LONDON: David Warner fell for 85 before Australia moved to 184-2 by tea on the first day of the final Ashes test on Thursday, offering a heartening response to relinquishing the urn to England.

Resuming after lunch on 82-0 after being put into bat, the Australians lost Chris Rogers for 43 when he edged Mark Wood to Alastair Cook at first slip, ending a first-wicket stand of 110 at The Oval.

Warner was closing in on his 13th test hundred but he nicked offspinner Moeen Ali to Adam Lyth at slip.

Australia captain Michael Clarke was given a guard of honor by England's players as he came out to bat in his final test. Clarke was on 14 and Steven Smith, the captain-in-waiting, was unbeaten on 29 at the end of the session.

England regained the Ashes by winning the fourth test at Trent Bridge two weeks ago, giving them an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the series, and there was a flat atmosphere right from the start in gray, overcast conditions that were ideal for swing bowling.

Australia was bowled out for 60 in 18.3 overs in similar conditions on the first morning at Trent Bridge but it was more like a typical first session at The Oval, with Rogers and Warner showing sounder judgment and getting more fortune.

For the first time in 23 Ashes tests, the side batting first reached lunch without loss.

Rogers didn't last much longer.

Playing in his last test before quitting international cricket, Rogers had been circumspect in the first session but chased a delivery from Wood that had surprising bounce. Rogers' edge flew straight to Cook, who juggled the ball before catching at the second attempt.

Smith arrived at the crease looking to avoid registering a fifth straight single-figure score, and he was being watchful. His 29 has come off 65 balls.

Warner passed fifty for the fifth successive test this series, and scored 11 fours before he departed by prodding at Ali, who has figures of 1-25 off his six overs.

The Australians made two changes for captain Michael Clarke's last test match, with allrounder Mitchell Marsh recalled for his brother Shaun and Peter Siddle in for fellow paceman Josh Hazlewood. England was unchanged.