Australia tour of England 1968

England v Australia, The Oval, 1968

Slippery when wet

Forty-one years ago rain almost saw an Ashes Test get away from England's grasp

William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

D'Oliveira book wins award

Peter's Oborne's 'Basil D'Oliveira - Cricket and Conspiracy: The Untold Story' has won the 2004 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

Fifth Test Match

England v Australia

England won by 226 runs with six minutes to spare and squared the rubber with one victory to each country and three matches drawn, but The Ashes stayed with Australia.

Statistics

The Ashes, 1968 (Australia in England Tests)

Australia tour of England, May-Sep 1968

Test matches

Mopping operations begin after rain interrupts play
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Basil D'Oliveira drives on his way to 158
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Mike Griffith is stumped by Brian Taber for 31
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Ian Chappell top-edges an attempted slog-sweep
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Doug Walters pulls during his innings of 81
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Tour Results
ROW XI v Australians at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3, 1968
Australians won by 8 wickets
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 22-27, 1968
England won by 226 runs
Kent v Australians at Canterbury - Aug 17-19, 1968
Australians won by 9 wickets
Hampshire v Australians at Southampton - Aug 10-13, 1968
Match drawn
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