Josh Hazlewood's bowling and Mitchell Starc's 'unplayable ball' leaves England struggling on Day 4

FirstCricket Staff, Dec,17 2017
  • 1/9

    Australia resumed at 549/4, but their day started off on a bad note as Mitchell Marsh was dismissed on the second ball of the day to end his innings with a personal milestone. This was his highest score and he walked back into the pavilion amid applause from the crowd. AP 

  • 2/9

    Australia's Steve Smith was also dismissed early in the fourth day. The skipper was out for 239 leg before to James Anderson. AP 

  • 3/9

    In an otherwise torrid spell for the English bowlers who were belted all across the WACA, James Anderson was the main wicket taker for the visitors as he ended with an innings haul of 4/116. AP 

  • 4/9

    England's James Anderson, left, and Joe Root leave the ground after Australia declare their innings on 662/9 during the fourth day of the Ashes cricket Test match in Perth. AP

  • 5/9

    Australia started to rattle the visitors batting line up from the word go. Josh Hazlewood, second right, celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of England's Mark Stoneman in his first over of the day. AP

  • 6/9

    England's Alastair Cook had yet another disappointing outing in the series as he was out caught and bowled by Josh Hazlewood in the eighth over of the England innings. AP 

  • 7/9

    Australian bowlers continued to unsettle the English batting line up as England skipper Joe Root was caught out by his Australian counterpart off Lyon's bowling for 14 to leave the visitors tottering at 60/3. AP 

  • 8/9

    England's James Vince was in decent nick and looked to see the team through to the stumps on Day 4, but had to face the brute of a delivery from  Mitchell Starc, second right, that rattled Vince's woodwork. The ball went viral on social media with many calling it the "unplayable ball". AP 

  • 9/9

    Ground staff install the covers as a sign announces the abandonment of play during the fourth day of the Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia in Perth with the visitors ending the day on 132/4. AP

Top Stories

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5007 116
2 South Africa 4280 110
3 England 5310 108
4 New Zealand 3213 107
5 Australia 4143 101
6 Sri Lanka 4103 91
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6918 126
2 India 7201 120
3 New Zealand 5188 113
4 South Africa 4985 111
5 Pakistan 4370 102
6 Australia 4220 100
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 4979 138
2 India 5298 126
3 England 2586 118
4 Australia 3266 117
5 South Africa 2502 114
6 New Zealand 2940 113