6th Test, The Oval, Aug 27 - Sep 1 1981, Australia tour of England
352 & 344/9d
(target 383)314 & 261/7
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
7/89 & 4/70
Player Of The Series
399 runs • 34 wkts
Australia 1st INNINGS
Graeme Wood c Brearley b Botham661291686051.16
Martin Kent c Gatting b Botham541291797041.86
Kim Hughes (c)hit wicket b Botham31671011046.26
Graham Yallop c Botham b Willis2650591052.00
Allan Border not out 10623029013046.08
Dirk Wellham  b Willis24931121025.80
Rod Marsh c Botham b Willis1218182066.66
Ray Bright c Brearley b Botham34041007.50
Dennis Lillee  b Willis1136361030.55
Terry Alderman  b Botham022000.00
Mike Whitney  b Botham413381030.76
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 4, w 1)15
TOTAL(132 Ov, RR: 2.66)352
Fall of wickets: 1-120 (Graeme Wood), 2-125 (Martin Kent), 3-169 (Graham Yallop), 4-199 (Kim Hughes), 5-260 (Dirk Wellham), 6-280 (Rod Marsh), 7-303 (Ray Bright), 8-319 (Dennis Lillee), 9-320 (Terry Alderman), 10-352 (Mike Whitney)
Bob Willis3169142.93---00
Mike Hendrick3186302.03---00
Ian Botham471312562.65---00
John Emburey2325802.52---00
England 1st INNINGS
Geoff Boycott c Yallop b Lillee1373214417042.67
Wayne Larkins c Alderman b Lillee3475934045.33
Chris Tavaré c †Marsh b Lillee24911272026.37
Mike Gatting  b Lillee531141575046.49
Mike Brearley (c)c Bright b Alderman065000.00
Paul Parker c Kent b Alderman032000.00
Ian Botham c Yallop b Lillee35110060.00
Alan Knott  b Lillee3649684073.46
John Emburey lbw b Lillee021000.00
Bob Willis  b Alderman37130042.85
Mike Hendrick not out 0613000.00
Extras(lb 9, nb 12, w 3)24
TOTAL(110.4 Ov, RR: 2.83)314
Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Wayne Larkins), 2-131 (Chris Tavaré), 3-246 (Mike Gatting), 4-248 (Mike Brearley), 5-248 (Paul Parker), 6-256 (Ian Botham), 7-293 (Geoff Boycott), 8-293 (John Emburey), 9-302 (Bob Willis), 10-314 (Alan Knott)
Dennis Lillee31.448972.81---00
Terry Alderman3548432.40---00
Mike Whitney2337603.30---00
Ray Bright2164101.95---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS
Graeme Wood c †Knott b Hendrick2146621045.65
Martin Kent c Brearley b Botham717331041.17
Kim Hughes (c)lbw b Hendrick624221025.00
Graham Yallop  b Hendrick3562853056.45
Allan Border c Tavare b Emburey841521928055.26
Dirk Wellham lbw b Botham10322126612046.60
Rod Marsh c Gatting b Botham5283967062.65
Ray Bright  b Botham1114302078.57
Dennis Lillee not out 836361022.22
Mike Whitney c Botham b Hendrick034000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 8, nb 7, w 1)17
TOTAL(104.2 Ov, RR: 3.29)344/9d
Did not bat: Terry Alderman 
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Martin Kent), 2-36 (Kim Hughes), 3-41 (Graeme Wood), 4-104 (Graham Yallop), 5-205 (Allan Border), 6-291 (Rod Marsh), 7-332 (Ray Bright), 8-343 (Dirk Wellham), 9-344 (Mike Whitney)
Bob Willis1004104.10---00
Mike Hendrick29.268242.79---00
Ian Botham42912843.04---00
John Emburey2337613.30---00
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 383 runs)
Geoff Boycott lbw b Lillee042000.00
Wayne Larkins c Alderman b Lillee24781194030.76
Chris Tavaré c Kent b Whitney836440022.22
Mike Gatting c Kent b Lillee5670857080.00
Paul Parker c Kent b Alderman1346552028.26
Mike Brearley (c)c †Marsh b Lillee511601667031.87
Ian Botham lbw b Alderman16141020114.28
Alan Knott not out 7013816711050.72
John Emburey not out 533520015.15
Extras(b 2, lb 5, nb 9, w 2)18
TOTAL(95 Ov, RR: 2.74)261/7
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Geoff Boycott), 2-18 (Chris Tavaré), 3-88 (Wayne Larkins), 4-101 (Mike Gatting), 5-127 (Paul Parker), 6-144 (Ian Botham), 7-237 (Mike Brearley)
Dennis Lillee30107042.33---00
Terry Alderman1966023.15---00
Mike Whitney1144614.18---00
Ray Bright27125001.85---00
Graham Yallop821702.12---00
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Player Of The Match
Dennis Lillee
Dennis Lillee
Player Of The Series
Ian Botham
Ian Botham
Series resultEngland won the 6-match series 3-1
Match numberTest no. 908
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Dirk Wellham
Dirk Wellham
Paul Parker
Paul Parker
England Image
Barrie Meyer
England Image
Dickie Bird
Thu, 27 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 251/4 (Allan Border 51*, Dirk Wellham 19*)
Fri, 28 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 100/1 (Geoff Boycott 47*, Chris Tavaré 8*)
Sat, 29 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 36/2 (Graeme Wood 20*)
Sun, 30 Aug - rest day
Mon, 31 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 344/9 (Dennis Lillee 8*)
Tue, 01 Sep - day 5 - England 2nd innings 261/7 (95 ov) - end of match
  • Brearley undefeated as captain in 19 home tests.
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