result
4th Test, The Oval, Aug 30 - Sep 4 1979, India tour of England
305 & 334/8d
(150.5 ov, target 438)202 & 429/8
Match drawn
player of the match
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Geoff Boycott lbw b Kapil Dev351021324034.31
Alan Butcher c Yajurvindra Singh b Venkataraghavan14951171014.73
Graham Gooch c Viswanath b Ghavri792052467038.53
David Gower lbw b Kapil Dev021000.00
Peter Willey c Yajurvindra Singh b Bedi5280968065.00
Ian Botham st †Reddy b Venkataraghavan3855524169.09
Mike Brearley (c) b Ghavri341021213033.33
David Bairstow c †Reddy b Kapil Dev934590026.47
Phil Edmonds c Kapil Dev b Venkataraghavan1641472039.02
Bob Willis not out 1028412035.71
Mike Hendrick c Gavaskar b Bedi097000.00
Extras(lb 9, nb 5, w 4)18
TOTAL(124.5 Ov, RR: 2.44)305
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Alan Butcher), 2-51 (Geoff Boycott), 3-51 (David Gower), 4-148 (Peter Willey), 5-203 (Ian Botham), 6-245 (Graham Gooch), 7-272 (Mike Brearley), 8-275 (David Bairstow), 9-304 (Phil Edmonds), 10-305 (Mike Hendrick)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kapil Dev32128332.59---00
Karsan Ghavri2686122.34---00
Bishan Bedi29.546922.31---00
Yajurvindra Singh821501.87---00
Srinivas Venkataraghavan2995932.03---00
India 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sunil Gavaskar c †Bairstow b Botham1339750033.33
Chetan Chauhan c Botham b Willis613151046.15
Dilip Vengsarkar c Botham b Willis031000.00
Gundappa Viswanath c Brearley b Botham621531705040.52
Yashpal Sharma lbw b Willis2761593044.26
Yajurvindra Singh not out 431191761036.13
Kapil Dev  b Hendrick1637502043.24
Karsan Ghavri c †Bairstow b Botham714150050.00
Bharath Reddy c †Bairstow b Botham1228322042.85
Srinivas Venkataraghavan (c)c & b Hendrick26120033.33
Bishan Bedi c Brearley b Hendrick1550020.00
Extras(b 2, lb 3, nb 3, w 5)13
TOTAL(79.3 Ov, RR: 2.54)202
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Chetan Chauhan), 2-9 (Dilip Vengsarkar), 3-47 (Sunil Gavaskar), 4-91 (Yashpal Sharma), 5-130 (Gundappa Viswanath), 6-161 (Kapil Dev), 7-172 (Karsan Ghavri), 8-192 (Bharath Reddy), 9-200 (Srinivas Venkataraghavan), 10-202 (Bishan Bedi)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bob Willis1825332.94---00
Ian Botham2876542.32---00
Mike Hendrick22.373831.68---00
Peter Willey411002.50---00
Graham Gooch20603.00---00
Phil Edmonds511703.40---00
England 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Geoff Boycott  b Ghavri1252934186042.66
Alan Butcher c Venkataraghavan b Ghavri2061752032.78
Graham Gooch lbw b Kapil Dev3166673146.96
David Gower c †Reddy b Bedi726200026.92
Peter Willey c †Reddy b Ghavri31951164032.63
Ian Botham run out 034000.00
Mike Brearley (c) b Venkataraghavan1120260055.00
David Bairstow c Gavaskar b Kapil Dev591141358051.75
Phil Edmonds not out 2731364187.09
Extras(lb 14, nb 7, w 2)23
TOTAL(116.5 Ov, RR: 2.85)334/8d
Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Alan Butcher), 2-107 (Graham Gooch), 3-125 (David Gower), 4-192 (Peter Willey), 5-194 (Ian Botham), 6-215 (Mike Brearley), 7-291 (Geoff Boycott), 8-334 (David Bairstow)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kapil Dev28.548923.08---00
Karsan Ghavri34117632.23---00
Srinivas Venkataraghavan2647512.88---00
Bishan Bedi2646712.57---00
Yajurvindra Singh20402.00---00
India 2nd INNINGS (target: 438 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sunil Gavaskar c Gower b Botham22144349021049.88
Chetan Chauhan c Botham b Willis802633147030.41
Dilip Vengsarkar c Botham b Edmonds521391525037.41
Kapil Dev c Gooch b Willey053000.00
Yashpal Sharma lbw b Botham1929470065.51
Gundappa Viswanath c Brearley b Willey15111320136.36
Yajurvindra Singh lbw b Botham1320033.33
Srinivas Venkataraghavan (c)run out 64500150.00
Karsan Ghavri not out 34120075.00
Bharath Reddy not out 5671083.33
Extras(b 11, lb 15, w 1)27
TOTAL(150.5 Ov, RR: 2.84)429/8
Did not bat: Bishan Bedi 
Fall of wickets: 1-213 (Chetan Chauhan), 2-366 (Dilip Vengsarkar), 3-367 (Kapil Dev), 4-389 (Sunil Gavaskar), 5-410 (Gundappa Viswanath), 6-411 (Yajurvindra Singh), 7-419 (Srinivas Venkataraghavan), 8-423 (Yashpal Sharma)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bob Willis2848913.17---00
Ian Botham2959733.34---00
Mike Hendrick821501.87---00
Phil Edmonds38118712.28---00
Peter Willey43.5159622.19---00
Graham Gooch20904.50---00
Alan Butcher20904.50---00
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of England
Season1979
Player Of The Match
Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar
Player Of The Series
Ian Botham
Ian Botham
Series resultEngland won the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 854
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Alan Butcher
Alan Butcher
David Bairstow
David Bairstow
Umpires
England Image
David Constant
England Image
Ken Palmer
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 30 Aug - day 1 -England 1st innings 245/5 (Graham Gooch 79*, Mike Brearley 16*)
Fri, 31 Aug - day 2 -India 1st innings 137/5 (Yajurvindra Singh 19*, Kapil Dev 0*)
Sat, 01 Sep - day 3 -England 2nd innings 177/3 (Geoff Boycott 83*, Peter Willey 26*)
Sun, 02 Sep - rest day
Mon, 03 Sep - day 4 -India 2nd innings 76/0 (Sunil Gavaskar 42*, Chetan Chauhan 32*)
Tue, 04 Sep - day 5 -India 2nd innings 429/8 (150.5 ov) - end of match