Trevor Bayliss    Getty Images
Trevor Bayliss Getty Images

Australia regain the Ashes after defeating England in the third Test at Perth by an innings and 41 runs. England had phases where they played good cricket but couldn t capitalise on it. Australia have dominated England in every aspect in all three matches.

England s head coach Trevor Bayliss while talking to BT sport admitted that Australians played better cricket for a longer period.

Australians have done better than us

“You’ve got to give them (Australia) credit. They have played better cricket than us. They’ve played better cricket for longer periods. We’ve played well at times in matches, but not for long enough, Bayliss said.

“The Australians have shown us that you’ve got to play at that intensity and at that level for a full five days. That’s what they’ve done better than us.”

There seems to be a danger of whitewash now. England have heavily relied on their senior players like Alastair Cook and Joe Root to perform to their best ability before the series started. The English selectors may have a tough time with senior players failure in the series. When asked about Cook s and Stuart Broad s retirement Bayliss backed them up but also agreed that they are nearing the end of their career.

“I think they’d both agree they’re a little bit closer to the end than they are to the start. That just happens with experience or the older you get, I suppose, he said.

“But there’s absolutely no reason why they can’t continue to be a part of this England team into the future.”

When asked about the possible whitewash England would face, Bayliss made sure that the team would give a tough fight.

We are taking it one match at a time

“It obviously hurts every time you lose a game, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a match or a series. I can assure you the boys are not going to give up.

“We came here with a view to taking it one match at a time and trying to win each individual match when it came up, and that won’t be any different come the fourth Test.”