Australia v England, third Test, day three as it happened

As it happened

By Marc Higginson - BBC Sport & Sam Sheringham - BBC Sport

In summary

  • Close: Australia 235-3 (lead by 369)
  • Last wkt: Clarke (23); Aus 223-2
  • David Warner (112) makes 5th Test century
  • Stuart Broad has had foot X-ray
  • England all out for 251
  • Australia lead series 2-0

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    On Boycott's cheery note, it's time for me to sign off. We'll dust ourselves down and go again in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Until then, goodbye.

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    CATCH UP ONLINE

    BBC Sport brings you all the news and analysis from the third Test throughout the day. BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew and chief sports writer Tom Fordyce are in Perth, while you can see everything you've missed at-a-glance with our Ashes catch-up.

    In addition, you can hear the Pint-sized Ashes two-minute round-up, as well as the thoughts of Aggers and Boycott in the TMS podcast.

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    CATCH UP WITH BBC RADIO

    Don't forget that BBC Radio 5 live sports extra will replay the entire day's play from 1100 GMT, and will play highlights from the close of play until then. And each morning, BBC Radio 5 live brings all the best analysis and reaction on Ashes Breakfast from 0600 GMT. You can hear both 5 live and 5 live sports extra on digital radio, online, and via the BBC iPlayer Radio app and BBC Sport app.

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    AUSTRALIA REACTION

    Australia batsman Chris Rogers: "There's a long way to go. We'll bat for a while tomorrow, maybe until after lunch, then attack England hard.

    "The cracks are widening, so it's going to be hard to bat in the second innings for England. I haven't seen cracks like this at the Waca for a while.

    "If you'd have asked 'what is the ultimate day to have?' we'd have been in this position.

    "After the tour of England, a lot of us were hurting, so to come back and win 3-0 would be amazing."

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    Geoffrey Boycott - Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm dejected today. There was just nothing there to lift the spirits of the supporters. The wheels are coming off, sadly. I never believed it but now I can feel it, it's a 5-0 drubbing coming. I will never say people aren't trying. I know they are. I have been there, I know what it's like. But it's not there. Their brains are scrambled.

    "Kevin Pietersen was like a cow grazing in the meadow today on the boundary. We got ourselves in this mess. Now they will have to go through the motions but I don't hold out any hope for us saving a game."

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    Geoffrey Boycott - Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was one of worst days I've seen England play in a while. They had six wickets in hand, one of the best players in the world in Ian Bell at the crease, flat pitch, sunny day, with Prior to come, people were expecting them to put up a show but they were blown away in no time.

    "Then, when you come out so far behind you are looking for a bit of effort from the bowlers, a bit of pride and a bit of credibility. But no. Instead we got a massive opening stand and it was far too easy for their batsmen."

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    Michael Vaughan - Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "For the third match in a row, Australia have had no pressure whatsoever in the second innings. Rogers and Warner might as well have gone out with flip-flops and cigars. This has been a dreadful, dreadful day for English cricket. It is never easy when you are watching a team that has this much talent play to this standard. They are frazzled. Matt Prior is a pivotal member of this team but you can tell that his poor batting is affecting his keeping now. The dressing-room now will be the worst place in the world."

    To see a gallery of images from the third day's play go to the BBC Sport's Facebook page (external)

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    So what did the Test Match Special lads think about that. Michael Vaughan says Geoffrey Boycott was marking out his run in Perth town centre ahead of his podcast chat with Jonathan Agnew...

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    RECAP

    England were deflated by another batting collapse and David Warner took advantage - flaying the tourists' bowling attack all over the Waca on his way to 112 from 140 balls. Chris Rogers also scored a half-century and Shane Watson is 29 not out as the Aussies closed on 235-3 for a lead of 369 runs.

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    RECAP

    A stinker of a day for England then. They started the day on 180-4, with moderate hopes of getting close to Australia's 385 all out. It panned out much differently as they lost six wickets for 71 runs - Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle helping themselves to three wickets each as England were bundled out for 251.

