The Oval Cricket Ground – The Ashes – England v Australia 5th Test Match
Play starts 11:00 am
The 2019 Ashes follow on from the men’s World Cup, where reigning champions Australia will be seeking a record sixth title.
In a fresh twist for the famous sporting rivalry, the 2019 Ashes will be the first series played under the new ICC Test Championship for both teams, which will see nine of the 12 Test nations (excluding newcomers Ireland and Afghanistan, as well as Zimbabwe) play six series over two years – three home and three away – in a league format before a final in June 2021.
Australia currently hold the urn following a win at home in the 2017-18 summer, but they have not won an away Ashes series since Steve Waugh’s side triumphed 4-1 in 2001.
The Oval, currently known under naming rights as the Kia Oval, is an international cricket ground in Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth, in south London. The Oval has been the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club since it was opened in 1845. It was the first ground in England to host international Test cricket in September 1880. The final Test match of the English season is traditionally played there.
In addition to cricket, The Oval has hosted a number of other historically significant sporting events. In 1870, it staged England’s first international football match, versus Scotland. It hosted the first FA Cup final in 1872, as well as those between 1874and 1892. In 1876, it held both the England v Wales and England v Scotland rugby international matches and, in 1877, rugby’s first Varsity match. It also hosted the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
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