ENGLAND avoided the dreaded varnish in Melbourne and will be unfortunate to get a win under their belt in the final test in Sydney.
Spinner Mason Crane has been called up in place of the harmed Chris Woakes, but the selectors have surprisingly left with an differently unvaried line-up.
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When is the 2017-18 Ashes fifth test?
The fifth Test starts on Jan 4, or Jan 3 for UK viewers.
That Test is set to interpretation on Jan 8.
Here is the full test schedule:
Nov 23-27 First Test (Brisbane) – lost by 10 wickets
Dec 2-6 Second Test (Adelaide) – lost by 120 runs
Dec 14-18 Third Test (Perth) – 2.30am
Dec 26-30 Fourth Test (Melbourne) – 11.30pm (Xmas Day)
Jan 4-8 Fifth Test (Sydney) – 11.30pm (Jan 3 GMT)
Times in GMT
What time is the Ashes on TONIGHT?
Day One of the fifth Test will start at 11.30pm.
Where can we watch the 2017-18 Ashes?
For so long, Sky Sports have dominated the face of English Test cricket.
However, for the 2017-18 series, BT Sport suggested they had cumulative the rights to the whole tour.
On the night England distinguished beating the Aussies 3-2 in the summer of 2015, BT Sport announced the coup.
BT will show every Test, with all ODIs also to be shown as partial of the 210 days of Australian cricket being promote by the channel – costing them £16million.
Who won the last Ashes series?
England came out winning in a stirring series when they last played Australia in 2015.
The team, then led by Alastair Cook, regained the famous vessel with a 3-2 series win.
Jan 11 vs CA XI (Sydney)
Jan 14 First ODI (Melbourne)
Jan 19 Second ODI (Brisbane)
Jan 21 Third ODI (Sydney)
Jan 26 Fourth ODI (Adelaide)
Jan 28 Fifth ODI (Perth)
England won the First Test by 169 runs, before being thrashed by 405 in the Second Test.
However, Cook and Co won the Third Test by eight wickets and the Fourth Test by an innings and 78 runs to secure the series, before the Aussies won the Fifth Test by an innings and 46 runs.
- BT Sport is the only place to watch the Ashes live from Australia.