Result
1st Test, The Oval, Jul 27 - Aug 1 1978, New Zealand tour of England and Netherlands
234 & 182
(52.3 ov, target 138)
279 & 138/3
England won by 7 wickets
Player Of The Match
New Zealand 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
JG Wright c Radley b Willis621591916038.99
RW Anderson  b Old49141044.44
GP Howarth c Edmonds b Botham942252686041.77
BA Edgar c & b Miller01818000.00
MG Burgess (c)lbw b Willis341301473026.15
BE Congdon run out218150011.11
GN Edwards  b Miller661100100.00
Sir RJ Hadlee c Brearley b Willis548570010.41
BL Cairns lbw b Willis517270029.41
BP Bracewell c †Taylor b Willis031000.00
SL Boock not out3880037.50
Extras(b 1, lb 7, nb 11)19
TOTAL(104.2 Ov, RR: 2.24)234
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Robert Anderson), 2-130 (John Wright), 3-131 (Bruce Edgar), 4-191 (Geoff Howarth), 5-197 (Bevan Congdon), 6-207 (Jock Edwards), 7-224 (Mark Burgess), 8-230 (Sir Richard Hadlee), 9-230 (Brendon Bracewell), 10-234 (Lance Cairns)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis20.294252.0600
CM Old2074312.1500
IT Botham2275812.6300
G Miller25103121.2400
PH Edmonds1724102.4100
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
JM Brearley (c)c †Edwards b Bracewell210160020.00
GA Gooch lbw b Bracewell036000.00
CT Radley run out491261502038.88
DI Gower run out11125324914043.87
GRJ Roope  b Boock1454490125.92
G Miller lbw b Cairns01110000.00
IT Botham c Bracewell b Boock2280802027.50
RW Taylor c †Edwards b Hadlee867630011.94
PH Edmonds lbw b Hadlee281271403022.04
CM Old c †Edwards b Cairns1654683029.62
RGD Willis not out329380010.34
Extras(b 15, lb 8, nb 3)26
TOTAL(134.5 Ov, RR: 2.06)279
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Graham Gooch), 2-7 (Mike Brearley), 3-123 (Clive Radley), 4-165 (Graham Roope), 5-166 (Geoff Miller), 6-208 (David Gower), 7-212 (Sir Ian Botham), 8-232 (Bob Taylor), 9-257 (Chris Old), 10-279 (Phil Edmonds)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Sir RJ Hadlee21.564321.9600
BP Bracewell1784622.7000
BL Cairns40166521.6200
SL Boock35186121.7400
BE Congdon2163801.8000
New Zealand 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
JG Wright lbw b Botham2561662040.98
RW Anderson c †Taylor b Botham27230028.57
GP Howarth  b Willis0813000.00
BA Edgar  b Edmonds381091242034.86
MG Burgess (c)lbw b Botham759690011.86
BE Congdon  b Edmonds362072173017.39
GN Edwards c Brearley b Edmonds1134280032.35
Sir RJ Hadlee  b Edmonds733251021.21
BL Cairns  b Miller271171191023.07
BP Bracewell  b Miller031000.00
SL Boock not out011000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 10, nb 11)29
TOTAL(105.1 Ov, RR: 1.73)182
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Robert Anderson), 2-19 (Geoff Howarth), 3-30 (John Wright), 4-70 (Mark Burgess), 5-86 (Bruce Edgar), 6-105 (Jock Edwards), 7-113 (Sir Richard Hadlee), 8-182 (Lance Cairns), 9-182 (Brendon Bracewell), 10-182 (Bevan Congdon)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis1323913.0000
CM Old521302.6000
IT Botham1924632.4200
G Miller34193521.0200
PH Edmonds34.1232040.5800
England 2nd Innings (target: 138 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
JM Brearley (c)lbw b Boock1150601022.00
GA Gooch not out9117518711052.00
CT Radley lbw b Bracewell23538005.71
DI Gower c Howarth b Cairns1123290047.82
GRJ Roope not out1041530024.39
Extras(b 2, lb 3, nb 8)13
TOTAL(52.3 Ov, RR: 2.62)138/3
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Mike Brearley), 2-51 (Clive Radley), 3-82 (David Gower)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Sir RJ Hadlee11.331801.5600
BP Bracewell1332612.0000
BL Cairns702113.0000
SL Boock2065512.7500
BE Congdon10505.0000
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossNew Zealand , elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of England and Netherlands
Player Of The Match
David Gower
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 828
Season1978
Match days27,28,29,31 July, 1 August 1978 (5-day match)
Test debut
Bruce Edgar
Brendon Bracewell
Umpires
David Constant
Barrie Meyer
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 27 Jul - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 224/7 (Sir RJ Hadlee 5*)
Fri, 28 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 225/7 (RW Taylor 6*, PH Edmonds 8*)
Sat, 29 Jul - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 123/7 (BE Congdon 15*, BL Cairns 1*)
Sun, 30 Jul - rest day
Mon, 31 Jul - day 4 - no play
Tue, 01 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 138/3 (52.3 ov) - end of match