Fast bowling coach David Saker says England's batsman can match Australia's first innings score and set up the chance of a victory. Saker spoke to ECB at the end of Day Two at The Oval where Australia declared on 492 for nine. In reply, England finished the day on 32 without loss.
Steven Smith scored his maiden century as Australia took advantage of the fifth Ashes Test at the end of Day Two at The Oval. Australia declared at 492 for nine as Smith remained unbeaten on 138. England finished the day at 32 for no loss trailing Australia by 460 runs. Alastair Cook was on 17 and Joe Root was on 13.