5th Test, The Oval, August 25 - 30, 1977, Australia tour of England
214 & 57/2

Match drawn

England 1st INNINGS 
Mike Brearley (c)c †Marsh b Malone391461762026.71
Geoff Boycott c McCosker b Walker391281713030.46
Bob Woolmer lbw b Thomson1549531030.61
Derek Randall c †Marsh b Malone33147009.67
Tony Greig c Bright b Malone047000.00
Graham Roope  b Thomson38851102044.70
Alan Knott c McCosker b Malone618230033.33
John Lever lbw b Malone325280012.00
Derek Underwood  b Thomson2043581046.51
Mike Hendrick  b Thomson1546633032.60
Bob Willis not out 2440544060.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 5, w 1)12
TOTAL101.2 Ov (RR: 2.11)214
Fall of wickets: 1-86 (Geoff Boycott), 2-88 (Mike Brearley), 3-104 (Derek Randall), 4-104 (Bob Woolmer), 5-106 (Tony Greig), 6-122 (Alan Knott), 7-130 (John Lever), 8-169 (Graham Roope), 9-174 (Derek Underwood), 10-214 (Mike Hendrick)
Jeff Thomson23.238743.72---00
Mick Malone47206351.34---00
Max Walker28115111.82---00
Ray Bright32100.33---00
Australia 1st INNINGS 
Craig Serjeant lbw b Willis064000.00
Rick McCosker lbw b Willis321471992021.76
Greg Chappell (c)c & b Underwood39781113050.00
Kim Hughes c Willis b Hendrick13753002.70
David Hookes c †Knott b Greig8511315312075.22
Doug Walters  b Willis414181028.57
Rod Marsh lbw b Hendrick571511944137.74
Ray Bright lbw b Willis16621070025.80
Max Walker not out 788415310092.85
Mick Malone  b Lever46811056056.79
Jeff Thomson  b Willis1719252089.47
Extras(b 1, lb 6, nb 3)10
TOTAL131.3 Ov (RR: 2.92)385
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Craig Serjeant), 2-54 (Greg Chappell), 3-67 (Kim Hughes), 4-84 (Rick McCosker), 5-104 (Doug Walters), 6-184 (David Hookes), 7-236 (Rod Marsh), 8-252 (Ray Bright), 9-352 (Mick Malone), 10-385 (Jeff Thomson)
Bob Willis29.3510253.45---00
Mike Hendrick3759322.51---00
John Lever2266112.77---00
Derek Underwood35910212.91---00
Tony Greig821712.12---00
England 2nd INNINGS 
Mike Brearley (c)c Serjeant b Thomson410111040.00
Geoff Boycott not out 25781012032.05
Bob Woolmer c †Marsh b Malone613190046.15
Derek Randall not out 2055682036.36
Extras(w 2)2
TOTAL26 Ov (RR: 2.19)57/2
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Mike Brearley), 2-16 (Bob Woolmer)
Jeff Thomson512214.40---00
Mick Malone1041411.40---00
Max Walker821401.75---00
Ray Bright32501.66---00
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Kennington Oval, London
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Series resultEngland won the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 808
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Kim Hughes
Kim Hughes
Mick Malone
Mick Malone
David Constant
Tom Spencer
Thu, 25 Aug - day 1 - no play
Fri, 26 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 181/9 (Mike Hendrick 1*, Bob Willis 6*)
Sat, 27 Aug - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 11/1 (Rick McCosker 2*, Greg Chappell 7*)
Sun, 28 Aug - rest day
Mon, 29 Aug - day 4 - Australia 1st innings 226/6 (Rod Marsh 53*, Ray Bright 6*)
Tue, 30 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 57/2 (26 ov) - end of match
  • JR Thomson takes 100 wickets in 22 Tests
  • G Boycott passes 5000 runs, and achieved the highest series average in Aus/Eng tests
  • The final Test before World Series Cricket.
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