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England v India
India in England 1979 (1st Test)
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th July 1979 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by an innings and 83 runs
UmpiresDJ Constant, BJ Meyer
Close of play day 1England (1) 318/3 (Boycott 113*, Gower 43*)
Close of play day 2India (1) 59/2 (Gavaskar 25*)
Close of play day 3India (2) 7/0 (Gavaskar 3*, Chauhan 2*)
Man of the MatchDI Gower

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*JM Brearleyc Reddy b Kapil Dev24951162- 
G Boycottlbw b Kapil Dev15534145812- 
DW Randallc Reddy b Kapil Dev1531313- 
GA Goochc Reddy b Kapil Dev83109122131 
DI Gowernot out20027936524- 
IT Bothamb Kapil Dev33393341 
G Millernot out631161445- 
PH Edmondsdid not bat      
+RW Taylordid not bat      
RGD Willisdid not bat      
M Hendrickdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 27 lb, 18 nb, 11 w)60
Total(5 wickets, declared, 165.2 overs)633
Fall of wickets:
1-66 (Brearley), 2-90 (Randall), 3-235 (Gooch), 4-426 (Boycott), 5-468 (Botham)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kapil Dev48   15146513
Ghavri38   5129065
Amarnath13.22470-8
Chandrasekhar29   11130--
Venkataraghavan31   41070--
Gaekwad3   0120--
Chauhan3   0190--

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Gavaskarrun out611601783- 
CPS Chauhanc Gooch b Botham48161- 
DB Vengsarkarc Gooch b Edmonds2257584- 
GR Viswanathc Botham b Edmonds781812139- 
AD Gaekwadc Botham b Willis251241263- 
M Amarnathb Willis3147676- 
Kapil Devlbw b Botham164-- 
KD Ghavric Brearley b Willis625291- 
+B Reddyb Hendrick2157753- 
*S Venkataraghavanc Botham b Hendrick28465232 
BS Chandrasekharnot out004-- 
Extras(1 b, 4 lb, 12 nb, 3 w)20
Total(all out, 116.1 overs)297
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (Chauhan), 2-59 (Vengsarkar), 3-129 (Gavaskar), 4-205 (Viswanath), 5-209 (Gaekwad), 6-210 (Kapil Dev), 7-229 (Ghavri), 8-251 (Amarnath), 9-294 (Venkataraghavan), 10-297 (Reddy, 116.1 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis24   9693212
Botham26   48621-
Hendrick24.19362--
Edmonds26   11602--
Boycott5   180--
Miller11   3180--

India second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Gavaskarc Gooch b Hendrick6811713710- 
CPS Chauhanc Randall b Willis561421678- 
DB Vengsarkarc Edmonds b Hendrick72432-- 
GR Viswanathc Taylor b Botham511191336- 
AD Gaekwadc Gooch b Botham1554603- 
M Amarnathlbw b Botham1069771- 
Kapil Devc Hendrick b Botham2117184- 
KD Ghavric Randall b Hendrick42530-- 
+B Reddylbw b Hendrick017-- 
*S Venkataraghavanlbw b Botham064-- 
BS Chandrasekharnot out034-- 
Extras(7 b, 12 lb, 2 nb)21
Total(all out, 95.4 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-124 (Gavaskar), 2-136 (Chauhan), 3-136 (Vengsarkar), 4-182 (Gaekwad), 5-227 (Viswanath), 6-240 (Amarnath), 7-249 (Kapil Dev), 8-250 (Reddy), 9-251 (Venkataraghavan), 10-253 (Ghavri, 95.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis14   3451-2
Botham29   8705--
Hendrick20.48454-1
Edmonds17   6370--
Miller9   1270--
Gooch6   380--

Notes
--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> G Boycott (1) passed 6000 runs in Test matches when he reached 62
--> G Boycott (1) passed 35000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 70
--> DI Gower (1) passed his previous highest score of 111 in Test matches
--> DI Gower (1) passed his previous highest score of 144 in first-class matches
--> DI Gower (1) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 142
--> DI Gower (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 161
--> AD Gaekwad (1) passed 5000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> B Reddy made his debut in Test matches
--> SM Gavaskar (2) passed 4500 runs in Test matches when he reached 34
--> GR Viswanath (2) passed 4000 runs in Test matches when he reached 22
--> Kapil Dev (2) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 11
--> BS Chandrasekhar made his last appearance in Test matches
--> CPS Chauhan made his debut in England in Test matches
--> M Amarnath made his debut in England in Test matches
--> AD Gaekwad made his debut in England in Test matches
--> KD Ghavri made his debut in England in Test matches
--> DB Vengsarkar made his debut in England in Test matches
--> Kapil Dev made his debut in England in Test matches
--> Kapil Dev achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed IT Botham in the England first innings (previous best was 4-38)
--> Kapil Dev achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the England first innings
--> IT Botham reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed AD Gaekwad, his 1st wicket in the India second innings
--> M Hendrick reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed DB Vengsarkar, his 2nd wicket in the India second innings

 

 

 

 

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