result
1st Test, London, Jul 27 - 31 1978, New Zealand tour of England and Netherlands
234 & 182
(52.3 ov, target 138)279 & 138/3
England won by 7 wickets
player of the match
New Zealand 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
John Wright c Radley b Willis621591916038.99
Robert Anderson  b Old49141044.44
Geoff Howarth c Edmonds b Botham942252686041.78
Bruce Edgar c & b Miller01818000.00
Mark Burgess (c)lbw b Willis341301473026.15
Bevan Congdon run out 218150011.11
Jock Edwards  b Miller661100100.00
Richard Hadlee c Brearley b Willis548570010.42
Lance Cairns lbw b Willis517270029.41
Brendon Bracewell c †Taylor b Willis031000.00
Stephen Boock not out 3880037.50
Extras(b 1, lb 7, nb 11)19
TOTAL(104.2 Ov, RR: 2.24)234
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Robert Anderson), 2-130 (John Wright), 3-131 (Bruce Edgar), 4-191 (Geoff Howarth), 5-197 (Bevan Congdon), 6-207 (Jock Edwards), 7-224 (Mark Burgess), 8-230 (Richard Hadlee), 9-230 (Brendon Bracewell), 10-234 (Lance Cairns)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bob Willis20.294252.07---00
Chris Old2074312.15---00
Ian Botham2275812.64---00
Geoff Miller25103121.24---00
Phil Edmonds1724102.41---00
England 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Mike Brearley (c)c †Edwards b Bracewell210160020.00
Graham Gooch lbw b Bracewell036000.00
Clive Radley run out 491261502038.89
David Gower run out 11125324914043.87
Graham Roope  b Boock1454490125.93
Geoff Miller lbw b Cairns01110000.00
Ian Botham c Bracewell b Boock2280802027.50
Bob Taylor c †Edwards b Hadlee867630011.94
Phil Edmonds lbw b Hadlee281271403022.05
Chris Old c †Edwards b Cairns1654683029.63
Bob Willis not out 329380010.34
Extras(b 15, lb 8, nb 3)26
TOTAL(134.5 Ov, RR: 2.06)279
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Graham Gooch), 2-7 (Mike Brearley), 3-123 (Clive Radley), 4-165 (Graham Roope), 5-166 (Geoff Miller), 6-208 (David Gower), 7-212 (Ian Botham), 8-232 (Bob Taylor), 9-257 (Chris Old), 10-279 (Phil Edmonds)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Richard Hadlee21.564321.97---00
Brendon Bracewell1784622.71---00
Lance Cairns40166521.63---00
Stephen Boock35186121.74---00
Bevan Congdon2163801.81---00
New Zealand 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
John Wright lbw b Botham2561662040.98
Robert Anderson c †Taylor b Botham27230028.57
Geoff Howarth  b Willis0813000.00
Bruce Edgar  b Edmonds381091242034.86
Mark Burgess (c)lbw b Botham759690011.86
Bevan Congdon  b Edmonds362072173017.39
Jock Edwards c Brearley b Edmonds1134280032.35
Richard Hadlee  b Edmonds733251021.21
Lance Cairns  b Miller271171191023.08
Brendon Bracewell  b Miller031000.00
Stephen Boock not out 011000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 10, nb 11)29
TOTAL(105.1 Ov, RR: 1.73)182
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Robert Anderson), 2-19 (Geoff Howarth), 3-30 (John Wright), 4-70 (Mark Burgess), 5-86 (Bruce Edgar), 6-105 (Jock Edwards), 7-113 (Richard Hadlee), 8-182 (Lance Cairns), 9-182 (Brendon Bracewell), 10-182 (Bevan Congdon)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Bob Willis1323913.00---00
Chris Old521302.60---00
Ian Botham1924632.42---00
Geoff Miller34193521.03---00
Phil Edmonds34.1232040.59---00
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 138 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Mike Brearley (c)lbw b Boock1150601022.00
Graham Gooch not out 9117518711052.00
Clive Radley lbw b Bracewell23538005.71
David Gower c Howarth b Cairns1123290047.83
Graham Roope not out 1041530024.39
Extras(b 2, lb 3, nb 8)13
TOTAL(52.3 Ov, RR: 2.62)138/3
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Mike Brearley), 2-51 (Clive Radley), 3-82 (David Gower)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Richard Hadlee11.331801.57---00
Brendon Bracewell1332612.00---00
Lance Cairns702113.00---00
Stephen Boock2065512.75---00
Bevan Congdon10505.00---00
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of England and Netherlands
Season1978
Player Of The Match
David Gower
David Gower
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 828
Match days - day match (5-day match)
Test debut
Brendon Bracewell
Brendon Bracewell
Bruce Edgar
Bruce Edgar
Umpires
England Image
Barrie Meyer
England Image
David Constant
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 27 Jul - day 1 -New Zealand 1st innings 224/7 (Richard Hadlee 5*, null ov)
Fri, 28 Jul - day 2 -England 1st innings 225/7 (Bob Taylor 6*, Phil Edmonds 8*, null ov)
Sat, 29 Jul - day 3 -New Zealand 2nd innings 123/7 (Bevan Congdon 15*, Lance Cairns 1*, null ov)
Sun, 30 Jul - rest day
Mon, 31 Jul - day 4 -New Zealand 2nd innings 123/7 (Bevan Congdon 15*, Lance Cairns 1*, null ov)
Tue, 01 Aug - day 5 -England 2nd innings 138/3 (52.3 ov) - end of match