Steve Smith to seal the outright Ashes win?

"I said to my wife before I came over, I'd love to win at least one of the trophies".

Australia retained the Ashes with a 185-run victory at Old Trafford on Sunday, but Bayliss does not believe Root's position is under threat.

Australia coach Justin Langer has urged the struggling batsmen in his team to step up and deliver when the final Ashes Test against England starts at The Oval on Thursday. "I know he's got some strong goals for this series and moving forward".

The Australians were reportedly frustrated at Leach wasting time, pausing play on a number of occasions to clean his specs.

Smith has scored an astonishing 671 runs at an average innings of 134.2, including three hundreds, despite missing England's one-wicket win in the third Test at Headingley with concussion.

Rogers said that whatever happened during victory celebrations, people needed to lighten up. When we won the first one, the World Cup, I felt a bit greedy. "I've been here a few times when things haven't gone our way", he added.

Chris Rogers ditched the glasses late in his career, including during the 2015 Ashes.

Neither the Australian or England camps have taken kindly to the story, which was driven hard in sections of the English media. He has been tormented by Stuart Broad in particular, but Australia coach Justin Langer has once agian thrown his weight behind the opener saying the Oval is the flawless place for Warner to hit form.

Smith requires 304 runs to better Bradman's mark of 974 runs in 1930, the highest tally ever achieved by any player in any series.

"Chris Rogers is a great mate of the squad, that's what it was about".

"I've never spent more than four or five years somewhere, whether you're doing well or not".

"Pat's also had the whole of the World Cup, he played every game of the World Cup - but they also know it's a big game, a big Test match", Langer said. There's been great spirit throughout. "People can make up what they like about it, but that's the truth".

While safe in the knowledge that England can not win the Ashes, Langer said Australia would not be easing off in the fifth Test.

"Fake news, Is that what Donald Trump says?"

He added: "No-one has mentioned it or spoken about it".