result
4th Test, Birmingham, Jul 30 - Aug 2 1981, Australia tour of England
189 & 219
(67 ov, target 151)258 & 121
England won by 29 runs
player of the match
Ian Botham
England
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Geoff Boycott c †Marsh b Alderman1342441030.95
Mike Brearley (c)c Border b Lillee481091666044.03
David Gower c Hogg b Alderman01010000.00
Graham Gooch c †Marsh b Bright2143503048.83
Mike Gatting c Alderman b Lillee2146892045.65
Peter Willey  b Bright1659662027.11
Ian Botham  b Alderman2643583060.46
John Emburey  b Hogg33339009.09
Bob Taylor  b Alderman031000.00
Chris Old not out 1123350047.82
Bob Willis c †Marsh b Alderman1315112086.66
Extras(b 1, lb 5, nb 10, w 1)17
TOTAL(69.1 Ov, RR: 2.73)189
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Geoff Boycott), 2-29 (David Gower), 3-60 (Graham Gooch), 4-101 (Mike Brearley), 5-126 (Mike Gatting), 6-145 (Peter Willey), 7-161 (Ian Botham), 8-161 (Bob Taylor), 9-165 (John Emburey), 10-189 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dennis Lillee1846123.38---00
Terry Alderman23.184251.81---00
Rodney Hogg1634913.06---00
Ray Bright1242021.66---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Wood run out (Old)381391742027.33
John Dyson  b Old11114009.09
Allan Border c †Taylor b Old22425008.33
Ray Bright lbw b Botham2751634052.94
Kim Hughes (c)lbw b Old471011127046.53
Graham Yallop  b Emburey3070983042.85
Martin Kent c Willis b Emburey46811096056.79
Rod Marsh  b Emburey22425008.33
Dennis Lillee  b Emburey1843403041.86
Rodney Hogg run out 001000.00
Terry Alderman not out 33600100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 19, nb 21)44
TOTAL(86.5 Ov, RR: 2.97)258
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (John Dyson), 2-14 (Allan Border), 3-62 (Ray Bright), 4-115 (Graeme Wood), 5-166 (Kim Hughes), 6-203 (Graham Yallop), 7-220 (Rod Marsh), 8-253 (Martin Kent), 9-253 (Rodney Hogg), 10-258 (Dennis Lillee)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bob Willis1936303.31---00
Chris Old2184432.09---00
John Emburey26.5124341.60---00
Ian Botham2016413.20---00
England 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Geoff Boycott c †Marsh b Bright291361903021.32
Mike Brearley (c)lbw b Lillee1317172076.47
David Gower c Border b Bright2359702038.98
Graham Gooch  b Bright21931163022.58
Mike Gatting  b Bright39711033054.92
Peter Willey  b Bright522231022.72
Ian Botham c †Marsh b Lillee311150027.27
Chris Old c †Marsh b Alderman2324273095.83
John Emburey not out 3779925046.83
Bob Taylor lbw b Alderman847700017.02
Bob Willis c †Marsh b Alderman2530040.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 9, w 1)16
TOTAL(92 Ov, RR: 2.38)219
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Mike Brearley), 2-52 (David Gower), 3-89 (Geoff Boycott), 4-98 (Graham Gooch), 5-110 (Peter Willey), 6-115 (Ian Botham), 7-154 (Chris Old), 8-167 (Mike Gatting), 9-217 (Bob Taylor), 10-219 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dennis Lillee2695121.96---00
Terry Alderman2256532.95---00
Rodney Hogg1031901.90---00
Ray Bright34176852.00---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 151 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Wood lbw b Old2570040.00
John Dyson lbw b Willis1346621028.26
Allan Border c Gatting b Emburey401752134022.85
Kim Hughes (c)c Emburey b Willis511160045.45
Graham Yallop c Botham b Emburey30961145031.25
Martin Kent  b Botham1045681022.22
Rod Marsh  b Botham4891050.00
Ray Bright lbw b Botham011000.00
Dennis Lillee c †Taylor b Botham319190015.78
Rodney Hogg not out 0611000.00
Terry Alderman  b Botham032000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 11)14
TOTAL(67 Ov, RR: 1.80)121
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Graeme Wood), 2-19 (John Dyson), 3-29 (Kim Hughes), 4-87 (Graham Yallop), 5-105 (Allan Border), 6-114 (Rod Marsh), 7-114 (Ray Bright), 8-120 (Dennis Lillee), 9-121 (Martin Kent), 10-121 (Terry Alderman)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bob Willis2063721.85---00
Chris Old1141911.72---00
John Emburey22104021.81---00
Ian Botham1491150.78---00
MATCH DETAILS
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Season1981
Player Of The Match
Ian Botham
Ian Botham
Series resultEngland led the 6-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 906
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Martin Kent
Martin Kent
Umpires
England Image
Dickie Bird
England Image
Don Oslear
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 30 Jul - day 1 -Australia 1st innings 19/2 (Graeme Wood 6*, Ray Bright 0*, null ov)
Fri, 31 Jul - day 2 -England 2nd innings 49/1 (Geoff Boycott 9*, David Gower 20*, null ov)
Sat, 01 Aug - day 3 -Australia 2nd innings 9/1 (John Dyson 5*, Allan Border 2*, null ov)
Sun, 02 Aug - day 4 -Australia 2nd innings 121/10 (67 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • Aus 2nd innings
  • Botham took 5 wickets for 1 run in 28 balls.