result
3rd Test, Melbourne, Dec 29 - Jan 3 1979, England tour of Australia
258 & 167
(67 ov, target 283)143 & 179
Australia won by 103 runs
player of the match
Graeme Wood
Australia
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Wood c Emburey b Miller1002833926035.34
Rick Darling run out 3371932046.48
Kim Hughes c †Taylor b Botham012000.00
Graham Yallop (c)c Hendrick b Botham4198834041.84
Peter Toohey c Randall b Miller3270791045.71
Allan Border c Brearley b Hendrick291151054025.22
John Maclean  b Botham847680017.02
Rodney Hogg c Randall b Miller052000.00
Geoff Dymock  b Hendrick01413000.00
Alan Hurst  b Hendrick021000.00
Jim Higgs not out 11524006.67
Extras(lb 8, nb 6)14
TOTAL(89.1 Ov, RR: 2.89)258
Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Rick Darling), 2-65 (Kim Hughes), 3-126 (Graham Yallop), 4-189 (Peter Toohey), 5-247 (Allan Border), 6-250 (Graeme Wood), 7-250 (Rodney Hogg), 8-251 (Geoff Dymock), 9-252 (Alan Hurst), 10-258 (John Maclean)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bob Willis1324702.71---00
Ian Botham20.146832.53---00
Mike Hendrick2335031.63---00
John Emburey1414402.36---00
Geoff Miller1963531.38---00
England 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Geoff Boycott  b Hogg11312007.69
Mike Brearley (c)lbw b Hogg18160012.50
Derek Randall lbw b Hurst1353881024.53
Graham Gooch c Border b Dymock25911101027.47
David Gower lbw b Dymock2948594060.42
Ian Botham c Darling b Higgs2280833027.50
Geoff Miller  b Hogg7101123006.93
Bob Taylor  b Hogg1430025.00
John Emburey  b Hogg01412000.00
Bob Willis c Darling b Dymock1976870025.00
Mike Hendrick not out 633311018.18
Extras(b 6, lb 4, nb 9)19
TOTAL(63.6 Ov, RR: 2.24)143
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Geoff Boycott), 2-3 (Mike Brearley), 3-40 (Derek Randall), 4-52 (Graham Gooch), 5-81 (David Gower), 6-100 (Ian Botham), 7-101 (Bob Taylor), 8-101 (John Emburey), 9-120 (Geoff Miller), 10-143 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Rodney Hogg1773051.32---00
Alan Hurst1222411.50---00
Geoff Dymock15.643831.81---00
Jim Higgs1993211.26---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Wood  b Botham341071360031.78
Rick Darling c Randall b Miller21861000024.42
Kim Hughes c Gower b Botham481421534133.80
Graham Yallop (c)c †Taylor b Miller1646411034.78
Peter Toohey c Botham b Emburey2030331066.67
Allan Border run out 0129000.00
John Maclean c Hendrick b Emburey1077911012.99
Rodney Hogg  b Botham12120004.76
Geoff Dymock c Brearley b Hendrick639410015.38
Jim Higgs st †Taylor b Emburey0710000.00
Alan Hurst not out 044000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 1)11
TOTAL(71.2 Ov, RR: 2.34)167
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Rick Darling), 2-81 (Graeme Wood), 3-101 (Graham Yallop), 4-136 (Peter Toohey), 5-136 (Allan Border), 6-152 (Kim Hughes), 7-157 (Rodney Hogg), 8-167 (John Maclean), 9-167 (Geoff Dymock), 10-167 (Jim Higgs)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bob Willis702102.25---00
Ian Botham1544132.05---00
Mike Hendrick1442511.34---00
Geoff Miller1453922.09---00
John Emburey21.2123031.06---00
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 283 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Geoff Boycott lbw b Hurst381551971024.52
Mike Brearley (c)c †Maclean b Dymock037000.00
Derek Randall lbw b Hogg2850025.00
Graham Gooch lbw b Hogg4087955045.98
David Gower lbw b Dymock491281673038.28
Ian Botham c †Maclean b Higgs1062760016.13
Geoff Miller c Hughes b Higgs11217008.33
Bob Taylor c †Maclean b Hogg540340012.50
John Emburey not out 733440021.21
Bob Willis c Yallop b Hogg312200025.00
Mike Hendrick  b Hogg021000.00
Extras(b 10, lb 7, nb 6, w 1)24
TOTAL(67 Ov, RR: 2.67)179
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Mike Brearley), 2-6 (Derek Randall), 3-71 (Graham Gooch), 4-122 (Geoff Boycott), 5-163 (Ian Botham), 6-163 (David Gower), 7-167 (Geoff Miller), 8-171 (Bob Taylor), 9-179 (Bob Willis), 10-179 (Mike Hendrick)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Rodney Hogg1753651.59---00
Geoff Dymock1843721.54---00
Alan Hurst1113912.66---00
Jim Higgs1622921.36---00
Allan Border501402.10---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Season1978/79
Player Of The Match
Graeme Wood
Graeme Wood
Series resultEngland led the 6-match series 2-1
Match numberTEST No. 838
Match days - day match (5-day match)
Test debut
Allan Border
Allan Border
Umpires
Australia Image
Dick French
Australia Image
Max O'Connell
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 29 Dec - day 1 -Australia 1st innings 243/4 (Graeme Wood 100*, Allan Border 25*, null ov)
Sat, 30 Dec - day 2 -England 1st innings 107/8 (Geoff Miller 3*, Bob Willis 3*, null ov)
Sun, 31 Dec - rest day
Mon, 01 Jan - day 3 -Australia 2nd innings 163/7 (John Maclean 10*, Geoff Dymock 3*, null ov)
Tue, 02 Jan - day 4 -England 2nd innings 171/8 (John Emburey 2*, null ov)
Wed, 03 Jan - day 5 -England 2nd innings 179/10 (67 ov) - end of match