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    As it happened: England vs Australia, 5th Ashes Test, Day 1

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    Australia 1st innings:

    90 overs (Stumps): Australia end the first day of the 5th Ashes Test at Kennington Oval in London at 307 for 4. Steven Smith (66*) and nightwatchman Peter Siddle (18*) are the overnight batsmen.

    End of over 88: The second new ball worked for England. Shane Watson's superb innings of 176 came to an end after he was caught brilliantly by Kevin Pietersen at deep backward square off a Stuart Broad delivery in the 88th over. Watson and Steven Smith put on 145 runs for the fourth wicket. Australia 296 for 4.

    End of over 82: Cautious batting by both Shane Watson and Steven Smith, putting on 119 runs for the fourth wicket. Watson had a reprieve when he reviewed an lbw decision in the 82nd over and replays showed the Chris Woakes delivery was going over the stumps. England also opted to take the second new ball after 82 overs.

    End of over 69: Shane Watson reached 150, with Steven Smith giving him good support. The pair have put on 84 runs for the fourth wicket. Australia 228 for 3.

    End of over 58 (Tea): Shane Watson and Steven Smith saw Australia through to tea without any further damage. The highlight of the second session was Watson's hundred. Australia 183 for 3 at tea.

    End of over 45: This is the moment, second ball from James Anderson and Shane Watson drives it past the cover field to reach his maiden Ashes century and first from 25 Tests. Watson had been waiting for this and what a relief for the right-handed batsman.

    End of over 43: James Anderson pitches a length ball and a good forward push from Michael Clarke but the ball deflects from his pads to hit the off-stump. Australia 144 for 3.

    End of over 34: Graem Swann gets the wicket of Chris Rogers yet again caught at first slip by Jonathan Trott. The ball spun away from the left-hander a bit, but enough to take the outside edge to the slip, where Trott took a good low catch.

    End of over 29 (Lunch): The morning session completely belonged to Australia after some power hitting from Shane Watson, who looked in great touch and inching towards his century. Watson (80*) and Chris Rogers (21*) guided Australia to 112 for 1 at lunch.

    End of over 23: A nervous debutant Simon Kerrigan bowls his first over and Shane Watson scores two boundaries off him. Meanwhile, Watson scored his 21st fifty off 61 balls, quite a fluent knock so far.

    End of over 20: Shane Watson looks in some kind of form as he is playing positive cricket with able support from Chris Rogers at the other end. Australia 55 for 1.

    End of over 5: David Warner throws away his wicket after playing a loose shot. James Anderson pitches it full and Warner goes for the drive to get a thin edge to Matt Prior behind the stumps. Australia 11 for 1.

    Toss and team news: Australian skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat. For Australia Mitchell Starc is back and James Faulkner make debut while Simon Kerrigan and Chris Woakes get their first Test for England.

    At 3-0 up with one to play, England have already retained the Ashes and won the series - the first time since the 1950s they've won three successive Test campaigns against their oldest rivals.

    But they still have plenty to play as they've never won four Tests against Australia in England and have never taken any Ashes series by a 4-0 margin, although they did win 4-1 in Australia in 1911/12 and in 1928/29 before taking a six-match series against an Australia side weakened by defections to the unofficial World Series Cricket 5-1 in 1978/79.