3rd Test, Leeds, July 16 - 21, 1981, Australia tour of England
(T:130) 401/9d & 111
(f/o) 174 & 356

England won by 18 runs

Player Of The Match
6/95, 50, 149* & 1/14
Australia 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings (Following on)
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
John Dyson  b Dilley10223429414043.58
Graeme Wood lbw b Botham3455714061.81
Trevor Chappell c †Taylor b Willey271351612020.00
Kim Hughes (c)c & b Botham892082708042.78
Ray Bright  b Dilley736481019.44
Graham Yallop c †Taylor b Botham581672085034.73
Allan Border lbw b Botham820351040.00
Rod Marsh  b Botham2850655056.00
Geoff Lawson c †Taylor b Botham1335452037.14
Dennis Lillee not out 3680050.00
Terry Alderman not out 00-00-
Extras(b 4, lb 13, nb 12, w 3)32
TOTAL155.2 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)
Bob Willis3087202.40---00
Chris Old43149102.11---00
Graham Dilley2747822.88---00
Ian Botham39.2119562.41---00
Peter Willey1323112.38---00
Geoff Boycott32200.66---00
England 1st Innings 
Graham Gooch lbw b Alderman27170028.57
Geoff Boycott  b Lawson1258890020.68
Mike Brearley (c)c †Marsh b Alderman1053640018.86
David Gower c †Marsh b Lawson2450583048.00
Mike Gatting lbw b Lillee1529582051.72
Peter Willey  b Lawson822290036.36
Ian Botham c †Marsh b Lillee5054808092.59
Bob Taylor c †Marsh b Lillee523361021.73
Graham Dilley c & b Lillee1317302076.47
Chris Old c Border b Alderman044000.00
Bob Willis not out 1450025.00
Extras(b 6, lb 11, nb 11, w 6)34
TOTAL50.5 Ov (RR: 3.42)174
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Graham Gooch), 2-40 (Mike Brearley), 3-42 (Geoff Boycott), 4-84 (David Gower), 5-87 (Mike Gatting), 6-112 (Peter Willey), 7-148 (Bob Taylor), 8-166 (Ian Botham), 9-167 (Chris Old), 10-174 (Graham Dilley)
Dennis Lillee18.574942.60---00
Terry Alderman1945933.10---00
Geoff Lawson1333232.46---00
England 2nd Innings (Following on) 
Graham Gooch c Alderman b Lillee032000.00
Geoff Boycott lbw b Alderman461412151032.62
Mike Brearley (c)c Alderman b Lillee1429333048.27
David Gower c Border b Alderman922361040.90
Mike Gatting lbw b Alderman110100010.00
Peter Willey c Dyson b Lillee3356846058.92
Ian Botham not out 149148219271100.67
Bob Taylor c Bright b Alderman1990011.11
Graham Dilley  b Alderman5675809074.66
Chris Old  b Lawson2931546093.54
Bob Willis c Border b Alderman29310022.22
Extras(b 5, lb 3, nb 5, w 3)16
TOTAL87.3 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 (Geoff Boycott), 7-135 (Bob Taylor), 8-252 (Graham Dilley), 9-319 (Chris Old), 10-356 (Bob Willis)
Dennis Lillee2569433.76---00
Terry Alderman35.3613563.80---00
Geoff Lawson2349614.17---00
Ray Bright401503.75---00
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 130 runs)
John Dyson c †Taylor b Willis34831193040.96
Graeme Wood c †Taylor b Botham1010920100.00
Trevor Chappell c †Taylor b Willis856680014.28
Kim Hughes (c)c Botham b Willis0914000.00
Graham Yallop c Gatting b Willis032000.00
Allan Border  b Old0813000.00
Rod Marsh c Dilley b Willis49180044.44
Ray Bright  b Willis1932492059.37
Geoff Lawson c †Taylor b Willis1220050.00
Dennis Lillee c Gatting b Willis17152230113.33
Terry Alderman not out 056000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 14, w 1)18
TOTAL36.1 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)
Ian Botham731412.00---00
Graham Dilley201105.50---00
Bob Willis15.134382.83---00
Chris Old912112.33---00
Peter Willey31401.33---00
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Thu, 16 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 203/3 (Kim Hughes 24*, Ray Bright 1*)
Fri, 17 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 7/0 (Graham Gooch 2*, Geoff Boycott 0*)
Sat, 18 Jul - day 3 - England 2nd innings 6/1 (Geoff Boycott 0*, Mike Brearley 4*)
Sun, 19 Jul - rest day
Mon, 20 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 351/9 (Ian Botham 145*, Bob 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.
Headingley, Leeds
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Ian Botham
Series result6-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 905
Match daysday (5-day match)
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