Australia vs England

Match info: Australia v England Test Series 2013/14 at WACA Ground - 3rd Test

Date: 17th Dec 2013 Status: Day 5 of 5 Umpires: B F Bowden and M Erasmus

Home team and score Away team score

Australia

385 All out (103.3 Overs)
369/6 Dec (87.0 Overs)

Result

England

251 All out (88.0 Overs)
353 All out (103.2 Overs)

Australia win by 150 runs

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  • Close

    So that's that. Australia have regained the Ashes with three straight Test wins inside 14 days. Ben Stokes did his best to delay what seemed the inevitable today, his maiden Test century offering a moment of success for England in what has been, so far, a dismal series. However, now the tourists have to pick themselves up for the remaining two matches, starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day. Please join us again on Christmas night from 10.30pm for coverage of the fourth Test.
  • Cook continued: 'We've got some good men around us, and we're going to need them in the next week or so. The strategy doesn't change - you approach every game the same. Of course the Ashes are gone, and trust me that hurts like hell.'
  • Michael Clarke: 'Our goal is to get back to being the number one side in the world. No doubt we will celebrate hard tonight and enjoy it, we deserve that, but we have two more Test matches and we'd love to win 5-0.'
  • Alastair Cook: 'Everyone is hurting now. That happens in sport - there is a winner and a loser and at the moment we are the losing dressing room. All we can do now is work as hard as we can on our games, then come out on Boxing Day and put in a better performance.'
  • Mitchell Johnson: 'It was pretty hard running into bowl then. The emotions were really flying. I was just trying to keep them in check. It's an unbelievable feeling. I came back from injury and had a lot of doubters there. I've had the opportunity again and taken it with both hands. It was a bit nervous for a while there but we came out after lunch and gave it everything. To finally win the Ashes for the first time is very special.'
  • A rather choked up Ryan Harris: 'It's unbelievable. They're coming home...they're home. We worked very hard for these, we played well in England and didn't get them. We've got a great bunch of guys together and we wanted this so badly. It's an amazing feeling.'
  • 14 days. That's all it took Australia to get revenge for that 3-0 series defeat on English soil during the summer. Of this squad, only Michael Clarke has tasted Ashes success before. It's an emotional moment for a few of them, not least Johnson. Shane Watson looks a little tearful, too.
  • WICKET! Anderson c Bailey b Johnson 2

    There it is! Australia have regained the Ashes! Fittingly it's that man Johnson who takes the last wicket required, getting Anderson to pop a catch up to Bailey at short leg.
  • Over 103 - England 352/9 (Broad 1, Anderson 1)

    Anderson tries his best to give his wicket away, scooping a drive in the air towards cover and then edging just wide of Clarke at slip. Broad takes a single off the last this time, meaning Mitchell the Moustache will have him in his sights again. Surely the yorker to start with?
  • Over 102 - England 350/9 (Broad 0, Anderson 1)

    Broad and Anderson - I'm not sure which one Australia would rather knock over to clinch the Ashes. Jimmy does well to survive two balls, knocking the second he faces away for a single backward of square. That leaves Broad one to face, and it's duly a short one. He avoids it - albeit only just - and now it's over to Lyon to see if he can complete the job.
  • WICKET! Bresnan c Rogers b Johnson 12

    Tremendous catch by Rogers! Stokes isn't the only red head making an impression today. A slower ball from Johnson catches out Bresnan, who stops his drive and rather blocks it up in the air. Rogers does superbly well to make ground to his right and take a diving effort. Just the one left standing...
  • Over 101 - England 347/8 (Bresnan 10, Broad 0

    Broad now in at no 10. Someone on stump mic calls him a 'pea heart'. Not sure if that wasn't done in a Yorkshire accent. Clarke pushes the field back for the final ball of the Lyon over, but Broad just blocks it. It's going to be Bresnan on strike to Johnson.
  • WICKET! Swann c Smith b Lyon 4

    Tame end for Swann, and he's fuming about it. Spinner v spinner and Lyon wins, getting one to turn, take the inside edge and loop up to Steve Smith at short leg. Simple catch, simple dismissal. Australia now two wickets away from winning the Ashes.
  • Over 100 - England 347/7 (Bresnan 10, Swann 4)

    Another example of this crater-like pitch playing tricks; Johnson bangs in a ball fairly short, then sees it deviate off the surface and over the head of wicketkeeper Haddin. Bresnan gets two off the bat, steering past gully off the back foot.
  • Over 99 - England 341/7 (Bresnan 8, Swann 4)

    It's Swann, not Broad at number nine. He gets off the mark with a slog-sweep of his own, lamping Lyon through mid-wicket for four. The following delivery from around the wicket hits a crack and ends up going straight to leg slip. Everyone looks a little puzzled, then umpire Bowden signals a wide. To be fair, he always looks a little puzzled. Australia celebrated that wicket of Stokes like they'd just won the Ashes. In fact, they'll probably have to wait about 15 minutes to do that.
  • WICKET! Stokes c Haddin b Lyon 120

    Having nearly edged the previous delivery from Lyon, Stokes definitely gets some bat on an attempt to slog-sweep the off-spinner. Haddin takes the chance behind the stumps and England's centurion is gone. The door was ajar - it's now wide open.
  • Over 98 - England 336/6 (Stokes 120, Bresnan 8)

    Johnson now, Australia have posted a leg gully and also have fine leg very fine. No prizes for guessing what's coming to Bresnan, and the first ball is duly dug in short. BresiLad manages to get enough of a glove on it to get it down to that fine leg man for a single. There's a run for Stokes too, a pull shot being hit out towards square leg and forcing umpire Billy Bowden to take evasive action. Crowd loved that, with Billy rolling around on the deck. He didn't see the funny side. Perhaps it made him forget how many deliveries there'd been in the over.
  • Over 97 - England 334/6 (Stokes 119, Bresnan 7)

    Lyon continues after lunch. There's flight, and there's turn. Stokes rocks back to cut away for a couple. Meanwhile, the lunch break saw the groundstaff come out and fill in the crack around the crease, as it was causing issues for batsmen in their stance. Could make a joke here about the relief that Ian Ward is no longer an England cricketer, as they'd have definitely lost him this morning.
  • Betting

    England now 13/2 with Sky Bet to pull off a ridiculous victory in this Test. Australia remain long odds-on at 1/7. The draw is 28/1. Bresnan is 13/2 to score a 50, while Stokes is 7/4 to reach 150.
  • Lunch

    England win a session. Just the one wicket for Australia, and Stokes going through to a quite brilliant maiden Test century. England have found one among the wreckage of this dire series. Australia still almost certain to win this, but they've been made to work for it, which was not the case on day three and yesterday morning.

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