South Africa tour of England, 3rd Test: England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 26-31, 1965
26,27,28,30,31 August 1965 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
EJ Barlow lbw b Statham 18 59 0 0
DT Lindsay lbw b Higgs 4 46 0 0
A Bacher lbw b Higgs 28 86 4 0
RG Pollock b Titmus 12 48 2 0
KC Bland lbw b Statham 39 66 4 2
HR Lance lbw b Statham 69 200 8 0
PL van der Merwe* c Barrington b Higgs 20 59 3 0
R Dumbrill c Smith b Higgs 14 71 1 0
JT Botten c Cowdrey b Statham 0 4 0 0
PM Pollock b Statham 3 15 0 0
AH McKinnon not out 0 5 0 0
Extras (nb 1) 1
  Total (all out; 96.2 overs) 208 (2.15 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 24.2 11 40 5 1.64
  DJ Brown 22 4 63 0 2.86
  K Higgs 24 4 47 4 1.95
  FJ Titmus 26 12 57 1 2.19
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
RW Barber st †Lindsay b McKinnon 40 137 2 0
WE Russell lbw b PM Pollock 0 3 0 0
KF Barrington b Botten 18 74 2 0
MC Cowdrey c Barlow b PM Pollock 58 233 4 0
PH Parfitt c & b McKinnon 24 67 2 0
MJK Smith* lbw b PM Pollock 7 38 1 0
DJ Brown c Dumbrill b McKinnon 0 3 0 0
JM Parks c Bland b Botten 42 60 5 1
FJ Titmus not out 2 28 0 0
K Higgs b PM Pollock 2 16 0 0
JB Statham b PM Pollock 0 7 0 0
Extras (lb 6, w 3) 9
  Total (all out; 98.1 overs) 202 (2.05 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  PM Pollock 25.1 7 43 5 1.70
  JT Botten 27 6 56 2 2.07
  EJ Barlow 11 1 27 0 2.45
  R Dumbrill 6 2 11 0 1.83
  AH McKinnon 27 11 50 3 1.85
  HR Lance 2 0 6 0 3.00
  South Africa 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
EJ Barlow b Statham 18 63 3 0
DT Lindsay b Brown 17 101 1 0
A Bacher c Smith b Statham 70 169 5 0
RG Pollock run out 34 86 4 0
KC Bland c Titmus b Higgs 127 276 16 0
HR Lance b Higgs 53 123 4 0
PL van der Merwe* b Higgs 0 2 0 0
R Dumbrill c Barrington b Brown 36 72 5 0
JT Botten b Titmus 4 39 0 0
PM Pollock not out 9 26 1 0
AH McKinnon b Higgs 14 18 1 1
Extras (b 1, lb 7, nb 2) 10
  Total (all out; 133.1 overs) 392 (2.94 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 29 1 105 2 3.62
  DJ Brown 23 3 63 2 2.73
  K Higgs 41.1 10 96 4 2.33
  FJ Titmus 27 3 74 1 2.74
  RW Barber 13 1 44 0 3.38
  England 2nd innings (target: 399 runs) R M 4s 6s
RW Barber c & b PM Pollock 22 41 2 0
WE Russell c Bacher b McKinnon 70 184 6 0
PH Parfitt lbw b Botten 46 153 5 0
KF Barrington lbw b PM Pollock 73 155 4 2
MC Cowdrey not out 78 178 7 0
MJK Smith* not out 10 33 0 0
Extras (lb 6, nb 3) 9
  Total (4 wickets; 104.2 overs) 308 (2.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  PM Pollock 32.2 7 93 2 2.87
  JT Botten 24 4 73 1 3.04
  EJ Barlow 6 1 22 0 3.66
  R Dumbrill 9 1 30 0 3.33
  AH McKinnon 31 7 70 1 2.25
  HR Lance 2 0 11 0 5.50

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - South Africa won the 3-match series 1-0
Test debut - K Higgs (England)
Umpires - JS Buller and WFF Price
Close of play
  • Thu, 26 Aug - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 152/5 (HR Lance 30*, PL van der Merwe 20*)
  • Fri, 27 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 142/6 (MC Cowdrey 45*)
  • Sat, 28 Aug - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 163/3 (A Bacher 70*, KC Bland 18*)
  • Sun, 29 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 30 Aug - day 4 - England 2nd innings 64/1 (WE Russell 32*, PH Parfitt 7*)
  • Tue, 31 Aug - day 5 - England 2nd innings 308/4 (104.2 ov) - end of match
 
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