England v New Zealand
New Zealand in British Isles 1978 (1st Test)
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 27th, 28th, 29th, 31st July, 1st August 1978 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNew Zealand won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 7 wickets
UmpiresDJ Constant, BJ Meyer
Close of play day 1New Zealand (1) 224/7 (Hadlee 5*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 225/7 (Taylor 6*, Edmonds 8*)
Close of play day 3New Zealand (2) 123/7 (Congdon 15*, Cairns 1*)
Close of play day 4No play
Man of the MatchDI Gower

New Zealand first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Wrightc Radley b Willis621591916- 
RW Andersonb Old49141- 
GP Howarthc Edmonds b Botham942252686- 
BA Edgarc and b Miller01818-- 
*MG Burgesslbw b Willis341301473- 
BE Congdonrun out21815-- 
+GN Edwardsb Miller6611-- 
RJ Hadleec Brearley b Willis54857-- 
BL Cairnslbw b Willis51727-- 
BP Bracewellc Taylor b Willis031-- 
SL Boocknot out388-- 
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 11 nb)19
Total(all out, 387 minutes, 104.2 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Anderson), 2-130 (Wright), 3-131 (Edgar), 4-191 (Howarth), 5-197 (Congdon), 6-207 (Edwards), 7-224 (Burgess), 8-230 (Hadlee), 9-230 (Bracewell), 10-234 (Cairns, 104.2 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Old20   7431-2
Botham22   7581-4
Miller25   10312--
Edmonds17   2410--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleyc Edwards b Bracewell21016-- 
GA Goochlbw b Bracewell036-- 
CT Radleyrun out491261502- 
DI Gowerrun out11125324914- 
GRJ Roopeb Boock145449-1 
G Millerlbw b Cairns01110-- 
IT Bothamc Bracewell b Boock2280802- 
+RW Taylorc Edwards b Hadlee86763-- 
PH Edmondslbw b Hadlee281271403- 
CM Oldc Edwards b Cairns1654683- 
RGD Willisnot out32938-- 
Extras(15 b, 8 lb, 3 nb)26
Total(all out, 440 minutes, 134.5 overs)279
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Gooch), 2-7 (Brearley), 3-123 (Radley), 4-165 (Roope), 5-166 (Miller), 6-208 (Gower), 7-212 (Botham), 8-232 (Taylor), 9-257 (Old), 10-279 (Edmonds, 134.5 ov)
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bracewell17   8462-1
Cairns40   16652--
Boock35   18612--
Congdon21   6380--

New Zealand second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JG Wrightlbw b Botham2561662- 
RW Andersonc Taylor b Botham2723-- 
GP Howarthb Willis0813-- 
BA Edgarb Edmonds381091242- 
*MG Burgesslbw b Botham75969-- 
BE Congdonb Edmonds362072173- 
+GN Edwardsc Brearley b Edmonds113428-- 
RJ Hadleeb Edmonds733251- 
BL Cairnsb Miller271171191- 
BP Bracewellb Miller031-- 
SL Boocknot out011-- 
Extras(8 b, 10 lb, 11 nb)29
Total(all out, 357 minutes, 105.1 overs)182
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (Anderson), 2-19 (Howarth), 3-30 (Wright), 4-70 (Burgess), 5-86 (Edgar), 6-105 (Edwards), 7-113 (Hadlee), 8-182 (Cairns), 9-182 (Bracewell), 10-182 (Congdon, 105.1 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis13   2391--
Old5   2130--
Botham19   2463--
Miller34   19352--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleylbw b Boock1150601- 
GA Goochnot out9117518711- 
CT Radleylbw b Bracewell23538-- 
DI Gowerc Howarth b Cairns112329-- 
GRJ Roopenot out104153-- 
G Millerdid not bat      
IT Bothamdid not bat      
+RW Taylordid not bat      
PH Edmondsdid not bat      
CM Olddid not bat      
RGD Willisdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 8 nb)13
Total(3 wickets, 185 minutes, 52.3 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-26 (Brearley), 2-51 (Radley), 3-82 (Gower)
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bracewell13   3261--
Boock20   6551--
Cairns7   0211--
Congdon1   050--

--> JG Wright (1) passed his previous highest score of 55 in Test matches
--> GP Howarth (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 73
--> GP Howarth (1) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> BA Edgar made his debut in Test matches
--> BP Bracewell made his debut in Test matches
--> DI Gower (1) passed his previous highest score of 58 in Test matches
--> DI Gower (1) made his first century in Test matches
--> GA Gooch (2) passed his previous highest score of 54 in Test matches
--> RGD Willis reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed BL Cairns, his 5th wicket in the New Zealand first innings
--> SL Boock reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed IT Botham, his 2nd wicket in the England first innings





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