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RESULT
3rd Test, Perth, December 14 - 18, 2017, England tour of Australia and New Zealand
403 & 218
662/9d

Australia won by an innings and 41 runs

Player Of The Match
239
steven-smith
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook lbw b Starc716221043.75
Mark Stoneman c †Paine b Starc5611017810050.90
James Vince c †Paine b Hazlewood2563924039.68
Joe Root (c)c †Paine b Cummins2023364086.95
Dawid Malan c sub (PSP Handscomb) b Lyon14022732219161.67
Jonny Bairstow  b Starc11921531918055.34
Moeen Ali c Smith b Cummins026000.00
Chris Woakes c Cummins b Hazlewood812172066.66
Craig Overton c Bancroft b Hazlewood27130028.57
Stuart Broad c Bancroft b Starc12102201120.00
James Anderson not out 0712000.00
Extras(b 10, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)14
TOTAL115.1 Ov (RR: 3.49)403
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Alastair Cook, 4.4 ov), 2-89 (James Vince, 25.3 ov), 3-115 (Joe Root, 32.4 ov), 4-131 (Mark Stoneman, 37.5 ov), 5-368 (Dawid Malan, 106.5 ov), 6-372 (Moeen Ali, 107.2 ov), 7-389 (Chris Woakes, 110.5 ov), 8-389 (Jonny Bairstow, 111.2 ov), 9-393 (Craig Overton, 112.6 ov), 10-403 (Stuart Broad, 115.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc25.159143.6111212100
4.4 to AN Cook, full and fast, 149kph and trapped in front! No review from Cook, he knows that was plumb... Starc finds his line and sends a searing attempted yorker into the pads, no big innings for Cook in his 150th Test (at least for now); too slow to get the bat down and his lean series continues. 26/1
37.5 to MD Stoneman, ripping bouncer, Stoneman throws up the hands and is beaten... or is he? No, there was a flick of glove on it! Paine took a leaping catch and Australia quickly reviewed Erasmus' not-out decision, with Aleem Dar determining that a ripple on Snicko was evidence of contact. Erasmus has to reverse the call and up goes the finger, Stoneman's gutsy knock is over! That was a snorter, unlucky for the batsmen on several levels. 131/4
111.2 to JM Bairstow, Starc returns and floors the middle stump. This is pretty full - not quite a yorker - and jags back in. Bairstow aims for a leg-side flick, but doesn't account for the inward movement. The ball takes the inside edge and rattles the stumps. England have lost four wickets in six overs. Nonetheless, excellent innings from YJB. 389/8
115.1 to SCJ Broad, Starc bounces out Broad and wraps up England for 403. Broad ventures a long way across the off stump and aims to hook it over to long leg. Instead, he cue-ends a catch to forward short leg. 403/10
Josh Hazlewood2899233.2813717101
25.3 to JM Vince, There's the (fatal) cover drive from Vince and he nicks it off with six minutes to go for lunch. Good length and hung up outside off, Vince can't restrain himself from having a crack at it. He wafts away from the body and feathers it behind to Paine. Vince loses his patience, Hazlewood reaps reward for keeping his patience. 89/2
110.5 to CR Woakes, Cummins runs in from long leg dives forward to snap up a smart catch. Good change-up from Hazlewood: he follows up a very full ball with a shorter one on the hips. Woakes shapes for a flick-pull but ends up flapping a catch to the man in the deep. Make that three wickets in five overs. 389/7
112.6 to C Overton, Fire and brimstone at the WACA! Accurate short ball, just over the chest, Overton sits back and aims to fend it off. Instead, he only loops it off the glove to Bancroft under the helmet short leg. 393/9
Pat Cummins2888423.0013615010
32.4 to JE Root, gottim, tickled down the leg side! Root fails to calm the roiling waters as Cummins gets him again, 146kph and it just flicks the gloves on its way through as he looked to turn off his hip! What a way to go, a huge breakthrough for Australia. 115/3
107.2 to MM Ali, Just like that Australia have plucked out two wickets in four balls! Cummins runs in hard, hits the pitch harder, and bounces out Moeen. This one bursts from a back of a length outside off, Moeen stays leg side of the ball and has a flirt at it. He winds up gloving it behind to Smith at wide-ish second slip. 372/6
