Home > News >

Ashes 2013: Australia reach 112/1 at lunch on Day 1 of 5th Test at The Oval

Ashes 2013: Australia reach 112/1 at lunch on Day 1 of 5th Test at The Oval

Shane Watson scored a quick-fire 80 off 77 balls © Getty Images

By Shrikant Shankar

Aug 21, 2013

After losing the early wicket of David Warner, Australia reached a total of 112 for one as lunch was taken on Day One of the fifth Ashes 2013 Test at The Oval. Shane Watson has reached 80 off 77 balls to guide Australia.

Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat. Australia made two changes to their starting line-up and gave left-arm pacer James Faulkner his Test debut. He replaced the out-of-form Usman Khawaja. Another left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc came in for Jackson Bird. England handed all-rounder Chris Woakes and left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan their Test debuts. They replaced the injured Tim Bresnan and Jonny Bairstow.

Australian openers Warner and Chris Rogers began cautiously as James Anderson and Stuart Broad bowled a testing spell. That spell got the early breakthrough England wanted as Warner poked at a full delivery from Anderson outside off stump and edged it to wicketkeeper Matt Prior. He was guilty of not moving his feet at all.

Watson came in at No 3 and started hitting fours immediately. He got a little lucky as he could have been dismissed by Broad leg-before, but the umpire ruled him not out. But once Watson got into the thirties, he got into the groove. He targeted debutants Woakes and Kerrigan. He pulled and drove Woakes as he raced to his 21st half-century.

Kerrigan conceded 10 runs off his first over and then 18 off his second. Watson did most of the damage. Rogers seemed happy to play second fiddle and just provided Watson enough support from the other end. Watson hit four fours in Kerrigan’s second over in international cricket and that prompted captain Alastair Cook to bring back Broad into the attack.

When lunch was taken, it was Australia who had the upper hand in the Test.

Brief scores:

Australia 112 for 1 (Chris Rogers 21*, Shane Watson 80*) vs England.

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

(Shrikant Shankar previously worked with Mobile ESPN, where he did audio commentary for many matches involving India, Indian Premier League and Champions League Twenty20. He has also written many articles involving other sports for ESPNSTAR.com. You can follow him on Twitter @Shrikant_23)

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Colombo

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Dhaka


Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 68 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wickets (D/L method)

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 87 runs


Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Canberra


SL vs Eng: Buttler practices wicketkeeping in nets

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014, 2nd ODI at Chittagong: Highlights

Australia vs South Africa 2014, 5th ODI at Sydney: Highlights

Quinton de Kock’s century in vain as Australia register two wicket win over South Africa

Saeed Ajmal: 99 per cent bowlers will fail 15 degree test

Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque register second-highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in ODIs

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 Bangladesh Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014 India New Zealand Pakistan South Africa South Africa tour of Australia 2014 South Africa vs Australia South Africa vs Australia 2014 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2014 Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 2014

Cheteshwar Pujara: I’m well prepared for Australia tour

Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher miss India’s first tour game in Australia

Indians vs Cricket Australia XI, 1st tour game: Aussies fumble to 159/7 at tea

IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal: Supreme Court hearing on Mudgal panel to resume today

Indians vs Cricket Australia XI, 1st Tour Game at Adelaide: Pacers ensure advantage at Lunch

Myth Busting — did Sachin Tendulkar’s rate of scoring become slower in the second half of his career?

Single-wicket cricket match between John Grange and James Sadler lasts three days

Bill Ashdown and Bert Wensley beat a team of 11 all by themselves

Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina in interesting tussle ahead of India’s Test series against Australia

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014-15: Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Manish Pandey will get another chance to impress in final

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

681 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Australian cricketers

Watch Free Live Streaming & Telecast of Indian Super League (ISL) 2014 Football 37th Match between Kerala Blasters FC vs Atletico de Kolkata

PK Tharki Chokro making: Rancho aka Aamir Khan and Munna Bhai aka Sanjay Dutt shake legs to this folk number

Simbu-Hansika’s Vaalu slated for Christmas release!

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein: Will Raman and Ishita help Mihika with her plans?

Alibaba to launch its Taobao marketplace in international markets: Reuters

8 reasons to add rosemary to your diet

eBay India ‘Black Friday’ sale kicks off today

How many calories do bananas have?

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here