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Steven Smith's double century puts Oz on top in 3rd Ashes Test

by Athar Ansari Dec 16, 2017 • 17:32 PM

Perth, Dec 16 (CRICKETNMORE) - Riding on skipper Steven Smith's second Test double-century and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh's maiden ton, Australia tightened their grip over England in the third Ashes Test reaching 549/4 at stumps on Day 3 at the WACA ground here on Saturday.

At close, Smith was on 229 and Mitchell on 181 even as England had fallen 146 runs behind after conceding 346 runs for just one wicket.

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Smith went on to get his highest Test score, while also passing 1000 runs in the calendar year in the five-day format. 

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