George Dobell

Senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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Jonny Bairstow brought up his hundred inside the first hour

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

Bairstow has last laugh with 'favourite' century

On a tour where more had been said about Jonny Bairstow's headbutt than his batting he was able to let out a few emotions on the second day in Perth

Dawid Malan walks off after making 140

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

Malan's miscue undermines a mighty effort

The manner of Dawid Malan's dismissal betrayed a lack of ruthlessness, as England squandered their best position of the series

Mark Stoneman was struck by Josh Hazlewood

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

Stoneman's courage lays base for Malan's milestone

There was plenty of short stuff for England to face on the opening day at the WACA and two of the team's least experienced Test batsmen showed contrasting ways to repel it