Cricket: The third Ashes test in Perth called Lunch

Cricket: The third Ashes test in Perth called Lunch

By Nathasha De Alwis

18 Dec, 2017 | 3:59 pm

Lunch was called early without a ball being bowled on the final day of the rain-hit third Ashes Test in Perth today, December 18.

Showers and overnight water damage to the pitch prevented any play in the first session, raising England’s hopes of remaining alive in the series.

Australia need just six more wickets to reclaim the Ashes.

A draw would mean England can still retain the Ashes with wins in the last two Tests in Melbourne and Sydney.

England were 132 for four, trailing by 127 runs with Dawid Malan on 28 and Jonny Bairstow on 14.