result
3rd Test, Melbourne, Dec 26 - 31 1974, England tour of Australia
242 & 244
(target 246)241 & 238/8
Match drawn
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dennis Amiss c Walters b Lillee4850050.00
David Lloyd c Mallett b Thomson14911081015.38
Colin Cowdrey lbw b Thomson351712293020.46
John Edrich c †Marsh b Mallett491241303039.51
Mike Denness (c)c †Marsh b Mallett840430020.00
Tony Greig run out 2862634045.16
Alan Knott  b Thomson521191572043.69
Fred Titmus c Mallett b Lillee1045550022.22
Derek Underwood c †Marsh b Walker923381039.13
Bob Willis c Walters b Thomson1315152086.66
Mike Hendrick not out 818222044.44
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
Dennis Lillee2027022.62---00
Jeff Thomson22.447242.40---00
Max Walker24103611.12---00
Doug Walters721501.60---00
Ashley Mallett1533721.85---00
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Ian Redpath c †Knott b Greig551852424029.72
Wally Edwards c Denness b Willis291231364023.57
Greg Chappell c Greig b Willis2670033.33
Ross Edwards c Cowdrey b Titmus1650016.66
Doug Walters c Lloyd b Greig3673793049.31
Ian Chappell (c)lbw b Willis3689806040.44
Rod Marsh c †Knott b Titmus441301783033.84
Max Walker c †Knott b Willis301091152027.52
Dennis Lillee not out 26190033.33
Ashley Mallett run out 065000.00
Jeff 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
Bob Willis21.746152.09---00
Mike Hendrick2.61802.18---00
Derek Underwood2266202.11---00
Tony Greig2426321.96---00
Fred Titmus22114321.46---00
England 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dennis Amiss c IM Chappell b Mallett901742006051.72
David Lloyd c & b Mallett44831004053.01
Colin Cowdrey c GS Chappell b Lillee826310030.76
John Edrich c †Marsh b Thomson419290021.05
Mike Denness (c)c IM Chappell b Thomson212150016.66
Tony Greig c GS Chappell b Lillee601321515145.45
Alan Knott c †Marsh b Thomson411130036.36
Fred Titmus  b Mallett02431000.00
Derek Underwood c IM Chappell b Mallett4531080.00
Bob Willis  b Thomson1565992023.07
Mike Hendrick not out 036000.00
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
Dennis Lillee1735522.42---00
Jeff Thomson1717143.13---00
Max Walker1104503.06---00
Ashley Mallett2466041.87---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS (target: 246 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Ian Redpath run out 391692051023.07
Wally Edwards lbw b Greig068000.00
Ian Chappell (c)lbw b Willis055000.00
Greg Chappell lbw b Titmus611371624044.52
Ross Edwards c Lloyd b Titmus1021331047.61
Doug Walters c Denness b Greig3260762053.33
Rod Marsh c †Knott b Greig401181332033.89
Max Walker not out 231011060022.77
Dennis Lillee c Denness b Greig1428361050.00
Ashley Mallett not out 014000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 9, nb 4)19
TOTAL(80 Ov, RR: 2.23)238/8
Did not bat: Jeff 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
Bob Willis1425613.00---00
Derek Underwood1974301.69---00
Tony Greig1825642.33---00
Fred Titmus29106421.65---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Australia
Season1974/75
Series resultAustralia led the 6-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 749
Match daysday (5-day match)
Umpires
Australia Image
Robin Bailhache
Australia Image
Tom Brooks
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 26 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 176/7 (Alan Knott 18*)
Fri, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 63/0 (Ian Redpath 34*, Wally Edwards 28*)
Sat, 28 Dec - day 3 - England 2nd innings 1/0 (Dennis Amiss 1*, David Lloyd 0*)
Sun, 29 Dec - rest day
Mon, 30 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 4/0 (Ian Redpath 0*, Wally Edwards 0*)
Tue, 31 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 238/8 (80 ov) - end of match