Australia retains Ashes with win over England and leads series 3-0

Australia retains Ashes with win over England and leads series 3-0

The great victory means Australia retains the Ashes, with a 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Scott Boland has a perfect Test debut for Australia fast bowler.

Man of the Match Scott Boland claimed the extraordinary bowling figures of six wickets for seven runs. Australia beat England by 14 runs and an innings before lunch on Tuesday's third day of the third Ashes Test at the MCG.

On Tuesday, Resuming on 31-4, England was all out for 68. Ben Stokes, on 11, was bowled by Starc on the fifth over of the day.

The 32-year-old Scott Boland removed Bairstow for 5 in his first over of the day, then-world No. 2 batter Joe Root for 28 in his second over, before dismissing Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood without scoring in his third over.

When Cameron Green bowled James Anderson for 2, England's battle had lasted for just 27.4 overs.

Scott Boland, who claimed match stats of 7-55 and is only the second local player to represent Australia's men's test-cricket side, was awarded Johnny Mullagh Medal for player of the match. The award honors Australia's local team, which toured England in 1868.

Pat Cummins, Australia captain, said his side had been continuing and would now aim for a 5-0 clean sweep of the series.

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Cummins said.

"Any Ashes series is when you aim to make a spot on your test career, so a chance to start cementing our identity,"

England captain Joe Root to remain positive.

Root said at the post-match.

"We have to stay tough and look at the upcoming next two games to take something from the tour,"

On Tuesday, Play resumed as scheduled after players from both teams were tested for COVID-19 overnight.

Cricket Australia said.

"All results have come negative,"

Australia was All out for 267 on Monday as the home side grabbed a first-innings lead of 82 runs. England could not even reach the figure to make Australia bat again.

The fourth test is scheduled to begin on 5th January in Sydney, with the fifth from 14th January in Hobart.

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