Australia’s Ashes situation is so perilous that the hosts will look anywhere for a good omen. After another day of being dominated by England, Michael Husseypeered back four years to the WACA match when Australia wrapped up the urn on the way to a 5-0 cleansweep.
On that occasion the local unit was jammed with world-beating talent and could win from any situation. The current outfit, which was dismissed for 268 after being 4 for 36, has only three players – Hussey, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke – from those all-conquering days and is experiencing the country’s worst slump in 25 years.
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