ENGLAND are on top as Australia look to complete their first Ashes series away win since 2001.
Australia retained the Urn in Manchester after Joe Root's men failed to bat out the final day - but the hosts have fought hard to put themselves in a position to win the fifth Test at The Oval.
Australia are 2-1 up in the Ashes series with one Test left to playCredit: Getty Images - Getty
After the tailed wagged and England posted 294 in their first innings, Jofra Archer got to work and his 6-62 had the Aussies skittled for just 225.
Joe Denly - just hours after the birth of his second child - and Rory Burns had to contend with a fearsome late spell from the Australian quicks, but saw England through to 9-0 at stumps.
That's a lead of 78 on a pitch which becomes notoriously difficult to bat on into days four and five.
When is the fifth Ashes Test?
THE final Test of the five-match series began on Thursday, September 12.
It is being held at Surrey CCC's home The Oval, in South London.
Play will then begin on each day at 11am - weather depending.
That's 8pm in Sydney and 7.30pm in Adelaide.
The Test is scheduled to run for five days until Monday, September 16 - and all of them are sold out.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
EVERY delivery of the series is being shown live on Sky Sports Cricket.
Coverage begins for day three at 10.30am.
If you're not a Sky customer, you can still watch by purchasing a NOW TV pass from just £9.99.
Highlights from The Oval are set to be shown on Channel 5 every day at 7pm.
What is the team news?
ENGLAND have made two changes to the side that were defeated in Manchester.
Jason Roy and Craig Overton make way from the side, with Chris Woakes and Sam Curran coming back into the side.
Ben Stokes is suffering from a shoulder issue and is unable to bowl - so will instead play as a specialist batsman.
Australia celebrated retaining the Ashes with gusto at Old Trafford and also make two changes, with Mitchell Marsh back in for Travis Head and Peter Siddle for the unfortunate Mitchell Starc.
Joe Root (c), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes.
David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Mitch Marsh, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood