Player of the Match
Player of the Match
72.5
W
Cummins to Woakes, OUT, short ball, Woakes tries to ramp, but can only feather through to the keeper! Job done, England have been rumbled and Australia have reclaimed the Ashes! They're into a huddle, jumping up and down as the WACA screen broadcasts the news, for the last time in contests such as these, that Australia have won and recaptured the urn!

CR Woakes c †Paine b Cummins 22 (92m 48b 3x4 0x6) SR: 45.83

68.2
W
Cummins to Broad, OUT, banged in short and Broad throws up the hands, gloved through to the keeper! Make that one wicket away! That's another good bouncer, Broad pretty much raises the white flag, there was a noise as it touched the glove and Cummins gets in amongst 'em. The Ashes are almost in Australian hands once again...

SCJ Broad c †Paine b Cummins 0 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

67.5
W
Hazlewood to Overton, OUT, good length, straightening as Overton plays across the line - and well taken low at gully! Hazlewood has his five-for, Overton is extracted by another excellent delivery, although he helped out by closing the face, looping deflection off the shoulder of the bat and the Aussies erupt again!

C Overton c Khawaja b Hazlewood 12 (21m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

63.2
W
Hazlewood to Malan, OUT, short and leg side, Malan swishes at a pull... and gloves through to the keeper! Erasmus puts up the finger and Malan walks! What a way to go, though credit to Hazlewood for the thorough frisking he gave Malan in the previous over. Saw the leg-side half-tracker and wanted to put it away, execution was wanting and Australia move a step closer to #ReturningTheUrn

DJ Malan c †Paine b Hazlewood 54 (209m 135b 8x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

54.5
W
Lyon to Ali, OUT, does him second time around! This looks a smidge quicker than the last ball, but everything else is the same. Pitches on a good length just outside off and slides on with the arm. Moeen plays for turn, gets beaten on the inside edge, struck in line with all three and walks off knowing not to review.

MM Ali lbw b Lyon 11 (66m 56b 2x4 0x6) SR: 19.64

39.1
W
Hazlewood to Bairstow, OUT, good to meet cha, off stump! Hazlewood tunnels under the bat, with a little help from the pitch as the ball straightens add keeps rather low after pitching.

JM Bairstow b Hazlewood 14 (44m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

29.5
W
Starc to Vince, OUT, absolute snorter! Angled in, pitched on middle, bit off the turf like a legbreak. Plucked out the timbers! Think Steyn to Vaughan at Port Elizabeth in 2004, it was a very special ball to end a valiant knock. No disgrace in getting out when well set this time for Vince. That was a beauty

JM Vince b Starc 55 (117m 95b 12x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

14.1
W
Lyon to Root, OUT, edged and taken at slip, Lyon strikes with his first ball! Smith had to readjust quickly to take the catch after it flicked Paine's gloves but he holds on - still plenty going right for the captain - and Australia dance around gleefully, another failure for Root and perhaps Engand's best chance of salvation has to drag himself off the field. Root was looking to be assertive, tried to drive and got done by one going straight on

JE Root c Smith b Lyon 14 (34m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

7.3
W
Hazlewood to Cook, OUT, lunges with his right hand out in his follow through and hangs on low! Cook's gone! As feeble as he's been all innings series. A full ball at middle stump, probably sticking into a crack. Stops on him a touch. But he's moving backwards, no weight going into the ball at all as he closes the face to push this through the leg side. Comes off the leading edge and it's a sharp catch

AN Cook c & b Hazlewood 14 (35m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

1.5
W
Hazlewood to Stoneman, OUT, got him! Elementary corridor bowling. He's taken it away from the crack, he's gotten it to rise, he's offered the pull and he's kept plugging it in. All in a span of five balls. Stoneman's thinking about a lot already and that leads to a lazy push at this length ball slanted across him. No feet, bat away from the body, taken by Paine

MD Stoneman c †Paine b Hazlewood 3 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Comprehensive series wins

10

Number of times an Ashes series of 5+ Tests has been decided by the third Test. 9 of those have been wins for Australia; England's only such win was in 1928-29

WACA dominance

8

Number of successive Test wins for Aus v Eng at the WACA, starting 1991. The last time they didn't win was in 1986, when the Test was drawn

Malan's WACA feat

4

England batsmen who have passed 50 in each innings in a WACA Test. The others, apart from Malan, are Pietersen (2006), Randall (1982), and Boycott (1970)

Lyon bosses Moeen

5

Number of times Nathan Lyon has dismissed Moeen Ali in this series. Moeen has scored 68 from 169 balls off him, for an average of 13.60

Bowler centuries

5

England bowlers who conceded 100 or more runs in Australia's 1st innings, only the eighth such instance in Test history, and the third for England

Top Scores for Aus in Aus

662

Runs made by Australia in this Test - Third highest score for Australia at home. The highest was 735 for 6 in 2003 also at Perth

Captain's knock

239

Runs scored by Steven Smith - Third highest score for a captain from Australia in an Ashes Test behind Bob Simpson and Don Bradman.

Mr Consistent

4

Consecutive years in which Smith has scored more than 1000 runs- Second cricketer to achieve this behind Mathew Hayden who did it five times between 2001-05.

Centurion Smith

108

Innings in which Steven Smith scored 22 Test centuries - Third quickest to this feat behind Don Bradman(58 innings) and Sunil Gavaskar(101 innings).

Warner at WACA

3

Centuries for Warner at the WACA . Before this innings he averaged 89.22 at this ground - Highest for Warner at a venue in Australia.

Double Trouble

1938

Last instance of a 200 run partnership for the fifth wicket for England against Australia. Compton and Paynter added 206 in Nottingham.

Strong Day 1 performance

305

Runs scored by England on Day 1 of A test in Australia - Highest since 2002 when they made 295 for 4 in Adelaide.

Maiden century

1

Century for David Malan in Tests. This is the first century for England in Australia since the 120 made by Ben Stokes at Perth in 2013.

Long time coming

2010

Last instance of England adding more than 100 runs for the fifth wicket in Australia. Pietersen and Bell added 116 in Adelaide.