Elvis has left the building and Australian glumness removed by their terrific bounce back here in WACA, on crawly second day of third test for Ashes. Al-round performance of Mitchel Johnson gave Aussie a strong control in the battle, yesterday his half century was the reason, Australia scored 268 runs, although Aussies started their inning terribly and missed their all head honchos without doing something. Today Johnson decorates his career with six wickets to rebuild Australian momentum. It was a knee jerk reaction from home side after enough frustration and Johnson’s role for this task was like a loose cannon.
England started their inning with 29/0 in reply of Australia’s 268. Strauss scored wonderful half century, Cook was looking similar devastating mood, pitch was good, England were 78 for no loss, but suddenly a wrong turn came for England when Ryan Harris and specially Mitchel Johnson took the charge for cleansing of opponents and with the blink of an eye both Australian bowlers mesmerized England bating line. They bowled out England on 187 runs and gave advantage of 81 runs to their team. Johnson claimed six wickets for 38 runs, whereas Harris got three wickets including Ian Bell, who played a vital inning of 53 in tense, for England.
Shane Watson, knowing the ropes that Australia have an advantage of 81 runs, scored decent unbeaten 61 runs to seal Aussie’s victory. Despite Finn picked up early two wickets and Tremlett bowled in form Michael Clark.
England currently hold the Ashes, can Australia win them back? As it turns out, no.
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