Result
5th Test, The Oval, Aug 22-27 1968, Australia tour of England
494 & 181
(83.3 ov, target 352)
324 & 125
England won by 226 runs
Player Of The Series
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
JH Edrich  b Chappell16442245920038.86
C Milburn  b Connolly829331027.58
ER Dexter  b Gleeson2168811030.88
MC Cowdrey (c)lbw b Mallett1651483031.37
TW Graveney c Redpath b McKenzie631411438044.68
BL D'Oliveira c Inverarity b Mallett15832530921048.61
APE Knott c †Jarman b Mallett2872714038.88
R Illingworth lbw b Connolly844391018.18
JA Snow run out413130030.76
DL Underwood not out933441027.27
DJ Brown c Sheahan b Gleeson21080020.00
Extras(b 1, lb 11, w 1)13
TOTAL(201.2 Ov, RR: 2.45)494
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Colin Milburn), 2-84 (Ted Dexter), 3-113 (Colin Cowdrey), 4-238 (Tom Graveney), 5-359 (John Edrich), 6-421 (Alan Knott), 7-458 (Ray Illingworth), 8-468 (John Snow), 9-489 (Basil D'Oliveira), 10-494 (David Brown)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McKenzie4088712.1700
AN Connolly571212722.2200
KD Walters621702.8300
JW Gleeson41.2810922.6300
AA Mallett36118732.4100
IM Chappell2155412.5700
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
WM Lawry (c)c †Knott b Snow13540144322033.66
RJ Inverarity c Milburn b Snow12160050.00
IR Redpath c Cowdrey b Snow671662038040.36
IM Chappell c †Knott b Brown1019201052.63
KD Walters c †Knott b Brown5671083.33
AP Sheahan  b Illingworth1434362041.17
BN Jarman st †Knott b Illingworth01612000.00
GD McKenzie  b Brown1265622018.46
AA Mallett not out431941806022.16
JW Gleeson c Dexter b Underwood1943542044.18
AN Connolly  b Underwood34054007.50
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 4)15
TOTAL(163.3 Ov, RR: 1.98)324
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (John Inverarity), 2-136 (Ian Redpath), 3-151 (Ian Chappell), 4-161 (Doug Walters), 5-185 (Paul Sheahan), 6-188 (Barry Jarman), 7-237 (Graham McKenzie), 8-269 (Bill Lawry), 9-302 (John Gleeson), 10-324 (Alan Connolly)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
JA Snow35126731.9100
DJ Brown2256332.8600
R Illingworth48158721.8100
DL Underwood54.3218921.6300
BL D'Oliveira42300.7500
England 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
JH Edrich c Lawry b Mallett1731462054.83
C Milburn c Lawry b Connolly1828232164.28
ER Dexter  b Connolly2847364059.57
MC Cowdrey (c) b Mallett3572751048.61
TW Graveney run out1228190042.85
BL D'Oliveira c Gleeson b Connolly931241029.03
APE Knott run out3456604060.71
R Illingworth  b Gleeson1030231033.33
JA Snow c Sheahan b Gleeson1325232052.00
DL Underwood not out1240050.00
DJ Brown  b Connolly1210050.00
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL(58.4 Ov, RR: 3.08)181
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Colin Milburn), 2-53 (John Edrich), 3-67 (Ted Dexter), 4-90 (Tom Graveney), 5-114 (Basil D'Oliveira), 6-126 (Colin Cowdrey), 7-149 (Ray Illingworth), 8-179 (John Snow), 9-179 (Alan Knott), 10-181 (David Brown)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McKenzie401403.5000
AN Connolly22.426542.8600
JW Gleeson722223.1400
AA Mallett2547723.0800
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 352 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
WM Lawry (c)c Milburn b Brown42510200.00
RJ Inverarity lbw b Underwood562532499022.13
IR Redpath lbw b Underwood823242034.78
IM Chappell lbw b Underwood2870025.00
KD Walters c †Knott b Underwood12528004.00
AP Sheahan c Snow b Illingworth2464654037.50
BN Jarman  b D'Oliveira21101833020.79
AA Mallett c Brown b Underwood023000.00
GD McKenzie c Brown b Underwood051000.00
JW Gleeson  b Underwood515131033.33
AN Connolly not out034000.00
Extras(lb 4)4
TOTAL(83.3 Ov, RR: 1.49)125
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Bill Lawry), 2-13 (Ian Redpath), 3-19 (Ian Chappell), 4-29 (Doug Walters), 5-65 (Paul Sheahan), 6-110 (Barry Jarman), 7-110 (Ashley Mallett), 8-110 (Graham McKenzie), 9-120 (John Gleeson), 10-125 (John Inverarity)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
JA Snow1152202.0000
DJ Brown831912.3700
R Illingworth28182911.0300
DL Underwood31.3195071.5800
BL D'Oliveira54110.2000
MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Player Of The Series
John Edrich
Series result5-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 641
Season1968
Match days22,23,24,26,27 August 1968 (5-day match)
Test debut
Ashley Mallett
Umpires
Arthur Fagg
Charlie Elliott
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.