‘We’re in a great position’: Aussies bullish over chance to create history on final day of Ashes
England insist Mark Wood is not carrying an injury into the crucial final day of the Ashes at The Oval, as they hope rain can this time play into their favour while Australia look to seal a first series win in the UK since 2001.
Pat Cummins’ men need 249 more runs for victory with all 10 wickets in hand to take the series 3-1. A draw will also be enough to win the series 2-1, particularly if more rain intervenes and the day is shortened from the 98 overs currently available.
“We’re in a great position at the moment,” Australia’s batting coach Michael Di Venuto said.
“There are a lot of guys who have been on Ashes series over here in the past and haven’t managed to win. Twenty years is a long time.
“We’re in a great position for some of the boys to get that on their resume.”
Warner and Khawaja are among the men to have felt the most pain in England, having had five unsuccessful Ashes tours between t