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How to watch the Ashes online or on TV: England vs Australia fifth Test live stream, TV guide

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The fifth Test of the Ashes is here, with Australia looking to rubber-stamp their retention of the urn against England as the two sides head to The Oval in London. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming the match online, or watching it on TV.

The first ball of the final Test in what has been one of Australia’s longest tours of England in recent memory will be bowled at 8pm (AEST) on Thursday, September 12.

That means it’ll be actually 11am local time in London, with play expected to conclude at around 3:30am (AEST) each day.

Australia come into the Test with the urn already under their grasp, given a drawn series would be enough for them to retain and they lead two Tests to one, but there is still plenty on the line, with an outright series victory still up for grabs after a thrilling victory in Manchester.

How to watch the match on TV

As with the rest of the Ashes series, and breaking from the current broadcast detail for home matches with Cricket Australia, the fifth Test of Australia’s tour to England will be available on Channel 9.

Their coverage of each day’s play will be available on free to air TV through secondary channel, 9Gem.

The broadcast will be available on Channel 95 in high definition, or 92 in standard definition, and will commence at 7:30pm (AEST) each evening of the Test, half an hour before the first ball.

How to live stream the match online

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If you’d prefer to live stream the action from the fifth Test of the Ashes, then you’ll also need to go through the Nine Network, who have exclusive TV and digital rights to the series.

Their coverage as a live stream will be exactly the same as what you’d otherwise be able to see on TV, and will be provided through the app known as 9Now.

9Now is free to use, as with the TV network, however, you will need to sign up with a valid email address and other details before you’ll be allowed to access the stream.

You will also be able to tune in here through The Roar. We will cover each and every ball, over, session and day of the match with our live scores, blogs and highlights throughout the contest.