England tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-31, 1974
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Match drawn
26,27,28,30,31 December 1974 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
DL Amiss c Walters b Lillee 4 5 8 0 0 50.00
D Lloyd c Mallett b Thomson 14 108 91 1 0 15.38
MC Cowdrey lbw b Thomson 35 229 171 3 0 20.46
JH Edrich c †Marsh b Mallett 49 130 124 3 0 39.51
MH Denness* c †Marsh b Mallett 8 43 40 0 0 20.00
AW Greig run out 28 63 62 4 0 45.16
APE Knott b Thomson 52 157 119 2 0 43.69
FJ Titmus c Mallett b Lillee 10 55 45 0 0 22.22
DL Underwood c †Marsh b Walker 9 38 23 1 0 39.13
RGD Willis c Walters b Thomson 13 15 15 2 0 86.66
M Hendrick not out 8 22 18 2 0 44.44
Extras (lb 2, w 1, nb 9) 12
  Total (all out; 88.4 overs) 242 (2.05 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 20 2 70 2 2.62
  JR Thomson 22.4 4 72 4 2.40
  MHN Walker 24 10 36 1 1.12
  KD Walters 7 2 15 0 1.60
  AA Mallett 15 3 37 2 1.85
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
IR Redpath c †Knott b Greig 55 242 185 4 0 29.72
WJ Edwards c Denness b Willis 29 136 123 4 0 23.57
GS Chappell c Greig b Willis 2 7 6 0 0 33.33
R Edwards c Cowdrey b Titmus 1 5 6 0 0 16.66
KD Walters c Lloyd b Greig 36 79 73 3 0 49.31
IM Chappell* lbw b Willis 36 80 89 6 0 40.44
RW Marsh c †Knott b Titmus 44 178 130 3 0 33.84
MHN Walker c †Knott b Willis 30 115 109 2 0 27.52
DK Lillee not out 2 19 6 0 0 33.33
AA Mallett run out 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
JR Thomson b Willis 2 10 6 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 2, lb 2) 4
  Total (all out; 92.5 overs) 241 (1.95 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 21.7 4 61 5 2.09
  M Hendrick 2.6 1 8 0 2.18
  DL Underwood 22 6 62 0 2.11
  AW Greig 24 2 63 2 1.96
  FJ Titmus 22 11 43 2 1.46
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
DL Amiss c IM Chappell b Mallett 90 200 174 6 0 51.72
D Lloyd c & b Mallett 44 100 83 4 0 53.01
MC Cowdrey c GS Chappell b Lillee 8 31 26 0 0 30.76
JH Edrich c †Marsh b Thomson 4 29 19 0 0 21.05
MH Denness* c IM Chappell b Thomson 2 15 12 0 0 16.66
AW Greig c GS Chappell b Lillee 60 151 132 5 1 45.45
APE Knott c †Marsh b Thomson 4 13 11 0 0 36.36
FJ Titmus b Mallett 0 31 24 0 0 0.00
DL Underwood c IM Chappell b Mallett 4 3 5 1 0 80.00
RGD Willis b Thomson 15 99 65 2 0 23.07
M Hendrick not out 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 2, lb 9, w 2) 13
  Total (all out; 69 overs) 244 (2.65 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 17 3 55 2 2.42
  JR Thomson 17 1 71 4 3.13
  MHN Walker 11 0 45 0 3.06
  AA Mallett 24 6 60 4 1.87
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 246 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
IR Redpath run out 39 205 169 1 0 23.07
WJ Edwards lbw b Greig 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
IM Chappell* lbw b Willis 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
GS Chappell lbw b Titmus 61 162 137 4 0 44.52
R Edwards c Lloyd b Titmus 10 33 21 1 0 47.61
KD Walters c Denness b Greig 32 76 60 2 0 53.33
RW Marsh c †Knott b Greig 40 133 118 2 0 33.89
MHN Walker not out 23 106 101 0 0 22.77
DK Lillee c Denness b Greig 14 36 28 1 0 50.00
AA Mallett not out 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 6, lb 9, nb 4) 19
  Total (8 wickets; 80 overs) 238 (2.23 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 14 2 56 1 3.00
  DL Underwood 19 7 43 0 1.69
  AW Greig 18 2 56 4 2.33
  FJ Titmus 29 10 64 2 1.65

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - Australia led the 6-match series 2-0
Umpires - RC Bailhache and TF Brooks
Close of play
  • Thu, 26 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 176/7 (APE Knott 18*)
  • Fri, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 63/0 (IR Redpath 34*, WJ Edwards 28*)
  • Sat, 28 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 1/0 (DL Amiss 1*, D Lloyd 0*)
  • Sun, 29 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 30 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 4/0 (IR Redpath 0*, WJ Edwards 0*)
  • Tue, 31 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 238/8 (80 ov) - end of match
 
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