Cricket: Aussie media write off England ahead of Perth Ashes Test
SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's media revelled in their team's humbling of hapless England on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013, writing off the tourists ahead of the third Test in Perth where the Ashes could be decided.
Australia took a 2-0 lead in the five-Test series with a 218-run trouncing of England in the Adelaide Test on Monday and will retrieve the urn they lost to their arch rivals in 2009 if they win in Perth.
The Sydney Morning Herald splashed a picture of a gravestone on its back page, looking ahead to the game that begins on Friday and suggesting that England are dead and buried.
"In Affectionate Remembrance of English Cricket, which died at the WACA on 17th December, 2013. RIP," the inscription read, referring to the Perth ground and the date the third Test is due to end.