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England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1981 (6th Test)
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 27th, 28th, 29th, 31st August, 1st September 1981 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresHD Bird, BJ Meyer
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 251/4 (Border 51*, Wellham 19*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 100/1 (Boycott 47*, Tavaré 8*)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 36/2 (Wood 20*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 344/9 (Lillee 8*)
Man of the MatchDK Lillee

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodc Brearley b Botham661291686- 
MF Kentc Gatting b Botham541291797- 
*KJ Hughes hit wkt b Botham31671011- 
GN Yallopc Botham b Willis2650591- 
AR Bordernot out10623029013- 
DM Wellhamb Willis24931121- 
+RW Marshc Botham b Willis1218182- 
RJ Brightc Brearley b Botham34041-- 
DK Lilleeb Willis1136361- 
TM Aldermanb Botham022-- 
MR Whitneyb Botham413381- 
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 132 overs)352
Fall of wickets:
1-120 (Wood), 2-125 (Kent), 3-169 (Yallop), 4-199 (Hughes), 5-260 (Wellham), 6-280 (Marsh), 7-303 (Bright), 8-319 (Lillee), 9-320 (Alderman), 10-352 (Whitney)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis31   6914--
Hendrick31   8630--
Botham47   131256--
Emburey23   2580--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottc Yallop b Lillee1373214417- 
W Larkinsc Alderman b Lillee3475934- 
CJ Tavaréc Marsh b Lillee24911272- 
MW Gattingb Lillee531141575- 
*JM Brearleyc Bright b Alderman065-- 
PWG Parkerc Kent b Alderman032-- 
IT Bothamc Yallop b Lillee3511-- 
+APE Knottb Lillee3649684- 
JE Embureylbw b Lillee021-- 
RGD Willisb Alderman3713-- 
M Hendricknot out0613-- 
Extras(9 lb, 12 nb, 3 w)24
Total(all out, 110.4 overs)314
Fall of wickets:
1-61 (Larkins), 2-131 (Tavaré), 3-246 (Gatting), 4-248 (Brearley), 5-248 (Parker), 6-256 (Botham), 7-293 (Boycott), 8-293 (Emburey), 9-302 (Willis), 10-314 (Knott)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee31.44897--
Alderman35   4843--
Whitney23   3760--
Bright21   6410--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodc Knott b Hendrick2146621- 
MF Kentc Brearley b Botham717331- 
*KJ Hugheslbw b Hendrick624221- 
GN Yallopb Hendrick3562853- 
AR Borderc Tavaré b Emburey841521928- 
DM Wellhamlbw b Botham10322126612- 
+RW Marshc Gatting b Botham5283967- 
RJ Brightb Botham1114302- 
DK Lilleenot out836361- 
MR Whitneyc Botham b Hendrick034-- 
TM Aldermandid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)17
Total(9 wickets, declared, 104.2 overs)344
Fall of wickets:
1-26 (Kent), 2-36 (Hughes), 3-41 (Wood), 4-104 (Yallop), 5-205 (Border), 6-291 (Marsh), 7-332 (Bright), 8-343 (Wellham), 9-344 (Whitney)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis10   0410--
Botham42   91284--
Hendrick29.26824--
Emburey23   3761--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottlbw b Lillee042-- 
W Larkinsc Alderman b Lillee24781194- 
CJ Tavaréc Kent b Whitney83644-- 
MW Gattingc Kent b Lillee5670857- 
PWG Parkerc Kent b Alderman1346552- 
*JM Brearleyc Marsh b Lillee511601667- 
IT Bothamlbw b Alderman1614102- 
+APE Knottnot out7013816711- 
JE Embureynot out53352-- 
RGD Willisdid not bat      
M Hendrickdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 5 lb, 9 nb, 2 w)18
Total(7 wickets, 95 overs)261
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Boycott), 2-18 (Tavaré), 3-88 (Larkins), 4-101 (Gatting), 5-127 (Parker), 6-144 (Botham), 7-237 (Brearley)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee30   10704--
Alderman19   6602--
Whitney11   4461--
Bright27   12500--
Yallop8   2170--

Notes
--> GM Wood (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 42
--> MF Kent (1) passed his previous highest score of 52 in Test matches
--> GN Yallop (1) passed 2000 runs in Test matches when he reached 18
--> AR Border (1) passed 2500 runs in Test matches when he reached 97
--> DM Wellham made his debut in Test matches
--> G Boycott (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 128
--> W Larkins (1) passed his previous highest score of 33 in Test matches
--> MW Gatting (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 20
--> PWG Parker made his debut in Test matches
--> AR Border (2) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> DM Wellham (2) made his first century in Test matches
--> RW Marsh (2) passed 3000 runs in Test matches when he reached 8
--> APE Knott (2) passed 15500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 58
--> DK Lillee achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed APE Knott in the England first innings (previous best was 6-26)
--> IT Botham reached 200 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed RW Marsh, his 2nd wicket in the Australia second innings
--> TM Alderman reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed PWG Parker, his 1st wicket in the England second innings
--> DK Lillee reached 700 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed G Boycott, his 1st wicket in the England second innings

 

 

 

 

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