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England v India
India in England 1979 (4th Test)
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 30th, 31st August, 1st, 3rd, 4th September 1979 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDJ Constant, KE Palmer
Close of play day 1England (1) 245/5 (Gooch 79*, Brearley 16*)
Close of play day 2India (1) 137/5 (Yajurvindra Singh 19*, Kapil Dev 0*)
Close of play day 3England (2) 177/3 (Boycott 83*, Willey 26*)
Close of play day 4India (2) 76/0 (Gavaskar 42*, Chauhan 32*)
Man of the MatchSM Gavaskar

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottlbw b Kapil Dev351021324- 
AR Butcherc Yajurvindra Singh b Venkataraghavan14951171- 
GA Goochc Viswanath b Ghavri792052467- 
DI Gowerlbw b Kapil Dev021-- 
P Willeyc Yajurvindra Singh b Bedi5280968- 
IT Bothamst Reddy b Venkataraghavan38555241 
*JM Brearleyb Ghavri341021213- 
+DL Bairstowc Reddy b Kapil Dev93459-- 
PH Edmondsc Kapil Dev b Venkataraghavan1641472- 
RGD Willisnot out1028412- 
M Hendrickc Gavaskar b Bedi097-- 
Extras(9 lb, 5 nb, 4 w)18
Total(all out, 124.5 overs)305
Fall of wickets:
1-45 (Butcher), 2-51 (Boycott), 3-51 (Gower), 4-148 (Willey), 5-203 (Botham), 6-245 (Gooch), 7-272 (Brearley), 8-275 (Bairstow), 9-304 (Edmonds), 10-305 (Hendrick, 124.5 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kapil Dev32   12833--
Ghavri26   8612--
Bedi29.54692--
Yajurvindra Singh8   2150--
Venkataraghavan29   9593--

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Gavaskarc Bairstow b Botham133975-- 
CPS Chauhanc Botham b Willis613151- 
DB Vengsarkarc Botham b Willis031-- 
GR Viswanathc Brearley b Botham621531705- 
Yashpal Sharmalbw b Willis2761593- 
Yajurvindra Singhnot out431191761- 
Kapil Devb Hendrick1637502- 
KD Ghavric Bairstow b Botham71415-- 
+B Reddyc Bairstow b Botham1228322- 
*S Venkataraghavanc and b Hendrick2612-- 
BS Bedic Brearley b Hendrick155-- 
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 3 nb, 5 w)13
Total(all out, 79.3 overs)202
Fall of wickets:
1-9 (Chauhan), 2-9 (Vengsarkar), 3-47 (Gavaskar), 4-91 (Yashpal Sharma), 5-130 (Viswanath), 6-161 (Kapil Dev), 7-172 (Ghavri), 8-192 (Reddy), 9-200 (Venkataraghavan), 10-202 (Bedi, 79.3 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis18   2533--
Botham28   7654--
Hendrick22.37383--
Willey4   1100--
Gooch2   060--
Edmonds5   1170--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Boycottb Ghavri1252934186- 
AR Butcherc Venkataraghavan b Ghavri2061752- 
GA Goochlbw b Kapil Dev31666731 
DI Gowerc Reddy b Bedi72620-- 
P Willeyc Reddy b Ghavri31951164- 
IT Bothamrun out034-- 
*JM Brearleyb Venkataraghavan112026-- 
+DL Bairstowc Gavaskar b Kapil Dev591141358- 
PH Edmondsnot out27313641 
RGD Willisdid not bat      
M Hendrickdid not bat      
Extras(14 lb, 7 nb, 2 w)23
Total(8 wickets, declared, 116.5 overs)334
Fall of wickets:
1-43 (Butcher), 2-107 (Gooch), 3-125 (Gower), 4-192 (Willey), 5-194 (Botham), 6-215 (Brearley), 7-291 (Boycott), 8-334 (Bairstow, 116.5 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kapil Dev28.54892--
Ghavri34   11763--
Venkataraghavan26   4751--
Bedi26   4671--
Yajurvindra Singh2   040--

India second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Gavaskarc Gower b Botham22144349021- 
CPS Chauhanc Botham b Willis802633147- 
DB Vengsarkarc Botham b Edmonds521391525- 
Kapil Devc Gooch b Willey053-- 
Yashpal Sharmalbw b Botham192947-- 
GR Viswanathc Brearley b Willey1511132- 
Yajurvindra Singhlbw b Botham132-- 
*S Venkataraghavanrun out645-- 
KD Ghavrinot out3412-- 
+B Reddynot out5671- 
BS Bedidid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 15 lb, 1 w)27
Total(8 wickets, 150.5 overs)429
Fall of wickets:
1-213 (Chauhan), 2-366 (Vengsarkar), 3-367 (Kapil Dev), 4-389 (Gavaskar), 5-410 (Viswanath), 6-411 (Yajurvindra Singh), 7-419 (Venkataraghavan), 8-423 (Yashpal Sharma)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis28   4891--
Botham29   5973--
Hendrick8   2150--
Edmonds38   11871--
Willey43.515962--
Gooch2   090--
Butcher2   090--

Notes
--> AR Butcher made his debut in Test matches
--> P Willey (1) passed his previous highest score of 45 in Test matches
--> P Willey (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 5
--> IT Botham (1) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 3
--> DL Bairstow made his debut in Test matches
--> Yajurvindra Singh (1) passed his previous highest score of 21 in Test matches
--> Yajurvindra Singh (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 36
--> AR Butcher made his last appearance in Test matches
--> SM Gavaskar (2) 100 in 269 minutes
--> SM Gavaskar (2) 200 in 414 balls, 435 minutes
--> SM Gavaskar (2) passed his previous highest score of 220 in Test matches
--> SM Gavaskar (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 159
--> SM Gavaskar (2) passed 15500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 213
--> Yashpal Sharma (2) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> B Reddy made his last appearance in Test matches
--> BS Bedi made his last appearance in Test matches
--> DL Bairstow made his debut for England in first-class matches
--> AR Butcher made his debut for England in first-class matches
--> Yajurvindra Singh made his debut in England in Test matches
--> Kapil Dev reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed G Boycott, his 1st wicket in the England first innings
--> P Willey reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed Kapil Dev, his 1st wicket in the India second innings

 

 

 

 

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