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The Ashes fifth Test start time: England vs Australia time, date, venue, squads

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11th September, 2019

The Ashes might be retained, but Australia will still be out for a strong showing in the final Test against England as the sides head back to London for the final match.

Set to be played at one of the most famous grounds in cricket, The Oval, the first ball will be bowled at 8pm (AEST) on Thursday, September 12, with the toss to be held half an hour earlier, pending on the weather.

The match is scheduled to run for a maximum of five days, meaning the final day of the 2018-19 Ashes series will be Monday, September 16. The expected finish time on each day is around 3am (AEST).

Australia came away with a thrilling victory in the fourth Test to ensure they couldn’t lose the urn, but England could still tie the series here, with the Aussies coming in up two games to one.

A draw or victory for the hosts will ensure an outright victory in the series.

Key game information: The Ashes, fifth Test, England vs Australia

Dates: Thursday, September 12 – Monday, September 16
First ball: 8pm (AEST)
Expected daily finish time: 3am (AEST)
Venue: The Oval, London
TV: Live, 9Gem
Online: Live, 9Now
Overall record: Played 350, Australia 146, England 109, drawn 95
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus


Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root (c), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Sam Curran, Craig Overton


Tim Paine (c), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

Hours of play

First session 8pm – 10pm 7:30pm – 9:30pm 6pm – 8pm 11am – 1pm
Lunch 10pm – 10:40pm 9:30pm – 10:10pm 8pm – 8:40pm 1pm – 1:40pm
Second session 10:40pm – 12:40am 10:10pm – 12:10am 8:40pm – 10:40pm 1:40pm – 3:40pm
Tea 12:40am – 1am 12:10am – 12:30am 10:40pm – 11pm 3:40pm – 4pm
Third session 1am – 3am 12:30am – 2:30am 11pm – 1am 4pm – 6pm

Broadcast information

The match will be broadcast around Australia through the Nine Network, who also have the streaming rights. They will broadcast on 9Gem and live stream on 9Now.

Here at The Roar, you can follow every ball and day of the Test with our live scores, blog and highlights.