Result
4th Test, Sydney, Jan 6-11 1979, England tour of Australia
152 & 346
(49.2 ov, target 205)
294 & 111
England won by 93 runs
Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott c Border b Hurst840540020.00
JM Brearley (c) b Hogg1780960021.25
DW Randall c Wood b Hurst021000.00
GA Gooch c Toohey b Higgs18811021022.22
DI Gower c †Maclean b Hurst710240070.00
IT Botham c Yallop b Hogg591081387054.62
G Miller c †Maclean b Hurst4541080.00
RW Taylor c Border b Higgs1028331035.71
JE Emburey c Wood b Higgs0119000.00
RGD Willis not out743620016.27
M Hendrick  b Hurst1024190041.66
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 8, w 2)12
TOTAL(52.6 Ov, RR: 2.16)152
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 2-18 (Derek Randall), 3-35 (Mike Brearley), 4-51 (David Gower), 5-66 (Graham Gooch), 6-70 (Geoff Miller), 7-94 (Bob Taylor), 8-98 (John Emburey), 9-141 (Sir Ian Botham), 10-152 (Mike Hendrick)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RM Hogg1133622.4500
G Dymock1313401.9600
AG Hurst10.622851.9500
JD Higgs1844231.7500
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GM Wood  b Willis053000.00
WM Darling c Botham b Miller912002769045.50
KJ Hughes c Emburey b Willis481671846028.74
GN Yallop (c)c Botham b Hendrick441361415032.35
PM Toohey c Gooch b Botham1450025.00
AR Border not out602032454029.55
JA Maclean lbw b Emburey1258631020.68
RM Hogg run out617131035.29
G Dymock  b Botham55466009.25
JD Higgs c Botham b Hendrick1132400034.37
AG Hurst run out025000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 3, nb 11)16
TOTAL(108 Ov, RR: 2.04)294
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Graeme Wood), 2-126 (Kim Hughes), 3-178 (Rick Darling), 4-179 (Peter Toohey), 5-210 (Graham Yallop), 6-235 (John Maclean), 7-245 (Rodney Hogg), 8-276 (Geoff Dymock), 9-290 (Jim Higgs), 10-294 (Alan Hurst)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis923322.7500
IT Botham2838722.3300
M Hendrick2445021.5600
G Miller1323712.1300
JE Emburey29105711.4700
GA Gooch511402.1000
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott lbw b Hogg011000.00
JM Brearley (c) b Border531952162027.17
DW Randall lbw b Hogg15049858213030.12
GA Gooch c Wood b Higgs22981281022.44
DI Gower c †Maclean b Hogg3468983050.00
IT Botham c Wood b Higgs68890006.81
G Miller lbw b Hogg1780961021.25
RW Taylor not out211131101018.58
JE Emburey c Darling b Higgs1439491035.89
RGD Willis c Toohey b Higgs011000.00
M Hendrick c Toohey b Higgs71181063.63
Extras(b 5, lb 3, nb 14)22
TOTAL(146.6 Ov, RR: 1.76)346
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 2-111 (Mike Brearley), 3-169 (Graham Gooch), 4-237 (David Gower), 5-267 (Sir Ian Botham), 6-292 (Derek Randall), 7-307 (Geoff Miller), 8-334 (John Emburey), 9-334 (Bob Willis), 10-346 (Mike Hendrick)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RM Hogg28106741.7900
G Dymock1743501.5400
AG Hurst1934301.6900
JD Higgs59.61514851.8500
AR Border23113111.0100
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 205 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GM Wood run out2764752042.18
WM Darling c Gooch b Hendrick1337511035.13
KJ Hughes c Emburey b Miller1540551037.50
GN Yallop (c)c & b Hendrick1128008.33
PM Toohey  b Miller550500010.00
AR Border not out451151019039.13
JA Maclean c Botham b Miller0117000.00
G Dymock  b Emburey0129000.00
RM Hogg c Botham b Emburey045000.00
JD Higgs lbw b Emburey329240010.34
AG Hurst  b Emburey02120000.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL(49.2 Ov, RR: 1.69)111
Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Rick Darling), 2-44 (Graeme Wood), 3-45 (Graham Yallop), 4-59 (Kim Hughes), 5-74 (Peter Toohey), 6-76 (John Maclean), 7-85 (Geoff Dymock), 8-85 (Rodney Hogg), 9-105 (Jim Higgs), 10-111 (Alan Hurst)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis20803.0000
M Hendrick1031721.2700
JE Emburey17.274642.0000
G Miller2073831.4200
MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Derek Randall
Series resultEngland led the 6-match series 3-1
Match numberTest no. 840
Season1978/79
Match days6,7,8,10,11 January 1979 (5-day match)
Umpires
Dick French
Robin Bailhache
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 06 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 56/1 (WM Darling 35*, KJ Hughes 15*)
Sun, 07 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 248/7 (AR Border 31*, G Dymock 0*)
Mon, 08 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 133/2 (DW Randall 65*, GA Gooch 6*)
Tue, 09 Jan - rest day
Wed, 10 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 304/6 (G Miller 16*, RW Taylor 3*)
Thu, 11 Jan - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 111 (49.2 ov) - end of match