result
4th ODI, Melbourne, Feb 4 1979, England tour of Australia
212/6
(38.6/40 ov, target 213)215/6
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
player of the match
England INNINGS (40 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Geoff Boycott lbw b Laughlin33861171038.37
Mike Brearley (c)c †Wright b Dymock026000.00
Derek Randall lbw b Dymock414140028.57
Graham Gooch c Hurst b Carlson1950632038.00
David Gower not out 10110012090101.00
Ian Botham c Wood b Hurst3141463075.60
David Bairstow run out 1440025.00
Chris Old not out 1624370066.66
Extras(b 3, lb 3, nb 1)7
TOTAL(40 Ov, RR: 5.30)212/6
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mike Brearley), 2-7 (Derek Randall), 3-50 (Graham Gooch), 4-89 (Geoff Boycott), 5-153 (Ian Botham), 6-158 (David Bairstow)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Alan Hurst813613.37---00
Geoff Dymock813122.90---00
Phil Carlson812712.53---00
Gary Cosier804804.50---00
Trevor Laughlin806315.90---00
Australia INNINGS (target: 213 runs from 40 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Wood  b Old2354852042.59
Rick Darling c Old b Willis712141058.33
Kim Hughes c Boycott b Lever50991144050.50
Graham Yallop (c)c Gower b Hendrick3166941046.96
Peter Toohey not out 54551002098.18
Gary Cosier  b Lever28142421200.00
Phil Carlson c Boycott b Lever033000.00
Trevor Laughlin not out 15112111136.36
Extras(lb 6, nb 1)7
TOTAL(38.6 Ov, RR: 5.54)215/6
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Rick Darling), 2-55 (Graeme Wood), 3-90 (Kim Hughes), 4-145 (Graham Yallop), 5-185 (Gary Cosier), 6-185 (Phil Carlson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bob Willis812111.96---00
John Lever715135.46---00
Mike Hendrick804714.40---00
Chris Old813112.90---00
Ian Botham7.605805.61---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Season1978/79
Player Of The Match
David Gower
David Gower
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 59
Match daysday(40-over match)
ODI debut
Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright
Umpires
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Donald Weser
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Robin Bailhache
Balls per over8