Clarke Fails in Farewell Test, Smith Takes Charge
Michael Clarke failed in the first innings of the last Ashes Test but captain-designate Steve Smith and David Warner took charge for Australia at the Oval
Protesters demonstrate against the 'Big Three' takeover of world cricket, outside the Oval where the fifth and final Ashes Test got under way. (AFP Images)
Chris Rogers was dismissed for 43 after providing Australia with a solid start.
Michael Clarke, who is playing his farewell Test, gets a guard-of-honour from the England players.
David Warner, who will take over as vice-captain after the Ashes, looked composed and played some good-looking shots.
Clarke was dismissed for 15 in what could be his penultimate (or probably final) Test innings.
Warner acknowledges the cheers for his half-century. He went on to score 85 as Australia consolidated their position.
Steve Smith, the Australian captain-designate also raised his fifty and shared a century-stand for the fourth wicket with Adam Voges.
Voges was strong and resilient as Australia frustrated England after a rain-break.