- July 27, 2023 23:01Australia 61/1 - Stumps
Drifting down the leg and Bairstow cannot stop it. Leg byes for four! Broad bowling with two leg slips. Only four runs in that over and that will be stumps on day 1.
A more or less Australia’s day. Winning the toss, put England to bat first and got it all out for 283 inside 55 overs.
Khawaja and Labuschagne have batted well and kept their wickets intact. Australia trails by 222 runs.
David Warner was the only wicket that fell for Australia after adding 49 runs for the opening wicket.
Woakes and Wood had a good spell and so did Anderson and Broad in their second spell. A comfortable end for Australia though on the first day of the fifth Ashes Test here at The Oval, London.
- July 27, 2023 22:58Australia 57/1 in 24 overs
Anderson gets the ball to do something off the pitch but no success yet for him. Has bowled with better control in his second spell. A maiden.
- July 27, 2023 22:49Australia 55/1
Labuschagne is off the mark on his 12th ball. And finally a run off the bat after 33 balls! Anderson bowls full and Khawaja drives towards covers for a four! Five runs in that over.
- July 27, 2023 22:45Australia 50/1
Stuart Broad is back again as well from the other end. A bit of a swing for Broad and he troubles Khawaja straight up! Another maiden.
- July 27, 2023 22:41Australia 50/1 in 20 overs
James Anderson is back into the attack. He starts his new spell with a maiden. Runs have dried up for Australia. Marnus Labuschagne is yet to open his account.
- July 27, 2023 22:30Australia 50/1 in 18 overs
Fifty for Australia! Was a steady start until the Warner wicket. A 49-run stand for the opening wicket and seeing out the new ball in the third session.
A good spell by Woakes and Wood as well. They both made their impact with the bat and now doing well with the ball.
- July 27, 2023 22:25Australia 49/1
Warner departs! Woakes induces an edge and the ball goes straight to the slips. First wicket down for Australia. Consistently hitting top-of-off has rewarded Woakes. A good catch by Zak Crawley too at second slip. A wicket maiden by Woakes.
- July 27, 2023 22:14Australia 48/0
Too full by Woakes and Khawaja drives it straight for four! Easy pickings. Only a boundary in that over.
- July 27, 2023 22:11Australia 44/0 in 14 overs
The ball hasn’t been doing a lot for the English bowlers. Both Warner and Khawaja are looking at ease so far. English bowlers are sticking to good length in and around the off-stump line so the scoring hasn’t been easy as well.
- July 27, 2023 22:00Moeen Ali won’t be taking field today
The English spinning all-rounder suffered a groin injury while batting and won’t be taking field today, England Cricket has said.
- July 27, 2023 21:53Australia 37/0
Chris Woakes is introduced and Warner welcomes him with a cover drive for four. Australian openers are taking no risk. Only attacking deliveries that are meant to be hit. Only four runs in that over.
- July 27, 2023 21:50Australia 33/0
Mark Wood into the attack replacing Anderson, who looked out of touch in the first spell. Too full, Khawaja drives straight, not much power though, only two runs.
- July 27, 2023 21:40Australia 30/0
Down the leg by Anderson and Khawaja tucks it away for four. Easy pickings for the left-hander. Five runs in the over.
- July 27, 2023 21:36Australia 25/0
Broad to Warner and a huge appeal by England for caught behind. Umpire says not out. Stokes reviews and the ultraedge shows it has touched the shoulder rather than the bat. Not out. The ball had moved a bit away from Warner, squaring him up but doesn’t get the edge. Two runs in that over.
- July 27, 2023 21:30Australia 23/0 in 6 overs
Too wide by Anderson and Warner thrashes it towards cover point for a four! Five runs in that over.
- July 27, 2023 21:24Australia 15/0
Anderson goes too full and too straight and Khawaja punches it down the ground for a four!.
- July 27, 2023 21:19Australia 11/0 in 3 overs
Broad to Warner. Down the leg and the ball goes for a four. Leg byes. Next ball, similar delivery and this time Warner gets to touch the ball that goes for a four! Expensive over for England.
- July 27, 2023 21:16Australia 3/0
James Anderson to share the new ball. Two runs in that over.
