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ENG flag ENGWon toss. Elected to bat
305 & 334-8d
Series badge IND
202 & 429-8
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Overs: 116.5 RR: 2.86 vs spin: 2.73
vs seam: 3.02
Overs: 150.5 RR: 2.84 vs spin: 2.24
vs seam: 3.13
Thu 30/08/79 England v India, 4th Test, The Kia Oval, Kennington
match drawn Match Drawn
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England - 1st Inns 305 (124.5; RR: 2.44)

BATSMAN   R B 4 6 SR
G Boycott lbw b Dev 35 102 4 0 34.31
AR Butcher c Singh b Venkataraghavan 14 95 1 0 14.74
GA Gooch c Viswanath b Ghavri 79 205 7 0 38.54
DI Gower lbw b Dev 0 2 0 0 0.00
P Willey c Singh b Bedi 52 80 8 0 65.00
IT Botham st Reddy b Venkataraghavan 38 55 4 1 69.09
JM Brearley b Ghavri 34 102 3 0 33.33
DL Bairstow c Reddy b Dev 9 34 0 0 26.47
PH Edmonds c Dev b Venkataraghavan 16 41 2 0 39.02
RGD Willis not out 10 28 2 0 35.71
M Hendrick c Gavaskar b Bedi 0 9 0 0 0.00
Extras (0b, 9lb, 4w, 5nb) 18  
TOTAL 305 all out (124.5 overs; RR: 2.44)

Fall of wickets

45-1 (AR Butcher 0.0 ov), 51-2 (G Boycott 0.0 ov), 51-3 (DI Gower 0.0 ov), 148-4 (P Willey 0.0 ov), 203-5 (IT Botham 0.0 ov), 245-6 (GA Gooch 0.0 ov), 272-7 (JM Brearley 0.0 ov), 275-8 (DL Bairstow 0.0 ov), 304-9 (PH Edmonds 0.0 ov), 305-10 (M Hendrick 124.5 ov)

BOWLERS O M R W Econ Wd NB
Kapil Dev 32.0 12 83 3 2.59 0 0
KD Ghavri 26.0 8 61 2 2.35 0 0
BS Bedi 29.5 4 69 2 2.38 0 0
Yajurvindra Singh 8.0 2 15 0 1.88 0 0
S Venkataraghavan 29.0 9 59 3 2.03 0 0

India - 1st Inns 202 (79.3; RR: 2.54)

BATSMAN   R B 4 6 SR
SM Gavaskar c Bairstow b Botham 13 39 0 0 33.33
CPS Chauhan c Botham b Willis 6 13 1 0 46.15
DB Vengsarkar c Botham b Willis 0 3 0 0 0.00
GR Viswanath c Brearley b Botham 62 153 5 0 40.52
Yashpal Sharma lbw b Willis 27 61 3 0 44.26
Yajurvindra Singh not out 43 119 1 0 36.13
Kapil Dev b Hendrick 16 37 2 0 43.24
KD Ghavri c Bairstow b Botham 7 14 0 0 50.00
B Reddy c Bairstow b Botham 12 28 2 0 42.86
S Venkataraghavan c & b Hendrick 2 6 0 0 33.33
BS Bedi c Brearley b Hendrick 1 5 0 0 20.00
Extras (2b, 3lb, 5w, 3nb) 13  
TOTAL 202 all out (79.3 overs; RR: 2.54)

Fall of wickets

9-1 (CPS Chauhan 0.0 ov), 9-2 (DB Vengsarkar 0.0 ov), 47-3 (SM Gavaskar 0.0 ov), 91-4 (Yashpal Sharma 0.0 ov), 130-5 (GR Viswanath 0.0 ov), 161-6 (Kapil Dev 0.0 ov), 172-7 (KD Ghavri 0.0 ov), 192-8 (B Reddy 0.0 ov), 200-9 (S Venkataraghavan 0.0 ov), 202-10 (BS Bedi 79.3 ov)

BOWLERS O M R W Econ Wd NB
RGD Willis 18.0 2 53 3 2.94 0 0
IT Botham 28.0 7 65 4 2.32 0 0
M Hendrick 22.3 7 38 3 1.73 0 0
P Willey 4.0 1 10 0 2.50 0 0
GA Gooch 2.0 0 6 0 3.00 0 0
PH Edmonds 5.0 1 17 0 3.40 0 0

