Australia tour of England, 3rd Test: England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 11-16, 1968
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Match drawn
11,12,13,15,16 July 1968 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JH Edrich c †Taber b Freeman 88 280 245 10 0 35.91
G Boycott lbw b Gleeson 36 155 148 3 0 24.32
MC Cowdrey* b Freeman 104 244 247 15 0 42.10
KF Barrington lbw b Freeman 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
TW Graveney b Connolly 96 243 220 10 0 43.63
BR Knight c Chappell b Connolly 6 12 12 0 0 50.00
APE Knott b McKenzie 4 37 23 0 0 17.39
R Illingworth lbw b Gleeson 27 89 84 2 0 32.14
DJ Brown b Connolly 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
JA Snow c Connolly b Freeman 19 36 31 2 0 61.29
DL Underwood not out 14 27 24 1 0 58.33
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 1, nb 4) 15
  Total (all out; 172.5 overs) 409 (2.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GD McKenzie 47 14 115 1 2.44
  EW Freeman 30.5 8 78 4 2.52
  AN Connolly 35 8 84 3 2.40
  JW Gleeson 46 19 84 2 1.82
  RM Cowper 7 1 25 0 3.57
  KD Walters 7 3 8 0 1.14
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WM Lawry* retired hurt 6 6 6 1 0 100.00
IR Redpath b Brown 0 16 8 0 0 0.00
RM Cowper b Snow 57 149 128 8 0 44.53
IM Chappell b Knight 71 197 180 9 0 39.44
KD Walters c & b Underwood 46 126 101 5 0 45.54
AP Sheahan b Underwood 4 15 16 1 0 25.00
HB Taber c Barrington b Illingworth 16 50 53 2 0 30.18
EW Freeman b Illingworth 6 15 15 1 0 40.00
GD McKenzie not out 0 26 22 0 0 0.00
JW Gleeson c Illingworth b Underwood 3 8 14 0 0 21.42
AN Connolly b Illingworth 0 2 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 10, nb 2) 13
  Total (all out; 91 overs) 222 (2.43 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 17 3 46 1 2.70
  DJ Brown 13 2 44 1 3.38
  BR Knight 14 2 34 1 2.42
  DL Underwood 25 9 48 3 1.92
  R Illingworth 22 10 37 3 1.68
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JH Edrich c Cowper b Freeman 64 137 104 6 0 61.53
G Boycott c †Taber b Connolly 31 83 87 3 0 35.63
TW Graveney not out 39 67 50 4 0 78.00
BR Knight b Connolly 1 3 2 0 0 50.00
APE Knott not out 4 8 10 1 0 40.00
Extras (lb 2, nb 1) 3
  Total (3 wickets dec; 42 overs) 142 (3.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GD McKenzie 18 1 57 0 3.16
  EW Freeman 9 2 23 1 2.55
  AN Connolly 15 3 59 2 3.93
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 330 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
IR Redpath lbw b Snow 22 57 45 2 0 48.88
RM Cowper not out 25 101 86 4 0 29.06
IM Chappell not out 18 42 41 2 0 43.90
Extras (lb 1, nb 2) 3
  Total (1 wicket; 28.2 overs) 68 (2.40 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 9 1 32 1 3.55
  DJ Brown 6 1 15 0 2.50
  DL Underwood 8 4 14 0 1.75
  R Illingworth 5.2 2 4 0 0.75

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Batsmen of the match - IM Chappell (Australia) and MC Cowdrey (England)
Bowlers of the match - EW Freeman (Australia), R Illingworth (England) and DL Underwood (England)
Umpires - CS Elliott and H Yarnold
Close of play
  • Thu, 11 Jul - day 1 - no play
  • Fri, 12 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 258/3 (MC Cowdrey 95*, TW Graveney 32*)
  • Sat, 13 Jul - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 109/1 (RM Cowper 54*, IM Chappell 40*)
  • Sun, 14 Jul - rest day
  • Mon, 15 Jul - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 9/0 (IR Redpath 6*, RM Cowper 3*)
  • Tue, 16 Jul - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 68/1 (28.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
General
    • This was Colin Cowdrey's 100th test match. The first time this milestone was reached.
    • WM Lawry retired hurt at 6/0
    • There was no play after 12:30pm on the final day.
 
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