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

10:59

Joe Root at the toss...


We can't win the Ashes back but we can't lose the series. We want to make sure we finish the week 2-2. There are Championship points to be had.

10:53
10:41

A test for Burns and Denly first up...

10:38

Here are the Playing XIs of both teams -

England - Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad

Australia - Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(w,c), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

10:37

Australia have won the toss at Kennington Oval and invited England to bat first...

10:26
10:06

Specialist Stokes

Ben Stokes will be playing only as a batsman in this Test and will not bowl due to a shoulder niggle. He will bat at 4 in place of Jason Roy.

10:05

I'd bat for sure...

10:04

Welcome to the live In-play of the 5th Ashes Test. It's a bright morning in London and play should start right on time...

17:39

When backs are against the wall, it either leads to submission or a power-packed counter-attack. How will England respond? To experience that unfold, join us for the live In-play of the 5th Ashes Test at the Kennington Oval, London at 10:00 BST on Thursday...

17:36

Is this the end of the road for Jason Roy in Test cricket?

17:35

Sam Curran and Chris Woakes have been included in the England XI in place of Jason Roy and Craig Overton respectively. Including Curran an unexpected move?

17:34

Kennington Oval ready for the last Ashes Test

17:32

Mitchell Marsh has replaced Travis Head in the Australian XII. Marsh is likely to feature in the XI, with a toss-up between Starc and Siddle expected.