3rd Test, Leeds, Jul 16-21 1981, Australia tour of England
(36.1 ov, target 130)
401/9d & 111
174 & 356
England won by 18 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia 1st Innings
J Dyson  b Dilley10223429414043.58
GM Wood lbw b Botham3455714061.81
TM Chappell c †Taylor b Willey271351612020.00
KJ Hughes (c)c & b Botham892082708042.78
RJ Bright  b Dilley736481019.44
GN Yallop c †Taylor b Botham581672085034.73
AR Border lbw b Botham820351040.00
RW Marsh  b Botham2850655056.00
GF Lawson c †Taylor b Botham1335452037.14
DK Lillee not out3680050.00
TM Alderman not out00-00-
Extras(b 4, lb 13, nb 12, w 3)32
TOTAL(155.2 Ov, RR: 2.58)401/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Graeme Wood), 2-149 (Trevor Chappell), 3-196 (John Dyson), 4-220 (Ray Bright), 5-332 (Kim Hughes), 6-354 (Allan Border), 7-357 (Graham Yallop), 8-396 (Geoff Lawson), 9-401 (Rod Marsh)
RGD Willis3087202.4000
CM Old43149102.1100
GR Dilley2747822.8800
IT Botham39.2119562.4100
P Willey1323112.3800
G Boycott32200.6600
England 1st Innings
GA Gooch lbw b Alderman27170028.57
G Boycott  b Lawson1258890020.68
JM Brearley (c)c †Marsh b Alderman1053640018.86
DI Gower c †Marsh b Lawson2450583048.00
MW Gatting lbw b Lillee1529582051.72
P Willey  b Lawson822290036.36
IT Botham c †Marsh b Lillee5054808092.59
RW Taylor c †Marsh b Lillee523361021.73
GR Dilley c & b Lillee1317302076.47
CM Old c Border b Alderman044000.00
RGD Willis not out1450025.00
Extras(b 6, lb 11, nb 11, w 6)34
TOTAL(50.5 Ov, RR: 3.42)174
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Graham Gooch), 2-40 (Mike Brearley), 3-42 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 4-84 (David Gower), 5-87 (Mike Gatting), 6-112 (Peter Willey), 7-148 (Bob Taylor), 8-166 (Sir Ian Botham), 9-167 (Chris Old), 10-174 (Graham Dilley)
DK Lillee18.574942.6000
TM Alderman1945933.1000
GF Lawson1333232.4600
England 2nd Innings (following on)
GA Gooch c Alderman b Lillee032000.00
G Boycott lbw b Alderman461412151032.62
JM Brearley (c)c Alderman b Lillee1429333048.27
DI Gower c Border b Alderman922361040.90
MW Gatting lbw b Alderman110100010.00
P Willey c Dyson b Lillee3356846058.92
IT Botham not out149148219271100.67
RW Taylor c Bright b Alderman1990011.11
GR Dilley  b Alderman5675809074.66
CM Old  b Lawson2931546093.54
RGD Willis c Border b Alderman29310022.22
Extras(b 5, lb 3, nb 5, w 3)16
TOTAL(87.3 Ov, RR: 4.06)356
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Graham Gooch), 2-18 (Mike Brearley), 3-37 (David Gower), 4-41 (Mike Gatting), 5-105 (Peter Willey), 6-133 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 7-135 (Bob Taylor), 8-252 (Graham Dilley), 9-319 (Chris Old), 10-356 (Bob Willis)
DK Lillee2569433.7600
TM Alderman35.3613563.8000
GF Lawson2349614.1700
RJ Bright401503.7500
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 130 runs)
J Dyson c †Taylor b Willis34831193040.96
GM Wood c †Taylor b Botham1010920100.00
TM Chappell c †Taylor b Willis856680014.28
KJ Hughes (c)c Botham b Willis0914000.00
GN Yallop c Gatting b Willis032000.00
AR Border  b Old0813000.00
RW Marsh c Dilley b Willis49180044.44
RJ Bright  b Willis1932492059.37
GF Lawson c †Taylor b Willis1220050.00
DK Lillee c Gatting b Willis17152230113.33
TM Alderman not out056000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 14, w 1)18
TOTAL(36.1 Ov, RR: 3.06)111
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Graeme Wood), 2-56 (Trevor Chappell), 3-58 (Kim Hughes), 4-58 (Graham Yallop), 5-65 (Allan Border), 6-68 (John Dyson), 7-74 (Rod Marsh), 8-75 (Geoff Lawson), 9-110 (Dennis Lillee), 10-111 (Ray Bright)
IT Botham731412.0000
GR Dilley201105.5000
RGD Willis15.134382.8300
CM Old912112.3300
P Willey31401.3300
Headingley, Leeds
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Player Of The Match
Sir Ian Botham
Series result6-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 905
Match days16,17,18,20,21 July 1981 (5-day match)
Barrie Meyer
David Evans
Thu, 16 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 203/3 (KJ Hughes 24*, RJ Bright 1*)
Fri, 17 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 7/0 (GA Gooch 2*, G Boycott 0*)
Sat, 18 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 6/1 (G Boycott 0*, JM Brearley 4*)
Sun, 19 Jul - rest day
Mon, 20 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 351/9 (IT Botham 145*, RGD Willis 1*)
Tue, 21 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 111 (36.1 ov) - end of match
  • Only the second time in Test match history that the side following on has won.