result
1st Test, Melbourne, Dec 26 - 30 1981, West Indies tour of Australia
198 & 222
(74.1 ov, target 220)201 & 161
Australia won by 58 runs
player of the match
Kim Hughes
Australia
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
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
TOTAL(68.1 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)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Michael Holding1734552.64---00
Andy Roberts1564012.66---00
Joel Garner2065922.95---00
Colin Croft16.133922.41---00
West Indies 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
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
TOTAL(62.3 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)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dennis Lillee26.338373.13---00
Terry Alderman1835423.00---00
Geoff Lawson922803.11---00
Greg Chappell22000.00---00
Bruce Yardley722313.28---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
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
TOTAL(82.3 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)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
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 (target: 220 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
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
TOTAL(74.1 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)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dennis Lillee27.184431.61---00
Terry Alderman932322.55---00
Geoff Lawson1733612.11---00
Bruce Yardley2173841.80---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Australia
Season1981/82
Player Of The Match
Kim Hughes
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
Umpires
Australia Image
Robin Bailhache
Australia Image
Tony Crafter
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 26 Dec - day 1 -West Indies 1st innings 10/4 (Clive Lloyd 2*, null ov)
Sun, 27 Dec - day 2 -West Indies 1st innings 187/9 (David Murray 26*, Joel Garner 0*, null ov)
Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 -Australia 2nd innings 217/7 (Allan Border 65*, Dennis Lillee 0*, null ov)
Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 -West Indies 2nd innings 154/9 (Michael Holding 4*, null ov)
Wed, 30 Dec - day 5 -West Indies 2nd innings 161/10 (74.1 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • 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