The Ashes | England Vs Australia | 5th Test Match-Day 2

Ashes
England vs Australia

08/21/2015

England Vs Australia 5th Test Match, Cricket Highlights - 2015 - 21st August. Australia Tour of England, 5th Test Match: England V Australia at Kennington Oval, London International Cricket Stadium, Aug 20-24, 2015 Cricket Highlights.

Australia Squad: 1 Michael Clarke(C), 2 Steven Smith, 3 Pat Cummins, 4 Fawad Ahmed, 5 Bradd Haddin, 6 Josh Hazlewood, 7 Mitchell Johnson, 8 Natan Lyon, 9 Mitchell Marsh, 10 Shaun Marsh, 11 Peter Nevill, 12 Chris Rogers, 13 Peter Siddle, 14 Mitchell Stark, 15 Adam Voges, 16, David Warner, 17 Shane Watson, 18 Ryan Harris

England Squad: 1 Alastair Cook(C), 2 Moeen Ali, 3 James Anderson, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Ian Bell, 6 Stuart Board, 7 Jos Buttler, 8 Steven Finn, 9 Adam Lyth, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Joe Root, 12 Ben Stokes, 13 Mark Wood ,.

There have been times since Australia lost the Ashes series at Trent Bridge when Michael Clarke has not seemed all that concerned about his Test send-off, but on the first day of the final Investec Test at The Oval, Australia promised to give him a good one all the same.

This was a vision of the Ashes series as many had envisaged it. Australia will delight, as they should, in the success for their upcoming leadership team of captain Steven Smith, who conquered scratchy beginnings to deliver an unbeaten, old-fashioned 78 (well, vinyl is in again, after all), and vice-captain David Warner, his pugnacious moustache removed as if he was determined to prove he can adhere to the responsibilities of middle management, and whose 85 set the tone with its controlled aggression and sound judgment.

For Clarke, an incumbent captain trying to keep body and soul together before he retires - with some relief he says - there was less personally to celebrate. He was fortunate not to be out first ball and reached 15, a lofted on-drive against Moeen Ali has most assertive moment, before he feathered a ball from Ben Stokes to the wicketkeeper. Clarke reviewed, but Real-Time Snicko confirmed an edge sensed by umpire Kumar Dharmasena but too faint for Hot Spot.

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