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


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.


A test for Burns and Denly first up...


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


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


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.


I'd bat for sure...


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...


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...


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


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?


Kennington Oval ready for the last Ashes Test


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.


Andy Balbirnie


Stephen Myburgh


Andy Balbirnie


Stephen Myburgh