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England vs Australia, 5th Ashes Test, Day 2: Steve Smith Leads Australia's Revival As England Eye Huge Target - In Pics

Steve Smith's 71 helped Australia recover from a batting collapse as the visitors frustrated England by establishing a first-innings lead in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Friday. Australia were eventually bowled out with what became the last ball of the second day for 295, 12 runs ahead of England's 283. It looked as if England would enjoy a sizeable advantage as veteran seamer Stuart Broad sparked a slump that saw Australia decline from 115-2 to 185-7. But Smith and Australia captain Pat Cummins (36) kept England at bay with an eighth-wicket stand of 54. Australia, as the holders, are assured of retaining the Ashes at 2-1 up, and only need to avoid defeat at The Oval to secure their first Test series win away to England in 22 years.

England vs Australia, 5th Ashes Test, Day 2
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Steve Smith's 71 helped Australia recover from a batting collapse as the visitors frustrated England by establishing a first-innings lead in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Friday. Australia were eventually bowled out with what became the last ball of the second day for 295, 12 runs ahead of England's 283. It looked as if England would enjoy a sizeable advantage as veteran seamer Stuart Broad sparked a slump that saw Australia decline from 115-2 to 185-7. But Smith and Australia captain Pat Cummins (36) kept England at bay with an eighth-wicket stand of 54. Australia, as the holders, are assured of retaining the Ashes at 2-1 up, and only need to avoid defeat at The Oval to secure their first Test series win away to England in 22 years.

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