England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1985 (6th Test)
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 29th, 30th, 31st August, 2nd September 1985 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by an innings and 94 runs
UmpiresHD Bird, KE Palmer
ScorersT Billson (England), MP Ringham (Australia)
Close of play day 1England (1) 376/3 (Gooch 179*, Emburey 0*)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 145/6 (Ritchie 20*, Bennett 0*)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 62/4 (Border 26*, Ritchie 6*)
Man of the MatchGA Gooch

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GA Goochc and b McDermott19631042327- 
RT Robinsonb McDermott32135-- 
*DI Gowerc Bennett b McDermott15721633520- 
MW Gattingc Border b Bennett42725-- 
JE Embureyc Wellham b Lawson917271- 
AJ Lambc McDermott b Lawson11528-- 
IT Bothamc Phillips b Lawson1223342- 
+PR Downtonb McDermott1646751- 
RM Ellisonc Phillips b Gilbert33243-- 
PH Edmondslbw b Lawson1226342- 
LB Taylornot out11015-- 
Extras(13 b, 11 lb, 26 nb)50
Total(all out, 118.2 overs)464
Fall of wickets:
1-20 (Robinson), 2-371 (Gower), 3-376 (Gatting), 4-403 (Gooch), 5-405 (Emburey), 6-418 (Lamb), 7-425 (Botham), 8-447 (Ellison), 9-452 (Downton), 10-464 (Edmonds, 118.2 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McDermott31   21084--
Gilbert21   2961--
Bennett32   81111--
Border2   080--
Wessels3   0160--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodlbw b Botham2227313- 
AMJ Hilditchc Gooch b Botham1732601- 
KC Wesselsb Emburey125156-- 
*AR Borderb Edmonds38671054- 
DM Wellhamc Downton b Ellison1341522- 
GM Ritchienot out641561955- 
+WB Phillipsb Edmonds1829382- 
MJ Bennettc Robinson b Ellison1246491- 
GF Lawsonc Botham b Taylor1426291- 
CJ McDermottrun out25233421 
DR Gilbertb Botham1913-- 
Extras(3 lb, 2 w)5
Total(all out, 84 overs)241
Fall of wickets:
1-35 (Wood), 2-52 (Hilditch), 3-56 (Wessels), 4-101 (Wellham), 5-109 (Border), 6-144 (Phillips), 7-171 (Bennett), 8-192 (Lawson), 9-235 (McDermott), 10-241 (Gilbert, 84 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham20   3643--
Taylor13   1391--
Ellison18   5352--
Emburey19   7481--
Edmonds14   2522--

Australia second innings (following on)RunsBallsMins4s6s
GM Woodb Botham618271- 
AMJ Hilditchc Gower b Taylor92736-- 
KC Wesselsc Downton b Botham72134-- 
*AR Borderc Botham b Ellison58921577- 
DM Wellhamlbw b Ellison51719-- 
GM Ritchiec Downton b Ellison64258-- 
+WB Phillipsc Downton b Botham1024301- 
MJ Bennettc and b Taylor1129431- 
GF Lawsonc Downton b Ellison710161- 
CJ McDermottc Botham b Ellison243-- 
DR Gilbertnot out002-- 
Extras(4 b, 4 nb)8
Total(all out, 46.3 overs)129
Fall of wickets:
1-13 (Wood), 2-16 (Hilditch), 3-37 (Wessels), 4-51 (Wellham), 5-71 (Ritchie), 6-96 (Phillips), 7-114 (Border), 8-127 (Lawson), 9-129 (McDermott), 10-129 (Bennett, 46.3 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Botham17   3443--
Ellison17   3465--
Emburey1   010--

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> DR Gilbert made his debut in Test matches
--> LB Taylor made his last appearance in Test matches
--> MJ Bennett made his last appearance in Test matches
--> GA Gooch (1) passed his previous highest score of 153 in Test matches
--> GA Gooch (1) passed 3000 runs in Test matches when he reached 169
--> DR Gilbert made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> MJ Bennett made his debut in England in Test matches
--> CJ McDermott reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed GA Gooch, his 3rd wicket in the England first innings
--> LB Taylor reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed GF Lawson, his 1st wicket in the Australia first innings
--> RM Ellison reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed DM Wellham, his 1st wicket in the Australia second innings





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