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

12:52

Lyon, you beauty! England captain departs

Thrown well outside off... the ball doesn't spin as anticipated by Root... edged to Smith at first slip who pouches it safely

12:50

Bowling change

Nathan Lyon back for his secod spell. Will England attack him?

12:43

Despite some swing from Marsh, Root and Denly are looking quite comfortable in the middle.

ENG 83-1 (25.0 Overs)

England lead by 152 runs

Root 18, Denly 36

12:38

Another bowling change

Peter Siddle comes back in. Both Siddle and Marsh are extracting considerable movement in this spell.

12:34

Bowling change

Mitchell Marsh who picked up 5 wickets in the first innings comes into the attack. Bowls full right away. Clipped by Root for a boundary.

12:32

A few pleasantries exchanged...

12:29

That's how it feels to be on top for probably the first time in the series

12:19

Mr Predictor - Next Man out


JE Root or JL Denly

Mr Predictor says Denly

12:17
12:05

Drinks

ENG 58-1 (18.0 Overs)

England lead by 127 runs

Root 3, Denly 26

12:01

A welcome change for Root

Joe Root must feel a lot better coming in to bat with 50+ runs already on the board. Can play with a lot more positive intent here.

11:59

Bowling change

Hazlewood returns for his second spell of the day, replaces Siddle

11:56

Next man in - Joe Root

11:56

Lyon strikes

Short and wide from Lyon... Burns tries to pull... the ball stays low... catches the bottom edge... through to Tim Paine.

11:55

Lyon changes things

Nathan Lyon has switched to round the wicket after conceding 15 runs from his first two overs. Might help him.

11:53

50 up 

England reach 50 in style with a straight drive from Burns. The Aussie quicks are tiring and these are tailor-made conditions for batting. England going well.

11:45

Real intent from Denly against Lyon... like that

Joe Denly knows that this can well be his last Test inning and he needs to make a statement to prevent that from happening. He has recognised that Nathan Lyon is trying to settle in and bottle one end up. He charges and lofts the spinner for a four and a six off consecutive deliveries. If Lyon goes off, it will help tire the Aussie quicks quickly.

11:41

Another bowling change

Peter Siddle into the attack

11:41

England's lead past 100

10 runs from the last two balls of Nathan Lyon's first over takes the England lead past 100.

11:37

Bowling change

We have spin for the first time in this inning in the form of Nathan Lyon. The Oval pitch is dry and there's enough in there for the spinners.

11:36

Cummins and Hazlewood have been tight this morning, but for a couple of times when they have erred, Burns and Denly have taken full toll. England's approach seems well in place. No need to push too hard.

ENG 26-0 (12.0 Overs)

England lead by 95 runs

Burns 14, Denly 7

11:29

Mr Predictor - Next Man out


RJ Burns or JL Denly?

Mr Predictor says Denly

11:18

Denly would have been relieved after the birth of his daughter a couple of days back. Can he now play with some more feedom?

ENG 20-0 (8.0 Overs)

England lead by 89 runs

Burns 8, Denly 7

11:12

Mr Predictor - Match Winner 3-Way

It's no surprise that England have their noses ahead as per the odds. They need to capitalise the moment now.

England

Draw

Australia

11:06

Denly greets Cummins with a cracking off-drive in the first over


ENG 15-0 (5.0 Overs)


England lead by 84 runs


Burns 4, Denly 7

11:03

Australia have not done themselves a favour by opting to bowl first. England already lead by 78 runs and another 200 runs or so will make life very difficult for the Aussie batsmen in the fourth innings. Join us live...

10:55

This man!

10:54

Steve Waugh previews Day 3 for you...

08:32


Join us today for the live In-play of the 5th Ashes Test Day 3


England closed the day on 9-0, after Joe Denly was dropped by Harris in the slips, with a lead of 78 runs.


Match Summary

England 294 (Jos Buttler 70, Joe Root 54; Mitchell Marsh 5-46) and 9-0

Australia – 225 (Steve Smith 80; Jofra Archer 6-62)

At the Close – Day 2 - England lead Australia by 78 runs with 10 wickets remaining


08:29

 Australian Team Training at the Kia Oval, London 5th Ashes Test 

08:28

08:25

England Team Training at the Kia Oval, London  5th Ashes Test

18:34

END OF PLAY

ENG 9-0 (4 Overs) - Burns 4, Denly 1

England closed the day on 9-0, after Joe Denly was dropped by Harris in the slips, with a lead of 78 runs.

Join us InPlay tomorrow for what will no doubt be another action packed day of exciting Ashes Test cricket.

Mr Predictor says - England Win

Match Winner 3-Way

England

Draw

Australia

18:24

ENG 4-0 (2 Overs) - Burns 0, Denly 0

18:04

AUSTRALIA ALL OUT FOR 225

10-225 (PM Siddle, 68.5 Ov) 

Fall Of Wickets: 1-5 (DA Warner, 1.5 Ov) , 2-14 (Marcus Harris, 5.5 Ov) , 3-83 (Marnus Labuschagne, 29.2 Ov) , 4-118 (MS Wade, 36.4 Ov) , 5-160 (Mitchell Marsh, 48.4 Ov) , 6-166 (Tim Paine, 53.4 Ov) , 7-166 (Pat Cummins, 53.5 Ov) 8-187 (Steven Smith, 61.1 Ov) , 9-224 (Nathan Lyon, 68.1 Ov) , 10-225 (PM Siddle, 68.5 Ov) 

Scorecard


18:00

FALL OF WICKET

Jofra Archer to Nathan Lyon Bowled him!

17:51

AUS 216-8 (66 Overs) - Siddle 17, Lyon 18

17:51

17:36

AUS 198-8 (62.2 Overs) - Siddle 9, Lyon 8

17:28

FALL OF WICKET

Chris Woakes bowls good length delivery to Steven Smith, he is struck on the pad and the Umpire has given that out LBW. Out LBW.

That is HUGE for England, the most important wicket without quesiton.