1st Test, Melbourne, December 26 - 30, 1981, West Indies tour of Australia
198 & 222
(T:220) 201 & 161

Australia won by 58 runs

Player Of The Match
Australia 1st Innings
West Indies 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
Bruce Laird c †Murray b Holding418160022.22
Graeme Wood c †Murray b Roberts328490010.71
Greg Chappell (c)c †Murray b Holding011000.00
Allan Border c †Murray b Holding44361009.30
Kim Hughes not out 10020026611050.00
Dirk Wellham c sub (AL Logie) b Croft1737542045.94
Rod Marsh c Richards b Garner2143741048.83
Bruce Yardley  b Garner21173520123.52
Dennis Lillee c Gomes b Holding14110025.00
Geoff Lawson  b Holding2320066.66
Terry Alderman c †Murray b Croft1026561038.46
Extras(b 1, lb 6, nb 8)15
TOTAL68.1 Ov (RR: 2.90)198
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Bruce Laird), 2-4 (Greg Chappell), 3-8 (Graeme Wood), 4-26 (Allan Border), 5-59 (Dirk Wellham), 6-115 (Rod Marsh), 7-149 (Bruce Yardley), 8-153 (Dennis Lillee), 9-155 (Geoff Lawson), 10-198 (Terry Alderman)
Michael Holding1734552.64---00
Andy Roberts1564012.66---00
Joel Garner2065922.95---00
Colin Croft16.133922.41---00
West Indies 1st Innings 
Desmond Haynes c Border b Lillee11420007.14
Faoud Bacchus c Wood b Alderman18130012.50
Colin Croft lbw b Lillee01016000.00
Viv Richards  b Lillee28140025.00
Clive Lloyd (c)c Alderman b Yardley29811061035.80
Larry Gomes c Chappell b Lillee551081754050.92
Jeff Dujon c Hughes b Lillee4148586085.41
David Murray not out 3270900045.71
Andy Roberts c †Marsh b Lillee1823373078.26
Michael Holding c & b Alderman27140028.57
Joel Garner c Laird b Lillee710171070.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 9)13
TOTAL62.3 Ov (RR: 3.21)201
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Faoud Bacchus), 2-5 (Desmond Haynes), 3-6 (Colin Croft), 4-10 (Viv Richards), 5-62 (Clive Lloyd), 6-134 (Jeff Dujon), 7-147 (Larry Gomes), 8-174 (Andy Roberts), 9-183 (Michael Holding), 10-201 (Joel Garner)
Dennis Lillee26.338373.13---00
Terry Alderman1835423.00---00
Geoff Lawson922803.11---00
Greg Chappell22000.00---00
Bruce Yardley722313.28---00
Australia 2nd Innings 
Bruce Laird lbw b Croft641462105043.83
Graeme Wood c †Murray b Garner46861185053.48
Greg Chappell (c)c †Murray b Garner621350028.57
Allan Border  b Holding661361902048.52
Kim Hughes  b Holding848740016.66
Dirk Wellham lbw b Holding25110040.00
Rod Marsh c †Murray b Holding214180014.28
Bruce Yardley  b Garner1317150076.47
Dennis Lillee c †Murray b Holding0920000.00
Geoff Lawson not out 0717000.00
Terry Alderman  b Holding11090010.00
Extras(b 5, lb 4, nb 4, w 1)14
TOTAL82.3 Ov (RR: 2.69)222
Fall of wickets: 1-82 (Graeme Wood), 2-106 (Greg Chappell), 3-139 (Bruce Laird), 4-184 (Kim Hughes), 5-190 (Dirk Wellham), 6-199 (Rod Marsh), 7-215 (Bruce Yardley), 8-218 (Allan Border), 9-220 (Dennis Lillee), 10-222 (Terry Alderman)
Michael Holding21.356262.88---00
Andy Roberts1843101.72---00
Joel Garner1853732.05---00
Colin Croft2026113.05---00
Viv Richards501703.40---00
West Indies 2nd Innings (T: 220 runs)
Desmond Haynes c Lillee b Yardley281211823023.14
Faoud Bacchus lbw b Alderman038000.00
Viv Richards  b Alderman022000.00
Clive Lloyd (c)c Border b Lawson1936522052.77
Larry Gomes  b Yardley2448851050.00
Jeff Dujon c †Marsh b Yardley431631631026.38
David Murray c †Marsh b Yardley1028511035.71
Andy Roberts lbw b Lillee1040850125.00
Michael Holding lbw b Lillee711151063.63
Joel Garner lbw b Lillee012000.00
Colin Croft not out 027000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 10, nb 9)20
TOTAL74.1 Ov (RR: 2.17)161
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Faoud Bacchus), 2-4 (Viv Richards), 3-38 (Clive Lloyd), 4-80 (Larry Gomes), 5-88 (Desmond Haynes), 6-116 (David Murray), 7-150 (Jeff Dujon), 8-154 (Andy Roberts), 9-154 (Joel Garner), 10-161 (Michael Holding)
Dennis Lillee27.184431.61---00
Terry Alderman932322.55---00
Geoff Lawson1733612.11---00
Bruce Yardley2173841.80---00
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Sat, 26 Dec - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 10/4 (Clive Lloyd 2*)
Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 187/9 (David Murray 26*, Joel Garner 0*)
Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 217/7 (Allan Border 65*, Dennis Lillee 0*)
Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 154/9 (Michael Holding 4*)
Wed, 30 Dec - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 161 (74.1 ov) - end of match
  • Australia's win ended a West Indies sequence of 15 Tests without defeat since February 1980
  • At 2.55pm on December 27, Lillee induced an edged stroke from Gomes to pass the world record of 309 wickets held by LR Gibbs (WI).
  • Lillee achieved his best bowling figures in Tests with 7/83.
  • Lillee equalled the record (held by SF Barnes and CV Grimmett) for most 10 wickets in a match when he completed the feat for the 7th time.
  • Lillee took the record for most wickets in a calender year with 85 wickets in 1981 (previously 74 wickets by Kapil Dev in 1979).
  • Holding's match figures of 11/107 is a record for West Indies v Australia
  • Murray's 9 catches in the match is a West Indian record
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Kim Hughes
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 915
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Jeff Dujon
Jeff Dujon
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