Australia needed only 50 minutes on the fourth day to take England’s last five wickets and wrap up a 267-run win in the third Ashes Test at the Waca.
The emphatic victory levels the five-match series at 1-1, with the contest moving to Melbourne on Boxing Day.
Ryan Harris finished with a Test-best 6-47 as England were all out for 123.
The tourists resumed at 81-5, seeking an unlikely 391 to win in Perth, but Harris took four of the last five wickets and England folded meekly.
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As the dust – and there was plenty of it – settled on the first Test yesterday the cry went out all over Australia. The Ashes series needs a curator of carnage. True, the appeal was made within the syndicated reports of tabloid newspapers but it may as well have been placed in the situations vacant columns by the International Cricket Council.
The job, far from being connected with the lead role in Night at the Museum 3, refers to a groundsman willing to produce a spicy pitch that might yield a result other than a draw. For all the monumental individual achievements in the opening match of the series at Brisbane the match as a whole can be viewed as a failure for Test cricket.
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