Australia, thanks to batsmen David Warner and Steve Smith, regained the Ashes ahead of the start of the series. It went according to the plan. Courtesy sensational all-round performance by the hosts, Australia went on to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series after winning the 3rd Test at the WACA in Perth.
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The visiting England side finally managed to eke out a draw in the 4th Test courtesy some impressive performances. However, a victory still eludes it, and if nothing dramatic happens, England have to return without a single victory under their belt in the Tour Down Under.
It has been a prolific performance by the Aussies which has seen them dominate the series quite effortlessly.
England tested the hosts on occasions, but Australia was the far better side in the series so far as they played a sensational brand of cricket at crucial junctures in the game which never allowed the visitors to force their way back into the match nor the series. It was a brilliant double-century from the blade of Steve Smith which ensured Australia registering a convincing ten wickets victory.
Meanwhile, former English off-spinner Graeme Swann was a part of the squad which saw England winning the Ashes Down Under in the year 2011. Ahead of the series, Swann had expected the English men to come in all guns blazing and repeat the performance of the 2010-11 season.
Meanwhile, Aussie opener David Warner took a sly dig at Swann and laughed off at the prospect of him commentating despite England’s horrendous run. Taking to his twitter handle, Great to see @Swannyg66 commentating out here. Thought after being 3-0 down he may have left the tour early again. #bbl @tensporttv waste of $$$$ from 10
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) January 2, 2018
England will be looking to put up an impressive performance in the final Test and manage a win or a draw which will at least help England reduced their defeat margin.
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