It's a glorious sunny day here in Sarf London. I'm on the front row of the outside press box which means a) I might fry and b) I can't see a telly so if I get something wrong it's because I can't see a replay! (getting my excuses in early )
I will be here from 10.30 for Team and Toss news
It seems both Woakes and Kerrigan will play which is a shock
Right then. It's nearly toss time.
Australia have won the toss and will bat. Their team is named - Starc in and Faulkner in. Watson at 3. Khawaja and Bird are out
England have dropped Bairstow.
Woakes in for Bresnan and Kerrigan in as a 5th bowler
My prediction for the day? That Australia will bat and bat and bat and bat
Watson drives gloriously through the covers.
It's gonna be hard work for the bowlers today
It's 26 degrees today at the Kia Oval. Which is blooming marvellous.
The story of the morning was Lehmann's comments about wanting to make Broad "the blatant cheat" cry.
It was all said tongue in cheek but that didn't translate to the written word
Your MSN Ashes reporter is melting here in the front row of the outside press box. Keep an eye out for me on telly. I'm on the right of the sightscreen at the Vauxhall End
Watson's pad is in the way but it is slipping down leg side so no review. Anderson is shaking his head
Glorious drive straight down the ground by Watson.
When he uses his bat and not his pad he looks wonderful
I am supposed to be an impartial journalist. But I really want Rogers to get another big score. Just because he's such a decent understated humble chap
You see Mr Watson - if you use your bat and not your pad all sorts of beautiful stuff can ensue
Rumours abound that Finn and Tremlett aren't playing because Arsene Wenger put in a last minute bid for them
And another glorious cover drive from Watson
Early spin - Swann on from the Pavilion End.
He's on before Woakes - which I suspect makes sense.
Still waiting for our first sight of young Kerrigan
Blimey - Swann gets some fierce turn. On day 1.
Two spinners was definitely the right selection!
Woakes is about to bowl his first ball in Test cricket
His first 2 balls are straight enough - bit full but not a bad start
OK own up. What have you done with the real shane Watson
Oh dear - three boundaries from that Woakes over.
Woakes is bowling mid-80s which is plenty quick enough and a little quicker than I was expecting. He sometimes loiters around 80mph
The jury is definitely out on Woakes. On twitter he has very much divided opinion. It's a bit early to judge isn't it?
That's a glorious pull shot from Watson but Woakes is putting it in the right place for him
Oh lordy - and now a straight drive for 4. Poor Woakes
Sheesh - Watson is dealing solely in boundaries and looks like Gary blooming Sobers this morning
And Kerrigan is on for his first bowling in Test cricket. I'm nervous for him
This won't be easy for Kerrigan - Watson plays spin well and he's in the mood
Rogers just isn't getting a look in here
Ah finally - a boundary for Rogers who's been quite happy to stand at the other end whilst Watson's doing his thang
18 off Kerrigan's over. The poor kid