England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1985 (1st Test)
VenueHeadingley, Leeds on 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th June 1985 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 5 wickets
UmpiresBJ Meyer, KE Palmer
ScorersEI Lester (England), MP Ringham (Australia)
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 284/6 (Ritchie 22*, McDermott 0*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 134/2 (Robinson 66*, Gatting 31*)
Close of play day 3England (1) 484/9 (Downton 28*, Cowans 0*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 190/5 (Boon 20*, Phillips 11*)
Man of the MatchRT Robinson

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodlbw b Allott1422263- 
AMJ Hilditchc Downton b Gooch119183246172 
KC Wesselsc Botham b Emburey361031504- 
*AR Borderc Botham b Cowans32971155- 
DC Boonlbw b Gooch1445431- 
GM Ritchieb Botham4664928- 
+WB Phillipsc Gower b Emburey3035446- 
CJ McDermottb Botham1838524- 
SP O'Donnelllbw b Botham011-- 
GF Lawsonc Downton b Allott032-- 
JR Thomsonnot out4321- 
Extras(13 lb, 1 nb, 4 w)18
Total(all out, 98.1 overs)331
Fall of wickets:
1-23 (Wood), 2-155 (Wessels), 3-201 (Hilditch), 4-229 (Boon), 5-229 (Border), 6-284 (Phillips), 7-326 (Ritchie), 8-326 (O'Donnell), 9-327 (Lawson), 10-331 (McDermott, 98.1 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Cowans20   4781--
Allott22   3742--
Gooch21   4572--
Emburey6   1232--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochlbw b McDermott512151- 
RT Robinsonc Boon b Lawson17527241426- 
*DI Gowerc Phillips b McDermott1722282- 
MW Gattingc Hilditch b McDermott531081427- 
AJ Lambb O'Donnell3865848- 
IT Bothamb Thomson605159102 
P Willeyc Hilditch b Lawson3668885- 
+PR Downtonc Border b McDermott54981279- 
JE Embureyb Lawson2122334- 
PJW Allottc Boon b Thomson1234352- 
NG Cowansnot out2228435- 
Extras(5 b, 16 lb, 14 nb, 5 w)40
Total(all out, 125 overs)533
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Gooch), 2-50 (Gower), 3-186 (Gatting), 4-264 (Lamb), 5-344 (Botham), 6-417 (Robinson), 7-422 (Willey), 8-462 (Emburey), 9-484 (Allott), 10-533 (Downton, 125 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lawson26   41173--
McDermott32   21344--
Thomson34   31662--
O'Donnell27   8771--
Border3   0160--
Wessels3   220--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodc Lamb b Botham31211-- 
AMJ Hilditchc Robinson b Emburey80156194131 
KC Wesselsb Emburey6412815210- 
*AR Borderc Downton b Botham83537-- 
DC Boonb Cowans2269782- 
GM Ritchieb Emburey163-- 
+WB Phillipsc Lamb b Botham9117118912- 
SP O'Donnellc Downton b Botham2473973- 
GF Lawsonc Downton b Emburey1520393- 
CJ McDermottc Gooch b Emburey62019-- 
JR Thomsonnot out256-- 
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 w)8
Total(all out, 115.4 overs)324
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Wood), 2-144 (Wessels), 3-151 (Hilditch), 4-159 (Border), 5-160 (Ritchie), 6-192 (Boon), 7-272 (O'Donnell), 8-307 (Phillips), 9-318 (Lawson), 10-324 (McDermott, 115.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham33   71074--
Allott17   4570--
Cowans13   2501--
Gooch9   3210--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochlbw b O'Donnell2865883- 
RT Robinsonb Lawson2131484- 
*DI Gowerc Border b O'Donnell518221- 
MW Gattingc Phillips b Lawson1220302- 
AJ Lambnot out3163815- 
IT Bothamb O'Donnell1223391- 
P Willeynot out31624-- 
+PR Downtondid not bat      
JE Embureydid not bat      
PJW Allottdid not bat      
NG Cowansdid not bat      
Extras(7 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)11
Total(5 wickets, 38.4 overs)123
Fall of wickets:
1-44 (Robinson), 2-59 (Gower), 3-71 (Gooch), 4-83 (Gatting), 5-110 (Botham)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McDermott4   0200--
Lawson16   4512--
Thomson3   080--

--> AMJ Hilditch (1) passed his previous highest score of 113 in Test matches
--> SP O'Donnell made his debut in Test matches
--> RT Robinson (1) passed his previous highest score of 160 in Test matches
--> RT Robinson (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 56
--> RT Robinson (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 126
--> IT Botham (1) passed 12500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> PR Downton (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 38
--> AJ Lamb (2) passed 2000 runs in Test matches when he reached 7
--> NG Cowans reached 50 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed AR Border, his 1st wicket in the Australia first innings
--> JE Emburey reached 850 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed WB Phillips, his 2nd wicket in the Australia first innings
--> CJ McDermott achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed PR Downton in the England first innings (previous best was 3-65)

Man of the match adjudicator: RGD Willis





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