Highlights from Day One of the fifth Ashes test between Australia and England at The Oval, uploaded by Cricket Australia on their YouTube channel.
Shane Watson exorcised all his demons of the past by scoring a magnificent century to take Australia to a total of 307 for four at stumps on Day One of the fifth Ashes 2013 Test at The Oval. Watson was dismissed for 176. Steven Smith was unbeaten on 66 at the end of the day along with Peter Siddle on 18. Watson and Smith put together a 145-run partnership for the fourth wicket to hand Australia the upper hand going into Day Two.
Watson’s aggressive batting on a flat track vindicated Michael Clarke’s decision to bat first after winning the toss. Australia handed a debut to James Faulkner and brought in Mitchell Starc into their starting eleven, replacing Usman Khawaja and Jackson Bird. England also made two changes as Chris Woakes and Simon Kerrigan made their debuts. They replaced the injured Tim Bresnan and Jonny Bairstow.