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RESULT
4th Test, Birmingham, July 30 - August 02, 1981, Australia tour of England
189 & 219
(T:151) 258 & 121

England won by 29 runs

Player Of The Match
26, 1/64 & 5/11
ian-botham
England 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Info
England 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c †Marsh b Alderman1342441030.95
c Border b Lillee481091666044.03
c Hogg b Alderman01010000.00
c †Marsh b Bright2143503048.83
c Alderman b Lillee2146892045.65
b Bright1659662027.11
b Alderman2643583060.46
b Hogg33339009.09
b Alderman031000.00
not out 1123350047.82
c †Marsh b Alderman1315112086.66
Extras(b 1, lb 5, nb 10, w 1)17
TOTAL69.1 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
1846123.38---00
23.184251.81---00
1634913.06---00
1242021.66---00
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
run out (Old)381391742027.33
b Old11114009.09
c †Taylor b Old22425008.33
lbw b Botham2751634052.94
lbw b Old471011127046.53
b Emburey3070983042.85
c Willis b Emburey46811096056.79
b Emburey22425008.33
b Emburey1843403041.86
run out 00100-
not out 33600100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 19, nb 21)44
TOTAL86.5 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
1936303.31---00
2184432.09---00
26.5124341.60---00
2016413.20---00
England 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c †Marsh b Bright291361903021.32
lbw b Lillee1317172076.47
c Border b Bright2359702038.98
b Bright21931163022.58
b Bright39711033054.92
b Bright522231022.72
c †Marsh b Lillee311150027.27
c †Marsh b Alderman2324273095.83
not out 3779925046.83
lbw b Alderman847700017.02
c †Marsh b Alderman2530040.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 9, w 1)16
TOTAL92 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
2695121.96---00
2256532.95---00
1031901.90---00
34176852.00---00
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 151 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
lbw b Old2570040.00
lbw b Willis1346621028.26
c Gatting b Emburey401752134022.85
c Emburey b Willis511160045.45
c Botham b Emburey30961145031.25
b Botham1045681022.22
b Botham4891050.00
lbw b Botham011000.00
c †Taylor b Botham319190015.78
not out 0611000.00
b Botham032000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 11)14
TOTAL67 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
2063721.85---00
1141911.72---00
22104021.81---00
1491150.78---00
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CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 30 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 19/2 (Graeme Wood 6*, Ray Bright 0*)
Fri, 31 Jul - day 2 - England 2nd innings 49/1 (Geoff Boycott 9*, David Gower 20*)
Sat, 01 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 9/1 (John Dyson 5*, Allan Border 2*)
Sun, 02 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 121 (67 ov) - end of match
MATCH FLOW
General
  • Aus 2nd innings
  • Botham took 5 wickets for 1 run in 28 balls.
MATCH DETAILS
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season1981
Player Of The Match
Series resultEngland led the 6-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 906
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
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