England - 2nd Inns 334-8 (116.5; RR: 2.86)

BATSMAN   R B 4 6 SR
G Boycott b Ghavri 125 293 6 0 42.66
AR Butcher c Venkataraghavan b Ghavri 20 61 2 0 32.79
GA Gooch lbw b Dev 31 66 3 1 46.97
DI Gower c Reddy b Bedi 7 26 0 0 26.92
P Willey c Reddy b Ghavri 31 95 4 0 32.63
IT Botham run out 0 3 0 0 0.00
JM Brearley b Venkataraghavan 11 20 0 0 55.00
DL Bairstow c Gavaskar b Dev 59 114 8 0 51.75
PH Edmonds not out 27 31 4 1 87.10
RGD Willis  
M Hendrick  
Extras (0b, 14lb, 2w, 7nb) 23  
TOTAL 334-8 (116.5 overs; RR: 2.86)

Fall of wickets

43-1 (AR Butcher 0.0 ov), 107-2 (GA Gooch 0.0 ov), 125-3 (DI Gower 0.0 ov), 192-4 (P Willey 0.0 ov), 194-5 (IT Botham 0.0 ov), 215-6 (JM Brearley 0.0 ov), 291-7 (G Boycott 0.0 ov), 334-8 (DL Bairstow 116.5 ov)

BOWLERS O M R W Econ Wd NB
Kapil Dev 28.5 4 89 2 3.18 0 0
KD Ghavri 34.0 11 76 3 2.24 0 0
S Venkataraghavan 26.0 4 75 1 2.88 0 0
BS Bedi 26.0 4 67 1 2.58 0 0
Yajurvindra Singh 2.0 0 4 0 2.00 0 0

India - 2nd Inns 429-8 (150.5; RR: 2.84)

BATSMAN   R B 4 6 SR
SM Gavaskar c Gower b Botham 221 443 21 0 49.89
CPS Chauhan c Botham b Willis 80 263 7 0 30.42
DB Vengsarkar c Botham b Edmonds 52 139 5 0 37.41
Kapil Dev c Gooch b Willey 0 5 0 0 0.00
Yashpal Sharma lbw b Botham 19 29 0 0 65.52
GR Viswanath c Brearley b Willey 15 11 2 0 136.36
Yajurvindra Singh lbw b Botham 1 3 0 0 33.33
S Venkataraghavan run out 6 4 0 0 150.00
KD Ghavri not out 3 4 0 0 75.00
B Reddy not out 5 6 1 0 83.33
BS Bedi  
Extras (11b, 15lb, 1w, 0nb) 27  
TOTAL 429-8 (150.5 overs; RR: 2.84)

Fall of wickets

213-1 (CPS Chauhan 0.0 ov), 366-2 (DB Vengsarkar 0.0 ov), 367-3 (Kapil Dev 0.0 ov), 389-4 (SM Gavaskar 0.0 ov), 410-5 (GR Viswanath 0.0 ov), 411-6 (Yajurvindra Singh 0.0 ov), 419-7 (S Venkataraghavan 0.0 ov), 423-8 (Yashpal Sharma 0.0 ov)

BOWLERS O M R W Econ Wd NB
RGD Willis 28.0 4 89 1 3.18 0 0
IT Botham 29.0 5 97 3 3.34 0 0
M Hendrick 8.0 2 15 0 1.88 0 0
PH Edmonds 38.0 11 87 1 2.29 0 0
P Willey 43.5 15 96 2 2.23 0 0
GA Gooch 2.0 0 9 0 4.50 0 0
AR Butcher 2.0 0 9 0 4.50 0 0

Match Info

Match

England v India at The Oval, 4th Test

Date

Thursday August 30, 1979

Toss

England won the toss and elected to bat

Time

10:00am BST

Venue

The Kia Oval, Kennington

Umpires

KE Palmer, DJ Constant

England Team

Playing XI

G Boycott, RGD Willis, M Hendrick, GA Gooch, PH Edmonds, JM Brearley, P Willey, IT Botham, DI Gower, DL Bairstow, AR Butcher

India Team

Playing XI

S Venkataraghavan, BS Bedi, CPS Chauhan, GR Viswanath, SM Gavaskar, KD Ghavri, DB Vengsarkar, Yajurvindra Singh, Kapil Dev, B Reddy, Yashpal Sharma