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TEST MATCH

ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA
SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND
JANUARY 06, 1979
Result: ENGLAND
Runs Per Wicket: 22.6 | Scoring Rate: 2.5
Match Scorecard on ESPNCricinfo
The Ashes (England in Australia), 1978/79


FORMBOOK EXPECTATION [?]

TEAM WIN.
EXP.
BAT BOWL OVERALL EXPE.
England 60% 27 23 25 166
Australia 34% 21 22 23 60

SCORE SUMMARY

INNS BATTING TEAM R D BF
1 England 152 10 318
2 Australia 294 10 648
3 England 346 10 882
4 Australia 111 10 296

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 1905-07-24 1924-06-14 1933-06-24 1948-01-23 1954-03-17 1959-12-12 1964-10-17 1969-08-07 1974-08-22

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 22.6 950 856 0.53 0.47
4 9 23.0 935 859 0.52 0.48
4 8 23.1 913 841 0.52 0.48
4 7 23.7 901 853 0.51 0.49
4 6 24.1 884 852 0.51 0.49
4 5 24.7 869 863 0.5 0.5
4 4 25.0 848 854 0.5 0.5
4 3 25.4 828 846 0.49 0.51
4 2 26.1 812 860 0.49 0.51
4 1 26.8 793 867 0.48 0.52
3 10 26.4 762 822 0.48 0.52
3 9 26.9 755 805 0.48 0.52
3 8 27.9 765 795 0.49 0.51
3 7 27.9 738 768 0.49 0.51
3 6 28.4 728 748 0.49 0.51
3 5 28.5 704 722 0.49 0.51
3 4 28.5 674 692 0.49 0.51
3 3 26.7 588 642 0.48 0.52
3 2 25.3 516 598 0.46 0.54
3 1 21.2 364 528 0.41 0.59
2 10 22.3 375 517 0.42 0.58
2 9 23.3 361 523 0.41 0.59
2 8 23.8 342 514 0.4 0.6
2 7 23.4 315 479 0.4 0.6
2 6 24.2 297 477 0.38 0.62
2 5 24.1 273 451 0.38 0.62
2 4 23.6 247 415 0.37 0.63
2 3 25.4 228 432 0.35 0.65
2 2 23.2 198 358 0.36 0.64
2 1 13.9 166 140 0.54 0.46
1 10 15.2 152 152 0.5 0.5
1 9 15.7 141 141 0.5 0.5
1 8 12.2 98 98 0.5 0.5
1 7 13.4 94 94 0.5 0.5
1 6 11.7 70 70 0.5 0.5
1 5 13.2 66 66 0.5 0.5
1 4 12.8 51 51 0.5 0.5
1 3 11.7 35 35 0.5 0.5
1 2 9.0 18 18 0.5 0.5
1 1 18.0 18 18 0.5 0.5

MATCH BOWLING

BOWLER TEAM BB RC W MR
[?]
JD Higgs Australia 468 190 8 91.6
RM Hogg Australia 234 103 6 47.5
JE Emburey England 278 103 5 31.8
AG Hurst Australia 180 71 5 36.8
M Hendrick England 204 67 4 23.0
G Miller England 198 75 4 19.9
IT Botham England 168 87 2 3.6
RGD Willis England 66 41 2 3.0
AR Border Australia 138 31 1 2.6
G Dymock Australia 180 69 0 0.0
GA Gooch England 30 14 0 0.0

MATCH BATTING

BOWLER TEAM R D BF RSH(%) MR
[?]
DW Randall England 150 2 500 30 8.7
AR Border Australia 105 0 318 26 24.1
WM Darling Australia 104 2 237 26 2.2
JM Brearley (c) England 70 2 275 14 1.2
IT Botham England 65 2 196 13 1.8
KJ Hughes Australia 63 2 207 16 0.6
GN Yallop (c) Australia 45 2 148 11 0.5
DI Gower England 41 2 78 8 0.1
GA Gooch England 40 2 179 8 0.2
RW Taylor † England 31 1 141 6 0.2
GM Wood Australia 27 2 69 7 0.1
G Miller England 21 2 85 4 0.0
M Hendrick England 17 2 35 3 0.1
JD Higgs Australia 14 2 61 3 0.0
JE Emburey England 14 2 50 3 0.0
JA Maclean † Australia 12 2 69 3 0.0
G Boycott England 8 2 41 2 0.0
RGD Willis England 7 1 44 1 0.0
RM Hogg Australia 6 2 21 1 0.0
PM Toohey Australia 6 2 54 1 0.0
G Dymock Australia 5 2 66 1 0.0
AG Hurst Australia 0 2 23 0 0.0

ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA
FORMBOOK HISTORY

England faced Australia in 231 test matches before this game. Of these, England had the stronger team in 116 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 29, 1978
Melbourne Cricket Ground
66 29
December 15, 1978
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
57 38
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