Nathan Lyon2247313.31868000
106.5 to DJ Malan, It takes a terrific catch from the sub fielder - Handscomb - to end a terrific stand. Malan dares to step out and hit against the break over wide mid-on/midwicket. He is nowhere close to the pitch of this offbreak and ends up skewing it to backward point, where Handscomb judges it expertly and completes a sprawling catch - horizontal to the ground. The fifth-wicket stand ends at 237 - 18 shy of the all-time record for England. 368/5
Mitchell Marsh914304.77356000
Steven Smith31802.66130000
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Cameron Bancroft lbw b Overton2555803045.45
David Warner c †Bairstow b Overton2236611061.11
Usman Khawaja lbw b Woakes501231568040.65
Steven Smith (c)lbw b Anderson23939957830159.89
Shaun Marsh c Root b Ali2875974037.33
Mitchell Marsh lbw b Anderson18123632229076.69
Tim Paine not out 49851336057.64
Mitchell Starc run out (Vince)1360033.33
Pat Cummins lbw b Anderson41631014165.07
Nathan Lyon c Ali b Anderson43810133.33
Extras(b 4, lb 16, nb 1, w 1)22
TOTAL179.3 Ov (RR: 3.68)662/9d
Did not bat: Josh Hazlewood 
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (David Warner, 13.2 ov), 2-55 (Cameron Bancroft, 17.2 ov), 3-179 (Usman Khawaja, 51.1 ov), 4-248 (Shaun Marsh, 74.4 ov), 5-549 (Mitchell Marsh, 152.2 ov), 6-560 (Steven Smith, 156.1 ov), 7-561 (Mitchell Starc, 156.6 ov), 8-654 (Pat Cummins, 177.6 ov), 9-662 (Nathan Lyon, 179.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson37.3911643.0916715001
152.2 to MR Marsh, it looks like Anderson has trapped him right in front of middle stump. It's been given. It's also been reviewed. Slightly fuller length ball from the last one, nips back in a touch. Marsh sitting on the back foot and he's beaten on the inside edge. The reviews shows no edge...and tracking tells us that's clipping the top of the stumps for what will remain an umpire's call and that is an abrupt end to Marsh's innings. 549/5
156.1 to SPD Smith, another review. Smith is hit on the pad in front of middle, just like Marsh. There were a couple of sounds. Umpire's said not out...there's no bat on the replay. And ball tracking says that's hitting! Decision overturned. A good review from England. Anderson was unsure, because of the sounds I reckon. Smith was playing down the wrong line as this one straightened from a middle stump line. He was right back in the crease as he is wont to do. England hitting the right spots this morning. Smith's highest score will read 239. An epic ends. 560/6
177.6 to PJ Cummins, we have another review for lbw. Another one that looks plumb too. It's an inswinger at middle stump, headed for leg. He looks to flick and can't get bat on it. It's given out. This is full and he hasn't moved too far forward. There is nothing to suggest and edge and ball tracking confirms this is hitting leg stump. 654/8
179.3 to NM Lyon, he's holed out and they've declared. Anderson goes full just outside off, Lyon clears the front leg and heaves for midwicket. Not quite the connection he hoped for. It's gone high and it's wobbly, but Moeen Ali is smart as he gets under it at mid-on. 662/9
Stuart Broad35314204.0514922100
Chris Woakes41812813.1218818010
51.1 to UT Khawaja, he's been given lbw! Khawaja has called for the review. Could height save him? Round the wicket, beats the inside edge, takes the back leg, very top of the pad flap. Looks like it touched the front pad first. Or is it an edge? Was given on-field, remember, so evidence has to be conclusive to change the decision. A lot of rock-and-rolling from the third umpire. Now they've gone to the tracker and it's umpire's call on impact and height!. 179/3
Craig Overton24111024.588814000
13.2 to DA Warner, Overton finds the outside edge again, Bairstow snaffles it. Good length, angling in towards off stump from around the wicket, then straightens away a touch. This is much closer to off stump and has Warner pinned to the crease. He jabs at it and nicks it off. 44/1
