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TEST MATCH

ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA
W.A.C.A. GROUND, PERTH
DECEMBER 15, 1978
Result: ENGLAND
Runs Per Wicket: 21.7 | Scoring Rate: 2.9
Match Scorecard on ESPNCricinfo
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1978/79


FORMBOOK EXPECTATION [?]

TEAM WIN.
EXP.
BAT BOWL OVERALL EXPE.
England 57% 29 24 29 138
Australia 38% 28 28 27 44

SCORE SUMMARY

INNS BATTING TEAM R D BF
1 England 309 10 707
2 Australia 190 10 401
3 England 208 10 399
4 Australia 161 10 277

TWENTY MATCH RATINGS HISTORY [?]

This chart shows the twenty match rating history for the two teams upto the start of the current match.

2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 AUSTRALIA ENGLAND 1905-07-03 1923-02-09 1933-02-23 1947-11-28 1953-07-23 1959-07-02 1964-06-04 1969-02-14 1974-03-06 1978-07-27

MATCH PROGRESS

ENGLAND PTS AUSTRALIA PTS 0 228 455 683 910 1138 1366 1593 1821 2048 0 228 455 683 910 1138 1366 1593 1821 2048 1st Inns 2nd Inns 3rd Inns 4th Inns

PROGRESS TABLE

This table shows the progress of the match by each partnership. This progress is illustrated in the chart above.

I WKT RPW T1P T2P T1PT T2PT
4 10 21.7 951 785 0.55 0.45
4 9 22.0 935 781 0.54 0.46
4 8 22.5 922 786 0.54 0.46
4 7 23.0 908 792 0.53 0.47
4 6 23.6 895 805 0.53 0.47
4 5 24.2 880 816 0.52 0.48
4 4 22.5 832 698 0.54 0.46
4 3 23.2 818 712 0.53 0.47
4 2 23.2 796 690 0.54 0.46
4 1 23.1 771 659 0.54 0.46
3 10 23.6 753 661 0.53 0.47
3 9 24.3 758 652 0.54 0.46
3 8 25.0 760 640 0.54 0.46
3 7 25.9 769 631 0.55 0.45
3 6 26.0 745 605 0.55 0.45
3 5 26.0 720 580 0.55 0.45
3 4 26.4 708 560 0.56 0.44
3 3 25.7 659 525 0.56 0.44
3 2 26.9 671 513 0.57 0.43
3 1 26.5 632 482 0.57 0.43
2 10 24.9 558 440 0.56 0.44
2 9 26.0 543 445 0.55 0.45
2 8 24.3 503 371 0.58 0.42
2 7 24.1 477 341 0.58 0.42
2 6 24.2 454 322 0.59 0.41
2 5 25.8 438 336 0.57 0.43
2 4 26.4 414 324 0.56 0.44
2 3 26.7 389 305 0.56 0.44
2 2 28.6 366 320 0.53 0.47
2 1 28.8 338 296 0.53 0.47
1 10 30.9 309 309 0.5 0.5
1 9 33.3 300 300 0.5 0.5
1 8 36.9 295 295 0.5 0.5
1 7 36.1 253 253 0.5 0.5
1 6 37.3 224 224 0.5 0.5
1 5 43.8 219 219 0.5 0.5
1 4 49.8 199 199 0.5 0.5
1 3 13.7 41 41 0.5 0.5
1 2 1.5 3 3 0.5 0.5
1 1 3.0 3 3 0.5 0.5

MATCH BOWLING

BOWLER TEAM BB RC W MR
[?]
RM Hogg Australia 287 122 10 170.4
RGD Willis England 185 80 6 62.5
JK Lever England 91 48 5 35.6
AG Hurst Australia 258 113 4 26.5
B Yardley Australia 234 103 4 26.3
G Miller England 138 52 4 31.9
M Hendrick England 132 50 4 31.7
G Dymock Australia 303 125 2 7.0
IT Botham England 132 100 0 0.0
GJ Cosier Australia 24 14 0 0.0

MATCH BATTING

BOWLER TEAM R D BF RSH(%) MR
[?]
DI Gower England 114 2 268 22 1.0
G Boycott England 100 2 440 19 1.8
PM Toohey Australia 81 1 185 23 6.2
GM Wood Australia 69 2 180 20 2.4
G Miller England 65 2 146 13 1.4
GJ Cosier Australia 51 2 98 15 0.3
DW Randall England 45 2 68 9 0.4
GA Gooch England 44 2 141 9 0.1
IT Botham England 41 2 67 8 0.2
WM Darling Australia 30 2 72 9 0.3
KJ Hughes Australia 28 2 89 8 0.1
JK Lever England 24 2 94 5 0.0
B Yardley Australia 19 2 63 5 0.2
RM Hogg Australia 18 2 75 5 0.0
G Dymock Australia 17 1 81 5 0.0
JM Brearley (c) England 17 2 105 3 0.0
RW Taylor † England 14 2 92 3 0.0
AG Hurst Australia 10 2 11 3 0.0
M Hendrick England 8 1 30 2 0.0
GN Yallop (c) Australia 6 2 40 2 0.0
RGD Willis England 5 1 41 1 0.0
JA Maclean † Australia 1 2 18 0 0.0

ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA
FORMBOOK HISTORY

England faced Australia in 229 test matches before this game. Of these, England had the stronger team in 114 matches according to the formbook expectation. have always been the stronger team according to the formbook expectation.

Each circle in the chart below represents a previous England v Australia test. To reach a match page, click on the circle. The red circle represents the current match.

ENGLAND AUSTRALIA STRONGER WEAKER WEAKER STRONGER 10 15 20 26 31 36 41 46 51 57 10 15 20 26 31 36 41 46 51 57

RECENT MATCHES

MATCH ENGLAND
WIN EXP.
AUSTRALIA
WIN EXP.
December 01, 1978
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
70 26
August 25, 1977
Kennington Oval, London
53 43
August 11, 1977
Headingley, Leeds
53 42
July 28, 1977
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
43 52
July 07, 1977
Old Trafford, Manchester
26 70
June 16, 1977
Lord's, London
37 58
March 12, 1977
Melbourne Cricket Ground
33 63
August 28, 1975
Kennington Oval, London
40 55
August 14, 1975
Headingley, Leeds
30 65