Australia v England
England in Australia 1978/79 (1st Test)
VenueBrisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th December 1978 (5-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 7 wickets
UmpiresRA French, MG O'Connell
Close of play day 1England (1) 60/2 (Randall 43*, Taylor 2*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 257/8 (Miller 19*, Old 17*)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 157/3 (Yallop 74*, Hughes 51*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 16/0 (Boycott 9*, Gooch 2*)
Man of the MatchDW Randall

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodc Taylor b Old73045-- 
GJ Cosierrun out123-- 
PM Tooheyb Willis1129-- 
*GN Yallopc Gooch b Willis74059-- 
KJ Hughesc Taylor b Botham42434-- 
TJ Laughlinc sub (JK Lever) b Willis238-- 
+JA Macleannot out33831352- 
B Yardleyc Taylor b Willis1740402- 
RM Hoggc Taylor b Botham3667785- 
AG Hurstc Taylor b Botham042-- 
JD Higgsb Old155-- 
Extras(1 lb, 6 nb)7
Total(all out, 218 minutes, 37.7 overs)116
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Cosier), 2-5 (Toohey), 3-14 (Wood), 4-22 (Yallop), 5-24 (Hughes), 6-26 (Laughlin), 7-53 (Yardley), 8-113 (Hogg), 9-113 (Hurst), 10-116 (Higgs, 37.7 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis14   2444--
Botham12   1403--
Gooch1   010--
Edmonds1   100--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottc Hughes b Hogg1367911- 
GA Goochc Laughlin b Hogg21318-- 
DW Randallc Laughlin b Hurst75196223101 
+RW Taylorlbw b Hurst20115172-- 
*JM Brearleyc Maclean b Hogg613191- 
DI Gowerc Maclean b Hurst44901115- 
IT Bothamc Maclean b Hogg49731025- 
G Millerlbw b Hogg2770931- 
PH Edmondsc Maclean b Hogg1915-- 
CM Oldnot out291021132- 
RGD Willisc Maclean b Hurst820441- 
Extras(7 b, 4 lb, 1 nb)12
Total(all out, 511 minutes, 95.4 overs)286
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Gooch), 2-38 (Boycott), 3-111 (Randall), 4-120 (Brearley), 5-120 (Taylor), 6-215 (Botham), 7-219 (Gower), 8-226 (Edmonds), 9-266 (Miller), 10-286 (Willis, 95.4 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hogg28   8746--
Laughlin22   6540--
Yardley7   1340--
Cosier5   1100--
Higgs6   290--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodlbw b Old1950881- 
GJ Cosierb Willis011-- 
PM Tooheylbw b Botham197-- 
*GN Yallopc and b Willis1023073478- 
KJ Hughesc Edmonds b Willis12941148182 
TJ Laughlinlbw b Old5813-- 
+JA Macleanlbw b Miller1563631- 
B Yardleyc Brearley b Miller1670791- 
RM Hoggb Botham1635411- 
AG Hurstb Botham021-- 
JD Higgsnot out024-- 
Extras(9 b, 5 lb, 22 nb)36
Total(all out, 572 minutes, 116.6 overs)339
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Cosier), 2-2 (Toohey), 3-49 (Wood), 4-219 (Yallop), 5-228 (Laughlin), 6-261 (Maclean), 7-310 (Yardley), 8-339 (Hogg), 9-339 (Hurst), 10-339 (Hughes, 116.6 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham26   5953--
Old17   1602--
Miller34   12522--
Edmonds12   1270--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottrun out168298-- 
GA Goochc Yardley b Hogg23353-- 
DW Randallnot out741752105- 
*JM Brearleyc Maclean b Yardley1351541- 
DI Gowernot out48901094- 
+RW Taylordid not bat      
IT Bothamdid not bat      
G Millerdid not bat      
PH Edmondsdid not bat      
CM Olddid not bat      
RGD Willisdid not bat      
Extras(12 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)17
Total(3 wickets, 265 minutes, 53.5 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-16 (Gooch), 2-37 (Boycott), 3-74 (Brearley)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hurst10   4170--
Yardley13   1411--
Laughlin3   060--
Higgs12   1430--
Cosier3   0110--

--> JA Maclean made his debut in Test matches
--> B Yardley (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> RM Hogg made his debut in Test matches
--> DI Gower (1) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 24
--> GN Yallop (2) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 23
--> KJ Hughes (2) passed his previous highest score of 28 in Test matches
--> KJ Hughes (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 129
--> DI Gower (2) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 18
--> RM Hogg achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the England first innings (previous best was 6-80)
--> AG Hurst achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed DI Gower in the England first innings (previous best was 2-50)
--> IT Botham reached 400 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed AG Hurst, his 3rd wicket in the Australia second innings





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