- July 27, 2023 21:08Australia 1/0
Stuart Broad with the new ball, Usman Khawaja on the strike. Broad comes round the wicket and straightaway hits the pads. Huge appeal but given not out. One run in that over.
- July 27, 2023 21:06Back for the second innings
Players are out in the middle. 283 will be a challenging score to cross given the ball doing its bit. A tough session for Australian openers - David Warner and Usman Khawaja - to play out.
- July 27, 2023 20:55England 283/10
What a shot! Woakes smacks Starc for a straight SIX! Too full and Woakes just had to make himself a bit room and time it. Follows it up with another four. This time the ball was short, Woakes once again made room and placed towards the point region. Next ball, he goes aerial gain, pulls it towards square leg but gets caught. Fourth wicket for Starc as England gets all out for 283.
Been an interesting day. England scored at a run rate of 5.17 to get to 283 inside 55 overs. Harry Brook top-scored with 85 runs followed by Ben Duckett’s 41.
Starc got four wickets while Hazlewood and Murphy picked two wickets each. Cummins and Marsh picked one wicket each.
- July 27, 2023 20:53England 273/9
Murphy drops the fifth catch of the day! A caught & bowled chance missed. Woakes came down the track and the ball went straight towards Murphy but he couldn’t hold on to it.
- July 27, 2023 20:46England 270/9 in 53 overs
Stuart Broad hits Starc for a four! Was not in full control but the intention was to hit him through the cover point. The ball went over gully for the boundary. Next ball he comes down the track, hits the ball in the air towards mid-on, gets two.
Next ball, again tries to hit it over covers, but this time is taken by Travis Head. Short ball, Broad made room to hit but the ball went to high.
Huge appeal by Australians for LBW against James Anderson. Umpire says not out but Cummins goes for the review. The ball was pitched on middle-leg stump, but it was umpires call on wickets. Not Out!
- July 27, 2023 20:39England 263/8
Murphy into the attack from the other end. Wood slashes it towards cover point. Head dives to save the boundary but his foot was touching the ropes. Four! Murphy gets the revenge on the next ball as he clean bowls Wood, who was once again trying to open himself up to go towards the off side. Eight down England. End of the 49-run stand between Wood and Woakes that came in just 54 balls. Six runs in that over and a wicket.
- July 27, 2023 20:36England 257/7
Mitchell Starc to start the proceedings. Second ball of the session and a huge appeal by Australians for LBW and the umpire gives it out! Woakes stands in silence but reviews it after a brief pause. Ultraedge shows an inside edge. He’s saved!
Next ball, Woakes takes the aerial route and the ball goes for a four. Next, Starc induces an edge but Marsh drops it at the gully! What an over this is.
- July 27, 2023 20:32Back for third session!
Players are out in the middle for the final session of the day. Woakes and Wood were on the counter-attack before Tea. How will they approach this session?
- July 27, 2023 20:13England 250/7 - Tea
250 for England and Tea has been taken. Another balanced session. Woakes and Wood have added 38 runs for the eighth wicket partnership. Australia got four quick wickets. Brook scored 85 before getting out.
- July 27, 2023 20:01England 242/7
Woakes comes down the track and smacks Marsh over his head. Just short of the boundary, four runs! Woakes hits it towards midwicket. A long chase for Cummins and he saves it with a dive! Was a gentle push, but a well-timed one.
- July 27, 2023 19:57England 234/7
Cummins into the attack. He’s welcomed by Wood with a well-timed cover drive for a four! Hasn’t been the best of sessions for Cummins this. He drops it short and Wood slashes it, gets a top edge and the ball falls just short of the boundary. Four more!
- July 27, 2023 19:54England 226/7 in 46 overs
Mitchell Marsh is back into the attack. A good tight over. Only two runs in that over.
- July 27, 2023 19:50England 224/7
The ball has been doing a bit and that has been the challenge for the batters so far. Hence the wickets are falling in clusters. New batter needs to get his eye in.
- July 27, 2023 19:43England 222/7
Mark Wood slashes a good length ball straight for a four off Hazlewood. Now, Chris Woakes gets off the mark with a brilliant cover drive. Full and wide by Hazlewood and Woakes opens his arms.
- July 27, 2023 19:38England 213/7 in 43 overs
Brook drives for four! A straight drive. However, Starc gets the man soon. Another tempting delivery to drive, Brook gets the edge and taken at the slips. He falls for 85! England seven down now. A successful over for Australia.
