Steve Smith century keeps Australia on top at Oval

Friday, 23 August 2013 - 7:56

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Steve Smith struck his first Test century as Australia continued to dictate the course of the final Ashes Test against England.

Smith made an unbeaten 138 as the tourists piled up 492 for 9 declared against England on a rain-hit second day at The Oval.

Englands openers then survived a testing spell from the Australia pace attack in the evening session to reach 32 for no loss at the close, with Alastair Cook on 17 and Joe Root 13.