X

Wednesday 18
July

Cricket

Australia reclaim the Ashes

18th December 2017, 09:07 by Gareth Freeman

Australia have secured an Ashes series victory after beating England by an innings and 41 runs in the third Test in Perth.

The tourists were given a glimmer of hope as the start of play was delayed by three hours to allow damp patches to dry on the pitch.

Victory at the Waca already looked way out of reach but England had hopes of claiming a draw, which would have kept the series alive going into the final two Tests.

England resumed on 132-4 and Australia started with real purpose as Josh Hazlewood removed Jonny Bairstow for 14 with his first ball of the day.

Nathan Lyon then dismissed Moeen Ali lbw but Dawid Malan offered some resistance as he managed 54 before being removed by Hazlewood.

Malan was tempted to go for Hazlewood's short ball and was then caught behind by Tim Paine, leaving England on 196-7.

Hazlewood finished with figures of 5-48 as England's tail end collapsed to all out for 218, as the hosts took an unassailable 3-0 series lead with two Tests to play.

England captain Joe Root conceded his side have been outplayed so far but hopes they can restore some pride in the next Test in Melbourne.

He said: "It is very difficult to take. Fair play to Australia - they have outplayed us in all three games. We've got to be better."

He added: "We've got to make sure we go to Melbourne and put in really good performances there."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

More Cricket

Cricket

Lewis says England have World Cup chance

18th July 2018, 17:18

Former England bowler Chris Lewis believes the current squad have a great chance of World Cup glory.

Cricket

Kuldeep earns chance for another Test cap

18th July 2018, 14:26

India have included slow left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav in their squad for the first three Test matches against England.

Cricket

Root and Morgan carry England to glory

17th July 2018, 20:38

Joe Root and Eoin Morgan led England to a 2-1 ODI series win over India thanks to an emphatic eight-wicket victory at Headingley.

Cricket

Evans hails Archer talent

17th July 2018, 17:49

Sussex paceman Jofra Archer has been described as a "once-in-a-lifetime cricketer" by team-mate Laurie Evans.

Cricket

England set for Roy absence blow

16th July 2018, 16:20

Jason Roy is battling to shake off a finger injury in time for England's deciding one-day international against India on Tuesday.

Cricket

Chandimal slapped with ban for St Lucia farce

16th July 2018, 15:23

Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has received a ban from four one-dayers and two tests for acting against the spirit of the game.

Recent Sport Headlines

Swansea City

Potter reflects on summer so far

18th July 2018, 19:08

Graham Potter has declared himself satisfied with pre-season so far after Swansea beat Newport County in a friendly on Wednesday.

Bordeaux

Rolan heads for exit door

18th July 2018, 19:07

Diego Rolan has completed his transfer to Deportivo La Coruna for a reported six million euros, ending a five-year spell at Bordeaux.

Rugby Union

Owen raring to go with Leicester

18th July 2018, 19:06

Gareth Owen says he is looking to move on from an injury-plagued debut season and show Leicester exactly what he can do.

Golf

Reed feeling confident ahead of Open test

18th July 2018, 19:03

Patrick Reed feels his strong mental game will give him a huge advantage going into The Open this week.

West Ham United

Obiang keen to play his part

18th July 2018, 18:39

West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang has been working hard over the summer to make sure he's fully fit following his knee injury.

Liverpool

Reds dealt huge Oxlade-Chamberlain blow

18th July 2018, 18:29

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to miss most of the upcoming season due to a serious knee injury.

Watford

Gray's goals for Hornets' season

18th July 2018, 17:34

Andre Gray says he wants to help fire Watford into contention for a European place in the upcoming season.

Cycling

Stage 11 win earns Thomas yellow jersey

18th July 2018, 17:21

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas has taken the yellow jersey after winning stage 11 of the Tour de France with a superb ride.