Australia v England
England in Australia and India 1979/80 (1st Test)
VenueWestern Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth on 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th December 1979 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by 138 runs
UmpiresMG O'Connell, DG Weser
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 232/8 (Lillee 11*, Dymock 1*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 177/7 (Brearley 56*, Dilley 21*)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 168/2 (Border 32*, Chappell 43*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 19/1 (Boycott 5*, Willey 9*)
Man of the MatchIT Botham

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JM Wienerrun out113447-- 
BM Lairdlbw b Botham045-- 
AR Borderlbw b Botham42433-- 
*GS Chappellc Boycott b Botham19771012- 
KJ Hughesc Brearley b Underwood9919523510- 
PM Tooheyc Underwood b Dilley1935523- 
+RW Marshc Taylor b Dilley4211214231 
RJ Brightc Taylor b Botham1746652- 
DK Lilleec Taylor b Botham1839631- 
G Dymockb Botham53557-- 
JR Thomsonnot out111-- 
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)9
Total(all out, 405 minutes, 100 overs)244
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Laird), 2-17 (Border), 3-20 (Wiener), 4-88 (Chappell), 5-127 (Toohey), 6-186 (Hughes), 7-219 (Marsh), 8-219 (Bright), 9-243 (Dymock), 10-244 (Lillee, 100 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dilley18   1472--
Botham35   9786--
Willis23   7470--
Underwood13   4331--
Miller11   2300--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DW Randallc Hughes b Lillee031-- 
G Boycottlbw b Lillee02030-- 
P Willeyc Chappell b Dymock918211- 
DI Gowerc Marsh b Lillee1726372- 
G Millerc Hughes b Thomson2553692- 
*JM Brearleyc Marsh b Lillee641842516- 
IT Bothamc Toohey b Thomson1516172- 
+RW Taylorb Chappell1444542- 
GR Dilleynot out381572064- 
DL Underwoodlbw b Dymock1324321- 
RGD Willisb Dymock1119351- 
Extras(7 lb, 15 nb)22
Total(all out, 385 minutes, 91.1 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Randall), 2-12 (Willey), 3-14 (Boycott), 4-41 (Gower), 5-74 (Miller), 6-90 (Botham), 7-123 (Taylor), 8-185 (Brearley), 9-203 (Underwood), 10-228 (Willis, 91.1 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee28   11734--
Chappell11   651--
Thomson21   3702--
Bright2   060--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JM Wienerc Randall b Underwood5810513661 
BM Lairdc Taylor b Underwood331151503- 
AR Borderc Taylor b Willis11529638313- 
*GS Chappellst Taylor b Underwood43951154- 
KJ Hughesc Miller b Botham41323-- 
PM Tooheyc Taylor b Botham31513-- 
+RW Marshc Gower b Botham41928-- 
RJ Brightlbw b Botham1232421- 
DK Lilleec Willey b Dilley191051351- 
G Dymocknot out2039592- 
JR Thomsonb Botham825201- 
Extras(4 b, 5 lb, 7 nb, 2 w)18
Total(all out, 561 minutes, 141.5 overs)337
Fall of wickets:
1-91 (Wiener), 2-100 (Laird), 3-168 (Chappell), 4-183 (Hughes), 5-191 (Toohey), 6-204 (Marsh), 7-225 (Bright), 8-303 (Lillee), 9-323 (Border), 10-337 (Thomson, 141.5 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dilley18   3501--
Willis26   7521--
Miller10   0360--
Underwood41   14823--
Willey1   010--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DW Randalllbw b Dymock1911-- 
G Boycottnot out992853378- 
P Willeylbw b Dymock1218181- 
DI Gowerc Thomson b Dymock2342503- 
G Millerc Chappell b Thomson819201- 
IT Bothamc Marsh b Lillee1844701- 
*JM Brearleyc Marsh b Bright1124371- 
+RW Taylorb Lillee1544512- 
GR Dilleyc Marsh b Dymock1661561- 
DL Underwoodc Wiener b Dymock032-- 
RGD Willisc Chappell b Dymock035-- 
Extras(3 lb, 8 nb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 337 minutes, 90.2 overs)215
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Randall), 2-26 (Willey), 3-64 (Gower), 4-75 (Miller), 5-115 (Botham), 6-141 (Brearley), 7-182 (Taylor), 8-211 (Dilley), 9-211 (Underwood), 10-215 (Willis, 90.2 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee23   5742--
Chappell6   460--
Thomson11   3301--
Bright23   11301--
Wiener8   3220--
Border2   070--

--> JM Wiener made his debut in Test matches
--> KJ Hughes (1) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 78
--> RJ Bright (1) passed his previous highest score of 16 in Test matches
--> JM Brearley (1) passed 21000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 19
--> GR Dilley made his debut in Test matches
--> AR Border (2) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 45
--> G Dymock (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> RW Taylor (2) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 11
--> G Dymock reached 50 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed P Willey, his 1st wicket in the England first innings
--> JR Thomson reached 150 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed G Miller, his 1st wicket in the England first innings
--> AR Border retired hurt in the Australia second innings having scored 109 (team score 296/7) - he returned when the score was 303/8





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