The second Ashes test was rather agonising for the English. For a brief moment it looked like England could have made a remarkable recovery, only to collapse on the last day.
Thus we are left with a simple situation: if Australia win any of the other three tests the Aussies will win the Ashes. To make things worse of England, this test is at the WACA, where England have by far there worst track record, having won just one test there since 1970.
Can Joe Root perform a miracle there, or will Steven Smith secure the urn?
The Ashes – Third Test is on BT Sport at 1.30am.