England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1968 (3rd Test)
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th July 1968 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresCS Elliott, H Yarnold
ScorersDK Sherwood (Australia), E Solomon (England)
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2England (1) 258/3 (Cowdrey 95*, Graveney 32*)
Close of play day 3Australia (1) 109/1 (Cowper 54*, Chappell 40*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 9/0 (Redpath 6*, Cowper 3*)
Bowler of the MatchEW Freeman, DL Underwood, R Illingworth
Batsman of the MatchIM Chappell, MC Cowdrey

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JH Edrichc Taber b Freeman8824528010- 
G Boycottlbw b Gleeson361481553- 
*MC Cowdreyb Freeman10424724415- 
KF Barringtonlbw b Freeman046-- 
TW Graveneyb Connolly9622024310- 
BR Knightc Chappell b Connolly61212-- 
+APE Knottb McKenzie42337-- 
R Illingworthlbw b Gleeson2784892- 
DJ Brownb Connolly031-- 
JA Snowc Connolly b Freeman1931362- 
DL Underwoodnot out1424271- 
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 4 nb, 1 w)15
Total(all out, 172.5 overs)409
Fall of wickets:
1-80 (Boycott), 2-188 (Edrich), 3-189 (Barrington), 4-282 (Cowdrey), 5-293 (Knight), 6-323 (Knott), 7-374 (Graveney), 8-374 (Brown), 9-376 (Illingworth), 10-409 (Snow, 172.5 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie47   141151--
Connolly35   8843--
Gleeson46   19842--
Cowper7   1250--
Walters7   380--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*WM Lawryretired hurt6661- 
IR Redpathb Brown0816-- 
RM Cowperb Snow571281498- 
IM Chappellb Knight711801979- 
KD Waltersc and b Underwood461011265- 
AP Sheahanb Underwood416151- 
+HB Taberc Barrington b Illingworth1653502- 
EW Freemanb Illingworth615151- 
GD McKenzienot out02226-- 
JW Gleesonc Illingworth b Underwood3148-- 
AN Connollyb Illingworth062-- 
Extras(1 b, 10 lb, 2 nb)13
Total(all out, 91 overs)222
Fall of wickets:
1-10 (Redpath), 2-121 (Cowper), 3-165 (Chappell), 4-176 (Sheahan), 5-213 (Taber), 6-213 (Walters), 7-219 (Freeman), 8-222 (Gleeson), 9-222 (Connolly, 91 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Snow17   3461--
Brown13   2441--
Knight14   2341--
Underwood25   9483--
Illingworth22   10373--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JH Edrichc Cowper b Freeman641041376- 
G Boycottc Taber b Connolly3187833- 
TW Graveneynot out3950674- 
BR Knightb Connolly123-- 
+APE Knottnot out41081- 
*MC Cowdreydid not bat      
KF Barringtondid not bat      
R Illingworthdid not bat      
DJ Browndid not bat      
JA Snowdid not bat      
DL Underwooddid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(3 wickets, declared, 42 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-57 (Boycott), 2-131 (Edrich), 3-134 (Knight)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McKenzie18   1570--
Freeman9   2231--
Connolly15   3592--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IR Redpathlbw b Snow2245572- 
RM Cowpernot out25861014- 
IM Chappellnot out1841422- 
*WM Lawrydid not bat      
KD Waltersdid not bat      
AP Sheahandid not bat      
+HB Taberdid not bat      
EW Freemandid not bat      
GD McKenziedid not bat      
JW Gleesondid not bat      
AN Connollydid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb)3
Total(1 wicket, 28.2 overs)68
Fall of wickets:
1-44 (Redpath)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Snow9   1321--
Brown6   1150--
Underwood8   4140--

--> JH Edrich (1) 50 in 154 balls, 190 minutes
--> G Boycott (1) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches for the season when he reached 9
--> MC Cowdrey (1) 50 in 126 balls, 107 minutes
--> MC Cowdrey (1) 100 in 240 balls, 235 minutes with 15 fours
--> MC Cowdrey (1) passed 7000 runs in Test matches when he reached 60
--> TW Graveney (1) 50 in 98 balls, 129 minutes
--> R Illingworth (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 3
--> DL Underwood (1) passed his previous highest score of 12 in Test matches
--> RM Cowper (1) 50 in 89 balls, 102 minutes
--> RM Cowper (1) passed 2000 runs in Test matches when he reached 53
--> IM Chappell (1) 50 in 138 balls, 148 minutes
--> JH Edrich (2) 50 in 83 balls, 115 minutes
--> HB Taber made his debut in England in Test matches
--> EW Freeman made his debut in England in Test matches
--> EW Freeman achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches in the England first innings (previous best was 4-86)
--> DJ Brown reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when he dismissed IR Redpath, his 1st wicket in the Australia first innings
--> R Illingworth reached 1500 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed HB Taber, his 1st wicket in the Australia first innings
--> WM Lawry retired hurt in the Australia first innings having scored 6 (team score 6/0)

There was no play after 12:30pm on the final day.