Australia vs. England Ashes 2013: Day 5 Scorecard, Report from 3rd Test at Perth

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorDecember 17, 2013

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17:  Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates with Chris Rogers after the combined to dismiss Tim Bresnan of England during day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 17, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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Australia regained the Ashes with a 150-run victory in the Third Test in Perth.

England, resuming the final day on 251-5 in their second innings in pursuit of a world record 504 to win, were dismissed for 353 early in the afternoon session.

The result gives the hosts an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series following a 381-run victory in Brisbane and a 218-run success in Adelaide.

England 2nd Innings: 353 (103.2 Overs)
BA Stokesc †Haddin b Lyon120195
MJ Prior†c †Haddin b Johnson2672
TT Bresnanc Rogers b Johnson1240
GP Swannc Smith b Lyon46
SCJ Broadnot out27
JM Andersonc Bailey b Johnson28
Extras(b 13, lb 13, w 6)32
RJ Harris192731
MG Johnson25.26784
NM Lyon225703
PM Siddle2611671
SR Watson111391

It took 80 minutes for the Baggy Greens to make the breakthrough when Matt Prior flailed at Mitchell Johnson's delivery angled across him and Brad Haddin took the catch behind the stumps.

Ben Stokes resumed on 72 and brought up his maiden hundred in just his second Test off 159 balls with 16 boundaries.

It was England's first ton of the series and came when the Durham all-rounder gloved a short Johnson delivery down to the long-leg boundary.


The tourists reached 332-6 at lunch but Stokes departed soon after the adjournment for 120 when an attempted slog sweep off Lyon only yielded an under edge taken by Haddin.

Graeme Swann was promoted to No. 9 ahead of the injured Stuart Broad but swiftly departed for just four after offering a bat-pad inside edge.

Just seven balls later, Chris Rogers took a superb diving catch at mid-off to remove Tim Bresnan (12) after he was deceived by a Johnson slower ball.

Fittingly, star bowler Johnson picked up the final wicket when Jimmy Anderson popped up a catch to George Bailey at short leg as Australia regained the Ashes.

The hosts will hope to emulate the 5-0 whitewash they achieved in the 2006-07 series and battle continues with the Fourth Test in Melbourne on Boxing Day.