17.2 to CT Bancroft, Overton spins around for an lbw appeal. Erasmus shoots it down. England challenge the on-field call. Sharp nip-backer from Overton, fuller; Bancroft plays around his front pad and misses the ball. There's a noise - he smacked his bat onto the pad. No bat on ball. Impact in line and that's crashing into the middle stump. Two for Overton in three overs. Root pumps fist and celebrates after his review proves sucessful. 55/2
Moeen Ali33412013.6313414100
74.4 to SE Marsh, got him, edged to slip! Where did that come from...?! Two strokes of genius from Marsh, followed by a pallid poke and Moeen strikes, maybe turned a fraction and dollied off the outside edge to Root. 248/4
Joe Root301304.33112000
Dawid Malan611302.16261000
England 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook c & b Hazlewood1420352070.00
Mark Stoneman c †Paine b Hazlewood3890037.50
James Vince  b Starc559511712057.89
Joe Root (c)c Smith b Lyon1420343070.00
Dawid Malan c †Paine b Hazlewood541352098040.00
Jonny Bairstow  b Hazlewood1426443053.84
Moeen Ali lbw b Lyon1156662019.64
Chris Woakes c †Paine b Cummins2248923045.83
Craig Overton c Khawaja b Hazlewood1221212057.14
Stuart Broad c †Paine b Cummins026000.00
James Anderson not out 17270014.28
Extras(b 6, lb 11, nb 1)18
TOTAL72.5 Ov (RR: 2.99)218
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Mark Stoneman, 1.5 ov), 2-29 (Alastair Cook, 7.3 ov), 3-60 (Joe Root, 14.1 ov), 4-100 (James Vince, 29.5 ov), 5-133 (Jonny Bairstow, 39.1 ov), 6-172 (Moeen Ali, 54.5 ov), 7-196 (Dawid Malan, 63.2 ov), 8-210 (Craig Overton, 67.5 ov), 9-211 (Stuart Broad, 68.2 ov), 10-218 (Chris Woakes, 72.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc1754412.58827000
29.5 to JM Vince, 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. 100/4
Josh Hazlewood1864852.66909000
1.5 to MD Stoneman, 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. 4/1
7.3 to AN Cook, 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. 29/2
39.1 to JM Bairstow, 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.. 133/5
63.2 to DJ Malan, 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. 196/7
67.5 to C Overton, 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!. 210/8
Mitchell Marsh311404.66133000
Pat Cummins19.545322.6710010001
68.2 to SCJ Broad, 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.... 211/9
72.5 to CR Woakes, 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!. 218/10
Nathan Lyon1544222.80686000
14.1 to JE Root, 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. 60/3
54.5 to MM Ali, 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.. 172/6
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MATCH DETAILS
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Australia
Steven Smith
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 2288
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days14,15,16,17,18 Decmeber 2017 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Paul Wilson
Match Referee
West Indies
Richie Richardson
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 14 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 305/4 (Dawid Malan 110*, Jonny Bairstow 75*, 89 ov)
Fri, 15 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 203/3 (Steven Smith 92*, Shaun Marsh 7*, 62 ov)
Sat, 16 Dec - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 549/4 (Steven Smith 229*, Mitchell Marsh 181*, 152 ov)
Sun, 17 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 132/4 (Dawid Malan 28*, Jonny Bairstow 14*, 38.2 ov)
Mon, 18 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 218 (72.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Wet Ground: England - 132/4 in 38.2 overs (DJ Malan 28, JM Bairstow 14)
  • Rain: England - 132/4 in 38.2 overs (DJ Malan 28, JM Bairstow 14)
  • Lunch: England - 132/4 in 38.2 overs (DJ Malan 28, JM Bairstow 14)
  • Rain: England - 132/4 in 38.2 overs (DJ Malan 28, JM Bairstow 14)
  • England: 150 runs in 46.2 overs (279 balls), Extras 6
  • DJ Malan: 50 off 113 balls (8 x 4)
  • Over 61.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - DJ Malan (Struck down)
  • England: 200 runs in 65.3 overs (394 balls), Extras 17
England Innings
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