Australia regain the Ashes 2017

by | Dec 18, 2017 | Sport Events | 0 comments

Australia regain Ashes with third Test win over England.

 The home side, Australia regained the Ashes from England after a series-clinching win in the third cricket test at the WACA on Monday.

Needing 259 to make Australia bat again, England lost their remaining six wickets in 34 overs to be bowled out for 218 on the fifth day.

Mondays start of play schedule was delayed a few hours, due to heavy overnight rain in Perth which resulted in a water damaged pitch, the official ground staff used leaf blowers to dry the resulting wet patches, and play then began at 1pm local time. England were unhappy with the state of the pitch.

Though England might complain about the decisions made by the officials before the start of play, captain Root and coach Trevor Bayliss know that they had little relevance. Root admitted England have been outclassed by Australia.

Hazlewood clean bowled the tourists wicketkeeper (Jonny Bairstow) for 14 with his first delivery of the day then added the key wickets of Dawid Malan (54) and Overton (12), completing his first five-wicket haul in an Ashes test and finish with figures of 5-48

England, having lost the urn, they will head into the final two tests looking to avoid a repeat of the 5-0 whitewash they suffered on their last visit down under in 2013/14.

In 2018 England face India in the Edgebaston Test, a repeat match that ensured England seize the top place in the ICC Test rankings in 2011.

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