Joe Denly's fluent 94 put England in control of the final Ashes test and the hosts moved on to 313 for eight to lead Australia by 382 runs.
England are aiming to restore pride even though Australia have already retained the Ashes urn.
Steve Smith says it has not been easy for the batters throughout this year's Ashes series.
Australia finally saw off England on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series, meaning they will retain the urn regardless of the result at the Oval.
To stand any chance of levelling the series, England will have to find a way to solve the riddle of the immovable Steve Smith.
Afghanistan, playing only their third match ever, defeated Bangladesh by 224 runs with 3.2 overs left on the final day of a one-off match.
A spectator wrote to the ECB to complain about racist and sexist chanting at the fourth Ashes test in Manchester.
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan says Afghanistan deserves their victory.
Nathan Lyon says his job was to go out onto the field and play well, the taunts from the crowd just did not matter.
Paceman Pat Cummins led the way, taking 4-43 in 24 overs but Steve Smith won the man-of-the-match award for his innings of 211 and 82.
Earlier in the game, the Afghanistan team were dismissed for 260 in their second innings, setting Bangladesh a record 398-run target.
Former cricketer and current Prime Minister Imran Khan enjoyed a long and eventful association with Abdul Qadir as teammates.
Abdul Qadir made his Test debut against England in Lahore in 1977 and went on to play 67 Tests.
England face an uphill task to deny Australia a win after Steve Smith’s brilliant double century.
England's misery in the afternoon session was compounded when all-rounder Ben Stokes went off with an injury.
This was Steve Smith's eighth successive Test 50 against England.
Mohammed Shami has been locked in a protracted legal battle with his wife Hasin Jahan, who has publicly accused him of having numerous affairs and harassment.
Steve Waugh’s experience is valued by Australia’s coach Justin Langer.
Steve Smith's return to the crease coincided with news that England has lost opening bowler James Anderson for the rest of the series.
England has been dealt a blow with James Anderson ruled out. Australia, on the other hand, receives a boost with Steve Smith proving his fitness.
A full 28 years later, Stokes' unbeaten knock secured England an unlikely one-wicket win in the third Test and in the process kept the Ashes alive
Briefly setting aside talks on global trade, security and the environment, the prime minsters of Australia and Britain traded jovial banter about cricket.
This was England's highest successful fourth-innings chase and the tenth highest in Test history.
Australia were denied an Ashes-clinching win in a match where victory would have seen them retain the Ashes at 2-0 up with two to play in a five-match series.