Australia v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in India, Sri Lanka and Australia 1976/77 (Only Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th March 1977 (5-day match)
Balls per over8
TossEngland won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by 45 runs
UmpiresTF Brooks, MG O'Connell
Close of play day 1England (1) 29/1 (Brearley 12*, Underwood 5*)
Close of play day 2Australia (2) 104/3 (Davis 45*, Walters 32*)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 387/8 (Marsh 95*, McCosker 17*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 191/2 (Randall 87*, Amiss 34*)
Man of the MatchDW Randall

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IC Davislbw b Lever52228-- 
RB McCoskerb Willis41733-- 
GJ Cosierc Fletcher b Lever1010192- 
*GS Chappellb Underwood40139234-- 
DW Hookesc Greig b Old1719322- 
KD Waltersc Greig b Willis4814-- 
+RW Marshc Knott b Old2856913- 
GJ Gilmourc Greig b Old42024-- 
KJ O'Keeffec Brearley b Underwood022-- 
DK Lilleenot out1053591- 
MHN Walkerb Underwood21414-- 
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 8 nb)14
Total(all out, 289 minutes, 43.6 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Davis), 2-13 (McCosker), 3-23 (Cosier), 4-45 (Hookes), 5-51 (Walters), 6-102 (Marsh), 7-114 (Gilmour), 8-117 (O'Keeffe), 9-136 (Chappell), 10-138 (Walker, 43.6 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever12   1362--
Willis8   0332--
Old12   4393--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Woolmerc Chappell b Lillee930431- 
JM Brearleyc Hookes b Lillee1240641- 
DL Underwoodc Chappell b Walker718281- 
DW Randallc Marsh b Lillee42035-- 
DL Amissc O'Keeffe b Walker41818-- 
KWR Fletcherc Marsh b Walker42744-- 
*AW Greigb Walker1820243- 
+APE Knottlbw b Lillee154559-- 
CM Oldc Marsh b Lillee31727-- 
JK Leverc Marsh b Lillee1125392- 
RGD Willisnot out11720-- 
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)7
Total(all out, 211 minutes, 34.3 overs)95
Fall of wickets:
1-19 (Woolmer), 2-30 (Brearley), 3-34 (Underwood), 4-40 (Amiss), 5-40 (Randall), 6-61 (Greig), 7-65 (Fletcher), 8-78 (Old), 9-86 (Knott), 10-95 (Lever, 34.3 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Walker15   3544--
O'Keeffe1   040--
Gilmour5   340--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IC Davisc Knott b Greig681532386- 
KJ O'Keeffec Willis b Old1436501- 
*GS Chappellb Old21415-- 
GJ Cosierc Knott b Lever42735-- 
KD Waltersc Knott b Greig661432135- 
DW Hookesc Fletcher b Underwood56691229- 
+RW Marshnot out11017329510- 
GJ Gilmourb Lever1631441- 
DK Lilleec Amiss b Old2556863- 
RB McCoskerc Greig b Old2568853- 
MHN Walkernot out82427-- 
Extras(10 lb, 15 nb)25
Total(9 wickets, declared, 620 minutes, 96.6 overs)419
Fall of wickets:
1-33 (O'Keeffe), 2-40 (Chappell), 3-53 (Cosier), 4-132 (Davis), 5-187 (Walters), 6-244 (Hookes), 7-277 (Gilmour), 8-353 (Lillee), 9-407 (McCosker)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever21   1952--
Willis22   0910--
Greig14   3662--
Underwood12   2381--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Woolmerlbw b Walker1236471- 
JM Brearleylbw b Lillee431421702- 
DW Randallc Cosier b O'Keeffe17435344621- 
DL Amissb Chappell641852273- 
KWR Fletcherc Marsh b Lillee1812-- 
*AW Greigc Cosier b O'Keeffe41821007- 
+APE Knottlbw b Lillee4251815- 
CM Oldc Chappell b Lillee245-- 
JK Leverlbw b O'Keeffe42515-- 
DL Underwoodb Lillee71921-- 
RGD Willisnot out55101- 
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 7 nb, 3 w)22
Total(all out, 581 minutes, 112.4 overs)417
Fall of wickets:
1-28 (Woolmer), 2-113 (Brearley), 3-279 (Amiss), 4-290 (Fletcher), 5-346 (Randall), 6-369 (Greig), 7-380 (Old), 8-385 (Lever), 9-410 (Underwood), 10-417 (Knott, 112.4 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Walker22   4831--
Gilmour4   0290--
O'Keeffe33   61083--
Chappell16   7291--
Walters3   270--

--> DW Hookes made his debut in Test matches
--> GJ Gilmour made his last appearance in Test matches
--> GS Chappell (1) passed 17500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 39
--> MHN Walker (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 7
--> DW Randall (2) passed his previous highest score of 37 in Test matches
--> DW Randall (2) made his first century in Test matches
--> DW Hookes made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> RA Woolmer made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> JM Brearley made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> JK Lever made his debut in Australia in first-class matches
--> JK Lever made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> DW Randall made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> DL Underwood reached 250 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed GS Chappell, his 2nd wicket in the Australia first innings
--> DK Lillee achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches in the England first innings (previous best was 6-66)
--> KJ O'Keeffe reached 50 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed JK Lever, his 3rd wicket in the England second innings





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