With an assailable 3-0 lead in the series, England went into the ffifth and final test at The Oval with two new players in the form of Chris Woakes and Simon Kerrigan.

The two youngsters were handed over the England Test cap by Sir Ian Botham. Former England captain Mike Gatting said, "To be in an Ashes series is wonderful. To have someone like Beefy [Ian Botham] giving the caps out, they should be very proud.

Left-arm spinner Kerrigan from Lancashire has not played international cricket in any format. While all-rounder Woakes is yet to play for England in Test cricket, he has played in 13 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and four Twenty20 Internationals.