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

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Australia vs. England Ashes 2013: Day 5 Scorecard, Report from 3rd Test at Perth
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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)
Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls
BA Stokes c †Haddin b Lyon 120 195
MJ Prior† c †Haddin b Johnson 26 72
TT Bresnan c Rogers b Johnson 12 40
GP Swann c Smith b Lyon 4 6
SCJ Broad not out 2 7
JM Anderson c Bailey b Johnson 2 8
Extras (b 13, lb 13, w 6) 32
Bowling O M R W
RJ Harris 19 2 73 1
MG Johnson 25.2 6 78 4
NM Lyon 22 5 70 3
PM Siddle 26 11 67 1
SR Watson 11 1 39 1


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.


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