LONDON, Aug 22: Adam Lyth�s miserable Ashes series continued as England were made to follow-on by Australia in the fifth and final Test at The Oval here today.
England, at lunch on the third day, were 31 for one in their second innings � still a huge 301 runs behind Australia�s first innings 481 which featured captain in waiting Steven Smith�s 143.
Alastair Cook, the England captain, was 12 not out and Ian Bell unbeaten on nought.
England at least had the consolation of having won the Ashes at 3-1 up in the five-match series.
Lyth, desperate for a big score to cement his England place, fell for 10 when the left-hander edged a good length ball from Peter Siddle that cut away off the pitch to Australia captain Michael Clarke at second slip.
England were then 19 for one, with Lyth having managed just 115 runs in nine innings this series at an average of under 13.
Fast-medium bowler Siddle, whose recall to the side for this match � his first of this Ashes � was slammed as a �panic� measure by Australia great Shane Warne, had lunch figures of one for one in six overs, including five maidens.
Players from both sides wore black armbands in memory of Australia�s Arthur Morris, one of Test cricket�s greatest opening batsman and a member of Don Bradman�s celebrated 1948 �Invincibles�, whose death at the age of 93 was announced today.
England resumed on 107 for eight in their first innings, having lost seven wickets for just 46 runs during Friday�s evening session.
That left them 374 runs behind.
Their collapse was not as bad as Australia�s rapid decline to 60 all out on the first morning of the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, a match England went on to win by an innings and 78 runs to regain the Ashes on the back of Stuart Broad�s stunning eight for 15. � AFP
Australia 1st Innings: 481
England 1st Innings (overnight: 107-8): A Lyth c Starc b Siddle 19, A Cook b Lyon 22, I Bell b Siddle 10, J Root c Nevill b Marsh 6, J Bairstow c Lyon b Johnson 13, B Stokes c Nevill b Marsh 15, J Buttler b Lyon 1, M Ali c Nevill b Johnson 30, S Broad c Voges b Marsh 0, M Wood c Starc b Johnson 24, S Finn not out 0. Extras: (B-1, LB-7, NB-1) 9. Total: (all out in 48.4 overs) 149. Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-46, 3-60, 4-64, 5-83, 6-84, 7-92, 8-92, 9-149, 10-149. Bowling: Starc 8-3-18-0; Johnson 8.4-4-21-3; Lyon 10-2-40-2; Siddle 13-5-32-2; Marsh 9-2-30-3
England 2nd Innings: (following-on): A Lyth c Clarke b Siddle 10, A Cook not out 12, I Bell not out 0. Extras: (B-4, LB-4, NB-1) 9. Total: (for 1 wkt in 17 overs) 31. Fall of wickets: 1-19. Bowling: Johnson 3-1-9-0; Starc 2-1-2-0; Lyon 6-4-11-0; Siddle 6-5-1-1.