- July 27, 2023 19:34England 208/6
Jonny Bairstow chops it on to his stumps! Hazlewood strikes and Bairstow departs early. England six down now. Just outside off-stump, Bairstow gets a thick inside edge and the ball crashes onto the stumps.
- July 27, 2023 19:30England 203/5 in 41 overs
200-up for England. The run rate’s been close to five throughout the innings so far.
- July 27, 2023 19:15England 195/5
OUT! Starc gets rid of Ben Stokes with a beauty. The ball reversed a bit and the off stump goes for a toss. Stokes went to play for the line but the ball moved away from him and crashed onto the stumps.
Jonny Bairstow gets off the mark with a single on the first ball. A successful over comes to an end. Two runs and a wicket of it.
- July 27, 2023 19:06England 188/4 in 37 overs
Mitchell Starc is back into the attack. First run on the board for Stokes. A good start for Starc in his new spell. Two runs in that over.
- July 27, 2023 19:02England 186/4
Two quiet overs there. Just two runs coming in those two overs by Cummins and Murphy. Ben Stokes is yet to open his account.
- July 27, 2023 18:50England 184/4
Todd Murphy is into the attack now. Moeen Ali welcomes him with a four towards midwicket. Murphy gets his man on the next ball though. Ali is bowled! Murphy gets the breakthrough. He tried slash it again but misses and the ball crashes onto the stumps. Five runs and a wicket in that over.
- July 27, 2023 18:43England 179/3
However, Cummins is getting the thrashing here. Moeen Ali pulls it over fine leg for a SIX! 100 runs partnership between Ali and Brook in 102 balls. Four to end the over by Moeen Ali. Another expensive over.
- July 27, 2023 18:42England 165/3
And a quiet over follows. Just two runs off that Hazlewood over.
Also Starc is back on the field.
- July 27, 2023 18:35England 163/3
Brook begins Cummins’ over with two back-to-back fours and 150 is up for England.
Now, Moeen Ali moves towards the leg side, Cummins follows him, is a bit too full and Ali swings it hard over mid-wicket for a SIX.
Cummins goes round the wicket, Ali swings it hard, gets beaten, Carey also misses it and four byes to end the over. Expensive over. 19 runs off it.
- July 27, 2023 18:27England 144/3
Brook cuts one for four! Easy pickings for Brook there. Short and wide from Hazlewood and he just had to time the ball.
However, Brook has been troubled by both Hazlewood and Cummins in this session. The ball is moving off the pitch and in the air as well. There have been a lot of plays and misses early in this session.
Now, Moeen Ali has some discomfort in his groin. He’s getting medical attention. And he’s back on his feet. Still stretching his legs there. Looks fine for now.
Starc is off the field to get checked.
- July 27, 2023 18:20England 138/3 in 28 overs
Josh Hazlewood from the other end. Quick single by Harry Brook to get to his half-century in just 44 balls. His seventh Test fifty in 12 matches.
Some interesting development there in the over. Starc while throwing the ball back looked in some sort of discomfort. First he was looking at his hamstring and then was seen grabbing his left shoulder.
- July 27, 2023 18:15England 135/3
Cummins round the wicket to Moeen Ali. Has pushed his length back. Ali ducks one and the ball swings late and is too far for a diving Alex Carey to collect it. Four byes to start the session.
- July 27, 2023 18:12England 131/3 in 26 overs
Harry Brook and Moeen Ali are back at the crease after Lunch. Brook is nearing his half-century while Ali is silently giving his partner the support during the counter-attack.
Australian bowlers haven’t been consistent in their line and lengths. Spinner Todd Murphy is yet to be introduced.
Cummins to start the proceedings in the second session.
- July 27, 2023 17:33England 131/3 - Lunch
Five runs in that Mitchell Marsh over. And that will be Lunch on day 1. Harry Brook and Ben Duckett fired up the batting for England in the first session.
Duckett got a run-a-ball 41 to get England going in the first hour. Australia came back with three quick wickets including Duckett, Zak Crawley, and Joe Root.
Marsh got the first breakthrough in the form of Duckett, then Cummins got Crawley out in the next over. Soon, Hazlewood got Root out to get Australia back into the game.
