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England in charge after bowling out Oz for 268 in Perth Test

Tags: The Ashes 2010-11, Australia, England, Michael Edward Killeen Hussey, Steven Barry Smith, Bradley James Haddin, Christopher Timothy Tremlett, James Michael Anderson, Australia v England 3rd Test at Perth - Dec 16-20, 2010

Published on: Dec 17, 2010

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England have taken the initial charge of the third Ashes Test at Perth after bowling out Australia for just 268 in 76 overs on the first day's play.

England have taken the initial charge of the third Ashes Test at Perth after bowling out Australia for just 268 in 76 overs on the first day's play. This was after their Skipper Andrew Strauss had won the toss and elected to field first. The morning session was a terrible one for the hosts as they got reduced to 65 for 4. Michael Hussey once again came to the rescue but got out for 61 (from 104 balls with 9 fours and a six) to leave his side at 137 for 6. England missed a trick or two as the Australians managed to get to some sort of respectability thanks to half centuries from Steven Smith (53 from 80 balls with 6 fours and a six) and Brad Haddin (62 from 93 balls with 8 fours and a six).

For England, James Anderson and Chris Tremlett took three wickets each while Steven Finn and Graeme Swann took two wickets each. The visitors finished Day 1 at 29 for 0 in in 12 overs.

- BV Swagath

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