England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1977 (5th Test)
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 25th, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th August 1977 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDJ Constant, TW Spencer
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2England (1) 181/9 (Hendrick 1*, Willis 6*)
Close of play day 3Australia (1) 11/1 (McCosker 2*, Chappell 7*)
Close of play day 4Australia (1) 226/6 (Marsh 53*, Bright 6*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleyc Marsh b Malone391461762- 
G Boycottc McCosker b Walker391281713- 
RA Woolmerlbw b Thomson1549531- 
DW Randallc Marsh b Malone33147-- 
AW Greigc Bright b Malone047-- 
GRJ Roopeb Thomson38851102- 
+APE Knottc McCosker b Malone61823-- 
JK Leverlbw b Malone32528-- 
DL Underwoodb Thomson2043581- 
M Hendrickb Thomson1546633- 
RGD Willisnot out2440544- 
Extras(6 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 402 minutes, 101.2 overs)214
Fall of wickets:
1-86 (Boycott), 2-88 (Brearley), 3-104 (Randall), 4-104 (Woolmer), 5-106 (Greig), 6-122 (Knott), 7-130 (Lever), 8-169 (Roope), 9-174 (Underwood), 10-214 (Hendrick, 101.2 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Malone47   20635--
Walker28   11511--
Bright3   210--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CS Serjeantlbw b Willis064-- 
RB McCoskerlbw b Willis321471992- 
*GS Chappellc and b Underwood39781113- 
KJ Hughesc Willis b Hendrick13753-- 
DW Hookesc Knott b Greig8511315312- 
KD Waltersb Willis414181- 
+RW Marshlbw b Hendrick5715119441 
RJ Brightlbw b Willis1662107-- 
MHN Walkernot out788415310- 
MF Maloneb Lever46811056- 
JR Thomsonb Willis1719252- 
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 3 nb)10
Total(all out, 569 minutes, 131.3 overs)385
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Serjeant), 2-54 (Chappell), 3-67 (Hughes), 4-84 (McCosker), 5-104 (Walters), 6-184 (Hookes), 7-236 (Marsh), 8-252 (Bright), 9-352 (Malone), 10-385 (Thomson, 131.3 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hendrick37   5932--
Lever22   6611--
Underwood35   91021--
Greig8   2171--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleyc Serjeant b Thomson410111- 
G Boycottnot out25781012- 
RA Woolmerc Marsh b Malone61319-- 
DW Randallnot out2055682- 
AW Greigdid not bat      
GRJ Roopedid not bat      
+APE Knottdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Underwooddid not bat      
M Hendrickdid not bat      
RGD Willisdid not bat      
Extras(2 w)2
Total(2 wickets, 101 minutes, 26 overs)57
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Brearley), 2-16 (Woolmer)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson5   1221--
Malone10   4141--
Walker8   2140--
Bright3   250--

--> G Boycott (1) passed 31500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> RGD Willis (1) equalled his previous highest score of 24 in Test matches
--> KJ Hughes made his debut in Test matches
--> DW Hookes (1) passed his previous highest score of 56 in Test matches
--> DW Hookes (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 25
--> RJ Bright (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in Test matches
--> MHN Walker (1) passed his previous highest score of 41 in Test matches
--> MHN Walker (1) passed his previous highest score of 53 in first-class matches
--> MF Malone made his debut in Test matches
--> MF Malone (1) passed his previous highest score of 38 in first-class matches
--> G Boycott (2) passed 5000 runs in Test matches when he reached 4
--> JR Thomson reached 100 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed GRJ Roope, his 2nd wicket in the England first innings
--> RGD Willis reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed KD Walters, his 3rd wicket in the Australia first innings





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