sport news The Ashes - England vs Australia SCORECARD from fifth Test at the Oval

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() The Ashes - England vs Australia SCORECARD from fifth Test at the Oval: Joe Root's men look to deny tourists first outright series victory away from home in 18 years

By Sportsmail Reporter

Published: 10:14 BST, 12 September 2019 | Updated: 15:14 BST, 12 September 2019

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Rory Burns and Joe Root took advantage of a lacklustre display by Australia to lift England to 86 for one at lunch on the first day of the fifth and final Ashes test at The Oval on Thursday.

The hosts lost the wicket of Joe Denly but Australia, who have retained the Ashes, failed to take advantage of favourable bowling conditions after winning the toss and spilled two catches as they bid to seal a

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