After losing the early wicket of David Warner, Australia reached a total of 112 for one as lunch was taken on Day One of the fifth Ashes 2013 Test at The Oval. Shane Watson has reached 80 off 77 balls to guide Australia.

Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat. Australia made two changes to their starting line-up and gave left-arm pacer James Faulkner his Test debut. He replaced the out-of-form Usman Khawaja. Another left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc came in for Jackson Bird. England handed all-rounder Chris Woakes and left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan their Test debuts. They replaced the injured Tim Bresnan and Jonny Bairstow.