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What is the weather forecast at The Oval for Day 5 of the fifth Ashes Test match?

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Cricket News: What is the weather forecast at The Oval for Day 5 of the fifth Ashes Test match? | The Oval forecast for day 5

Rain brought curtains down on the fourth day of the fifth Test of the 2023 Ashes, with Australia at 135/0 chasing 384 in the last innings of the series.

David Warner (58*) and Usman Khawaja (69*) have set a solid foundation for the visitors to try and secure a memorable win on Monday. Pat Cummins’ men require 249 runs in 98 overs to take home the series by a 3-1 margin.

However, there is a possibility of rain playing spoilsport to their hopes.

What does the weather look like at The Oval on day 5?

According to BBC, there is a 25-45% chance of rainfall during the course of play on Monday. The forecast is for light rain showers, with the temperature to hover between 19°C-21°C for most part of the day.

Specifically, there is about a 33% chance of showers in the opening couple of hours of the game. It slightly eases down by lunch time with the sunlight expected to show up during the start of the second session.

The possibility of rainfall stays consistent thereafter. There is a 30-45% chance of precipitation from 2pm-4pm, which coincides with the time for the final session of the Test match.

However, AccuWeather paints a more optimistic picture. The platform predicts just 0.5mm will fall during the day, with less than a 40% chance of precipitation.

If there are showers, it will be difficult for England to complete their quota of 98 overs to take ten wickets. Similarly, it will hamper Australia’s hopes of chasing the remaining 249. But, a draw will secure a historic 2-1 series win for the visitors.

Australia will retain the urn even if England win this game, but a series win will ensure that they cap off this resounding tour convincingly.

Tarkesh Jha
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