Live Report: England vs Australia, 5th Test, The Oval
It had been approaching for a while, and now the rain has arrived just as the players took drinks. Australia very much on top at the moment. It’s been a superb opening stand. England have looked flat today. Question marks over why Mark Wood wasn’t used earlier and Moeen Ali is obviously not fully fit. A lot of miles in the legs of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes. Still plenty needed for Australia, but it would be a remarkable end to a remarkable series if they chased it. Tomorrow’s forecast has improved.
For now, it’s not great. Miller has dangled his seaweed. Meanwhile, tea will be taken at 3.10pm.