The Ashes 5th Test, England vs Australia as it happened: Watson's century gives Australia Day 1 honours

Shane Watson defied his critics with a sensational 176 as Australia dominated Day 1 of the fifth and final Test.

updated: August 22, 2013 12:40 IST
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The Ashes series may have been won by hosts England but a wounded Australian side have promised to go out with a bang. On a flat batting pitch at The Oval, they punished the English bowlers for 90 overs. (Commentary/Scorecard)

23:00 (IST): The day has well and truly belonged to Shane Watson as he powered his way to a fluent 176. He was ultimately dismissed 3 overs from the end of the day but after four poor Tests, Watson has finally come good. James Anderson was the pick of the bowlers for England, ending with 2/52. He could have had Watson as well, who was dropped by Alastair Cook on 104...

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