It was 14 minutes before 4 o’clock on an unseasonably cool and rain-splattered December day in Perth when Pat Cummins, straining every sinew, rushed to the crease with every Australian schoolboy’s fantasy for the taking. England’s last pair were at guard, the Ashes beckoned and what young cricketer does not dream of administering the last rites and reclaiming the urn for his country? Recently the Waca has been the place where such dreams have been realised for Australia.
Bairstow was bowled by a ball that appeared to keep low. Thereafter England’s demise was all but assured Paul Kane/Getty ImagesThe Ashes are Australia’s once again after England fell to defeat by an innings and 41 runs on the final day of the third Test, in Perth. Pat Cummins took the final wicket — Chris Woakes flicking yet another bouncer on the way through to Tim Paine, the wicketkeeper — as England’s unhappy tour reached a third successive Test defeat.
Before I’ve even entered The Avenue to conduct this hard-hitting review of the very epicentre of this Ashes tour, I spot two county wicketkeepers in the queue. English cricketers, it seems, are pathologically drawn to The Avenue, in the affluent Perth suburb of Claremont. England’s cricketers went to “The Av” on their first night in Australia, in October, and Jonny Bairstow greeted Cameron Bancroft, who ended up opening for Australia, with a little headbutt.
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