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Australia play for pride in final Ashes test at Kia Oval

Australia made a positive start to the Fifth Test, reaching lunch on 82-0 thanks to Chris Rogers and David Warner.

The tourists are already 3-1 behind in the series, meaning they are playing for pride only.

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Captain Cook ready for Ashes challenge

Alastair Cook will be leading England at Cardiff. Credit: PA

England captain Alastair Cook believes he's found form at the right time ahead of The Ashes.

The Essex opener, who recently became all-time leading Test run scorer, reaching 9000 career runs, says he needs to take this form forward in this vital series.

The last three or four months, from the start of that West Indies tour, I feel my game's come back to me a little bit.

I haven't been searching for it as much, and a lot of that is down to the work in February and March with Gary (Palmer) and Goochie (Graham Gooch) as well.

I feel in a good place mentally as well with my game. But it's all well and good saying that here - it's about delivering

– Alastair Cook

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