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Day 5

581dGeorge Dobell in Perth

Not a time for panic - Root

England's captain insists that England have just not been able to claim the key moments

581dGeorge Dobell in Perth

'Not a time to panic' - Root

A downcast Joe Root suggested that England's senior players still have a role to play in the future after England surrendered their hold on the Ashes in an innings-and-41-run defeat

581dAndrew Miller

Australia's Angry Ashes Avengers

In the 14 series since the War in which the Ashes have changed hands, a recurring theme of Aussie ruthlessness emerges

582dGeorge Dobell in Perth

England concern over WACA wet patches

Trevor Bayliss suggested the pitch could be "dangerous" after water crept under the covers in Perth overnight and delayed play on the final day

Day 4

Day 3

584dS Rajesh

Steven Smith's glorious four-year run

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

Day 2

583dGeorge Dobell in Perth

Overton plays on despite cracked rib

Craig Overton was diagnosed with a cracked rib after aggravating an injury sustained when he was hit by Pat Cummins while batting in Adelaide

584dGeorge Dobell in Perth

England query Stoneman dismissal with match referee

England have sought clarification from the match referee over the use of the Decision Review System (DRS) by the third umpire after the dismissal of Mark Stoneman on the first day in Perth

584dDaniel Brettig in Perth

Nothing shakes Smith's command and control

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

583dAndrew Miller and S Rajesh

Anderson's rare overstep sums up England's day

England thought they might have had a chance with a review for lbw against Steven Smith... Until it was shown James Anderson had delivered a rare front-foot no-ball

Day 1

Others

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.