Ashes 2017: If England and Australia were to sit down for a bridge-building Christmas dinner, here's how it will go
After a so-far bad-tempered Ashes series, England have invited their Australian counterparts for a festive meal to let bygones be bygones. Hosted by Ian Chappell and Ian Botham.
Ashes 2017: England’s experienced players fail to deliver again as Australia win Perth Test and series
Apart from the delay caused by the covers malfunctioning, it was all very straightforward for Australia as they swept aside the England tail once again. They are good value for their 3-0 lead.
Almost inadvertently, Smith has eradicated the LBW or bowled dismissals from his game with a shuffle across the stumps. It contradicts the mechanism of batting.
Ashes 2017: England bowlers prepared well for Australian conditions, but failed to adapt to situations in Adelaide Test
After defeats at Brisbane and Adelaide, Perth will present England one final chance to keep the series alive.
Ashes 2017-18: Missed opportunities, shoddy decisions, bungled minds complete England's Gabba disaster
England got the rub of the green and luck of coin, but failed to cash in. Sometimes you only get one bite of the cherry, and England missed it.
It isn’t fashionable, but there are times when attritional cricket can be absolutely fascinating. The pitch for the 1st Australia vs England Test is painfully slow, which has meant that both wickets and runs are hard to come by.