English cricket team in Australia in 1978-79
English cricket team in Australia in 1978-79The England cricket team toured Australia in the 1978-79 season to play a six-match Test series against Australia for The Ashes.
England won the series 5-1 and therefore retained The Ashes.
This series was often over shadowed by Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket which meant many players from both sides were absent, including Gerg Chappell. Australia were more handicapped which opened the way for England and their captain Mike Brearley
English cricket team in Australia in 1978-79 Results1st Test at Brisbane Cricket Ground – England won by 7 wickets
2nd Test at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground – England won by 166 runs
3rd Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground – Australia won by 103 runs
4th Test at Sydney Cricket Ground – England won by 93 runs
5th Test at Adelaide Oval – England won by 205 runs
6th Test at Sydney Cricket Ground – England won by 9 wickets