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----------------------------------------------------------------- v PAKISTAN 1978 Edgbaston . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Lord's . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Headingley . . . . . . . . . . . 39 NEW ZEALAND 1978 The Oval . . . . . . . . . . . .111 and 11 Trent Bridge . . . . . . . . . . 46 Lord's . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 and 46 AUSTRALIA 1978/79 Brisbane . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 and 48* Perth . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 and 12 Melbourne. . . . . . . . . . . . 29 and 49 Sydney . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 and 34 Adelaide . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 and 21 Sydney . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 INDIA 1979 Edgbaston . . . . . . . . . . . 200* Lord's . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Headingley . . . . . . . . . . . .0 The Oval . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 and 7 AUSTRALIA 1979/80 Perth . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 and 23 Sydney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 and 98* Melbourne . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 and 11 Bombay . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 WEST INDIES 1980 Trent Bridge . . . . . . . . . . 20 and 1 Lord's . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 and 35 Port of Spain . . . . . . . . . .48 and 27 Bridgetown . . . . . . . . . . . 17 and 54 St John's . . . . . . . . . . . .32 and 22 Kingston . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 and 154* AUSTRALIA 1981 Trent Bridge . . . . . . . . . . 26 and 28 Lord's . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 and 89 Headingley . . . . . . . . . . . 24 and 9 Edgbaston . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 and 23 Old Trafford . . . . . . . . . . 23 and 1 INDIA 1981/1982 Bombay . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 and 20 Bangalore . . . . . . . . . . . .82 and 34* New Delhi . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Calcutta . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 and 74 Madras . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Kanpur . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 SRI LANKA 1982 Colombo . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 and 42*

INDIA 1982 Lord's . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 and 14* Old Trafford . . . . . . . . . . .9 The Oval . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 and 45 PAKISTAN 1982 Edgbaston . . . . . . . . . . . .74 and 13 Lord's . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 and 0 Headingley . . . . . . . . . . . 74 and 7 AUSTRALIA 1982/3 Perth . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 and 28 Brisbane . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 and 34 Adelaide . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 and 114 Melbourne . . . . . . . . . . . .18 and 3 Sydney . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 and 24 NEW ZEALAND 1983 The Oval . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 and 25 Headingley . . . . . . . . . . . .9 and 112* Lord's . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 and 34 Trent Bridge. . . . . . . . . . .72 and 33 NEW ZEALAND 1984 Wellington . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Christchurch . . . . . . . . . . .2 and 8 Auckland . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 PAKISTAN 1984 Karachi . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 and 57 Faisalabad . . . . . . . . . . .152 Lahore . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 and 173* WEST INDIES 1984 Edgbaston . . . . . . . . . . . .10 and 12 Lord's . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 and 21 Headingley . . . . . . . . . . . .2 and 43 Old Trafford . . . . . . . . . . .4 and 57* The Oval . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 and 7 SRI LANKA 1984 Lord's . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

INDIA 1984/5 Bombay . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 and 2 Delhi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Calcutta . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Madras. . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Kanpur. . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 and 32* AUSTRALIA 1985 Headingley. . . . . . . . . . . .17 and 5 Lord's. . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 and 22 Trent Bridge. . . . . . . . . . 166 and 17 Old Trafford. . . . . . . . . . .47 Edgbaston. . . . . . . . . . . .215 The Oval. . . . . . . . . . . . 157 WEST INDIES 1986 Kingston. . . . . . . . . . . . .16 and 9 Port-of-Spain. . . . . . . . . . 66 and 47 Bridgetown. . . . . . . . . . . .66 and 23 Port-of-Spain. . . . . . . . . . 10 and 22 St John's. . . . . . . . . . . . 90 and 21 INDIA 1986 Lord's. . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 and 8 Edgbaston. . . . . . . . . . . . 49 and 26 NEW ZEALAND 1986 Lord's. . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 and 3 Trent Bridge. . . . . . . . . . .71 and 26 The Oval. . . . . . . . . . . . 131 AUSTRALIA 1986/87 Brisbane. . . . . . . . . . . . .51 and 15* Perth. . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 and 48 Adelaide. . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Melbourne. . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Sydney. . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 and 37 PAKISTAN 1987 Old Trafford. . . . . . . . . . .22 Lord's. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Headingley. . . . . . . . . . . .10 and 55 Edgbaston. . . . . . . . . . . . 61 and 18 The Oval. . . . . . . . . . . . .28 and 34 WEST INDIES 1988 Trent Bridge. . . . . . . . . . .18 and 88* Lord's. . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 and 1 Old Trafford. . . . . . . . . . . 9 and 34 Headingley. . . . . . . . . . . .13 and 2

AUSTRALIA 1989 Headingley. . . . . . . . . . . .26 and 34 Lord's. . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 and 106 Edgbaston. . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Old Trafford. . . . . . . . . . .35 and 15 Trent Bridge. . . . . . . . . . .11 and 5 The Oval. . . . . . . . . . . . .79 and 7 INDIA 1990 Lord's. . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 and 32* Old Trafford. . . . . . . . . . .38 and 16 The Oval. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 and 157* AUSTRALIA 1990/91 Brisbane. . . . . . . . . . . . .61 and 27 Melbourne. . . . . . . . . . . .100 and 0 Sydney. . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 and 36 Adelaide. . . . . . . . . . . . .11 and 16 Perth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28* and 5 PAKISTAN 1992 Old Trafford. . . . . . . . . . .73 ----------------------------------------------------------------- OVERALL ----------------------------------------------------------------- Tests: 115 (32 as captain). Innings: 200. Centuries: 18. Fifties: 39. Highest score: 215 v Australia at Edgbaston, August 1985. Runs: 8,154. Average: 44.31. * denotes not out

----------------------------------------------------------------- ENGLAND'S TOP 10 ----------------------------------------------------------------- M I R D Gower 115 200 8154 G Boycott 108 193 8114 C Cowdrey 114 188 7624 W Hammond 85 140 7249 G Gooch 97 175 7357 L Hutton 79 138 6971 K Barrington 82 131 6806 D Compton 78 131 5807 J Hobbs 61 102 5410 I Botham 102 161 5200 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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