result
3rd Test, Birmingham, Jul 11 - 16 1968, Australia tour of England
409 & 142/3d
(28.2 ov, target 330)222 & 68/1
Match drawn
player of the match
England 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
John Edrich c †Taber b Freeman8824528010035.91
Geoff Boycott lbw b Gleeson361481553024.32
Colin Cowdrey (c) b Freeman10424724415042.10
Ken Barrington lbw b Freeman046000.00
Tom Graveney  b Connolly9622024310043.63
Barry Knight c Chappell b Connolly612120050.00
Alan Knott  b McKenzie423370017.39
Ray Illingworth lbw b Gleeson2784892032.14
David Brown  b Connolly031000.00
John Snow c Connolly b Freeman1931362061.29
Derek Underwood not out 1424271058.33
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 4, w 1)15
TOTAL(172.5 Ov, RR: 2.36)409
Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Geoff Boycott), 2-188 (John Edrich), 3-189 (Ken Barrington), 4-282 (Colin Cowdrey), 5-293 (Barry Knight), 6-323 (Alan Knott), 7-374 (Tom Graveney), 8-374 (David Brown), 9-376 (Ray Illingworth), 10-409 (John Snow)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Graham McKenzie471411512.44---00
Eric Freeman30.587842.52---00
Alan Connolly3588432.40---00
John Gleeson46198421.82---00
Bob Cowper712503.57---00
Doug Walters73801.14---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Bill Lawry (c)retired hurt 66610100.00
Ian Redpath  b Brown0816000.00
Bob Cowper  b Snow571281498044.53
Ian Chappell  b Knight711801979039.44
Doug Walters c & b Underwood461011265045.54
Paul Sheahan  b Underwood416151025.00
Brian Taber c Barrington b Illingworth1653502030.18
Eric Freeman  b Illingworth615151040.00
Graham McKenzie not out 02226000.00
John Gleeson c Illingworth b Underwood31480021.42
Alan Connolly  b Illingworth062000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 10, nb 2)13
TOTAL(91 Ov, RR: 2.43)222
Fall of wickets: 0-6* (Bill Lawry, retired hurt), 1-10 (Ian Redpath), 2-121 (Bob Cowper), 3-165 (Ian Chappell), 4-176 (Paul Sheahan), 5-213 (Brian Taber), 6-213 (Doug Walters), 7-219 (Eric Freeman), 8-222 (John Gleeson), 9-222 (Alan Connolly)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
John Snow1734612.70---00
David Brown1324413.38---00
Barry Knight1423412.42---00
Derek Underwood2594831.92---00
Ray Illingworth22103731.68---00
England 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
John Edrich c Cowper b Freeman641041376061.53
Geoff Boycott c †Taber b Connolly3187833035.63
Tom Graveney not out 3950674078.00
Barry Knight  b Connolly1230050.00
Alan Knott not out 41081040.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1)3
TOTAL(42 Ov, RR: 3.38)142/3d
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Geoff Boycott), 2-131 (John Edrich), 3-134 (Barry Knight)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Graham McKenzie1815703.16---00
Eric Freeman922312.55---00
Alan Connolly1535923.93---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 330 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Ian Redpath lbw b Snow2245572048.88
Bob Cowper not out 25861014029.06
Ian Chappell not out 1841422043.90
Extras(lb 1, nb 2)3
TOTAL(28.2 Ov, RR: 2.40)68/1
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Ian Redpath)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
John Snow913213.55---00
David Brown611502.50---00
Derek Underwood841401.75---00
Ray Illingworth5.22400.75---00
MATCH DETAILS
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossEngland, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Season1968
Player Of The Match
Colin Cowdrey
Colin Cowdrey
Ray Illingworth
Ray Illingworth
Ian Chappell
Ian Chappell
Derek Underwood
Derek Underwood
Eric Freeman
Eric Freeman
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 639
Match daysday(5-day match)
Umpires
England Image
Charlie Elliott
England Image
Hugo Yarnold
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 11 Jul - day 1
Fri, 12 Jul - day 2 -England 1st innings 258/3 (Colin Cowdrey 95*, Tom Graveney 32*, null ov)
Sat, 13 Jul - day 3 -Australia 1st innings 109/1 (Bob Cowper 54*, Ian Chappell 40*, null ov)
Sun, 14 Jul - rest day
Mon, 15 Jul - day 4 -Australia 2nd innings 9 (Ian Redpath 6*, Bob Cowper 3*, null ov)
Tue, 16 Jul - day 5 -Australia 2nd innings 68/1 (28.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • This was Colin Cowdrey's 100th test match. The first time this milestone was reached.
  • WM Lawry retired hurt at 6/0
Day 5
  • There was no play after 12:30pm on the final day.