Australia tour of England, 1968 / Scorecard

The Ashes - 5th Test

England v Australia

England won by 226 runs

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)
Fall of wickets 1-28 (Milburn), 2-84 (Dexter), 3-113 (Cowdrey), 4-238 (Graveney), 5-359 (Edrich), 6-421 (Knott), 7-458 (Illingworth), 8-468 (Snow), 9-489 (D'Oliveira), 10-494 (Brown)
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)
Fall of wickets 1-7 (Inverarity), 2-136 (Redpath), 3-151 (Chappell), 4-161 (Walters), 5-185 (Sheahan), 6-188 (Jarman), 7-237 (McKenzie), 8-269 (Lawry), 9-302 (Gleeson), 10-324 (Connolly)
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)
Fall of wickets 1-23 (Milburn), 2-53 (Edrich), 3-67 (Dexter), 4-90 (Graveney), 5-114 (D'Oliveira), 6-126 (Cowdrey), 7-149 (Illingworth), 8-179 (Snow), 9-179 (Knott), 10-181 (Brown)
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)
Fall of wickets 1-4 (Lawry), 2-13 (Redpath), 3-19 (Chappell), 4-29 (Walters), 5-65 (Sheahan), 6-110 (Jarman), 7-110 (Mallett), 8-110 (McKenzie), 9-120 (Gleeson), 10-125 (Inverarity)
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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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 22-27, 1968
England won by 226 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 25-30, 1968
Match drawn
England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 11-16, 1968
Match drawn
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 20-25, 1968
Match drawn
England v Australia at Manchester - Jun 6-11, 1968
Australia won by 159 runs
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Photos

Aug 27, 1968

Mopping operations begin after rain interrupts play, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 5th day, August 27, 1968

Mopping operations begin after rain interrupts play

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Aug 27, 1968

Derek Underwood traps John Inverarity lbw to secure a dramatic win, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, August 27, 1968

Derek Underwood traps John Inverarity lbw to secure a dramatic win

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