England have lost the Ashes before Christmas despite Dawid Malan's late, lone-hand resilience and a controversial three-hour delay after overnight rain got underneath the WACA's leaky covers.
The tourists were spared 28 of the scheduled 98 overs on the final day of the third Test but had to contend with the mental - and potentially physical - consequences of a pitch left with soft patches around the worn cracks at the Lillee-Marsh end.
They were unable to keep Josh Hazlewood (five for 48) at bay as they folded from 132 for four to 218 all out in under 35 overs to lose by an innings and 41 runs, with a session unused, and hand Australia an unassailable 3-0 series lead.
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