Brook got lucky early after Carey dropped him. After that, he smacked the Australian bowlers for his unbeaten 41-ball 48 with the help of seven fours and two sixes.
- July 27, 2023 17:29England 126/3
Brook gets to drive after a long time off Starc and gets a four. Next ball, Starc goes back to good length but Brook makes room for himself and smashes the ball towards point for a four. Two back-to-back boundaries. Now, a SIX! Starc goes short and Brook hooks it over fine leg. 14 runs in that over.
- July 27, 2023 17:24England 112/3 in 24 overs
Two quiet overs for England. Both Starc and Marsh have gone back to wicket-to-wicket lines on good length. Only three runs coming in last 12 balls.
- July 27, 2023 17:14England 109/3
Marsh brought back into the attack and Brook welcomes him with a beautiful cover drive. Four runs to start that over. 100-up for England as well.
Next ball, a bit short, and Brook pulls it for a SIX towards midwicket. A clean hit.
An expensive over for Australia. 12 runs off it.
- July 27, 2023 17:09England 97/3 in 21 overs
Mitchell Starc is back into the attack. Moeen Ali drives it on the up towards the cover region. The fielder at deep point, Usman Khawaja, had to run, he misfields and the ball goes for a four.
Brook plays it late and the ball goes between the gap of slips and gully. Another boundary of the over. 10 runs in the over.
- July 27, 2023 17:07England 87/3 in 20 overs
After 11 dot consecutive dot balls, Hazlewood bowls it too full and wide for Brook to open his arms and drive it towards the cover region for four!
- July 27, 2023 17:00England 83/3
Brook goes for another drive, gets an edge but was too wide of the slips. A four to end the over. Five runs of that Hazlewood over.
- July 27, 2023 16:52England 78/3
New batter Harry Brook hits his first four. Not in full control of the shot but gets the timing right and the ball runs past the point fielder.
Alex Carey drops Brook! A full delivery, Brook went for the drive, gets the edge, Carey had to dive to his right, gets his hands on the ball but couldn’t grab it. Was a regular keeper catch.
- July 27, 2023 16:47England 74/3 in 16 overs
Hazlewood is back into the attack. Root chops it on to his stumps. OUT! The ball seamed in just a bit and was on a good lenth, Root wanted to play it late but ended up chopping the ball onto the stumps. Three quick wickets for the Australians here. A successful over for Australia. Just a single of it and a wicket.
- July 27, 2023 16:44England 73/2 in 15 overs
Cummins has been bowling superbly here. A great spell that is continuously creating chances. Getting the ball to seam: in and out.
Root gets off the mark with a four towards the deep third. Played it late and between the gap of slips and gully.
- July 27, 2023 16:40England 68/2 in 14 overs
Moeen Ali is off the mark on his fifth ball. A gentle delivery on the pads, and Ali tucks it for two runs towards fine leg. Two runs in that over by Marsh.
- July 27, 2023 16:33England 66/2 in 13 overs
Cummins bowls a touch fuller and Crawley drives it towards covers for a four! A great shot.
Next ball, Cummins bowls back of the length that seams away and Crawley edges it to the second slip. OUT! Steve Smith doesn’t make any mistake this time. Two quick wickets for Australia.
Two new batters at the crease now - Moeen Ali at number three, Joe Root at number four.
- July 27, 2023 16:25England 62/1 in 12 overs
Crawley comes down the track against Marsh and then drives the ball straight for a four! A classy shot.
Ball going down the leg, Australia appeals, and umpire says not out. Cummins and co. discuss and take the DRS. Ultraedge shows there’s a slight nick off the glove and Australia picks first wicket. Duckett OUT on 41, which came off 41 balls with the help of three fours.
- July 27, 2023 16:14England 51/0 in 9 overs
Change in bowling from the other end as well. Mitchell Marsh into the attack. Duckett has been continously looking to attack by shuffling at the crease: either making room or going across the stumps.
It was a noball by Marsh on the last ball.
Dropped! A rather tough chance there at the slips. A full stretch dive by Steve Smith, gets his hands on the ball but couldn’t hold on to it. Crawley survives.
- July 27, 2023 16:09England 46/0
Pat Cummins into the attack. First ball, Duckett slashes hard, gets the edge but David Warner at the first slip drops it. How costly will that be?
