Play has been abandoned for the day as the rains have stopped to cease at The Oval. So, as it stands England are at 247 for four, trailing Australia’s first innings total of 492 for nine declared by 245 runs. Ian Bell is batting on 29 and Chris Woakes is on 15 for England. That means that no ball was bowled on Day Four. That is it from us for today, join us tomorrow for all the action from Day Five — the last day of the Ashes 2013.
Play has been abandoned for the day at The Oval #Ashes
Lunch is over but there is no play yet as the rain continues to play spoilsport. Surely England have done enough to earn a draw and remain undefeated in the series? Well follow our live updates here and find out.
“There isn’t anything in the forecast for even an optimist to cling on to!” – The weather for The Oval, as just read on air #Ashes
Early lunch to be taken at The Oval at 12.30 pm (GMT) due to rain. We will be bringing you all the live updates as soon as the play begins.
Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the most-awaited blockbuster series of the season, the Ashes 2013. I, Shrikant Shankar, will bring you momentary updates of the action from Day Four of the fifth Test at The Oval. England are chasing history while Australia will look to end the poor tour with a win before heading back home.
Check the third day report here and the talking points here.