Australia ended day two of the ultimate Ashes Test with a slim lead of 12 within the first innings after being bowled out for 295 on the Oval.
Steve Smith led the best way with an aesthetic 71, though he survived a run-out scare on 43 when subfielder George Ealham appeared to have him out.
The former captain was saved by the third umpire, though later evaluation confirmed that the tight name might have been known as.
Pat Cummins and Todd Murphy labored brilliantly later within the day to depart Australia with a fraction of a lead, earlier than Joe Root dismissed the vacationers skipper for 36 by way of an excellent catch from Ben Stokes to finish the sport of the day.
Here, Mail Sport’s Lawrence Booth takes you thru among the stats you might have missed from an exhilarating second day of the fifth Ashes Test at Oval.
Stuart Broad’s go to wickets on the second day of the ultimate Ashes Test made him the primary Englishman to take 150 Ashes wickets
Ben Stokes joined an elite membership of all-rounders with 6,000 runs, 100 wickets and 100 catches in Test cricket
Stuart Broad grew to become the primary England bowler to take 150 Ashes wickets when he trapped Usman Khawaja leg-fore. Three Australians have taken greater than 150 England wickets: Shane Warne (195), Dennis Lillee (167) and Glenn McGrath (157).
Broad now has 20 wickets within the collection, greater than anybody on both facet. His new ball companion Jimmy Anderson, however, has simply 5 wickets at 74.
When Ben Stokes caught Alex Carey, he grew to become the third Test participant to attain 6,000 runs, take 100 wickets and maintain 100 catches, after Garry Sobers of the West Indies and Jacques Kallis of South Africa.
Steve Smith’s 71 constructed on his glorious document at The Oval, the place eight Test innings – together with two in opposition to India in June – took him 617 runs off 88.