Ashes 2015 live: Australia close in on Fifth Test victory after reaching 481 before dismantling England

Follow the latest news and updates from the Ashes Fifth Test at The Oval where England are looking to clinch a 4-1 victory over Australia

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Australia look set to win the final Test of the Ashes series after reaching 481 and then leaving England on 108-7 at close of play.

● England wickets: Jonny Bairstow (13), Ben Stokes (15), Jos Buttler (1), Stuart Broad (0), Joe Root (6), Ian Bell (10), Adam Lyth (19), Alastair Cook (22)

● Australia bowled out for 481 as Smith stars with 143

● Finn ends with 3-90, Moeen 3-102 and Stokes 3-133. Finn removed Marsh to take his 100th Test wicket

Follow the live Ashes action below:

 

Please allow a moment for the blog to load...

Remaining Tour fixtures:

20-24 August: Fifth Test - The Oval

31 August: Twenty20 - The SWALEC Stadium

3 September: 1st ODI - The Ageas Bowl

5 September: 2nd ODI - Lord's

8 September: 3rd ODI - Old Trafford

11 September: 4th ODI - Headingley

13 September: 5th ODI - Old Trafford

Comments