result
1st Test, Manchester, Jun 6 - 11 1968, Australia tour of England
357 & 220
(110 ov, target 413)165 & 253
Australia won by 159 runs
player of the match
Bob Cowper
Australia
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Bill Lawry (c)c Boycott b Barber811551977252.25
Ian Redpath lbw b Snow835411022.85
Bob Cowper  b Snow021000.00
Doug Walters lbw b Barber8114014413057.85
Paul Sheahan c D'Oliveira b Snow882102067041.90
Ian Chappell run out 731511675048.34
Barry Jarman c & b Higgs1247691025.53
Neil Hawke c †Knott b Snow517140029.41
Graham McKenzie c Cowdrey b D'Oliveira099000.00
John Gleeson c †Knott b Higgs01318000.00
Alan Connolly not out 064000.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 2)9
TOTAL(130.3 Ov, RR: 2.73)357
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Ian Redpath), 2-29 (Bob Cowper), 3-173 (Doug Walters), 4-174 (Bill Lawry), 5-326 (Ian Chappell), 6-341 (Paul Sheahan), 7-351 (Neil Hawke), 8-353 (Graham McKenzie), 9-357 (Barry Jarman), 10-357 (John Gleeson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
John Snow3459742.85---00
Ken Higgs35.3118022.25---00
Basil D'Oliveira25113811.52---00
Pat Pocock2557703.08---00
Bob Barber1105625.09---00
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
John Edrich run out 491761983127.84
Geoff Boycott c †Jarman b Cowper351912041018.32
Colin Cowdrey (c)c Lawry b McKenzie428310014.28
Tom Graveney c McKenzie b Cowper2350066.66
Dennis Amiss c Cowper b McKenzie0108000.00
Bob Barber c Sheahan b McKenzie2082861024.39
Basil D'Oliveira  b Connolly938342023.68
Alan Knott c McKenzie b Cowper537361013.51
John Snow not out 1828371164.28
Ken Higgs lbw b Cowper216150012.50
Pat Pocock c Redpath b Gleeson617161035.29
Extras(b 9, lb 3, w 3)15
TOTAL(104.3 Ov, RR: 1.57)165
Fall of wickets: 1-86 (John Edrich), 2-87 (Geoff Boycott), 3-89 (Tom Graveney), 4-90 (Dennis Amiss), 5-97 (Colin Cowdrey), 6-120 (Basil D'Oliveira), 7-137 (Alan Knott), 8-137 (Bob Barber), 9-144 (Ken Higgs), 10-165 (Pat Pocock)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Graham McKenzie28113331.17---00
Neil Hawke1571801.20---00
Alan Connolly28152610.92---00
John Gleeson6.322113.23---00
Bob Cowper26114841.84---00
Ian Chappell10404.00---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Bill Lawry (c)c Pocock b D'Oliveira1650590032.00
Ian Redpath lbw b Snow839531020.51
Bob Cowper c & b Pocock371111274033.33
Doug Walters lbw b Pocock861892045145.50
Paul Sheahan c Graveney b Pocock814152057.14
Ian Chappell c †Knott b Pocock926190134.61
Barry Jarman  b Pocock4165535163.07
Neil Hawke c Edrich b Pocock021000.00
Graham McKenzie c Snow b Barber0108000.00
John Gleeson run out 213100015.38
Alan Connolly not out 2980022.22
Extras(b 2, lb 9)11
TOTAL(88 Ov, RR: 2.50)220
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Ian Redpath), 2-24 (Bill Lawry), 3-106 (Bob Cowper), 4-122 (Paul Sheahan), 5-140 (Ian Chappell), 6-211 (Doug Walters), 7-211 (Neil Hawke), 8-214 (Barry Jarman), 9-214 (Graham McKenzie), 10-220 (John Gleeson)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
John Snow1725113.00---00
Ken Higgs2384101.78---00
Basil D'Oliveira53711.40---00
Pat Pocock33107962.39---00
Bob Barber1013113.10---00
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 413 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
John Edrich c †Jarman b Cowper381191134031.93
Geoff Boycott c Redpath b McKenzie11101420110.00
Colin Cowdrey (c)c †Jarman b McKenzie1118202061.11
Tom Graveney c †Jarman b Gleeson331091014030.27
Dennis Amiss  b Cowper099000.00
Bob Barber c Cowper b Hawke461161024039.65
Basil D'Oliveira not out 8718817213146.27
Alan Knott lbw b Connolly427250014.81
John Snow c Lawry b Connolly21590013.33
Ken Higgs c †Jarman b Gleeson053000.00
Pat Pocock lbw b Gleeson1044422022.72
Extras(b 5, lb 6)11
TOTAL(110 Ov, RR: 2.30)253
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Geoff Boycott), 2-25 (Colin Cowdrey), 3-91 (John Edrich), 4-91 (Dennis Amiss), 5-105 (Tom Graveney), 6-185 (Bob Barber), 7-214 (Alan Knott), 8-218 (John Snow), 9-219 (Ken Higgs), 10-253 (Pat Pocock)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Graham McKenzie1835222.88---00
Neil Hawke841511.87---00
Alan Connolly1343522.69---00
John Gleeson30144431.46---00
Bob Cowper39128222.10---00
Ian Chappell201407.00---00
MATCH DETAILS
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Season1968
Player Of The Match
Bob Cowper
Bob Cowper
Doug Walters
Doug Walters
Basil D'Oliveira
Basil D'Oliveira
Pat Pocock
Pat Pocock
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 637
Match daysday(5-day match)
Umpires
England Image
Charlie Elliott
England Image
Syd Buller
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 06 Jun - day 1 -Australia 1st innings 319/4 (Paul Sheahan 74*, Ian Chappell 68*)
Fri, 07 Jun - day 2 -England 1st innings 60/0 (John Edrich 32*, Geoff Boycott 26*)
Sat, 08 Jun - day 3 -Australia 2nd innings 60/2 (Bob Cowper 14*, Doug Walters 19*)
Sun, 09 Jun - rest day
Mon, 10 Jun - day 4 -England 2nd innings 152/5 (Bob Barber 29*, Basil D'Oliveira 21*)
Tue, 11 Jun - day 5 -England 2nd innings 253 (110 ov) - end of match