Ashes 2013 Live Cricket Score: England vs Australia, 5th Test Day 3 at The Oval

Joe Root was at the crease for England at the end of Day Two © Getty Images

Aug 23, 2013

England will resume their first innings on 32 for no loss on Day Three of the fifth Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval.

Young Steven Smith scored his maiden Test ton on Day Two as Australia took advantage of the match, declaring their innings at 492 for nine. Smith remained unbeaten on 138. England, meanwhile, finished the day at 32 for no loss trailing Australia by 460 runs. Skipper Alastair Cook was on 17 and Joe Root was on 13.

For Smith, a first hundred in his 12-Test career was all the more welcome as he’d fallen 11 runs short during the drawn third Ashes match in Manchester.

But he achieved the coveted landmark in style Thursday with an on-driven six off occasional medium-pacer Jonathan Trott.

Catch the live scorecard and ball by ball updates of the fifth Ashes Test between England and Australia here

Catch the live blog of Day Two of the fifth Ashes Test here