The fifth and final Test between England and Australia was played in London’s Kennington Oval, where the hosts won by a score of 49 runs.
Australia’s second innings was dismissed for 334 in the 384-run chase, with Stuart Broad taking two wickets in his farewell Test match. As a result of Australia winning the first two Tests, England now trails Australia 2-2 in the Ashes series. David Warner and Usman Khawaja, the opening pair for Australia, put together a 140-run opening stand before being dismissed by Chris Woakes to start the day. Then, Mark Wood released Marnus Labuschagne for 13, dropping England to 169/3. Then, Steve Smith and Travis Head put together a flawless rescue effort, scoring 95 runs together for the fourth wicket. The last session, which started after a rain delay, was, however, controlled by England.
Australia lost four wickets in a span of 11 runs as Woakes once again served as the enforcer, with Moeen Ali providing solid support from the other end. Moeen added three more wickets, while Woakes closed the innings with four.