Rain washed out the entire morning session on Day Two of the fifth Ashes 2013 Test at The Oval. Persistent rain first delayed the start and then failed to cease as an early lunch was taken to avoid losing more time.
Australia finished Day One at 307 for four after having elected to bat first on a flat track. Shane Watson top-scored with a magnificent 176 off 247 balls coming in at No 3. This was his third century in Test cricket and his first in an Ashes series. His innings consisted of 25 fours and one six. He was dismissed with just two overs left in the day.
Steven Smith gave give good support with a partnership worth 145 runs. Smith is unbeaten on 66 and along with nightwatchman Peter Siddle batting on 18. David Warner (6) fell early to James Anderson. He edged a full delivery to wicketkeeper Matt Prior. Chris Rogers (23) was dismissed by Graeme Swann. He edged a spinning delivery to Jonathan Trott. Michael Clarke (7) was bowled by Anderson.