Australian captain Steve Smith epic ends on 4th day of Ashes Test

Vastavam web: England finally found a way to remove Australian captain Steve Smith on the fourth day of the third Ashes Test in Perth today.Smith was one of three Australian wickets to fall in quick succession before lunch in a marked reversal of England’s fortunes from their horrendous third day.The home side lead the five-Test series 2-0 and have five sessions remaining to secure the Ashes with by winning the last-ever Test to be played the WACA Ground.

England’s hopes of staying alive in the five-match series seemed to be resting with the weather, as rain was forecast to hit Perth later on Sunday afternoon.The review ended a chanceless 399-ball epic highest Test innings by Smith, which included 30 fours and one six.The other overnight batsman, Mitchell Marsh, a few minutes earlier had failed to add to his 181 when he was trapped leg before wicket by Anderson to end a 301-run partnership with Smith.

Australia then had Mitchell Starc run out for one as they lost three wickets for 12 runs, after England had only managed to claim one wicket on the third day.England have reportedly been unhappy with the implementation of decision reviews in the match and according to one UK newspaper have lodged an official complaint after Mark Stoneman was given out contentiously by the third umpire caught off a glove in their first innings.A bigger worry for their batsmen when they try to save the match may be that there are signs of gremlins appearing in the pitch as cracks begin to open.