5th Ashes Test Day 4: England beat Australia by 135 runs

18:52

Another sensational day’s play at the Oval sees England win the 5th Test by 135 runs to level the series 2-2 and although Australia retain the Ashes, Australia have not won a test series in England for 18 years...

18:12

FALL OF WICKET - AUS 263 all out...

Josh Hazlewood chips it to midwicket and a great catch by Joe Root.... bowled Leach.... England have won the 5th Test at the Oval by 135 runs

A fantastic end to an unbelievable series. Great catch from Joe Root to wrap it up. England have drawn the series 2-2, Australia retain the Ashes.

18:10

FALL OF WICKET

Jack Leach bowls a flighted delivery to Nathan Lyon,he sweeps it hard but is caught by Joe Root at square leg..... He is Caught.

AUS 263-9 - Hazlewood joins Siddle in the middle....

18:03

FALL OF WICKET

Joe Root bowls flighted delivery to MS Wade, leaves his crease and is beaten by that delivery. The Keeper collects the ball and effects the stumping. Stumped out.

17:59

AUS 258-6 (74 Overs) - Wade 116, Siddle 10

17:45

FALL OF WICKET

SCJ Broad bowls short of length delivery to Pat Cummins, gets an outside edge which is caught by the Keeper. He is Caught.

17:40

AUS 239-6 (70 Overs) - Wade 106, Cummins 9

17:36

CENTURY UP FOR WADE

Well earned century for Matthew Wade, lots of great shots with an entertaining innings. The fight Australia needed to give them some hop.

17:24

17:19

AUS 222-6 (65 Overs) - Wade 92, Cummins 2

17:05

AUS 213-6 (62 Overs) - Wade 88, Cummins 2

17:00

THINGS ARE HEATING UP

Something is going on between Jofra Archer and Matthew Wade. That no ball clattering Wade as he misplays its.

16:47

AUS 201-6 (57 Overs) - Wade 79, Cummins 0

Match Winner 3-Way

England

Draw

Australia

16:42

FALL OF WICKET

Jack Leach bowls quicker and flatter in the air to Tim Paine, he is struck on the pad and the Umpire has given that out LBW. Out LBW.

16:37

WORDS BEING EXCHANGED

A few players are having a poke at each, Archer and the crowd trying to encourage Matthew Wade into the pull shot.

16:21

AUS 194-5 (51 Overs) - Wade 73, Paine 20

16:07

AUS 172-5 (48 Overs) - Wade 61, Paine 14

Match Winner 3-Way

England

Draw

Australia


15:43

AT TEA

AUS 167-5 - Wade 60, Paine 10

15:42

15:31

AUS 149-5 (44 Overs) - Wade 51, Paine 1

This almost just seems like seeing it out for England now. The run chase always looked too far off, but at this point it would take a miracle.

15:26

FALL OF WICKET

Joe Root bowls quicker and flatter in the air to Mitchell Marsh, gets an outside edge and is caught in the slips. He is Caught.

15:18

HALF CENTURY

65 ball half century for Matthew Wade, his team are well against it and he's come out and shown some fight.

15:14

AUS 136-4 (40.1 Overs) - Marsh 15, Wade 48

15:03

Match Winner 3-Way

England

Draw

Australia

14:51

AUS 116-4 (35.0 Overs) - Marsh 12, Wade 36

14:44

14:39

CHRIS WOAKES WOES

You've got to feel that wicket is coming. No-ball will spur him on, and he's bowling very well, it's in the air. Few misses from the batsmen and close calls that over.

14:36

AUS 108-4 (32.0 Overs) - Marsh 7, Wade 35

Chris Woakes can't be happy about that no-ball, that will eat away at him. He'll want that first wicket.

14:31

Mr Predictor Next Man out

MR Marsh or MS Wade?

Matthew Wade is at his attacking best. Can Mitchell Marsh deliver on his all-round credentials after getting a life? Mr Predictor says Marsh will be dismissed next.

14:28

Reprieve for Marsh... Woakes oversteps

Marsh edges to Burns in the slips off Woakes... Woakes oversteps a tad bit... Enough to be called a no-ball

14:25

Bowling change

Chris Woakes back for his second spell, replaces Broad

14:25

100 Up! Wade hits three consecutive boundaries off Leach, has unsettled his length a bit

AUS 105-4 (30.0 Overs)

Australia need 294 runs

Marsh 6, Wade 34

14:16

A round-up of all the four Australian wickets to falls in this innings...

Fall Of Wickets: 1-18 (Marcus Harris, 4.6 Ov) , 2-29 (DA Warner, 6.4 Ov) , 3-56 (Marnus Labuschagne, 16.3 Ov) , 4-85 (Steven Smith, 26.3 Ov)

14:11

Bowling change

Jack Leach replaces Chris Woakes

14:08

Next man in - Mitchell Marsh

14:08

Broad plans out Smith!

Looks like England have found a plan to dismiss Smith but in the last innings of the Ashes - all too late. Broad bowls a bumper which cramps Smith for room... fends to Ben Stokes at leg slip.

14:06

Woakes and Broad have found movement after lunch

AUS 85-3 (26.0 Overs)

Australia need 314 runs

Smith 23, Wade 21

13:57
13:56

Game, set, match

13:52

Mr Predictor Next Man out


SPD Smith or MS Wade?

Both Wade and Smith are looking to be positive which is admirable given the situation that Australia are in. But, the attacking instinct of Wade may cost him. Mr Predictor says Wade