3.00 pm - I don't think it will be long before the umpires put today out of its misery
That's it folks.
Let's try again tomorrow
Good morning from the Oval.
The sun is out - they are mopping up, there's been a fearsome amount of rain here in the last 24 hours
Inspection at 11 and I think we'll have some play after an early lunch
Play will start at 11.30
98 Overs in the day
Lunch at 1 and tea at 4.10 (it's important we know when the catering breaks are)
We're about to hear Jerusalem for the last time this summer.
Here we go. For the final time............In England's Green and pleasant land.
It's Mitchell Starc who begins the final day bowling to Chris Woakes.
And Woakes batters the final ball of the over for 4. No messing
England are still 41 runs from the follow-on.
Bell very nearly chips to short mid wicket but it falls just short of him
There's a report in the Sunday People today that Andy Flower will step down by mutual consent at the end of the Winter Ashes - which wouldn't surprise me at all. It's not a job you can do for a long time without burning out.
Would love to hear your "moment of the series" - I've put a poll up or hit "add comment" and tell me what your best moment has been.
Ahhhh some lovely trademark Bell cover driving on the final day of the Test summer. Marvellous.
England are more content to play some shots today.
England have moved on to 267/4
After 25 admirable runs Woakes edges to Clarke at slip.
In comes Prior to try and salvage his series
Prior off the mark with a lovely clip off the legs through square for 3
England need 20 to avoid the follow-on
And there's Prior's first boundary - up on his toes and driven through the covers
Glorious pull shot by Prior for 4. He looks better today - the pressure is off. He follows it up with another boundary and has shifted quickly on to 17*
oh blimey - this is Bell at his most wonderful - another trademark drive for 4
Change of bowling - Faulkner bowled the last over from the Vauxhall End. An innocuous over.
ENGLAND HAVE AVOIDED THE FOLLOW-ON
which isn't a great shock
Bell wanders down to fist bump Prior who has just flayed away for four
That's the end of the majestic display by Bell - he's nicked behind and gone for 45
Prior is pleasing the crowd today with some fantastically aggressive shots.
And Broad isn't going to be out done - now he clatters one for 4 through extra cover
And a single finishes up the over. England 308/6
I am not sure quite what they'll do here - just bat and bat till they are out or declare at some point.