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Aussies inflict more Ashes pain

By Michael Crutcher 02/12/2002 06:00:31 AM Comments (0)

Australian captain Steve Waugh said England cricket fans should feel the pain of another Ashes series thrashing in the coming days after his team cruised to another victory in Perth on Sunday.

Australia won the third Test by an innings and 48 runs inside three days, dismissing England for 223 in its second innings to seal the Ashes 3-0 before the final Tests in Melbourne and Sydney after Christmas.

It was Australia's eighth consecutive series victory, with Waugh a regular fixture in each series, and the 37-year-old admitted the latest losses would hurt England supporters.

"We'll find out after this loss because it's been pretty devastating. If you really care about what's going on in English cricket, the people will be devastated," Waugh said.

"I felt that after the last Test match in Adelaide. The English journalists were very disappointed and down and that was a good sign."

Australia has taken just 11 days to win another Ashes series following the victories by 384 runs in Brisbane and an innings and 51 runs in Adelaide, taking the sting out of the annual Boxing Day clash in Melbourne.

"You're never really sure what to expect at the start of a series," Waugh said.

"You hope the side is going to play well and for us we expect to win but you're never really sure how quick it's going to happen.

"To win it so convincingly after losing three tosses is a pretty impressive performance by the side.

"The relentless of the side and the pressure we create ... disorientate sides. England looked a bit that way in the first innings with some of the shots they played."

England captain Nasser Hussain said his supporters cared about the Ashes and hoped his team's fortunes would turn around by taking the best out of Australia's approach.

"They will probably be down because they enjoy cricket and the Ashes is the only thing we really talk about in England cricket-wise," Hussain said.

The Test series is on hold until Boxing Day, moving aside for the first part of the triangular one-day series also featuring Sri Lanka.

The series begins with a clash between Australia and England in Sydney on December 13.

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