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    Jordan France: (external) Ashes have gone, time to rebuild. Time for Ballance, Robson and Mills.

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    Michael Vaughan - Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think Australia will want to take England out there for another session. They will want to wear down Cook and Carberry a bit more and open up those cracks a bit more."

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    Aus 235-3 (Watson 29*, Smith 5*)

    One last chug from the Burnley Express as we enter the final over of the day. There's plenty of steam coming out of James Anderson's ears as he comes to terms with England's derailment. He finishes with a maiden and the players head off after another chastening day for the tourists. Australia close day three 369 runs ahead of Alastair Cook's men.

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    Jonathan Agnew - BBC Test Match Special

    "That would never have been reviewed without this bonkers thing about getting your reviews back after 80 overs. It pitched about three inches outside leg stump."

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    NOT OUT

    There's a few giggles in the field as replays showed the review to be rather optimistic and Shane Watson lives to fight another ball. Australia finish the over on 235-3, a lead of 369 runs.

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    UMPIRE REVIEW

    England call for a review when Joe Root gets one to grip and hit Shane Watson on the pads.

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    Aus 233-3 (Watson 27*, Smith 5*)

    Graeme Swann's back on the pitch, so hopefully that niggle is not as bad as we perhaps first feared. His old mate Jimmy Anderson cranks his weary body up for one last push and he looks as happy as a turkey at Christmas when Steve Smith tickles him for four leg byes.

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    Rich Morris, TMS inbox: England may have been trounced in this series but let's look ahead. In two years Australia will come back to England and will almost certainly be without Rogers, Haddin and Harris. Clarke and Johnson (if his body holds up) will be 34. Yes, England have some more aged players but some very important players will be in their prime.

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    Aus 229-3 (Lead by 363)

    Just three overs remaining in the day after Joe Root whittles through another set of six - being milked for four more runs.

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    Michael Vaughan - Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I remember being on the pitch after the 2010-11 Ashes. There were a lot of the ECB hierarchy on the pitch, talking about how the Schofield Report after the 5-0 in 2006-07 had changed everything, and how that would never happen again... But it will be 5-0 here unless something drastically changes. Australia can smell blood, they're not going to let up. Australia aren't going to rest Johnson, Harris and Siddle because the Ashes are won - they'll want to humiliate you.

    "Australia will remember what's been said about them in the last three series - I remembered every word the likes of Hayden and co had said to me in 2002-03 when we lost 4-1, and it was payback time when Hayden and Langer came out to bat in 2005. You say things when you're on top and winning, but things can change very quickly."

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    Aus 225-3 (Watson 26*, Smith 2*)

    Ben Stokes is really getting the ball to talk at the moment - nipping another one back to beat Steve Smith and miss the off stick by millimetres. If he can get his batting in decent shape, England have found a genuine all-rounder here. Kevin Pietersen obviously agrees, as he races over and gives the Durham youngster a tap on the back for his admirable efforts.

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    CATCH UP ONLINE

    BBC Sport brings you all the news and analysis from the third Test throughout the day. BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew and chief sports writer Tom Fordyce are in Perth, while you can see everything you've missed at-a-glance with our Ashes catch-up.

    In addition, you can hear the Pint-sized Ashes two-minute round-up, as well as the thoughts of Aggers and Boycott in the TMS podcast.

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    Aus 225-3 (Lead by 359)

    There's three close catchers in for Shane Watson as the Australian number three remains stuck in the tentative twenties. Joe Root is doing a hop, skip and a dance after each delivery - but it's Watson who is making it look harder than it should be. He's not exactly playing Muralitharan on a raging turner.

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    Michael Vaughan - Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "After day three at the Gabba England were 537 runs behind, in Adelaide they were 530 behind. On this occasion it will only be about 370, so there are positives there."

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    Aus 224-3 (Lead by 358)

    It doesn't get any easier for England as first-innings centurion Steve Smith skips to the crease and gets off the mark with a single into the leg side.

