England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1981 (5th Test)
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester on 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th August 1981 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 103 runs
UmpiresDJ Constant, KE Palmer
Close of play day 1England (1) 175/9 (Allott 9*, Willis 0*)
Close of play day 2England (2) 70/1 (Boycott 31*, Tavaré 29*)
Close of play day 3England (2) 345/7 (Knott 56*, Emburey 27*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 210/5 (Border 28*, Marsh 2*)
Man of the MatchIT Botham

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochlbw b Lillee1019291- 
G Boycottc Marsh b Alderman1020241- 
CJ Tavaréc Alderman b Whitney691932877- 
DI Gowerc Yallop b Whitney2349693- 
*JM Brearleylbw b Alderman265-- 
MW Gattingc Border b Lillee3242554- 
IT Bothamc Bright b Lillee011-- 
+APE Knottc Border b Alderman1355631- 
JE Embureyc Border b Alderman11817-- 
PJW Allottnot out52921175- 
RGD Willisc Hughes b Lillee1123531- 
Extras(6 lb, 2 w)8
Total(all out, 86.1 overs)231
Fall of wickets:
1-19 (Boycott), 2-25 (Gooch), 3-57 (Gower), 4-62 (Brearley), 5-109 (Gatting), 6-109 (Botham), 7-131 (Knott), 8-137 (Emburey), 9-175 (Tavaré), 10-231 (Willis, 86.1 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Alderman29   5884--
Whitney17   3502--
Bright16   6300--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodlbw b Allott19162731 
J Dysonc Botham b Willis01118-- 
*KJ Hugheslbw b Willis4321- 
GN Yallopc Botham b Willis021-- 
MF Kentc Knott b Emburey5245707- 
AR Borderc Gower b Botham1123301- 
+RW Marshc Botham b Willis122-- 
RJ Brightc Knott b Botham2255852- 
DK Lilleec Gooch b Botham1325382- 
MR Whitneyb Allott076-- 
TM Aldermannot out212-- 
Extras(6 nb)6
Total(all out, 30.2 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-20 (Dyson), 2-24 (Hughes), 3-24 (Yallop), 4-24 (Wood), 5-58 (Border), 6-59 (Marsh), 7-104 (Kent), 8-125 (Lillee), 9-126 (Whitney), 10-130 (Bright, 30.2 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis14   0634--
Allott6   1172--
Emburey4   0161--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochb Alderman518141- 
G Boycottlbw b Alderman371221702- 
CJ Tavaréc Kent b Alderman782894233- 
DI Gowerc Bright b Lillee12122-- 
MW Gattinglbw b Alderman1144631- 
*JM Brearleyc Marsh b Alderman32017-- 
IT Bothamc Marsh b Whitney118102123136 
+APE Knottc Dyson b Lillee59891158- 
JE Embureyc Kent b Whitney571221617- 
PJW Allottc Hughes b Bright148194-- 
RGD Willisnot out56121- 
Extras(1 b, 12 lb, 3 nb)16
Total(all out, 151.4 overs)404
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Gooch), 2-79 (Boycott), 3-80 (Gower), 4-98 (Gatting), 5-104 (Brearley), 6-253 (Botham), 7-282 (Tavaré), 8-356 (Knott), 9-396 (Emburey), 10-404 (Allott, 151.4 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee46   131372--
Alderman52   191095--
Whitney27   6742--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
J Dysonrun out514121- 
GM Woodc Knott b Allott616291- 
*KJ Hugheslbw b Botham4372908- 
GN Yallopb Emburey11412517717- 
AR Bordernot out12335642017- 
MF Kentc Brearley b Emburey21723-- 
+RW Marshc Knott b Willis4710111061 
RJ Brightc Knott b Willis52939-- 
DK Lilleec Botham b Allott2865833- 
TM Aldermanlbw b Botham01013-- 
MR Whitneyc Gatting b Willis03238-- 
Extras(9 lb, 18 nb, 2 w)29
Total(all out, 135.5 overs)402
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Dyson), 2-24 (Wood), 3-119 (Hughes), 4-198 (Yallop), 5-206 (Kent), 6-296 (Marsh), 7-322 (Bright), 8-373 (Lillee), 9-378 (Alderman), 10-402 (Whitney, 135.5 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Allott17   3712--
Botham36   16862--
Emburey49   91072--
Gatting3   1130--

--> PJW Allott made his debut in Test matches
--> MR Whitney made his debut in Test matches
--> CJ Tavaré (1) passed his previous highest score of 42 in Test matches
--> PJW Allott (1) passed his previous highest score of 30 in first-class matches
--> MF Kent (1) passed his previous highest score of 46 in Test matches
--> GA Gooch (2) passed 2000 runs in Test matches when he reached 5
--> CJ Tavaré (2) 50 in 219 balls, 306 minutes
--> CJ Tavaré (2) passed his previous highest score of 69 in Test matches
--> MW Gatting (2) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 2
--> IT Botham (2) 100 in 86 balls, 105 minutes
--> JE Emburey (2) passed his previous highest score of 42 in Test matches
--> RW Marsh (2) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 26
--> PJW Allott made his debut for England in first-class matches
--> MR Whitney made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> JE Emburey reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed MF Kent, his 1st wicket in the Australia first innings





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