Australia have taken back The Ashes following another convincing victory over England at The WACA. BT Sport pundits gave their damning verdicts on England’s performance, see what they’ve had to say below.
Josh Hazlewood completed a five-wicket haul as Australia bowled out England for 218 runs in the final innings on day five and completed an innings victory in the third Test in Perth, thereby winning the Ashes series 3-0 and reclaiming the Urn.
After Australia managed to gain a 259 run first innings lead, the bowlers managed to keep down England to 132 for four before wet weather brought a premature end to day four in the third Test in Perth.
Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh shared an unbeaten 301 run stand for the fifth wicket as Australia dominated day three and went on to post 549 for four at stumps in the third Test against England in Perth.
Following another dramatic day at The WACA, BT Sport pundits gave their view on all the action with many feeling that England did not quite make the most of their strong position- see what they’ve got to say below.
Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow shared an unbeaten 174 run stand for the fifth wicket as England made a tremendous comeback to end the opening day of the Perth Test against Australia with a score of 305 for four in the 89 overs possible.
A 70-ball century from Travis Dean led a spirited chase from Cricket Australia XI as the England second-string bowlers were thrashed all over the Richardson Park in the second day of the tour game that ended in a draw.
Keaton Jennings and Tom Curran scored half-centuries for England but they were pushed hard by a youthful Cricket Australia XI side, who managed to restrict them to 314 for nine and later knocked down 62 runs off the deficit as well in the two-day tour game at Richardson Park in Perth.
Mitchell Starc completed a five-wicket haul as Australia bowled out England for 233 runs in the final innings to complete a 120-run victory in the second Test in Adelaide and take a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series.
Joe Root led from the front with an unbeaten 67 run knock stand but England will need another 178 runs on the final day with six wickets in hand to claim a win in the second Test against Australia in Adelaide and level the series.
With fans concerned that England’s hopes may be all but over in the second Ashes test, bookmakers now expect the selectors to ring the changes, with Ben Stokes a possibility to add a bit of punch to the squad.