Australia's captain Tim Paine signals for his batsmen to come in as they declare on 487 for 7 on the fourth day of the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England on August 4, 2019.
Australia set England an imposing target of 398 to win the first Ashes Test after the visitors declared their second innings on 487-7 late on the fourth day at Edgbaston on Sunday.
Steve Smith made 142, his second hundred of the match, in his first Test since he completed a 12-month ban for his role in last year's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
Matthew Wade scored 110 as Australia piled on the runs against an England attack missing James Anderson, unable to bowl after breaking down with a calf injury earlier in the match.
England will need to set a new national record if they are to achieve an unlikely victory. The most they have ever made in the fourth innings to win a Test is 332-7 against Australia at Melbourne, back in 1928/29.
Australia 1st Innings 284 (S Smith 144; S Broad 5-86, C Woakes 3-58)
England 1st Innings 374 (R Burns 133, J Root 57, B Stokes 50; P Cummins 3-84, N Lyon 3-112)
Australia 2nd Innings (overnight: 124-3)
C. Bancroft c Buttler b Ali 7
D. Warner c Bairstow b Broad 8
U. Khawaja c Bairstow b Stokes 40
S. Smith c Bairstow b Woakes 142
T. Head c Bairstow b Stokes 51
M. Wade c Denly b Stokes 110
T. Paine b Ali 34
J. Pattinson not out 47
P. Cummins not out 26
Extras (b11, lb2, nb6, w3) 22
Total (7 wickets declared, 112 overs, 500 mins) 487