Australia regained the Ashes trophy after thumping England by an innings and 41 runs in the third Test at the WACA Ground in Perth on Monday. With the win, the Aussies have an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5-match series. England required at least a draw in this match to stay alive in the series but failed to do so. A match-winning double century by Australian skipper Steve Smith guided his team to win back the prestigious Ashes. England
Congratulating the team for their stupendous performance, several former cricketers kept Twitter buzzing with their messages. Former Australian pacer Brett Lee posted a congratulatory message for his team. "What a Victory!! Congrats to @stevesmith49 and all the boys.
After Brett's message, other former cricketers also followed suit with messages.
Well played Australia! Not much else to say there #Ashes— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) December 18, 2017
Inevitable. The mentally stronger team won. Owned the bigger moments. England were better than the series scoreline suggests but lost key occasions— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 18, 2017
Showers had caused play to be abandoned early on the fourth day and they continued through to Monday morning, forcing a scheduled early resumption to be cancelled, with Australia needing just six more wickets to win the match and regain the Ashes. The fourth Ashes Test will begin from December 26 in Melbourne.