The Ashes 5th Test: Ton-up Steve Smith strengthens Australia's grip

Australia began the evening session on 397-6 and scored 95 runs in 11.5 overs before the declaration. Chris Woakes claimed his first test wicket when he had James Faulkner caught for 23 and Graeme Swann bowled Mitchell Starc for 13.

updated: August 23, 2013 00:52 IST
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London: Steven Smith's maiden Test hundred ensured Australia maintained their grip on the Ashes finale at The Oval on Thursday. (Day 2 highlights)

Smith's 138 not out powered Australia to an imposing first innings total of 492 for nine declared on the second day as they sought a consolation win after England had already taken the series at 3-0 up. (Scorecard)

When bad light ended play for the day, England were 32 without loss, a deficit of 460 runs. (Day 2 in pics)

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