Otago v England XI
England in New Zealand and Pakistan 1977/78
VenueCarisbrook, Dunedin on 17th, 18th, 19th February 1978 (3-day match)
Balls per over8
TossOtago won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland XI won by 6 wickets
UmpiresEW Dempster, NF Tapper
Close of play day 1England XI (1) 58/0 (Randall 21*, Boycott 37*)
Close of play day 2Otago (2) 41/2 (McCullum 15*, BR Blair 0*)

Otago first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WL Blairc Roope b Lever8     
SJ McCullumc Downton b Lever11     
BJ McKechniec Downton b Botham19     
KO Campbellc Downton b Lever1     
PR Facooryc Downton b Lever19     
*+WK Leesb Botham2     
BR Blairb Lever1     
BL Cairnsc Downton b Botham15     
CM Kirknot out22     
GB Thomsonc Downton b Hendrick15     
PJ Petherickb Hendrick4     
Extras(6 lb, 7 nb)13
Total(all out, 47.3 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-25, 3-35, 4-55, 5-58, 6-64, 7-81, 8-95, 9-122, 10-130 (47.3 ov)
England XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever16   3595--
Botham17   4333--

England XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DW Randallc Cairns b McKechnie22     
*G Boycottc Lees b McKechnie37     
GRJ Roopec Lees b Cairns28     
CT Radleylbw b McKechnie44     
MW Gattingc BR Blair b Thomson10     
IT Bothamc and b Cairns0     
PH Edmondsrun out8     
JK Leverb Cairns18     
GA Copelbw b Cairns0     
M Hendricknot out15     
+PR Downtonb Petherick9     
Extras(4 lb)4
Total(all out, 102 overs)195
Fall of wickets:
1-58, 2-69, 3-101, 4-127, 5-130, 6-149, 7-153, 8-155, 9-182, 10-195 (102 ov)
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson17   4371--
Cairns42   11734--
McKechnie25   5463--
Petherick17   7231--
Kirk1   0120--

Otago second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WL Blairc Edmonds b Botham22     
SJ McCullumc Downton b Hendrick19     
PR Facooryc Gatting b Botham0     
*+WK Leesb Botham9     
BJ McKechnielbw b Botham6     
KO Campbellc Edmonds b Lever11     
BR Blairc Edmonds b Botham6     
BL Cairnsb Botham44     
CM Kirkc Lever b Botham6     
GB Thomsonc and b Edmonds12     
PJ Pethericknot out0     
Extras(2 lb, 9 nb)11
Total(all out, 47.4 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-35, 2-37, 3-51, 4-52, 5-62, 6-80, 7-84, 8-117, 9-130, 10-146 (47.4 ov)
England XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Hendrick14   3321--
Lever8   1241--
Edmonds6   0211--

England XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DW Randallc McCullum b Cairns28     
*G Boycottc Lees b Thomson14     
GRJ Roopelbw b Thomson17     
CT Radleyc and b Thomson4     
MW Gattingnot out12     
IT Bothamnot out4     
PH Edmondsdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
GA Copedid not bat      
M Hendrickdid not bat      
+PR Downtondid not bat      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(4 wickets, 23.6 overs)82
Fall of wickets:
1-27, 2-55, 3-61, 4-70
Otago bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson12   2443--

--> WL Blair (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> IT Botham achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the Otago second innings (previous best was 6-16)