Ashes 2019 LIVE: England remove Steve Smith as Australia falter in pursuit of 399 to win series

Charlie Bradley
England secured victory in the fifth Test: Getty

England set the stage for a series-levelling victory on day three of the final Ashes Test, with new father Joe Denly leading the way with a career-best 94.

Denly, who joined wife Stacy for the birth of their second child after play on Thursday night, would have loved to mark a memorable week with a maiden century but, as consolation prizes go, his knock at The Oval will take some beating.

Betraying no signs of sleeplessness the 33-year-old not only made a strong case for his international career to continue this winter - far from a done deal when he walked to the crease - but also played a decisive role in England's 382-run lead at stumps. Follow live coverage of the fourth day below:

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