Australia v England
England in Australia 1978/79 (6th Test)
VenueSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th February 1979 (5-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 9 wickets
UmpiresAR Crafter, DG Weser
Close of play day 1England (1) 24/0 (Boycott 6*, Brearley 18*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 216/4 (Gower 47*, Botham 17*)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 70/5 (Yallop 13*, Yardley 16*)
Man of the MatchGN Yallop

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodc Botham b Hendrick1525302- 
AMJ Hilditchrun out3818-- 
KJ Hughesc Botham b Willis1686992- 
*GN Yallopc Gower b Botham12121226713- 
PM Tooheyc Taylor b Botham83746-- 
PH Carlsonc Gooch b Botham256-- 
B Yardleyb Emburey715141- 
+KJ Wrightst Taylor b Emburey3119-- 
RM Hoggc Emburey b Miller946471- 
JD Higgsnot out945521- 
AG Hurstb Botham011-- 
Extras(3 lb, 2 nb)5
Total(all out, 303 minutes, 60.7 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Hilditch), 2-19 (Wood), 3-67 (Hughes), 4-101 (Toohey), 5-109 (Carlson), 6-116 (Yardley), 7-124 (Wright), 8-159 (Hogg), 9-198 (Yallop), 10-198 (Hurst, 60.7 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis11   4481--
Hendrick12   2211--
Emburey18   3482--
Miller9   3131--
Boycott1   060--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottc Hilditch b Hurst1980911- 
*JM Brearleyc Toohey b Higgs461482003- 
DW Randalllbw b Hogg79141- 
GA Goochst Wright b Higgs7413614871 
DI Gowerc Wright b Higgs651111416- 
IT Bothamc Carlson b Yardley2353542- 
G Millerlbw b Hurst1884892- 
+RW Taylornot out361181602- 
JE Embureyc Hilditch b Hurst01820-- 
RGD Willisb Higgs106370-- 
M Hendrickc and b Yardley073-- 
Extras(3 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(all out, 505 minutes, 103 overs)308
Fall of wickets:
1-37 (Boycott), 2-46 (Randall), 3-115 (Brearley), 4-182 (Gooch), 5-233 (Botham), 6-247 (Gower), 7-270 (Miller), 8-280 (Emburey), 9-306 (Willis), 10-308 (Hendrick, 103 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hogg18   6421--
Hurst20   4583--
Yardley25   21052--
Carlson10   1240--
Higgs30   8694--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodc Willis b Miller2978963- 
AMJ Hilditchc Taylor b Hendrick11719-- 
KJ Hughesc Gooch b Emburey716261- 
*GN Yallopc Taylor b Miller17120107-- 
PM Tooheyc Gooch b Emburey023-- 
PH Carlsonc Botham b Emburey021-- 
B Yardleynot out611471603- 
+KJ Wrightc Boycott b Miller56255-- 
RM Hoggb Miller72524-- 
JD Higgsc Botham b Emburey245-- 
AG Hurstc and b Miller417161- 
Extras(3 b, 6 lb, 1 nb)10
Total(all out, 266 minutes, 61.1 overs)143
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Hilditch), 2-28 (Hughes), 3-48 (Wood), 4-48 (Toohey), 5-48 (Carlson), 6-82 (Yallop), 7-114 (Wright), 8-130 (Hogg), 9-136 (Higgs), 10-143 (Hurst, 61.1 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis3   0150--
Hendrick7   3221--
Emburey24   4524--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottc Hughes b Higgs135235-- 
*JM Brearleynot out2030392- 
DW Randallnot out022-- 
GA Goochdid not bat      
DI Gowerdid not bat      
IT Bothamdid not bat      
G Millerdid not bat      
+RW Taylordid not bat      
JE Embureydid not bat      
RGD Willisdid not bat      
M Hendrickdid not bat      
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(1 wicket, 39 minutes, 10.2 overs)35
Fall of wickets:
1-31 (Boycott)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Higgs5   1121--

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> AMJ Hilditch made his debut in Test matches
--> PH Carlson made his last appearance in Test matches
--> GN Yallop (1) 50 in 91 balls, 130 minutes
--> GN Yallop (1) 100 in 186 balls, 240 minutes with 10 fours
--> GN Yallop (1) equalled his previous highest score of 121 in Test matches
--> GN Yallop (1) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 106
--> GN Yallop (1) passed 4000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 85
--> JM Brearley (1) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 37
--> GA Gooch (1) 50 in 97 balls, 105 minutes
--> GA Gooch (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 27
--> DI Gower (1) 50 in 81 balls, 99 minutes
--> B Yardley (2) 50 in 111 balls, 125 minutes
--> AMJ Hilditch made his debut for Australia in First-Class matches
--> AG Hurst reached 250 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed JE Emburey, his 3rd wicket in the England first innings
--> G Miller achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed RM Hogg in the Australia second innings (previous best was 3-21)
--> G Miller achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the Australia second innings
--> JD Higgs reached 250 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed G Boycott, his 1st wicket in the England second innings





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