Reuters – PERTH (Reuters) – England captain Joe Root refused to blame his senior players for the tourists’ stunning Ashes defeat but lamented his own failures to lead the way with the bat against Australia.

Summary

  • PERTH (Reuters) – England captain Joe Root refused to blame his senior players for the tourists’ stunning Ashes defeat but lamented his own failures to lead the way with the bat against Australia.
  • Cricket – Ashes test match – Australia v England – WACA Ground, Perth, Australia, December 18, 2017.
  • England’s captain Joe Root reacts as he walks off the ground after losing the third Ashes cricket test match.
  • REUTERS/David GrayFour years after Alastair Cook’s side surrendered the Ashes at the WACA in Perth with two matches to spare, Root’s team handed back the urn just as meekly at the same venue on Monday with an innings and 41-run hiding before tea on day five.
  • Root turned the focus on his own failures with the bat, having been dismissed for 20 and 14 in Perth when his team desperately needed a big captain’s knock.


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