England will need a miracle to escape from a defeat in the final Test © Getty Images
England will need a miracle to escape from a defeat in the final Test © Getty Images

Australia will push for a win as they had reduced England to 107 for 8 in their first innings, after putting up a strong total of 481 in the fifth and final inconsequential Ashes 2015 Test at The Oval on Saturday. England were trailing by 374 runs and needed 174 more to avoid follow-on, which is unlikely as they had no specialist batsman at the crease. Moeen Ali was at the crease alongwith Mark Wood, but England will need nothing less than a miracle to save themselves in this Test. Mitchell Marsh led Australia’s bowling attack as he claimed three wickets, while comeback man Peter Siddle bagged two wickets. Catch live cricket scores and cricket updates of the 5th Ashes 2015 Test between England and Australia, Day 3, here

It was once again a day that belonged to Australia as they continue to prove that they have strong character. Steven Smith scored his 11th century of the Test career and David Warner and Adam Voges slammed half-centuries to help Australia reach a strong total.

England were hapless once again with the bat as they stumbled against an inspired Australian bowling attack. Alastair Cook scored 21-ball 22 and he remained the top-scorer in the England innings on the second day. Ashes 2015 5th Test at The Oval: Australia gave glimpse of what could have happened

Marsh would have had his fourth wicket had he not overstepped in the 37th over of the innings, when Wood was caught in the first slip by Voges. Catch live cricket scores and cricket updates of the 5th Ashes 2015 Test between England and Australia, Day 3, here