The Guardian – Australia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the final day of play in the third Test at the Waca.

Summary

  • Australia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the final day of play in the third Test at the Waca.
  • News Corp’s Robert Craddock endorsed what many had previously mused, arguing that “England lost this series the day Ben Stokes punched a man and put a hole in his own career at Bristol in September”.
  • Leaving aside what others had declared the “ball of the Ashes” by Mitchell Starc, Craddock instead endorsed Pat Cummins’ bouncer to Jimmy Anderson as the “defining moment of Australia’s outstanding summer”.
  • Gideon Haigh, in The Australian, was another to praise the hosts’ superior bowling attack, declaring the three-pronged attack of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Cummins had been at their “marauding best”, while England had faltered.
  • “England are on their knees with several senior players on the ropes and now facing the stark realisation that they could suffer a third 5-0 humiliation on Australian soil in the past 11 years” wrote Horne.


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