Australia tour of England, 5th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 22-27, 1968
The Ashes - 5th Test
England won by 226 runs
22,23,24,26,27 August 1968 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JH Edrich b Chappell 164 459 422 20 0 38.86
C Milburn b Connolly 8 33 29 1 0 27.58
ER Dexter b Gleeson 21 81 68 1 0 30.88
MC Cowdrey* lbw b Mallett 16 48 51 3 0 31.37
TW Graveney c Redpath b McKenzie 63 143 141 8 0 44.68
BL D'Oliveira c Inverarity b Mallett 158 309 325 21 0 48.61
APE Knott c †Jarman b Mallett 28 71 72 4 0 38.88
R Illingworth lbw b Connolly 8 39 44 1 0 18.18
JA Snow run out 4 13 13 0 0 30.76
DL Underwood not out 9 44 33 1 0 27.27
DJ Brown c Sheahan b Gleeson 2 8 10 0 0 20.00
Extras (b 1, lb 11, w 1) 13
  Total (all out; 201.2 overs) 494 (2.45 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GD McKenzie 40 8 87 1 2.17
  AN Connolly 57 12 127 2 2.22
  KD Walters 6 2 17 0 2.83
  JW Gleeson 41.2 8 109 2 2.63
  AA Mallett 36 11 87 3 2.41
  IM Chappell 21 5 54 1 2.57
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
WM Lawry* c †Knott b Snow 135 443 401 22 0 33.66
RJ Inverarity c Milburn b Snow 1 16 2 0 0 50.00
IR Redpath c Cowdrey b Snow 67 203 166 8 0 40.36
IM Chappell c †Knott b Brown 10 20 19 1 0 52.63
KD Walters c †Knott b Brown 5 7 6 1 0 83.33
AP Sheahan b Illingworth 14 36 34 2 0 41.17
BN Jarman st †Knott b Illingworth 0 12 16 0 0 0.00
GD McKenzie b Brown 12 62 65 2 0 18.46
AA Mallett not out 43 180 194 6 0 22.16
JW Gleeson c Dexter b Underwood 19 54 43 2 0 44.18
AN Connolly b Underwood 3 54 40 0 0 7.50
Extras (b 4, lb 7, nb 4) 15
  Total (all out; 163.3 overs) 324 (1.98 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 35 12 67 3 1.91
  DJ Brown 22 5 63 3 2.86
  R Illingworth 48 15 87 2 1.81
  DL Underwood 54.3 21 89 2 1.63
  BL D'Oliveira 4 2 3 0 0.75
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JH Edrich c Lawry b Mallett 17 46 31 2 0 54.83
C Milburn c Lawry b Connolly 18 23 28 2 1 64.28
ER Dexter b Connolly 28 36 47 4 0 59.57
MC Cowdrey* b Mallett 35 75 72 1 0 48.61
TW Graveney run out 12 19 28 0 0 42.85
BL D'Oliveira c Gleeson b Connolly 9 24 31 1 0 29.03
APE Knott run out 34 60 56 4 0 60.71
R Illingworth b Gleeson 10 23 30 1 0 33.33
JA Snow c Sheahan b Gleeson 13 23 25 2 0 52.00
DL Underwood not out 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
DJ Brown b Connolly 1 1 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 3) 3
  Total (all out; 58.4 overs) 181 (3.08 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GD McKenzie 4 0 14 0 3.50
  AN Connolly 22.4 2 65 4 2.86
  JW Gleeson 7 2 22 2 3.14
  AA Mallett 25 4 77 2 3.08
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 352 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
WM Lawry* c Milburn b Brown 4 5 2 1 0 200.00
RJ Inverarity lbw b Underwood 56 249 253 9 0 22.13
IR Redpath lbw b Underwood 8 24 23 2 0 34.78
IM Chappell lbw b Underwood 2 7 8 0 0 25.00
KD Walters c †Knott b Underwood 1 28 25 0 0 4.00
AP Sheahan c Snow b Illingworth 24 65 64 4 0 37.50
BN Jarman b D'Oliveira 21 83 101 3 0 20.79
AA Mallett c Brown b Underwood 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
GD McKenzie c Brown b Underwood 0 1 5 0 0 0.00
JW Gleeson b Underwood 5 13 15 1 0 33.33
AN Connolly not out 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 4) 4
  Total (all out; 83.3 overs) 125 (1.49 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 11 5 22 0 2.00
  DJ Brown 8 3 19 1 2.37
  R Illingworth 28 18 29 1 1.03
  DL Underwood 31.3 19 50 7 1.58
  BL D'Oliveira 5 4 1 1 0.20

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series drawn 1-1
Test debut - AA Mallett (Australia)
Batsmen of the match - JH Edrich (England) and WM Lawry (Australia)
Bowlers of the match - AN Connolly (Australia) and DL Underwood (England)
Player of the series - JH Edrich (England)
Fielder of the series - AP Sheahan (Australia)
Umpires - CS Elliott and AE Fagg
Close of play
  • Thu, 22 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 272/4 (JH Edrich 130*, BL D'Oliveira 24*)
  • Fri, 23 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 43/1 (WM Lawry 19*, IR Redpath 21*)
  • Sat, 24 Aug - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 264/7 (WM Lawry 135*, AA Mallett 7*)
  • Sun, 25 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 26 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 13/2 (RJ Inverarity 1*)
  • Tue, 27 Aug - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 125 (83.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Australia retain the Ashes.
 
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