Australia has reclaimed the Ashes, defeating England by an innings and 41 runs on the final day to take a 3-0 series lead after the third Ashes Test in Perth.
Chris Woakes was the last man out, caught behind off Pat Cummins to spark wild celebrations on the WACA as Australia regained the famous trophy they handed over at The Oval in in 2015.
Josh Hazlewood finished with five wickets as the tourists’ tail was powerless to withstand Australia’s fearsome pace attack on a fifth-day WACA wicket.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions as Australia reclaim the Ashes:
— Megan Schutt (@megan_schutt) December 18, 2017
YOU BEAUTY! #BeatEngland!
Australia win by an innings and 41 runs to regain the #Ashes with two Tests still to play!
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 18, 2017
Aussies🏏 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 brilliant performance #ashes17 🍻🍻
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) December 18, 2017
Very well played Australia .. Big players too powerful for England
— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) December 18, 2017
Congratulations to Australia on retaining the #Ashes👏👏👏. It was compelling viewing at times and very instructive to learn so much about the game in several passages of play.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) December 18, 2017
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) December 18, 2017
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 18, 2017
Well played Australia! Not much else to say there 😢🏏 #Ashes
— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) December 18, 2017
— Ryan Harris (@r_harris413) December 18, 2017
— Damien Fleming (@bowlologist) December 18, 2017
Emphatic #ashes17 triumph. Aus bowling brigade outstanding, Steve Smith peerless & bold selectors deserve credit too.
— Alister Nicholson (@AlisterNicho) December 18, 2017
Tim Paine has 15 dismissals in the #Ashes. Brad Haddin holds the record for the most in a Test series with 29. Paine is on track…
— Samuel Ferris (@samuelfez) December 18, 2017
Well done boys… The Ashes are back home!! 🇦🇺
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) December 18, 2017
🏏 See you in 2019.#LoveLords
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) December 18, 2017
— Jessica Jonassen (@JJonassen21) December 18, 2017
Well played Australia … Too good in all facets of the game … #Ashes
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 18, 2017
— ICC (@ICC) December 18, 2017
The #Ashes are 🇦🇺‘s again!!!! 👏🏽👏🏽
Unbelievable efforts from the @CricketAus boys, and 90% are under 30… Reckon they might just stay in Aussie hands for a while to come too! 😉
— Trent Copeland (@copes9) December 18, 2017
The urn returns!! Brilliant performance boys! #Ashes
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) December 18, 2017