3rd Test, Auckland, Mar 4-10 1978, England tour of New Zealand
(118 ov)
315 & 382/8
Match drawn
New Zealand 1st Innings
JG Wright c †Taylor b Lever432420012.50
RW Anderson c Gatting b Botham1760941028.33
GP Howarth c Roope b Willis12235651512034.26
MG Burgess (c)c Randall b Botham501331405037.59
BE Congdon c Miller b Botham529410017.24
JM Parker lbw b Botham1482970017.07
GN Edwards lbw b Lever551051377152.38
Sir RJ Hadlee c Roope b Botham11323007.69
BL Cairns  b Lever1129412037.93
RO Collinge not out515301033.33
SL Boock c Edmonds b Willis1890012.50
Extras(b 5, lb 10, nb 15)30
TOTAL(105.6 Ov, RR: 2.23)315
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (John Wright), 2-32 (Robert Anderson), 3-113 (Mark Burgess), 4-129 (Bevan Congdon), 5-182 (John Parker), 6-278 (Jock Edwards), 7-285 (Sir Richard Hadlee), 8-302 (Geoff Howarth), 9-314 (Lance Cairns), 10-315 (Stephen Boock)
RGD Willis26.685721.5900
JK Lever3459632.1100
IT Botham34410952.4000
PH Edmonds1022301.7200
G Miller11000.0000
England 1st Innings
G Boycott (c)c Burgess b Collinge541772324030.50
DW Randall lbw b Hadlee3059762050.84
CT Radley c Wright b Collinge15852464815030.15
GRJ Roope c Burgess b Boock6821025710032.38
MW Gatting  b Boock067000.00
IT Botham c †Edwards b Collinge531141329046.49
RW Taylor  b Boock161111660014.41
G Miller lbw b Collinge15142430107.14
PH Edmonds  b Boock833381024.24
JK Lever c & b Boock11315007.69
RGD Willis not out046000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 6, nb 10, w 4)26
TOTAL(156.3 Ov, RR: 2.05)429
Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Derek Randall), 2-115 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 3-254 (Graham Roope), 4-258 (Mike Gatting), 5-355 (Sir Ian Botham), 6-396 (Clive Radley), 7-418 (Geoff Miller), 8-427 (Phil Edmonds), 9-428 (Bob Taylor), 10-429 (John Lever)
Sir RJ Hadlee31610712.5800
RO Collinge3899841.9300
BL Cairns3396301.4300
BE Congdon2686801.9600
SL Boock28.346751.7700
New Zealand 2nd Innings
JG Wright c †Taylor b Edmonds25751063033.33
RW Anderson c Botham b Miller551201638045.83
GP Howarth  b Miller10230132013033.88
MG Burgess (c)c †Taylor b Edmonds1782712020.73
BE Congdon c Roope b Lever2067782029.85
GN Edwards c Randall b Lever5467899180.59
JM Parker not out471381365034.05
Sir RJ Hadlee  b Miller1035302028.57
BL Cairns lbw b Edmonds2026353076.92
RO Collinge not out1245460126.66
Extras(b 6, lb 4, nb 10)20
TOTAL(118 Ov, RR: 2.42)382/8
Did not bat: SL Boock 
Fall of wickets: 1-69 (John Wright), 2-98 (Robert Anderson), 3-125 (Mark Burgess), 4-185 (Bevan Congdon), 5-272 (Jock Edwards), 6-287 (Geoff Howarth), 7-305 (Sir Richard Hadlee), 8-350 (Lance Cairns)
RGD Willis1034203.1500
JK Lever1745922.6000
IT Botham1315102.9400
PH Edmonds451510731.7800
G Miller30109932.4700
MW Gatting10100.7500
GRJ Roope10201.5000
DW Randall10100.7500
Eden Park, Auckland
TossNew Zealand , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of New Zealand
Series result3-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 820
Match days4,5,6,8,9,10 March 1978 (6-day match)
Ralph Gardiner
John Hastie
Balls per over8
Sat, 04 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 162/4 (GP Howarth 64*, JM Parker 7*)
Sun, 05 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 30/0 (G Boycott 6*, DW Randall 21*)
Mon, 06 Mar - day 3 - England 1st innings 172/2 (CT Radley 49*, GRJ Roope 28*)
Tue, 07 Mar - rest day
Wed, 08 Mar - day 4 - England 1st innings 390/5 (CT Radley 154*, RW Taylor 6*)
Thu, 09 Mar - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 112/2 (GP Howarth 20*, MG Burgess 7*)
Fri, 10 Mar - day 6 - New Zealand 2nd innings 382/8 (118 ov) - end of match
  • Geoff Howarth was only the 2nd New Zealander (after Glenn Turner) to score a century in each innings of a test. That in the 1st innings was his maiden test century.