Vinay Kumar Today is the fifth and last day of the first match of The Ashes Test Series being played at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The defeat and victory between England and Australia (ENG vs AUS) is to be decided today. But, the first session of the day got washed away due to rain. After which now the match can start after lunch. Significantly, Australia has to score only 174 runs to win. And the conditions suggest that Australia can easily achieve this target. If it rained further, the match would be drawn and England would escape defeat. England scored 273 runs in their second innings of batting on the fourth day of this match. And, gave Australia a target of 281 runs to win. By the end of the fourth day’s play on Monday, 19 June, Australia had scored 107 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Now Australia have to score 174 more runs to win. Australia’s 3 wickets have just fallen. 7 are safe. At the moment, Usman Khawaja, who scored a brilliant century in the first innings, is unbeaten on 34 and Scott Boland on 13. David Warner, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschen could not survive in Australia’s second innings. Warner was dismissed for 36 runs, Labushen for 13 runs and Steve Smith for 6 runs. In the second innings for England, Stuart Broad took 2 wickets and Oli Robinson took one wicket. Also read AUS vs ENG The Ashes 1st match Playing-XI of both teams England playing XI Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali , Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson. Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Scott Boland.