result
4th Test, Melbourne, Dec 26 - 30 1982, England tour of Australia
284 & 294
(96.1 ov, target 292)287 & 288
England won by 3 runs
player of the match
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Geoff Cook c Chappell b Thomson1053790018.86
Graeme Fowler c Chappell b Hogg415240026.66
Chris Tavaré c Yardley b Thomson8916524715053.93
David Gower c †Marsh b Hogg1826421069.23
Allan Lamb c Dyson b Yardley8311516013072.17
Ian Botham c Wessels b Yardley27233850117.39
Geoff Miller c Border b Yardley1015360066.66
Derek Pringle c Wessels b Hogg948591018.75
Bob Taylor c †Marsh b Yardley11323007.69
Bob Willis (c)not out 621370028.57
Norman Cowans c Lawson b Hogg312120025.00
Extras(b 3, lb 6, nb 12, w 3)24
TOTAL(81.3 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
Geoff Lawson1764802.82---00
Rodney Hogg23.366942.93---00
Bruce Yardley2798943.29---00
Jeff Thomson1324923.76---00
Greg Chappell10505.00---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kepler Wessels  b Willis47641044073.43
John Dyson lbw b Cowans2140603052.50
Greg Chappell (c)c Lamb b Cowans012000.00
Kim Hughes  b Willis661722519038.37
Allan Border  b Botham210150020.00
David Hookes c †Taylor b Pringle53691027076.81
Rod Marsh  b Willis53981216054.08
Bruce Yardley  b Miller917192052.94
Geoff Lawson c Fowler b Miller028000.00
Rodney Hogg not out 812161066.66
Jeff Thomson  b Miller19100011.11
Extras(lb 8, nb 19)27
TOTAL(79 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
Bob Willis1523832.53---00
Ian Botham1836913.83---00
Norman Cowans1606924.31---00
Derek Pringle1524012.66---00
Geoff Miller1554432.93---00
England 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Geoff Cook c Yardley b Thomson2644572059.09
Graeme Fowler  b Hogg65991608065.65
Chris Tavaré  b Hogg089000.00
David Gower c †Marsh b Lawson39100033.33
Allan Lamb c †Marsh b Hogg2646915056.52
Ian Botham c Chappell b Thomson46468980100.00
Geoff Miller lbw b Lawson1429372048.27
Derek Pringle c †Marsh b Lawson421181706035.59
Bob Taylor lbw b Thomson3754855068.51
Bob Willis (c)not out 832490025.00
Norman Cowans  b Lawson1091220111.11
Extras(b 2, lb 9, nb 6)17
TOTAL(80.4 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
Geoff Lawson21.466643.04---00
Rodney Hogg2256432.90---00
Bruce Yardley1526704.46---00
Jeff Thomson2137433.52---00
Greg Chappell10606.00---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 292 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kepler Wessels  b Cowans1430473046.66
John Dyson c Tavare b Botham31771045040.25
Greg Chappell (c)c sub (IJ Gould) b Cowans2890025.00
Kim Hughes c †Taylor b Miller481161584041.37
David Hookes c Willis b Cowans68871199078.16
Allan Border not out 621652307037.57
Rod Marsh lbw b Cowans1328391046.42
Bruce Yardley  b Cowans054000.00
Geoff Lawson c Cowans b Pringle716280043.75
Rodney Hogg lbw b Cowans48181050.00
Jeff Thomson c Miller b Botham21621291033.87
Extras(b 5, lb 9, nb 3, w 1)18
TOTAL(96.1 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
Bob Willis1705703.35---00
Ian Botham25.148023.17---00
Norman Cowans2667762.96---00
Derek Pringle1242612.16---00
Geoff Miller1663011.87---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Season1982/83
Player Of The Match
Norman Cowans
Norman Cowans
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 943
Match daysday(5-day match)
Umpires
Australia Image
Rex Whitehead
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Tony Crafter
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 NOTES
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.