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England surrendered the Ashes as Australia stormed to a massive win, with an un-assailable 3 to nil lead

Australia won back the Ashes after bowling England out cheaply despite rain delays and a pitch controversy. They secured an innings win on the final day of the third Test in Perth. England were dismissed for 218 in their second innings in the last Ashes Test that took place at the WACA Ground.
Victory seemed assured for Australia when they had England 132 for 4 at the conclusion of the fourth day. That was still 127 runs behind with Australia yet to bat again. A rain-damaged pitch threatened to end the match without a ball being bowled on the final day. Australia was then in need of just six more wickets to win the match and regain the Ashes.
Complicating matters further was a damp spot on the pitch. WACA staff worked furiously with leaf blowers trying to dry the patch.
Wickets tumbled quickly for England upon the delayed resumption, with overnight batsman and first-innings centurion Jonny Bairstow bowled for 14, by the first delivery he faced for the day, from Josh Hazlewood. Hazlewood even removed England's last hope, Dawid Malan.

England surrendered the Ashes as Australia stormed to a massive win with an un-assailable 3 to nil lead.

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