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5th Test, Adelaide, January 27 - February 01, 1979, England tour of Australia
169 & 360
(T:366) 164 & 160

England won by 205 runs

Player Of The Match
74, 4/42 & 1/37
England 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Details
England 1st Innings 
Geoff Boycott c †Wright b Hurst621220028.57
Mike Brearley (c)c †Wright b Hogg214280014.28
Derek Randall c Carlson b Hurst413250030.76
Graham Gooch c Hughes b Hogg110100010.00
David Gower lbw b Hurst913181069.23
Ian Botham c †Wright b Higgs74971586276.28
Geoff Miller lbw b Hogg3189803034.83
Bob Taylor run out 421280019.04
John Emburey  b Higgs421250019.04
Bob Willis c Darling b Hogg24202531120.00
Mike Hendrick not out 0913000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 2, w 3)10
TOTAL40.4 Ov (RR: 4.17)169
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Geoff Boycott), 2-12 (Mike Brearley), 3-16 (Graham Gooch), 4-18 (Derek Randall), 5-27 (David Gower), 6-80 (Geoff Miller), 7-113 (Bob Taylor), 8-136 (John Emburey), 9-147 (Ian Botham), 10-169 (Bob Willis)
Rodney Hogg10.412641.85---00
Alan Hurst1416533.48---00
Phil Carlson913402.83---00
Bruce Yardley402504.68---00
Jim Higgs31922.25---00
Australia 1st Innings 
Rick Darling c Willis b Botham1533351145.45
Graeme Wood c Randall b Emburey351172101029.91
Kim Hughes c Emburey b Hendrick41071040.00
Graham Yallop (c) b Hendrick049000.00
Allan Border c †Taylor b Botham1118201061.11
Phil Carlson c †Taylor b Botham058000.00
Bruce Yardley  b Botham2875794037.33
Kevin Wright lbw b Emburey2969762042.02
Rodney Hogg  b Willis012000.00
Jim Higgs run out 1663790025.39
Alan Hurst not out 1739470043.58
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 5)9
TOTAL53.4 Ov (RR: 3.06)164
Fall of wickets: 0-0 (Rick Darling), 1-5 (Kim Hughes), 2-10 (Graham Yallop), 3-22 (Allan Border), 4-24 (Phil Carlson), 5-72 (Bruce Yardley), 6-94, 7-114 (Graeme Wood), 8-116 (Rodney Hogg), 9-133 (Kevin Wright), 10-164 (Jim Higgs)
Bob Willis1115513.75---00
Mike Hendrick1914521.77---00
Ian Botham11.404242.73---00
John Emburey1271320.81---00
England 2nd Innings 
Geoff Boycott c Hughes b Hurst492122652023.11
Mike Brearley (c)lbw b Carlson965820013.84
Derek Randall c Yardley b Hurst1550572030.00
Graham Gooch  b Carlson1874852024.32
David Gower lbw b Higgs2154723038.88
Ian Botham c Yardley b Hurst729301024.13
Geoff Miller c †Wright b Hurst642032355031.52
Bob Taylor c †Wright b Hogg973003616032.33
John Emburey  b Hogg421321474031.81
Bob Willis c †Wright b Hogg1218351066.66
Mike Hendrick not out 310160030.00
Extras(b 1, lb 16, nb 4, w 2)23
TOTAL142.6 Ov (RR: 2.52)360
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Mike Brearley), 2-57 (Derek Randall), 3-97 (Graham Gooch), 4-106 (Geoff Boycott), 5-130 (Ian Botham), 6-132 (David Gower), 7-267 (Geoff Miller), 8-336 (Bob Taylor), 9-347 (John Emburey), 10-360 (Bob Willis)
Rodney Hogg27.675931.59---00
Alan Hurst3799741.96---00
Phil Carlson2784121.13---00
Bruce Yardley2066002.25---00
Jim Higgs2847512.00---00
Allan Border32501.25---00
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 366 runs)
Rick Darling  b Botham1837492048.64
Graeme Wood run out 941630021.95
Kim Hughes c Gower b Hendrick461762084026.13
Graham Yallop (c) b Hendrick361761823020.45
Allan Border  b Willis11930005.26
Phil Carlson c Gower b Hendrick2151742041.17
Bruce Yardley c Brearley b Willis021000.00
Kevin Wright c Emburey b Miller01616000.00
Rodney Hogg  b Miller27100028.57
Jim Higgs not out 310300030.00
Alan Hurst  b Willis1313920100.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 10)11
TOTAL67 Ov (RR: 2.38)160
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Rick Darling), 2-36 (Graeme Wood), 3-115 (Graham Yallop), 4-120 (Kim Hughes), 5-121 (Allan Border), 6-121 (Bruce Yardley), 7-124 (Kevin Wright), 8-130 (Rodney Hogg), 9-147 (Phil Carlson), 10-160 (Alan Hurst)
Bob Willis1234132.56---00
Mike Hendrick1461931.01---00
Ian Botham1443711.98---00
Geoff Miller1833621.50---00
John Emburey951601.33---00
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TossAustralia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Ian Botham
Series resultEngland led the 6-match series 4-1
Match numberTest no. 843
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright
Phil Carlson
Phil Carlson
Max O'Connell
Robin Bailhache
Balls per over8
Sat, 27 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 69/4 (Graeme Wood 19*, Bruce Yardley 28*)
Sun, 28 Jan - day 2 - England 2nd innings 82/2 (Geoff Boycott 38*, Graham Gooch 11*)
Mon, 29 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 272/7 (Bob Taylor 69*, John Emburey 0*)
Tue, 30 Jan - rest day
Wed, 31 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 82/2 (Kim Hughes 30*, Graham Yallop 16*)
Thu, 01 Feb - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 160 (67 ov) - end of match
  • WM Darling (1) retired hurt on 0* from 0/0 to 72/5
Australia Innings
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