Steven Smith is only the second batsman to get 1000-plus Test runs in four successive years, while his 20 hundreds during this period is the best ever
A lesser player than Steven Smith could have been distracted when he walked to the crease but currently he is on a level matched by few others
ESPNcricinfo recalls five occasions in which England's batting malfunctioned after a seemingly serene start to an Ashes innings.
Readers get creative as England struggle against the world's No. 1 Test batsman
Mitchell Marsh scored his maiden Test hundred and Steven Smith was closing in on a double-century as Australia moved into the lead on the third day at the WACA
Stats highlights from day two in Perth, where England's top half tested Australia before the tail fell away quickly
The side will be captained by Jason Sangha, who became Australia's youngest first-class centurion against England last month in a tour game
Australia's fielders in particular were slow to adapt to a WACA wicket with the pace and bounce of old