Ashes 2017-18

Ashes 2017-18: Australia regain Ashes, beat England by an innings and 41 runs

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Internet Desk: Hosts Australia have regained the Ashes today and remain on their way for a 5-0 whitewash against England, after they win the third Test today comprehensively by an innings and 41-run on the final day at Perth. With this win Australia has taken a 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

On the final day of international action at Perth’s iconic WACA ground on Monday (December 18), Hazlewood triggered another insipid batting display by the visiting side, which resumed the last day of the Test on 132 for 4 and was shot out for 218.

Play only began after the scheduled luncheon break after a showers had threatened to disrupt proceedings entirely. Rain had forced play to be called off early on the fourth evening and the showers spilled over to Monday morning, delaying the start of play by well over two hours.

On the final day of international action at Perth’s iconic WACA ground on Monday (December 18), Hazlewood triggered another insipid batting display by the visiting side, which resumed the last day of the Test on 132 for 4 and was shot out for 218.

Play only began after the scheduled luncheon break after a showers had threatened to disrupt proceedings entirely. Rain had forced play to be called off early on the fourth evening and the showers spilled over to Monday morning, delaying the start of play by well over two hours.

Dawid Malan, the other centurion in England’s first-innings 403, battled on to reach 54 before being strangled down the leg-side as England’s resistance crumbled.

Hazlewood completed his five-for by getting rid of Craig Overton, and Pat Cummins secured the famous urn for the home side when he had Chris Woakes caught behind for 22, prompting Australian celebrations.

After England had imploded spectacularly in its first innings by losing its last six wickets for 35 runs, Australia piled up 662 for 9 declared. Steve Smith, the skipper, made 239 while Mitchell Marsh, on his comeback, hammered 181, the pair putting on 301 for the fifth wicket.

With the series decided, the teams will head to Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test starting at the MCG on December 26.

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