England [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 21-26, 1971
The Ashes - 5th Test
Match drawn
21,22,23,25,26 January 1971 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
KR Stackpole c Lever b D'Oliveira 30 129 92 2 0 32.60
WM Lawry* c Snow b Willis 56 246 191 6 0 29.31
IM Chappell c Luckhurst b Snow 111 243 212 12 0 52.35
IR Redpath b Snow 72 232 187 7 0 38.50
KD Walters b Underwood 55 128 98 5 0 56.12
GS Chappell c Edrich b Willis 3 9 10 0 0 30.00
RW Marsh not out 92 197 155 12 0 59.35
KJ O'Keeffe c Luckhurst b Illingworth 27 99 67 2 0 40.29
JW Gleeson c Cowdrey b Willis 5 8 9 1 0 55.55
JRF Duncan c Edrich b Illingworth 3 5 8 0 0 37.50
AL Thomson not out 0 18 17 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 10, lb 17, nb 12) 39
  Total (9 wickets dec; 128 overs) 493 (2.88 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 29 6 94 2 2.43
  P Lever 25 6 79 0 2.37
  BL D'Oliveira 22 6 71 1 2.42
  RGD Willis 20 5 73 3 2.73
  DL Underwood 19 4 78 1 3.07
  R Illingworth 13 0 59 2 3.40
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c Redpath b Thomson 12 69 69 1 0 17.39
BW Luckhurst b Walters 109 328 280 11 0 38.92
JH Edrich c †Marsh b Thomson 9 47 47 1 0 19.14
MC Cowdrey c & b Gleeson 13 32 21 3 0 61.90
BL D'Oliveira c †Marsh b Thomson 117 346 294 11 1 39.79
R Illingworth* c Redpath b Gleeson 41 116 136 5 0 30.14
APE Knott lbw b Stackpole 19 124 127 0 0 14.96
JA Snow b IM Chappell 1 55 47 0 0 2.12
P Lever run out 19 51 64 1 0 29.68
DL Underwood c & b Gleeson 5 24 19 0 0 26.31
RGD Willis not out 5 9 8 0 0 62.50
Extras (b 17, lb 14, nb 11) 42
  Total (all out; 137.5 overs) 392 (2.13 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AL Thomson 34 5 110 3 2.42
  JRF Duncan 14 4 30 0 1.60
  GS Chappell 8 0 21 0 1.96
  KJ O'Keeffe 31 11 71 0 1.71
  JW Gleeson 25 7 60 3 1.80
  KR Stackpole 17.5 4 41 1 1.74
  KD Walters 5 2 7 1 1.05
  IM Chappell 3 0 10 1 2.50
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
KR Stackpole c †Knott b Willis 18 90 58 1 0 31.03
WM Lawry* c sub (K Shuttleworth) b Snow 42 157 130 2 0 32.30
IM Chappell b Underwood 30 122 80 2 0 37.50
IR Redpath c †Knott b Snow 5 9 9 1 0 55.55
KD Walters not out 39 87 58 4 0 67.24
GS Chappell not out 20 41 38 1 0 52.63
Extras (b 8, lb 3, nb 4) 15
  Total (4 wickets dec; 46 overs) 169 (2.75 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JA Snow 12 4 21 2 1.31
  P Lever 12 1 53 0 3.31
  RGD Willis 10 1 42 1 3.15
  DL Underwood 12 0 38 1 2.37
  England 2nd innings (target: 271 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott not out 76 240 246 7 0 30.89
JH Edrich not out 74 240 221 7 0 33.48
Extras (b 1, lb 8, nb 2) 11
  Total (0 wickets; 58 overs) 161 (2.08 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AL Thomson 11 5 26 0 1.77
  GS Chappell 5 0 19 0 2.85
  KJ O'Keeffe 19 3 45 0 1.77
  JW Gleeson 3 1 18 0 4.50
  KR Stackpole 13 2 28 0 1.61
  KD Walters 7 1 14 0 1.50

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 7-match series 1-0 (1 abandoned)
Test debuts - JRF Duncan and KJ O'Keeffe (Australia)
Umpires - MG O'Connell and LP Rowan
Close of play
  • Thu, 21 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 260/1 (IM Chappell 105*, IR Redpath 70*)
  • Fri, 22 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 28/0 (G Boycott 10*, BW Luckhurst 17*)
  • Sat, 23 Jan - day 3 - England 1st innings 258/4 (BL D'Oliveira 72*, R Illingworth 16*)
  • Sun, 24 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 25 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 70/1 (WM Lawry 39*, IM Chappell 4*)
  • Tue, 26 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 161/0 (58 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • WM Lawry (1) retired hurt on 38* from 86/1 to 266/2
 
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