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The Fifth and final Ashes Test commences tonight LIVE, EXCLUSIVELY and in HD on Nine and 9GEM and streamed live on 9Now.

After four back-and-forth battles, Australia sit on the cusp of their first outright Ashes series win in England since 2001, as the action shifts to The Oval in London.

While the Aussies have already secured the fate of the urn as the previous custodians, England can still draw the series with a Fifth Test victory.

Steve Smith continues to be the linchpin of the Australian side, with his incredible patch of form propelling him to the official status of the No.1 ranked Test batsman in the world, after scoring a magnificent 211 & 82 in the Fourth Test. Similarly, Pat Cummins has held down his place as the No.1 ranked Test bowler in the world, having been devastating with the ball in hand, and leading all bowlers for most wickets taken during the series.

England have shown faith in their squad by not making any changes heading into the final Test. With world-class players in Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad and captain Joe Root, they will be fired up to regain respect and draw the series with a fifth test victory.

The Fifth Ashes Test begins at 7:30pm AEST tonight (Thursday) on Nine, 9GEM and 9Now (time and channel throughout the series varies by state – see below and check guides for details).