England lose last six wickets for 35 to finish 403 all…

Jonny Bairstow followed Dawid Malan to a century before England’s Ashes fightback suddenly faltered on the way to 403 all out on day two in the third Test at the WACA.

Bairstow (119) even allowed himself a headbutt of his helmet, as cheeky reference to his infamous bar-room welcome for Cameron Bancroft back at the start of England’s tour, as he celebrated his first Ashes hundred.

Soon afterwards, however, Australia hit back with two wickets in four balls – including that of Malan (140), caught by diving sub-fielder Peter Handscomb at point off Nathan Lyon, to end a record stand of 237 with Bairstow.

By lunch, with Bairstow gone too – bowled by the returning Mitchell Starc (four for 91) – England had lost their last six wickets for 35 runs as Josh Hazlewood (three for 92) shared the spoils.

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