Result
1st Test, The Oval, Jul 26-31 1973, West Indies tour of England
415 & 255
(105.1 ov, target 414)
257 & 255
West Indies won by 158 runs
West Indies 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
RC Fredericks lbw b Arnold351061232033.01
RGA Headley lbw b Greig864810012.50
RB Kanhai (c) b Greig1033621030.30
CH Lloyd lbw b Arnold13219623815267.34
AI Kallicharran c †Knott b Arnold8016419713048.78
DL Murray c Roope b Arnold281151521024.34
GS Sobers run out1043590023.25
BD Julien lbw b Arnold1114112078.57
KD Boyce  b Underwood72991366172.72
Inshan Ali c Boycott b Underwood1545662033.33
LR Gibbs not out1360033.33
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 10)13
TOTAL(145 Ov, RR: 2.86)415
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Ron Headley), 2-47 (Roy Fredericks), 3-64 (Rohan Kanhai), 4-272 (Alvin Kallicharran), 5-275 (Sir Clive Lloyd), 6-297 (Sir Garry Sobers), 7-309 (Bernard Julien), 8-346 (Deryck Murray), 9-405 (Inshan Ali), 10-415 (Keith Boyce)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
JA Snow3187102.2900
GG Arnold391011352.8900
AW Greig30.368122.6500
GRJ Roope612604.3300
DL Underwood23.386822.8900
R Illingworth1534302.8600
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott c †Murray b Julien9722724513142.73
DL Amiss  b Boyce2944575065.90
GRJ Roope  b Boyce935531025.71
FC Hayes c Lloyd b Sobers1651522131.37
KWR Fletcher c Lloyd b Julien1145481024.44
AW Greig c Sobers b Boyce3891916041.75
R Illingworth (c)lbw b Sobers2764594042.18
APE Knott not out420310020.00
JA Snow  b Boyce011000.00
GG Arnold c Kallicharran b Boyce424220016.66
DL Underwood c Headley b Sobers012000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 7, nb 11, w 2)22
TOTAL(98.1 Ov, RR: 2.61)257
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Dennis Amiss), 2-95 (Graham Roope), 3-134 (Frank Hayes), 4-163 (Keith Fletcher), 5-185 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 6-247 (Ray Illingworth), 7-247 (Tony Greig), 8-247 (John Snow), 9-257 (Geoff Arnold), 10-257 (Derek Underwood)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GS Sobers22.1132731.2100
KD Boyce2247053.1800
BD Julien2064922.4500
LR Gibbs2383701.6000
Inshan Ali1135204.7200
West Indies 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
RC Fredericks c Hayes b Arnold311150027.27
RGA Headley  b Arnold421371775030.65
RB Kanhai (c)c †Knott b Snow01020000.00
CH Lloyd c Greig b Snow1425261056.00
AI Kallicharran  b Illingworth8013917611057.55
GS Sobers c Underwood b Snow511231528041.46
DL Murray c Roope b Underwood416141025.00
BD Julien  b Illingworth2324204195.83
KD Boyce  b Illingworth925241036.00
Inshan Ali not out517251029.41
LR Gibbs c †Knott b Arnold33200100.00
Extras(b 2, lb 13, nb 6)21
TOTAL(87.1 Ov, RR: 2.92)255
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Roy Fredericks), 2-31 (Rohan Kanhai), 3-52 (Sir Clive Lloyd), 4-117 (Ron Headley), 5-177 (Alvin Kallicharran), 6-184 (Deryck Murray), 7-215 (Bernard Julien), 8-232 (Keith Boyce), 9-252 (Sir Garry Sobers), 10-255 (Lance Gibbs)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
JA Snow1846233.4400
GG Arnold18.174932.6900
AW Greig812202.7500
DL Underwood1955112.6800
R Illingworth2485032.0800
England 2nd Innings (target: 414 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Boycott c & b Gibbs3074964040.54
DL Amiss c Kanhai b Boyce1524382062.50
GRJ Roope c & b Gibbs31101874030.69
FC Hayes not out10623424012045.29
KWR Fletcher c Kallicharran b Gibbs51191045.45
AW Greig c Gibbs b Ali02012000.00
DL Underwood lbw b Boyce732321021.87
R Illingworth (c) b Boyce401171182034.18
APE Knott lbw b Boyce515101033.33
GG Arnold c Headley b Boyce48101050.00
JA Snow  b Boyce1340033.33
Extras(lb 5, nb 5, w 1)11
TOTAL(105.1 Ov, RR: 2.42)255
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Dennis Amiss), 2-66 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 3-91 (Graham Roope), 4-97 (Keith Fletcher), 5-107 (Tony Greig), 6-136 (Derek Underwood), 7-229 (Ray Illingworth), 8-239 (Alan Knott), 9-253 (Geoff Arnold), 10-255 (John Snow)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GS Sobers1132202.0000
KD Boyce21.147763.6300
BD Julien1743502.0500
LR Gibbs3396131.8400
Inshan Ali2364912.1300
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossWest Indies , elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of England
Series resultWest Indies led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 725
Season1973
Match days26,27,28,30,31 July 1973 (5-day match)
Test debut
Frank Hayes
Ron Headley
Bernard Julien
Umpires
David Constant
Tom Spencer
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 26 Jul - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 275/4 (CH Lloyd 132*, DL Murray 1*)
Fri, 27 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 117/2 (G Boycott 55*, FC Hayes 14*)
Sat, 28 Jul - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 95/3 (RGA Headley 40*, AI Kallicharran 23*)
Sun, 29 Jul - rest day
Mon, 30 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 126/5 (FC Hayes 37*, DL Underwood 3*)
Tue, 31 Jul - day 5 - England 2nd innings 255 (105.1 ov) - end of match