Australia v England
England in Australia 1978/79 (3rd Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 29th, 30th December 1978, 1st, 2nd, 3rd January 1979 (5-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralia won by 103 runs
UmpiresRA French, MG O'Connell
ScorersMP Ringham (Australia), GGA Saulez (England)
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 243/4 (Wood 100*, Border 25*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 107/8 (Miller 3*, Willis 3*)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 163/7 (Maclean 10*, Dymock 3*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 171/8 (Emburey 2*)
Man of the MatchGM Wood

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodc Emburey b Miller1002833926- 
WM Darlingrun out (Boycott->Emburey)3371932- 
KJ Hughesc Taylor b Botham012-- 
*GN Yallopc Hendrick b Botham4198834- 
PM Tooheyc Randall b Miller3270791- 
AR Borderc Brearley b Hendrick291151054- 
+JA Macleanb Botham84768-- 
RM Hoggc Randall b Miller052-- 
G Dymockb Hendrick01413-- 
AG Hurstb Hendrick021-- 
JD Higgsnot out11524-- 
Extras(8 lb, 6 nb)14
Total(all out, 441 minutes, 89.1 overs)258
Fall of wickets:
1-65 (Darling), 2-65 (Hughes), 3-126 (Yallop), 4-189 (Toohey), 5-247 (Border), 6-250 (Wood), 7-250 (Hogg), 8-251 (Dymock), 9-252 (Hurst), 10-258 (Maclean, 89.1 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis13   2470--
Hendrick23   3503--
Emburey14   1440--
Miller19   6353--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottb Hogg11312-- 
*JM Brearleylbw b Hogg1816-- 
DW Randalllbw b Hurst1353881- 
GA Goochc Border b Dymock25911101- 
DI Gowerlbw b Dymock2948594- 
IT Bothamc Darling b Higgs2280833- 
G Millerb Hogg7101123-- 
+RW Taylorb Hogg143-- 
JE Embureyb Hogg01412-- 
RGD Willisc Darling b Dymock197687-- 
M Hendricknot out633311- 
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 9 nb)19
Total(all out, 323 minutes, 63.6 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Boycott), 2-3 (Brearley), 3-40 (Randall), 4-52 (Gooch), 5-81 (Gower), 6-100 (Botham), 7-101 (Taylor), 8-101 (Emburey), 9-120 (Miller), 10-143 (Willis, 63.6 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hogg17   7305--
Hurst12   2241--
Higgs19   9321--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodb Botham34107136-- 
WM Darlingc Randall b Miller2186100-- 
KJ Hughesc Gower b Botham4814215341 
*GN Yallopc Taylor b Miller1646411- 
PM Tooheyc Botham b Emburey2030331- 
AR Borderrun out0129-- 
+JA Macleanc Hendrick b Emburey1077911- 
RM Hoggb Botham12120-- 
G Dymockc Brearley b Hendrick63941-- 
JD Higgsst Taylor b Emburey0710-- 
AG Hurstnot out044-- 
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)11
Total(all out, 328 minutes, 71.2 overs)167
Fall of wickets:
1-55 (Darling), 2-81 (Wood), 3-101 (Yallop), 4-136 (Toohey), 5-136 (Border), 6-152 (Hughes), 7-157 (Hogg), 8-167 (Maclean), 9-167 (Dymock), 10-167 (Higgs, 71.2 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis7   0210--
Botham15   4413--
Hendrick14   4251--
Miller14   5392--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottlbw b Hurst381551971- 
*JM Brearleyc Maclean b Dymock037-- 
DW Randalllbw b Hogg285-- 
GA Goochlbw b Hogg4087955- 
DI Gowerlbw b Dymock491281673- 
IT Bothamc Maclean b Higgs106276-- 
G Millerc Hughes b Higgs11217-- 
+RW Taylorc Maclean b Hogg54034-- 
JE Embureynot out73344-- 
RGD Willisc Yallop b Hogg31220-- 
M Hendrickb Hogg021-- 
Extras(10 b, 7 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)24
Total(all out, 341 minutes, 67 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Brearley), 2-6 (Randall), 3-71 (Gooch), 4-122 (Boycott), 5-163 (Botham), 6-163 (Gower), 7-167 (Miller), 8-171 (Taylor), 9-179 (Willis), 10-179 (Hendrick, 67 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hogg17   5365--
Dymock18   4372--
Hurst11   1391--
Higgs16   2292--
Border5   0140--

--> AR Border made his debut in Test matches
--> G Boycott (1) passed 34000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> GA Gooch (2) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> JE Emburey made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> JE Emburey achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed JD Higgs in the Australia second innings (previous best was 2-39)





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