80
GN Yallop (c)c †Taylor b Miller1646411034.78
PM Toohey c Botham b Emburey2030331066.66
AR Border run out0129000.00
JA Maclean c Hendrick b Emburey1077911012.98
RM Hogg  b Botham12120004.76
G Dymock c Brearley b Hendrick639410015.38
JD Higgs st †Taylor b Emburey0710000.00
AG Hurst not out044000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 1)11
TOTAL(71.2 Ov, RR: 1.75)167
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Rick Darling), 2-81 (Graeme Wood), 3-101 (Graham Yallop), 4-136 (Peter Toohey), 5-136 (Allan Border), 6-152 (Kim Hughes), 7-157 (Rodney Hogg), 8-167 (John Maclean), 9-167 (Geoff Dymock), 10-167 (Jim Higgs)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis702102.2500
IT Botham1544132.0500
M Hendrick1442511.3300
G Miller1453922.0800
JE Emburey21.2123031.0500
England 2nd Innings (target: 283 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott lbw b Hurst381551971024.51
JM Brearley (c)c †Maclean b Dymock037000.00
DW Randall lbw b Hogg2850025.00
GA Gooch lbw b Hogg4087955045.97
DI Gower lbw b Dymock491281673038.28
IT Botham c †Maclean b Higgs1062760016.12
G Miller c Hughes b Higgs11217008.33
RW Taylor c †Maclean b Hogg540340012.50
JE Emburey not out733440021.21
RGD Willis c Yallop b Hogg312200025.00
M Hendrick  b Hogg021000.00
Extras(b 10, lb 7, nb 6, w 1)24
TOTAL(67 Ov, RR: 2.0)179
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Mike Brearley), 2-6 (Derek Randall), 3-71 (Graham Gooch), 4-122 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 5-163 (Sir Ian Botham), 6-163 (David Gower), 7-167 (Geoff Miller), 8-171 (Bob Taylor), 9-179 (Bob Willis), 10-179 (Mike Hendrick)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RM Hogg1753651.5800
G Dymock1843721.5400
AG Hurst1113912.6500
JD Higgs1622921.3500
AR Border501402.1000
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Graeme Wood
Series resultEngland led the 6-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 838
Season1978/79
Match days29,30 December 1978, 1,2,3 January 1979 (5-day match)
Test debut
Allan Border
Umpires
Dick French
Max O'Connell
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 29 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 243/4 (GM Wood 100*, AR Border 25*)
Sat, 30 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 107/8 (G Miller 3*, RGD Willis 3*)
Sun, 31 Dec - rest day
Mon, 01 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 163/7 (JA Maclean 10*, G Dymock 3*)
Tue, 02 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 171/8 (JE Emburey 2*)
Wed, 03 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 179 (67 ov) - end of match