Duckett shrugs off it quickly and tries to attack Cummins the next ball he faces. Another example of the Bazball mindset here. Eventful over comes to an end. Five of it.
- July 27, 2023 16:05England 41/0 in 8 overs
Another appeal for Australia. Hazlewood’s ball nipped back in just a bit against Crawley. Both umpire and Pat Cummins think it was going down the leg. No review. A quite over after a long time. Just two runs in that over.
- July 27, 2023 16:03England 39/0
Runs coming easily for England. Six singles in that Mitchell Starc over.
- July 27, 2023 15:54England 33/0
Duckett charges down the track and smacks the first ball for a four in this Hazlewood over. A powerful shot and Crawley had to get away from the ball quickly. A good length ball, but wide enough to open the arms. Another good over for England. Nine from that.
- July 27, 2023 15:50England 24/0 in 5 overs
A rather slow start for England? Not much attacking shots on offer so far.
And just as we say, Duckett just comes down the track, makes a bit of a room for himself, and slashes a full ball by Starc for a four towards the point.
Duckett hits another full ball on the pads for a four towards the mid-wicket region. Easy pickings for the English opener. 11 runs in that over by Starc.
- July 27, 2023 15:43England 8/0 in 3 overs
A huge appeal by the Australians for LBW against Crawley. Umpire says not out. After a brief discussion, Pat Cummins reviews it. No shot was offered by the batter and the Mitchell Starc ball had swung in just a bit. But is missing the stumps on the review. DRS wasted, Not Out.
- July 27, 2023 15:35England 7/0
Josh Hazlewood to share the new ball. First runs on the board for England and Ben Duckett. Just drifting down the leg and Duckett is happy to tuck it towards fine leg.
Hazlewood quickly gets his line and length right. Two close calls there. Duckett almost edges on the first but gets beaten; he edges the second one but falls short of the slips.
Another ball towards the leg and a single for Duckett.
Crawley drives the first ball he faces off Hazlewood and it goes for a four! First boundary of the match. Seven runs in that over.
- July 27, 2023 15:30England 0/0
England openers - Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett - are out in the middle. Mitchell Starc with the new ball. Cloud cover over The Oval.
Right on the money by Starc. Just outside off-stump with a hint of swing on offer. Crawley happy to leave the ball alone. No run from that over. A maiden to start with.
- July 27, 2023 15:26Here we go again!
The players are out in the middle for the national anthems.
- July 27, 2023 15:24England and Australia at The Oval
The last time Australia played at The Oval was against India last month in the World Test Championship 2023 Final. It won the match convincingly to be crowned as the champions.
England defeated South Africa by nine wickets the last time it played here.
- July 27, 2023 15:16Stokes ready to end series on high after ‘emotionless’ draw
England would almost certainly have beaten Australia in the fourth Test to arrive at The Oval 2-2 but not a single ball was bowled as the rain poured down on the final day.
- July 27, 2023 15:05England playing XI
Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
- July 27, 2023 15:04Australia playing XI
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Josh Hazlewood, Todd Murphy
- July 27, 2023 15:01Toss Update
Australia captain Pat Cummins wins the toss for the first time in this series and opts to field.
He says there’s a bit cloud cover and the wicket looks good. One change - Todd Murphy is in, Cameron Green is out.
England captain Ben Stokes too wanted to have a bowl first, keeping the overcast conditions in mind.
- July 27, 2023 14:53Todd Murphy to play?
Todd Murphy has been seen marking his run up and so is Mitchell Marsh. Will Australia go in with a specialist spinner after playing an all-pace attack in the fourth Test?
- July 27, 2023 14:49Australia squad for fifth Test
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Josh Hazlewood, Todd Murphy, Scott Boland, Marcus Harris, Michael Neser, Josh Inglis
- July 27, 2023 14:44Overcast skies in London
It’s overcast over The Oval. There is a bit of chance for rain but so far everything’s as per schedule.
- July 27, 2023 14:34Australia eager to end long wait for series win in England
Ashes-holder Australia has arrived in London for a series finale at The Oval starting Thursday with the urn secured at 2-1 up with one to play after England dominated the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
- July 27, 2023 14:30ENG vs AUS: When and where to watch the fifth Ashes Test?
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