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Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

How Gilchrist mauled England

Dec 16, 2006: Adam Gilchrist set a few records straight with his astonishing century at Perth

S Rajesh

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Giles flies home from Australia

Dec 16, 2006: Ashley Giles, the England left-arm spinner, has flown home to England and will play no further part of the Ashes following news that his wife, Stine, is suffering from a "potentially very serious illness"

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Fletcher sticks to his guns

Dec 16, 2006: England's coach, Duncan Fletcher, has admitted his frustration at England's inability to compete on equal terms with Australia in this Ashes series, but insists he has no regrets over the controversial selections that have overshadowed the latter stages o

Andrew Miller at Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

'Viv deserves fastest hundred' - Gilchrist

Dec 16, 2006: Just when even Adam Gilchrist's greatest admirers were wondering if his batting powers would return, Australia's Superman unveiled the second-fastest century in Test history

Peter English at Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

England surrender to the old Gilchrist

Dec 16, 2006: Officially, England have yet to surrender the Ashes. There is still a vain hope that their batsmen might keep the series alive beyond Christmas. A vain hope indeed

Andrew Miller at Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Hussey hot but not bothered

Dec 16, 2006: Orderly queues snaked away from the water fountains as the temperature rose. At every interval the clever supporters sought any sort of shade

Peter English at Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Australia scent Ashes after Gilchrist's second-fastest ton

Dec 16, 2006: Australia are on the verge of reclaiming the Ashes in emphatic style after Adam Gilchrist, who carved the second-fastest Test century, led the demolition of England's bowlers on the third day at Perth

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day

An uncanny coincidence

Dec 15, 2006: Australia finished the second day in a strong position, leading by 148 runs with nine wickets in hand. England began the day on 51 for 2 but were restricted to 215. Cricinfo looks at the stat highlights of the day

George Binoy

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day

Clark shows how it's done

Dec 15, 2006: Stuart Clark has out-bowled Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee throughout the first three Tests and the thought of being the side's leading man seems a slightly uncomfortable one

Peter English at Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day

Pietersen makes up his own mind

Dec 15, 2006: Mixed messages have been the order of England's tour so far, as Kevin Pietersen amply demonstrated this evening, after top-scoring with an unusually restrained 70 from 123 balls

Andrew Miller at Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day

Duncan's Folly comes crashing down

Dec 15, 2006: Buried deep in the jungle on the island of Utila, near Honduras, there exists a hulking great structure known as Duncan's Folly

Andrew Miller at Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day

Pietersen continues to outfox the best

Dec 15, 2006: Australia's plans for opposition batsmen have been so detailed in this series Ricky Ponting almost needs a dossier in the back of his whites to keep up. But despite the bulging digital library the home side is without a conclusive setting for Kevin Pieter

Peter English at Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day

Hayden and Ponting build after England stumble

Dec 15, 2006: Australia built a commanding position on the second day at the WACA extending their first-innings advantage of 29 to an imposing 148 with strong innings from Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Harmison finds his mojo

Dec 14, 2006: It has been an article of faith ever since the squad for this Ashes series was announced. Regardless of what mood he might find himself in on tour, Steve Harmison was bound to have one matchwinning spell lurking somewhere up his sleeve

Andrew Miller at Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Panesar's Perth conquest

Dec 14, 2006: Statshighlights from the first day at Perth

S Rajesh

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Hussey the complete No. 4

Dec 14, 2006: Michael Hussey is quickly becoming Australia's most complete batsman after steering the side through some unexpected trouble with an unbeaten 74

Peter English at Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Australia rue wasted opportunities

Dec 14, 2006: Ricky Ponting failed and Australia's batting faltered. The captain has been in such imposing form with 447 runs in the first two Tests his dismissal almost sparked Bradmanesque cries of "he's out"

Peter English at Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Panesar proves England's panacea

Dec 14, 2006: It was a measure of the expectations surrounding this Test that, the moment the toss had been won by Ricky Ponting this morning, a familiar Australian voice boomed around the press-box, announcing: "That's the Ashes sewn up then!"

Andrew Miller at Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Panesar's five gives England a lifeline

Dec 14, 2006: Monty Panesar took less than a day to confirm what England had been missing during the opening two Tests as he became the first England spinner to take five wickets at the WACA

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan
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