Result
5th Test, Adelaide, Jan 27 - Feb 1 1979, England tour of Australia
169 & 360
(67 ov, target 366)
164 & 160
England won by 205 runs
Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott c †Wright b Hurst621220028.57
JM Brearley (c)c †Wright b Hogg214280014.28
DW Randall c Carlson b Hurst413250030.76
GA Gooch c Hughes b Hogg110100010.00
DI Gower lbw b Hurst913181069.23
IT Botham c †Wright b Higgs74971586276.28
G Miller lbw b Hogg3189803034.83
RW Taylor run out421280019.04
JE Emburey  b Higgs421250019.04
RGD Willis c Darling b Hogg24202531120.00
M Hendrick not out0913000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 2, w 3)10
TOTAL(40.4 Ov, RR: 3.12)169
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 2-12 (Mike Brearley), 3-16 (Graham Gooch), 4-18 (Derek Randall), 5-27 (David Gower), 6-80 (Geoff Miller), 7-113 (Bob Taylor), 8-136 (John Emburey), 9-147 (Sir Ian Botham), 10-169 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RM Hogg10.412641.8500
AG Hurst1416533.4800
PH Carlson913402.8300
B Yardley402504.6800
JD Higgs31922.2500
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
WM Darling c Willis b Botham1533351145.45
GM Wood c Randall b Emburey351172101029.91
KJ Hughes c Emburey b Hendrick41071040.00
GN Yallop (c) b Hendrick049000.00
AR Border c †Taylor b Botham1118201061.11
PH Carlson c †Taylor b Botham058000.00
B Yardley  b Botham2875794037.33
KJ Wright lbw b Emburey2969762042.02
RM Hogg  b Willis012000.00
JD Higgs run out1663790025.39
AG Hurst not out1739470043.58
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 5)9
TOTAL(53.4 Ov, RR: 2.29)164
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Kim Hughes), 2-10 (Graham Yallop), 3-22 (Allan Border), 4-24 (Phil Carlson), 5-72 (Bruce Yardley), 6-94 (Rick Darling), 7-114 (Graeme Wood), 8-116 (Rodney Hogg), 9-133 (Kevin Wright), 10-164 (Jim Higgs)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis1115513.7500
M Hendrick1914521.7700
IT Botham11.404242.7300
JE Emburey1271320.8100
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott c Hughes b Hurst492122652023.11
JM Brearley (c)lbw b Carlson965820013.84
DW Randall c Yardley b Hurst1550572030.00
GA Gooch  b Carlson1874852024.32
DI Gower lbw b Higgs2154723038.88
IT Botham c Yardley b Hurst729301024.13
G Miller c †Wright b Hurst642032355031.52
RW Taylor c †Wright b Hogg973003616032.33
JE Emburey  b Hogg421321474031.81
RGD Willis c †Wright b Hogg1218351066.66
M Hendrick not out310160030.00
Extras(b 1, lb 16, nb 4, w 2)23
TOTAL(142.6 Ov, RR: 1.89)360
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Mike Brearley), 2-57 (Derek Randall), 3-97 (Graham Gooch), 4-106 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 5-130 (Sir Ian Botham), 6-132 (David Gower), 7-267 (Geoff Miller), 8-336 (Bob Taylor), 9-347 (John Emburey), 10-360 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RM Hogg27.675931.5900
AG Hurst3799741.9600
PH Carlson2784121.1300
B Yardley2066002.2500
JD Higgs2847512.0000
AR Border32501.2500
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 366 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
WM Darling  b Botham1837492048.64
GM Wood run out941630021.95
KJ Hughes c Gower b Hendrick461762084026.13
GN Yallop (c) b Hendrick361761823020.45
AR Border  b Willis11930005.26
PH Carlson c Gower b Hendrick2151742041.17
B Yardley c Brearley b Willis021000.00
KJ Wright c Emburey b Miller01616000.00
RM Hogg  b Miller27100028.57
JD Higgs not out310300030.00
AG Hurst  b Willis1313920100.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 10)11
TOTAL(67 Ov, RR: 1.79)160
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Rick Darling), 2-36 (Graeme Wood), 3-115 (Graham Yallop), 4-120 (Kim Hughes), 5-121 (Allan Border), 6-121 (Bruce Yardley), 7-124 (Kevin Wright), 8-130 (Rodney Hogg), 9-147 (Phil Carlson), 10-160 (Alan Hurst)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis1234132.5600
M Hendrick1461931.0100
IT Botham1443711.9800
G Miller1833621.5000
JE Emburey951601.3300
MATCH DETAILS
Adelaide Oval
TossAustralia , elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Sir Ian Botham
Series resultEngland led the 6-match series 4-1
Match numberTest no. 843
Season1978/79
Match days27,28,29,31 January, 1 February 1979 (5-day match)
Test debut
Phil Carlson
Kevin Wright
Umpires
Robin Bailhache
Max O'Connell
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 27 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 69/4 (GM Wood 19*, B Yardley 28*)
Sun, 28 Jan - day 2 - England 2nd innings 82/2 (G Boycott 38*, GA Gooch 11*)
Mon, 29 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 272/7 (RW Taylor 69*, JE Emburey 0*)
Tue, 30 Jan - rest day
Wed, 31 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 82/2 (KJ Hughes 30*, GN Yallop 16*)
Thu, 01 Feb - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 160 (67 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • WM Darling (1) retired hurt on 0* from 0/0 to 72/5