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    Michael Vaughan - Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think Stokes is one of the positives to come out of the tour so far. He is a bit raw but has a huge amount of talent. I think he will be around for many many years and you just hope that the impact of being on a tour like this doesn't do too much damage."

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    WICKET Clarke b Stokes 23 (Aus 223-3)

    A reward for his toil as Ben Stokes bowls a jaffa to Michael Clarke - getting one to nip back and rearrange the Australian skipper's timbers. An excellent delivery.

    Fall of wickets: 1-157 (Rogers 54), 2-183 (Warner 112), 3-223 (Clarke 23)

    Stokes's figures: 12.5-0-64-1

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    Laurence Nutt: (external)The negativity of some fans is ridiculous. We may lose this series but we have had 7yrs of dominance and will be back.

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    Aus 219-2 (Watson 25*, Clarke 20*)

    The Australians are booked in for bed and breakfast now - Michael Clarke slapping Joe Root back over his head for four as another seven runs are added to that mammoth lead.

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    Jack Wieland: The lack of loyalty shown by England fans towards a group of players who made us the best side in the world simply bemuses me. One poor tour and the whole team needs to be replaced - show some loyalty!

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    Aus 212-2 (Lead by 346)

    It's funny how nobody mentions the reported rift between Shane Watson and Michael Clarke these days. The pair look like two old drinking buddies when chatting together in the slips or in the middle between overs. They've got the England bowlers in a headlock at the moment - squeezing another five runs out of Ben Stokes.

    Bowling figures: Anderson 11-3-38-0, Bresnan 12-3-49-1, Stokes 12-0-60-0, Swann 23-7-51-1, Root 4-1-6-0.

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    David in Cheltenham, TMS inbox: Let's not forget during this all too predictable game that they were 143-5. We were 143-3. But yet again Australia get a big lead and then come back on to show us it's a batting pitch. When you're just waiting for a team to declare you've already given up (for the third consecutive Test).

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    Aus 207-2 (Watson 24*, Clarke 9*)

    Worrying news for England as another of their beleaguered bowlers, Graeme Swann, heads off the field. The off-spinner appeared to pull up holding his hamstring in the field and is chaperoned off the field by Monty. Spinners' union. Joe Root is England's number one spinner for now and he's doing a decent holding job without looking like a genuine wicket-taking threat. One from the over.

  34. HOW'S STAT?

    Opta Jim: (external) Australians have hit the last eight Ashes centuries - 14 of the preceding 17 were hit by English batsmen. Shift.

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    Aus 206-2 (Lead by 340)

    Ben Stokes is perhaps the only England player to emerge from this match with his reputation enhanced. The young Durham all-rounder has been quicker than James Anderson and Tim Bresnan and done his best to hit the top of off. He's still running in hard for his country and getting good shape into Shane Watson. Six from the over advances the Australia lead ever more.

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    Glenn McGrath - Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "England are great front-runners, but when it is not happening they sit back and wait for something to happen.

    "They have to change something in the last two Tests. The last thing they want to do is come here as favourites and lose 5-0."

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    Andrew in Manchester: After Lord's last summer the English fans and media were declaring how much an Australia win in the next Test would be good for the series. Do you think the Aussies are saying the same now? I doubt it.

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    DRINKS BREAK Aus 200-2 (Watson 19*, Clarke 3*)

    Just waking up? Lucky you. To briefly recap, England lost their last six wickets for 71 runs in the morning session as they were bowled out for 251. In reply, Australia have bolstered their superiority thanks to a scintillating century from David Warner. Michael Clarke hasn't quite got his hands on the Ashes urn, but his fingers are beginning to wrap around it. To underline the point, the skipper slaps James Anderson to the third man boundary. Drinks.

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    Glenn McGrath - Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "England are well behind the eight-ball here, but I'm not sure what they can do to turn it around. If they can somehow get a miracle draw out of this, that would be a huge lift for them."

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