Ashes :Australia lead with 259 runs

 SMTV Desk 2017-12-17 11:12:53  Australia, England, Ashes,Smith,
Ashes :Australia lead with 259 runs

WACA, December 17: Australia have moved within sight of regaining the Ashes in Perth after the captain and Mitchell Marsh put England to the sword, pushing the visitors to the edge of no return.Smith, who has spent close to nine-and-a-half hours at the crease after batting through the third day, left some of the greats of the game in awe with an epic double century, his second, while Marsh silenced his critics with his maiden Test ton.Now Australia was at 662/9 after 179 overs on Day 4, and they declared the innings with leading of 259 runs. Smith has secured 239 runs while March with 181 runs.England started their second innings just now.Earlier in the first innings, England scored 403 runs.