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RESULT
4th Test, Melbourne, December 26 - 30, 1982, England tour of Australia
284 & 294
(T:292) 287 & 288

England won by 3 runs

Player Of The Match
2/69 & 6/77
norman-cowans
England 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Info
England 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c Chappell b Thomson1053790018.86
c Chappell b Hogg415240026.66
c Yardley b Thomson8916524715053.93
c †Marsh b Hogg1826421069.23
c Dyson b Yardley8311516013072.17
c Wessels b Yardley27233850117.39
c Border b Yardley1015360066.66
c Wessels b Hogg948591018.75
c †Marsh b Yardley11323007.69
not out 621370028.57
c Lawson b Hogg312120025.00
Extras(b 3, lb 6, nb 12, w 3)24
TOTAL81.3 Ov (RR: 3.48)284
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Graeme Fowler), 2-25 (Geoff Cook), 3-56 (David Gower), 4-217 (Chris Tavaré), 5-227 (Allan Lamb), 6-259 (Ian Botham), 7-262 (Geoff Miller), 8-268 (Bob Taylor), 9-278 (Derek Pringle), 10-284 (Norman Cowans)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
1764802.82---00
23.366942.93---00
2798943.29---00
1324923.76---00
10505.00---00
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
b Willis47641044073.43
lbw b Cowans2140603052.50
c Lamb b Cowans012000.00
b Willis661722519038.37
b Botham210150020.00
c †Taylor b Pringle53691027076.81
b Willis53981216054.08
b Miller917192052.94
c Fowler b Miller028000.00
not out 812161066.66
b Miller19100011.11
Extras(lb 8, nb 19)27
TOTAL79 Ov (RR: 3.63)287
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (John Dyson), 2-55 (Greg Chappell), 3-83 (Kepler Wessels), 4-89 (Allan Border), 5-180 (David Hookes), 6-261 (Kim Hughes), 7-276 (Rod Marsh), 8-276 (Bruce Yardley), 9-278 (Geoff Lawson), 10-287 (Jeff Thomson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
1523832.53---00
1836913.83---00
1606924.31---00
1524012.66---00
1554432.93---00
England 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c Yardley b Thomson2644572059.09
b Hogg65991608065.65
b Hogg089000.00
c †Marsh b Lawson39100033.33
c †Marsh b Hogg2646915056.52
c Chappell b Thomson46468980100.00
lbw b Lawson1429372048.27
c †Marsh b Lawson421181706035.59
lbw b Thomson3754855068.51
not out 832490025.00
b Lawson1091220111.11
Extras(b 2, lb 9, nb 6)17
TOTAL80.4 Ov (RR: 3.64)294
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Geoff Cook), 2-41 (Chris Tavaré), 3-45 (David Gower), 4-128 (Graeme Fowler), 5-129 (Allan Lamb), 6-160 (Geoff Miller), 7-201 (Ian Botham), 8-262 (Bob Taylor), 9-280 (Derek Pringle), 10-294 (Norman Cowans)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
21.466643.04---00
2256432.90---00
1526704.46---00
2137433.52---00
10606.00---00
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 292 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
b Cowans1430473046.66
c Tavare b Botham31771045040.25
c sub (IJ Gould) b Cowans2890025.00
c †Taylor b Miller481161584041.37
c Willis b Cowans68871199078.16
not out 621652307037.57
lbw b Cowans1328391046.42
b Cowans054000.00
c Cowans b Pringle716280043.75
lbw b Cowans48181050.00
c Miller b Botham21621291033.87
Extras(b 5, lb 9, nb 3, w 1)18
TOTAL96.1 Ov (RR: 2.99)288
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Kepler Wessels), 2-39 (Greg Chappell), 3-71 (John Dyson), 4-171 (Kim Hughes), 5-173 (David Hookes), 6-190 (Rod Marsh), 7-190 (Bruce Yardley), 8-202 (Geoff Lawson), 9-218 (Rodney Hogg), 10-288 (Jeff Thomson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
1705703.35---00
25.148023.17---00
2667762.96---00
1242612.16---00
1663011.87---00
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CLOSE OF PLAY
Sun, 26 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 284
Mon, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 287
Tue, 28 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 294
Wed, 29 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 255/9 (Allan Border 44*, Jeff Thomson 8*)
Thu, 30 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 288 (96.1 ov) - end of match
MATCH FLOW
General
  • MCG the first ground to host 75 Tests.
  • During the final-wicket partnership (70 in 128 min.), Border and Thomson declined to run 29 comfortable singles.
  • IT Botham completes the 1000 runs/100 wicket double against Australia (after claiming the final wicket) in only 22 Tests (a record in Eng.-Aust. series)
  • RW Marsh becomes the first Australian to appear in 90 Tests. His total dismissals in this series reaches 27, which surpasses the record of JHB Waite (S.Afr.), set in 1961-62 against New Zealand (5 matches)
  • For the first time in any Test in which all 40 wickets fell, all innings totals were within 10 runs of each other.
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Series
Season1982/83
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 943
Match daysday (5-day match)
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