Australia is on the verge of Ashes victory, with only the rain and six England wickets standing in their way.
After a soggy day four, where rain intermittently fell, Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow remain unbeaten at the crease with the English score at 4-132.
These two are England’s best hope, being the only century-makers of the tour so far.
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Both Malan and Bairstow will need to bat for the majority of three sessions today to avoid an Australian win.
The equation is simple for the Australians, take the six remaining English wickets.
The Aussie fast bowling trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins will be eyeing off the widening cracks on the Perth pitch as they attempt to win the game for the boys in Baggy Greens.
Yesterday, Starc produced the “ball of the 21st century” when he blasted James Vince’s off stump out of the ground after the ball sharply deviated off a crack.
Play resumes at 11:30am.
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 17, 2017