Australian Test hopes founder on early collapse

Peter Siddle scored a quick 35 not out.

Australia’s hopes of regaining the Ashes have sunk further after another top order collapse on the first day of the Third Test at the WACA.

At stumps England was 0-29 (Andrew Strauss 12, Alastair Cook 17) in reply to the home side’s 268 made after it was sent in on a bowler-friendly pitch.

Australia was bowled with an hour left to play after recovering somewhat from a disastrous start.

The full house at the WACA was treated to an old-fashioned flurry from Australia’s lower order late in the day, including a last wicket stand of 33 in quick time by Peter Siddle (35 not out) and Ben Hilfenhaus (13).

Earlier Mitchell Johnson (62 from 93 balls, eight fours and a six) and Brad Haddin (53 from 80 balls, six fours and a six) helped add some respectability to a scorecard that was looking very sick at 4-36.

Full story: The Australian

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