result
1st Test, Brisbane, Dec 1 - 6 1978, England tour of Australia
116 & 339
(53.5 ov, target 170)286 & 170/3
England won by 7 wickets
player of the match
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Wood c †Taylor b Old730450023.33
Gary Cosier run out 1230050.00
Peter Toohey  b Willis1129008.33
Graham Yallop (c)c Gooch b Willis740590017.50
Kim Hughes c †Taylor b Botham424340016.66
Trevor Laughlin c sub (JK Lever) b Willis2380066.66
John Maclean not out 33831352039.75
Bruce Yardley c †Taylor b Willis1740402042.50
Rodney Hogg c †Taylor b Botham3667785053.73
Alan Hurst c †Taylor b Botham042000.00
Jim Higgs  b Old1550020.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 6)7
TOTAL(37.7 Ov, RR: 3.06)116
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Gary Cosier), 2-5 (Peter Toohey), 3-14 (Graeme Wood), 4-22 (Graham Yallop), 5-24 (Kim Hughes), 6-26 (Trevor Laughlin), 7-53 (Bruce Yardley), 8-113 (Rodney Hogg), 9-113 (Alan Hurst), 10-116 (Jim Higgs)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bob Willis1424442.35---00
Chris Old9.712421.82---00
Ian Botham1214032.50---00
Graham Gooch10100.75---00
Phil Edmonds11000.00---00
England 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Geoff Boycott c Hughes b Hogg1367911019.40
Graham Gooch c Laughlin b Hogg213180015.38
Derek Randall c Laughlin b Hurst7519622310138.26
Bob Taylor lbw b Hurst201151720017.39
Mike Brearley (c)c †Maclean b Hogg613191046.15
David Gower c †Maclean b Hurst44901115048.88
Ian Botham c †Maclean b Hogg49731025067.12
Geoff Miller lbw b Hogg2770931038.57
Phil Edmonds c †Maclean b Hogg19150011.11
Chris Old not out 291021132028.43
Bob Willis c †Maclean b Hurst820441040.00
Extras(b 7, lb 4, nb 1)12
TOTAL(95.4 Ov, RR: 2.99)286
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Graham Gooch), 2-38 (Geoff Boycott), 3-111 (Derek Randall), 4-120 (Mike Brearley), 5-120 (Bob Taylor), 6-215 (Ian Botham), 7-219 (David Gower), 8-226 (Phil Edmonds), 9-266 (Geoff Miller), 10-286 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Alan Hurst27.469342.53---00
Rodney Hogg2887461.98---00
Trevor Laughlin2265401.84---00
Bruce Yardley713403.64---00
Gary Cosier511001.50---00
Jim Higgs62901.12---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Wood lbw b Old1950881038.00
Gary Cosier  b Willis011000.00
Peter Toohey lbw b Botham1970011.11
Graham Yallop (c)c & b Willis1023073478033.22
Kim Hughes c Edmonds b Willis1294114818231.38
Trevor Laughlin lbw b Old58130062.50
John Maclean lbw b Miller1563631023.80
Bruce Yardley c Brearley b Miller1670791022.85
Rodney Hogg  b Botham1635411045.71
Alan Hurst  b Botham021000.00
Jim Higgs not out 024000.00
Extras(b 9, lb 5, nb 22)36
TOTAL(116.6 Ov, RR: 2.90)339
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Gary Cosier), 2-2 (Peter Toohey), 3-49 (Graeme Wood), 4-219 (Graham Yallop), 5-228 (Trevor Laughlin), 6-261 (John Maclean), 7-310 (Bruce Yardley), 8-339 (Rodney Hogg), 9-339 (Alan Hurst), 10-339 (Kim Hughes)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bob Willis27.636931.86---00
Ian Botham2659532.74---00
Chris Old1716022.64---00
Geoff Miller34125221.14---00
Phil Edmonds1212701.68---00
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 170 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Geoff Boycott run out 1682980019.51
Graham Gooch c Yardley b Hogg23353006.06
Derek Randall not out 741752105042.28
Mike Brearley (c)c †Maclean b Yardley1351541025.49
David Gower not out 48901094053.33
Extras(b 12, lb 3, nb 2)17
TOTAL(53.5 Ov, RR: 3.17)170/3
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Graham Gooch), 2-37 (Geoff Boycott), 3-74 (Mike Brearley)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Rodney Hogg12.523512.07---00
Alan Hurst1041701.27---00
Bruce Yardley1314112.36---00
Trevor Laughlin30601.50---00
Jim Higgs1214302.68---00
Gary Cosier301102.75---00
MATCH DETAILS
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Season1978/79
Player Of The Match
Derek Randall
Derek Randall
Series resultEngland led the 6-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 834
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
John Maclean
John Maclean
Rodney Hogg
Rodney Hogg
Umpires
Australia Image
Dick French
Australia Image
Max O'Connell
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 01 Dec - day 1 -England 1st innings 60/2 (Derek Randall 43*, Bob Taylor 2*, null ov)
Sat, 02 Dec - day 2 -England 1st innings 257/8 (Geoff Miller 19*, Chris Old 17*, null ov)
Sun, 03 Dec - day 3 -Australia 2nd innings 157/3 (Graham Yallop 74*, Kim Hughes 51*, null ov)
Mon, 04 Dec - rest day
Tue, 05 Dec - day 4 -England 2nd innings 16 (Geoff Boycott 9*, Graham Gooch 2*, null ov)
Wed, 06 Dec - day 5 -England 2nd innings 170/3 (53.5 ov) - end of match