Australia v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in Australia and New Zealand 1974/75 (3rd Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 26th, 27th, 28th, 30th, 31st December 1974 (5-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresRC Bailhache, TF Brooks
Close of play day 1England (1) 176/7 (Knott 18*)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 63/0 (Redpath 34*, WJ Edwards 28*)
Close of play day 3England (2) 1/0 (Amiss 1*, Lloyd 0*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 4/0 (Redpath 0*, WJ Edwards 0*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Amissc Walters b Lillee485-- 
D Lloydc Mallett b Thomson14911081- 
MC Cowdreylbw b Thomson351712293- 
JH Edrichc Marsh b Mallett491241303- 
*MH Dennessc Marsh b Mallett84043-- 
AW Greigrun out2862634- 
+APE Knottb Thomson521191572- 
FJ Titmusc Mallett b Lillee104555-- 
DL Underwoodc Marsh b Walker923381- 
RGD Willisc Walters b Thomson1315152- 
M Hendricknot out818222- 
Extras(2 lb, 9 nb, 1 w)12
Total(all out, 439 minutes, 88.4 overs)242
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Amiss), 2-34 (Lloyd), 3-110 (Cowdrey), 4-110 (Edrich), 5-141 (Denness), 6-157 (Greig), 7-176 (Titmus), 8-213 (Underwood), 9-232 (Willis), 10-242 (Knott, 88.4 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee20   2702--
Walker24   10361--
Walters7   2150--
Mallett15   3372--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IR Redpathc Knott b Greig551852424- 
WJ Edwardsc Denness b Willis291231364- 
GS Chappellc Greig b Willis267-- 
R Edwardsc Cowdrey b Titmus165-- 
KD Waltersc Lloyd b Greig3673793- 
*IM Chappelllbw b Willis3689806- 
+RW Marshc Knott b Titmus441301783- 
MHN Walkerc Knott b Willis301091152- 
DK Lilleenot out2619-- 
AA Mallettrun out065-- 
JR Thomsonb Willis2610-- 
Extras(2 b, 2 lb)4
Total(all out, 442 minutes, 92.5 overs)241
Fall of wickets:
1-65 (WJ Edwards), 2-67 (GS Chappell), 3-68 (R Edwards), 4-121 (Walters), 5-126 (Redpath), 6-173 (IM Chappell), 7-237 (Marsh), 8-237 (Walker), 9-238 (Mallett), 10-241 (Thomson, 92.5 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Underwood22   6620--
Greig24   2632--
Titmus22   11432--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DL Amissc IM Chappell b Mallett901742006- 
D Lloydc and b Mallett44831004- 
MC Cowdreyc GS Chappell b Lillee82631-- 
JH Edrichc Marsh b Thomson41929-- 
*MH Dennessc IM Chappell b Thomson21215-- 
AW Greigc GS Chappell b Lillee6013215151 
+APE Knottc Marsh b Thomson41113-- 
FJ Titmusb Mallett02431-- 
DL Underwoodc IM Chappell b Mallett4531- 
RGD Willisb Thomson1565992- 
M Hendricknot out036-- 
Extras(2 b, 9 lb, 2 w)13
Total(all out, 352 minutes, 69 overs)244
Fall of wickets:
1-115 (Lloyd), 2-134 (Cowdrey), 3-152 (Edrich), 4-156 (Denness), 5-158 (Amiss), 6-165 (Knott), 7-178 (Titmus), 8-182 (Underwood), 9-238 (Greig), 10-244 (Willis, 69 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee17   3552--
Thomson17   1714--
Walker11   0450--
Mallett24   6604--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
IR Redpathrun out391692051- 
WJ Edwardslbw b Greig068-- 
*IM Chappelllbw b Willis055-- 
GS Chappelllbw b Titmus611371624- 
R Edwardsc Lloyd b Titmus1021331- 
KD Waltersc Denness b Greig3260762- 
+RW Marshc Knott b Greig401181332- 
MHN Walkernot out23101106-- 
DK Lilleec Denness b Greig1428361- 
AA Mallettnot out014-- 
JR Thomsondid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 9 lb, 4 nb)19
Total(8 wickets, 391 minutes, 80 overs)238
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (WJ Edwards), 2-5 (IM Chappell), 3-106 (GS Chappell), 4-120 (R Edwards), 5-121 (Redpath), 6-171 (Walters), 7-208 (Marsh), 8-235 (Lillee)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Willis14   2561--
Greig18   2564--
Titmus29   10642--
Underwood19   7430--

--> WJ Edwards made his last appearance in Test matches
--> M Hendrick (1) passed 500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 5
--> RGD Willis achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed JR Thomson in the Australia first innings (previous best was 4-56)
--> RGD Willis achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the Australia first innings
--> FJ Titmus reached 150 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed RW Marsh, his 2nd wicket in the Australia first innings





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