England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1981 (2nd Test)
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th July 1981 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDO Oslear, KE Palmer
ScorersDK Sherwood (Australia), E Solomon (England)
Close of play day 1England (1) 191/4 (Willey 23*, Emburey 0*)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 10/0 (Wood 5*, Dyson 3*)
Close of play day 3Australia (1) 253/6 (Marsh 43*, Bright 3*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 129/2 (Boycott 47*, Gower 38*)
Man of the MatchGF Lawson

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochc Yallop b Lawson4453746- 
G Boycottc Alderman b Lawson176298-- 
RA Woolmerc Marsh b Lawson21821163- 
DI Gowerc Marsh b Lawson27861244- 
MW Gattinglbw b Bright591371689- 
P Willeyc Border b Alderman8218124612- 
JE Embureyrun out (Lillee->Marsh)311241711- 
*IT Bothamlbw b Lawson036-- 
+RW Taylorc Hughes b Lawson043-- 
GR Dilleynot out721321- 
RGD Willisc Wood b Lawson549-- 
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 10 nb, 3 w)18
Total(all out, 124.1 overs)311
Fall of wickets:
1-60 (Gooch), 2-65 (Boycott), 3-134 (Gower), 4-187 (Gatting), 5-284 (Willey), 6-293 (Emburey), 7-293 (Botham), 8-293 (Taylor), 9-298 (Woolmer), 10-311 (Willis, 124.1 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bright15   7311--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodc Taylor b Willis4459615- 
J Dysonc Gower b Botham73064-- 
GN Yallopb Dilley1715-- 
*KJ Hughesc Willis b Emburey421181415- 
TM Chappellc Taylor b Dilley21317-- 
AR Borderc Gatting b Botham6416420881 
+RW Marshlbw b Dilley471161439- 
RJ Brightlbw b Emburey33971264- 
GF Lawsonlbw b Willis522291- 
DK Lilleenot out40861075- 
TM Aldermanc Taylor b Willis54257-- 
Extras(6 b, 11 lb, 32 nb, 6 w)55
Total(all out, 118.4 overs)345
Fall of wickets:
1-62 (Wood), 2-62 (Dyson), 3-69 (Yallop), 4-81 (Chappell), 5-167 (Hughes), 6-244 (Border), 7-257 (Marsh), 8-268 (Lawson), 9-314 (Bright), 10-345 (Alderman, 118.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Dilley30   8106348
Botham26   87122-
Gooch10   4280--
Emburey25   12352--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochlbw b Lawson2032402- 
G Boycottc Marsh b Lillee602112795- 
RA Woolmerlbw b Alderman938432- 
DI Gowerc Alderman b Lillee89207245111 
MW Gattingc Wood b Bright164448-1 
*IT Bothamb Bright016-- 
P Willeyc Chappell b Bright12202911 
GR Dilleynot out2738413- 
+RW Taylorb Lillee91617-1 
JE Embureydid not bat      
RGD Willisdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 8 lb, 13 nb)23
Total(8 wickets, declared, 98.4 overs)265
Fall of wickets:
1-31 (Gooch), 2-55 (Woolmer), 3-178 (Boycott), 4-217 (Gatting), 5-217 (Gower), 6-217 (Botham), 7-242 (Willey), 8-265 (Taylor, 98.4 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Alderman17   2421-8
Lawson19   6511-3
Bright36   18673-1

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodnot out621311686- 
J Dysonlbw b Dilley166-- 
GN Yallopc Botham b Willis33227-- 
*KJ Hugheslbw b Dilley41317-- 
TM Chappellc Taylor b Botham56966-- 
AR Bordernot out1246421- 
+RW Marshdid not bat      
RJ Brightdid not bat      
GF Lawsondid not bat      
DK Lilleedid not bat      
TM Aldermandid not bat      
Extras(2 nb, 1 w)3
Total(4 wickets, 48.5 overs)90
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Dyson), 2-11 (Yallop), 3-17 (Hughes), 4-62 (Chappell)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis12   3351-2
Emburey21   10240--
Botham8   31011-

--> MW Gatting (1) passed his previous highest score of 56 in Test matches
--> RJ Bright (1) passed his previous highest score of 26 in Test matches
--> G Boycott (2) passed 7500 runs in Test matches when he reached 42
--> GM Wood (2) passed 1500 runs in Test matches when he reached 54
--> AR Border (2) passed 5500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 12
--> GF Lawson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed DI Gower in the England first innings (previous best was 2-26)
--> GF Lawson achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches when he dismissed RA Woolmer in the England first innings (previous best was 5-50)
--> RA Woolmer retired hurt in the England first innings having scored 13 (team score 83/2) - he returned when the score was 284/5





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