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By Matthew Henry

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  1. Eng 4-0

    Lead by 73

    Burns is grinning. I think he knows this one was close to the helmet too. It looked to be arrowing towards the badge but to Burns' credit he keeps his eye on the ball as it comes through the shadows and ducks it.

    One over to go.

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    The 'ooosh, oh blimey, what was that?'

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    Jim Maxwell

    BBC Test Match Special

    What was your main shot, Tuffers?

  4. Eng 4-0

    There's the full one. Burns nearly chips it back to Cummins. The Surrey opener will be desperate to get through to Saturday in a Test on his home ground.

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    "Ready for another Rory?"

  6. Eng 4-0

    Burns hasn't had one in his half since being hit on the shoulder. He's ducking and weaving.

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    Andy Wright: Steve Smith is guaranteed an Ashes average of 100 for the series. Even if he gets a duck in the second innings. Incredible

  8. Eng 4-0

    Lead by 73

    It's a perfect evening for watching cricket. It's not an ideal time to be facing Hazlewood and Cummins.

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    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    The last time England bowled out a side in England without Stuart Broad and James Anderson taking a wicket was against Australia at The Oval in 2015.

    Steven Finn, Mark Wood, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali took the wickets - Broad played but Anderson did not.

    Australia won by an innings and 46 runs.

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Joe Denly needs to put that poke outside off stump away.

  11. Eng 4-0

    Probing stuff from Hazlewood. Denly has a little poke. He can leave those.

  12. Eng 4-0

    Joe Denly started the day with his wife and newborn baby. Now he's facing Josh Hazlewood for his country. He'll have less memorable days.

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    That blow was just karma from Australia's perspective for Burns' sensational catch...

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  14. Eng 4-0

    Lead by 73

    He'll have a couple of new bruises but Rory Burns has seen off the first over from Pat Cummins.

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Rory Burns has showed a lot of bravery in this series. He's stood up to the best fast bowling attack in the world and come through with flying colours.

    Rory Burns is struck on the helmet by the ball
  16. Eng 4-0

    Unsurprisingly it's another bouncer from Cummins. The line isn't quite right for this one and Burns sways out of the way comfortably.

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    Burns is ready to go again. 14 minutes to go until the close.

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    This concussion test will at least waste a little bit of time for England.

    Burns looks OK. That might have actually glanced glove not chest but it fell away from the short leg fielder.

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    Jim Maxwell

    BBC Test Match Special

    That was a very nasty delivery.

  20. Eng 4-0

    A bouncer again...

    This one is nasty. It rattles into Burns' grille via a deflection off the chest.

    Burns looks fine but on comes the physio.

    Rory Burns is hit in the grille by the ball during day two of the fifth test match at The Oval