result
1st Test, Perth, Dec 14 - 19 1979, England tour of Australia
244 & 337
(90.2 ov, target 354)228 & 215
Australia won by 138 runs
player of the match
Ian Botham
England
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Julien Wiener run out 1134470032.35
Bruce Laird lbw b Botham045000.00
Allan Border lbw b Botham424330016.66
Greg Chappell (c)c Boycott b Botham19771012024.67
Kim Hughes c Brearley b Underwood9919523510050.76
Peter Toohey c Underwood b Dilley1935523054.28
Rod Marsh c †Taylor b Dilley421121423137.50
Ray Bright c †Taylor b Botham1746652036.95
Dennis Lillee c †Taylor b Botham1839631046.15
Geoff Dymock  b Botham535570014.28
Jeff Thomson not out 11100100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 2)9
TOTAL(100 Ov, RR: 2.44)244
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Bruce Laird), 2-17 (Allan Border), 3-20 (Julien Wiener), 4-88 (Greg Chappell), 5-127 (Peter Toohey), 6-186 (Kim Hughes), 7-219 (Rod Marsh), 8-219 (Ray Bright), 9-243 (Geoff Dymock), 10-244 (Dennis Lillee)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Graham Dilley1814722.61---00
Ian Botham3597862.22---00
Bob Willis2374702.04---00
Derek Underwood1343312.53---00
Geoff Miller1123002.72---00
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Derek Randall c Hughes b Lillee031000.00
Geoff Boycott lbw b Lillee02030000.00
Peter Willey c Chappell b Dymock918211050.00
David Gower c †Marsh b Lillee1726372065.38
Geoff Miller c Hughes b Thomson2553692047.16
Mike Brearley (c)c †Marsh b Lillee641842516034.78
Ian Botham c Toohey b Thomson1516172093.75
Bob Taylor  b Chappell1444542031.81
Graham Dilley not out 381572064024.20
Derek Underwood lbw b Dymock1324321054.16
Bob Willis  b Dymock1119351057.89
Extras(lb 7, nb 15)22
TOTAL(91.1 Ov, RR: 2.50)228
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Derek Randall), 2-12 (Peter Willey), 3-14 (Geoff Boycott), 4-41 (David Gower), 5-74 (Geoff Miller), 6-90 (Ian Botham), 7-123 (Bob Taylor), 8-185 (Mike Brearley), 9-203 (Derek Underwood), 10-228 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dennis Lillee28117342.60---00
Geoff Dymock29.1145231.78---00
Greg Chappell116510.45---00
Jeff Thomson2137023.33---00
Ray Bright20603.00---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Julien Wiener c Randall b Underwood581051366155.23
Bruce Laird c †Taylor b Underwood331151503028.69
Allan Border c †Taylor b Willis11529638313038.85
Greg Chappell (c)st †Taylor b Underwood43951154045.26
Kim Hughes c Miller b Botham413230030.76
Peter Toohey c †Taylor b Botham315130020.00
Rod Marsh c Gower b Botham419280021.05
Ray Bright lbw b Botham1232421037.50
Dennis Lillee c Willey b Dilley191051351018.09
Geoff Dymock not out 2039592051.28
Jeff Thomson  b Botham825201032.00
Extras(b 4, lb 5, nb 7, w 2)18
TOTAL(141.5 Ov, RR: 2.37)337
Fall of wickets: 1-91 (Julien Wiener), 2-100 (Bruce Laird), 3-168 (Greg Chappell), 4-183 (Kim Hughes), 5-191 (Peter Toohey), 6-204 (Rod Marsh), 7-225 (Ray Bright), 7-296, 8-303 (Dennis Lillee), 9-323 (Allan Border), 10-337 (Jeff Thomson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Graham Dilley1835012.77---00
Ian Botham45.5149852.13---00
Bob Willis2675212.00---00
Derek Underwood41148232.00---00
Geoff Miller1003603.60---00
Peter Willey10101.00---00
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 354 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Derek Randall lbw b Dymock19110011.11
Geoff Boycott not out 992853378034.73
Peter Willey lbw b Dymock1218181066.66
David Gower c Thomson b Dymock2342503054.76
Geoff Miller c Chappell b Thomson819201042.10
Ian Botham c †Marsh b Lillee1844701040.90
Mike Brearley (c)c †Marsh b Bright1124371045.83
Bob Taylor  b Lillee1544512034.09
Graham Dilley c †Marsh b Dymock1661561026.22
Derek Underwood c Wiener b Dymock032000.00
Bob Willis c Chappell b Dymock035000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 8, w 1)12
TOTAL(90.2 Ov, RR: 2.38)215
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Derek Randall), 2-26 (Peter Willey), 3-64 (David Gower), 4-75 (Geoff Miller), 5-115 (Ian Botham), 6-141 (Mike Brearley), 7-182 (Bob Taylor), 8-211 (Graham Dilley), 9-211 (Derek Underwood), 10-215 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dennis Lillee2357423.21---00
Geoff Dymock17.243461.96---00
Greg Chappell64601.00---00
Jeff Thomson1133012.72---00
Ray Bright23113011.30---00
Julien Wiener832202.75---00
Allan Border20703.50---00
MATCH DETAILS
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Season1979/80
Player Of The Match
Ian Botham
Ian Botham
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 864
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Graham Dilley
Graham Dilley
Julien Wiener
Julien Wiener
Umpires
Australia Image
Donald Weser
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Max O'Connell
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 14 Dec - day 1 -Australia 1st innings 232/8 (Dennis Lillee 11*, Geoff Dymock 1*)
Sat, 15 Dec - day 2 -England 1st innings 177/7 (Mike Brearley 56*, Graham Dilley 21*)
Sun, 16 Dec - day 3 -Australia 2nd innings 168/2 (Allan Border 32*, Greg Chappell 43*)
Mon, 17 Dec - rest day
Tue, 18 Dec - day 4 -England 2nd innings 19/1 (Geoff Boycott 5*, Peter Willey 9*)
Wed, 19 Dec - day 5 -England 2nd innings 215 (90.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • DK Lillee faced four balls (from Botham) and scored three runs using an aluminium bat. Ten minutes were lost while the umpire persuaded Lille to change the bat for a standard wooden one.
  • AR Border (2) retired hurt on 109* from 296/7 to 303/8