Ashes 2015: Australia Dominate England After Steve Smith Ton
Australia rode on Steve Smith's 11th ton and posted 481 before rocking England in their first innings on Day 2 of the fifth Ashes Test at the Oval.
Steve Smith smashed his 11th Test hundred as Australia took firm control of the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Oval (AFP Images)
Mitchell Starc's breezy fifty provided Australia with the impetus to push to a commanding 481 in their first innings.
Much depended on England skipper Alastair Cook after Australia's daunting total. Cook had urged his team to not show any mercy towards the visitors, who had already lost the Ashes.
Cook became Nathan Lyon's first victim, triggering an English collapse.
Lyon was on the ball, bowling with precision and removed the Jos Buttler
Peter Siddle was brilliant in his comeback Test and picked up the wickets of Adam Lythe and Ian Bell.
Outgoing skipper Michael Clarke discusses tactics with captain-designate Smith during play on Day 2 at the Oval.
Mitchell Marsh was the pick of the bowlers and stuck some crucial blows. Here he successfully appeals for the wicket of Joe Root.