Mitchell Marsh celebrates taking the wicket of England's Jack Leach (unseen) for 21 runs at The Oval in London on Friday. Glyn Kirk/ AFP
Australia dismissed England for 294 on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test at the Oval on Friday, with dangerman Jos Buttler adding just six to his overnight score.
Buttler counter-attacked on Thursday after an England collapse but was bowled by Pat Cummins for 70 as he tried to smash the paceman.
Jack Leach was bowled by Mitchell Marsh in the following over, with the recalled all-rounder returning figures of 5-46.
Cummins, the top-ranked bowler in the world, took 3-84.
Tim Paine's Australia are seeking their first series win in England since 2001 and will fancy their chances of building a substantial first-innings lead on a pitch that looks good for batting.
The home side, desperate to level the series at 2-2, have struggled to find consistency and contributed to their own downfall at the Oval, slipping from 170-3 to 226-8 on Thursday.
England captain Joe Root scored 57 after he was dropped three times while opener Rory Burns scored 47.
Australia won at Old Trafford last week to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series, meaning they will retain the Ashes urn regardless of the result at the Oval.Agence France-Presse
Joe Root is determined the “spicy” nature of England’s latest clash with Australia won’t prove a distraction when the arch rivals meet for a place in the World Cup final.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon says his side will be the underdogs when they face hosts England in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals. “They have been the No. 1 team for a couple of years now.
Australia and India will be aiming to finish top of the World Cup league phase and so avoid facing hosts England in the semi-finals as they prepare for the final day of round-robin matches.
Organised under the aegis of Dubai Sports Council, the events attracted more than 25,000 in-person spectators, including thousands of boisterous supporters at the IPL finale.
The highly-anticipated card will take place at MotoSpace on Friday, November 26, and will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.
In addition, on December 4th and 5th, fans will be able to watch the “Sleeping Beauty” ice show, directed by Olympic figure skating champion, Tatiana Navka, the Olympic champion in figure skating.