RESULT
5th Test, The Oval, August 22 - 27, 1968, Australia tour of England
494 & 181
(T:352) 324 & 125

England won by 226 runs

Player Of The Series
554 runs
john-edrich
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
John Edrich  b Chappell16442245920038.86
Colin Milburn  b Connolly829331027.58
Ted Dexter  b Gleeson2168811030.88
Colin Cowdrey (c)lbw b Mallett1651483031.37
Tom Graveney c Redpath b McKenzie631411438044.68
Basil D'Oliveira c Inverarity b Mallett15832530921048.61
Alan Knott c †Jarman b Mallett2872714038.88
Ray Illingworth lbw b Connolly844391018.18
John Snow run out 413130030.76
Derek Underwood not out 933441027.27
David Brown c Sheahan b Gleeson21080020.00
Extras(b 1, lb 11, w 1)13
TOTAL201.2 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
Graham McKenzie4088712.17---00
Alan Connolly571212722.22---00
Doug Walters621702.83---00
John Gleeson41.2810922.63---00
Ashley Mallett36118732.41---00
Ian Chappell2155412.57---00
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Bill Lawry (c)c †Knott b Snow13540144322033.66
John Inverarity c Milburn b Snow12160050.00
Ian Redpath c Cowdrey b Snow671662038040.36
Ian Chappell c †Knott b Brown1019201052.63
Doug Walters c †Knott b Brown5671083.33
Paul Sheahan  b Illingworth1434362041.17
Barry Jarman st †Knott b Illingworth01612000.00
Graham McKenzie  b Brown1265622018.46
Ashley Mallett not out 431941806022.16
John Gleeson c Dexter b Underwood1943542044.18
Alan Connolly  b Underwood34054007.50
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 4)15
TOTAL163.3 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
John Snow35126731.91---00
David Brown2256332.86---00
Ray Illingworth48158721.81---00
Derek Underwood54.3218921.63---00
Basil D'Oliveira42300.75---00
England 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
John Edrich c Lawry b Mallett1731462054.83
Colin Milburn c Lawry b Connolly1828232164.28
Ted Dexter  b Connolly2847364059.57
Colin Cowdrey (c) b Mallett3572751048.61
Tom Graveney run out 1228190042.85
Basil D'Oliveira c Gleeson b Connolly931241029.03
Alan Knott run out 3456604060.71
Ray Illingworth  b Gleeson1030231033.33
John Snow c Sheahan b Gleeson1325232052.00
Derek Underwood not out 1240050.00
David Brown  b Connolly1210050.00
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL58.4 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
Graham McKenzie401403.50---00
Alan Connolly22.426542.86---00
John Gleeson722223.14---00
Ashley Mallett2547723.08---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS (Target: 352 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Bill Lawry (c)c Milburn b Brown42510200.00
John Inverarity lbw b Underwood562532499022.13
Ian Redpath lbw b Underwood823242034.78
Ian Chappell lbw b Underwood2870025.00
Doug Walters c †Knott b Underwood12528004.00
Paul Sheahan c Snow b Illingworth2464654037.50
Barry Jarman  b D'Oliveira21101833020.79
Ashley Mallett c Brown b Underwood023000.00
Graham McKenzie c Brown b Underwood051000.00
John Gleeson  b Underwood515131033.33
Alan Connolly not out 034000.00
Extras(lb 4)4
TOTAL83.3 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
John Snow1152202.00---00
David Brown831912.37---00
Ray Illingworth28182911.03---00
Derek Underwood31.3195071.58---00
Basil D'Oliveira54110.20---00
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MATCH DETAILS
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season1968
Player Of The Series
England
John Edrich
Batsman of The Match
Australia
Bill Lawry
England
John Edrich
Bowler of The Match
Australia
Alan Connolly
England
Derek Underwood
Fielder of The Series
Australia
Paul Sheahan
Series result5-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 641
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Ashley Mallett
Ashley Mallett
Umpires
England
Arthur Fagg
England
Charlie Elliott
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 22 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 272/4 (John Edrich 130*, Basil D'Oliveira 24*)
Fri, 23 Aug - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 43/1 (Bill Lawry 19*, Ian Redpath 21*)
Sat, 24 Aug - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 264/7 (Bill Lawry 135*, Ashley Mallett 7*)
Sun, 25 Aug - rest day
Mon, 26 Aug - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 13/2 (John Inverarity 1*)
Tue, 27 Aug - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 125 (83.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • Australia retain the Ashes.
Australia Innings
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