Result
3rd Test, Melbourne, Dec 26-31 1974, England tour of Australia
242 & 244
(80 ov, target 246)
241 & 238/8
Match drawn
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
DL Amiss c Walters b Lillee4850050.00
D Lloyd c Mallett b Thomson14911081015.38
MC Cowdrey lbw b Thomson351712293020.46
JH Edrich c †Marsh b Mallett491241303039.51
MH Denness (c)c †Marsh b Mallett840430020.00
AW Greig run out2862634045.16
APE Knott  b Thomson521191572043.69
FJ Titmus c Mallett b Lillee1045550022.22
DL Underwood c †Marsh b Walker923381039.13
RGD Willis c Walters b Thomson1315152086.66
M Hendrick not out818222044.44
Extras(lb 2, nb 9, w 1)12
TOTAL(88.4 Ov, RR: 2.05)242
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Dennis Amiss), 2-34 (David Lloyd), 3-110 (Colin Cowdrey), 4-110 (John Edrich), 5-141 (Mike Denness), 6-157 (Tony Greig), 7-176 (Fred Titmus), 8-213 (Derek Underwood), 9-232 (Bob Willis), 10-242 (Alan Knott)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DK Lillee2027022.6200
JR Thomson22.447242.4000
MHN Walker24103611.1200
KD Walters721501.6000
AA Mallett1533721.8500
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
IR Redpath c †Knott b Greig551852424029.72
WJ Edwards c Denness b Willis291231364023.57
GS Chappell c Greig b Willis2670033.33
R Edwards c Cowdrey b Titmus1650016.66
KD Walters c Lloyd b Greig3673793049.31
IM Chappell (c)lbw b Willis3689806040.44
RW Marsh c †Knott b Titmus441301783033.84
MHN Walker c †Knott b Willis301091152027.52
DK Lillee not out26190033.33
AA Mallett run out065000.00
JR Thomson  b Willis26100033.33
Extras(b 2, lb 2)4
TOTAL(92.5 Ov, RR: 1.95)241
Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Wally Edwards), 2-67 (Greg Chappell), 3-68 (Ross Edwards), 4-121 (Doug Walters), 5-126 (Ian Redpath), 6-173 (Ian Chappell), 7-237 (Rod Marsh), 8-237 (Max Walker), 9-238 (Ashley Mallett), 10-241 (Jeff Thomson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis21.746152.0900
M Hendrick2.61802.1800
DL Underwood2266202.1100
AW Greig2426321.9600
FJ Titmus22114321.4600
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
DL Amiss c IM Chappell b Mallett901742006051.72
D Lloyd c & b Mallett44831004053.01
MC Cowdrey c GS Chappell b Lillee826310030.76
JH Edrich c †Marsh b Thomson419290021.05
MH Denness (c)c IM Chappell b Thomson212150016.66
AW Greig c GS Chappell b Lillee601321515145.45
APE Knott c †Marsh b Thomson411130036.36
FJ Titmus  b Mallett02431000.00
DL Underwood c IM Chappell b Mallett4531080.00
RGD Willis  b Thomson1565992023.07
M Hendrick not out036000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 9, w 2)13
TOTAL(69 Ov, RR: 2.65)244
Fall of wickets: 1-115 (David Lloyd), 2-134 (Colin Cowdrey), 3-152 (John Edrich), 4-156 (Mike Denness), 5-158 (Dennis Amiss), 6-165 (Alan Knott), 7-178 (Fred Titmus), 8-182 (Derek Underwood), 9-238 (Tony Greig), 10-244 (Bob Willis)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DK Lillee1735522.4200
JR Thomson1717143.1300
MHN Walker1104503.0600
AA Mallett2466041.8700
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 246 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
IR Redpath run out391692051023.07
WJ Edwards lbw b Greig068000.00
IM Chappell (c)lbw b Willis055000.00
GS Chappell lbw b Titmus611371624044.52
R Edwards c Lloyd b Titmus1021331047.61
KD Walters c Denness b Greig3260762053.33
RW Marsh c †Knott b Greig401181332033.89
MHN Walker not out231011060022.77
DK Lillee c Denness b Greig1428361050.00
AA Mallett not out014000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 9, nb 4)19
TOTAL(80 Ov, RR: 2.23)238/8
Did not bat: JR Thomson 
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Wally Edwards), 2-5 (Ian Chappell), 3-106 (Greg Chappell), 4-120 (Ross Edwards), 5-121 (Ian Redpath), 6-171 (Doug Walters), 7-208 (Rod Marsh), 8-235 (Dennis Lillee)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RGD Willis1425613.0000
DL Underwood1974301.6900
AW Greig1825642.3300
FJ Titmus29106421.6500
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Series resultAustralia led the 6-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 749
Season1974/75
Match days26,27,28,30,31 December 1974 (5-day match)
Umpires
Robin Bailhache
Tom Brooks
Balls per over8
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