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

18:23

Score Update: ENG 269-8 (80 Overs) - JC Buttler 62*, Jack Leach 10*

18:14

Score Update: ENG 265-8 (78 Overs) - JC Buttler 58*, Jack Leach 10*

18:10

Marnus Labuschagne comes into the attack.....

18:09

Score Update: ENG 260-8 (77 Overs) - JC Buttler 53*, Jack Leach 10*

18:06

HALF CENTURY

Jos Buttler brings up his half century, well earned, he has smashed the ball around the ground. Most importantly he's chosen his shots.

18:01

ENG 246-8 (76 Overs) - JC Buttler 43, Jack Leach 6

This pair are looking to add a hefty total to England's score.

17:43

ENG 228-8 (72 Overs) - JC Buttler 30, Jack Leach 2

Match Winner 3-Way - England | Draw | Australia

17:36

FALL OF WICKET

J Hazlewood to Jofra Archer He is Caught

17:33

ENG 217-7 (70 Overs) - JC Buttler 20, Jofra Archer 9

17:18

DRINKS: ENG 207-7 (67 Overs) - JC Buttler 19, Jofra Archer 0

17:13

UNEXPECTED HERO

Mitchell Marsh possibly wouldn't be the pick of the bowlers, but he's bowled well to take 4-33.

England don't look in the good shape they did.

17:11

FALL OF WICKET

205-7 (Chris Woakes, 65.5 ov)

Mitchell Marsh to Chris Woakes Out LBW

17:03

17:03

Chris Woakes joins Jos Buttler in the middle for England.....

17:02

Wicket: ENG 199-6 (64 Overs) - S Curran out for 15 ... caught by Smith at 2nd slip off Marsh....

16:54

Next Man Out? - Curran or Buttler

Mr Predictor say Next Man Out - Curran


England will be looking to survive the rest of this session without losing anymore wickets and try and regroup tomorrow

16:52

Score Update: ENG 186-5 (62 Overs) - S Curran 7*, JC Buttler 8*

16:44

Six... Curran smacks Cummins into the crowd..... and is then plumb LBW... but wait it's a No Ball..... Not Out....

16:39

Sam Curran making his first appearance in this Ashes series.... batting at Number 7 for England and gets off the mark first ball....

16:39

ENG 176-5 (59.4 Overs) -  Bairstow out LBW for 22 - bowled Cummins

England in trouble again here at the Oval this afernoon.

16:28

16:24

ENG 170-4 (57 Overs) - JM Bairstow 22, JC Buttler 0

Different air to things now, you'd expect Australia to take something from Joe Roots dismissal.

16:19

FALL OF WICKET

Pat Cummins bowls good length delivery to Joe Root, and that’s the end of his stay in the middle, clean bowled! Bowled him!

16:17

ENG 170-3 (56 Overs) - Root 57, JM Bairstow 22

England slowing down here, first run since tea was a bye.
16:07

ENG 169-3 (53 Overs) - Root 57, JM Bairstow 22

Match Winner 3-Way - England | Draw | Australia

16:04

ENGLAND GIVING IT AWAY

A lot of debate on Twitter about England batsmen giving wickets away, you would have to counteract that with the amount of drops from Australia - it's probably even now.

15:42

AT TEA

ENG 169-3 (52 Overs) - Root 57, JM Bairstow 22

England have to be happy with where they are right now, reasonable score and two quality batsmen holding down the fort.

15:33

15:28

ENG 164-3 (48 Overs) - Root 56, JM Bairstow 18

15:26

TEA AROUND THE CORNER

You would expect England to go in without losing a wicket here, Root and Bairstow are looking to dig in.

15:18

ENG 152-3 (46 Overs) - Root 50, JM Bairstow 14

JM Bairstow taking his chances when they come.

15:13

HALF CENTURY

Joe Root brings up his half century, batting well so far, despite some luck from dropped catches.

15:06

ODDS AGAINST AUSTRALIA

In 101 Test matches at The Oval, in only 3 of those have the team choosing to bowl first won.

14:58

ENG 135-3 (41 Overs) - Root 47, JM Bairstow 2

This match seems to be blunder after blunder, it could come down to who makes the fewer mistakes, rather than great moments. Australia have a sniff now, can they push it?

14:50

FALL OF WICKET

130-3 (Ben Stokes, 39.5 Ov)

Maybe a little too eager to score, that isn't a ball that should get you out.

Mitchell Marsh bowls it short of length to Ben Stokes, out Caught by Lyon!

14:49

14:42

ENG 130-2 (39 Overs) - Root 44, Stokes 20

Ben Stokes wasting no time to score runs.

Drinks come out.

14:39

MAN OF MANY LIVES

It's cats that are said to get nine lives isn't it? Joe Root isn't far from that right now, taking three of them already. I don't think he's going to get the rest so he's going to have to make the most of this one for England.

I can see a century for him here.

14:31

Can England at least tie the series?

Match Winner 3-Way - England | Draw | Australia

14:25

Stokes is looking good

ENG 111-2 (35.0 Overs)

Root 38, Stokes 5