Australia score 346 runs for the loss of one wicket at the end of day three as Steve Smith score magnificent double century against England. Mitchell Marsh score his highest score of 180 runs and this duo put up partnership of 300 runs for the fifth wicket and help Aussies to grape lead of 100 plus runs against England. Australian cricket team skipper Steve Smith scored his second double century in Tests, taking the hosts past England's first innings total of 403 runs on Day 3 of the third Test in Perth. This was also the 7th Ashes hundred for the Aussie captain.
With his formidable knock at the WACA cricket ground, Smith also ended Australia's 24-year-long wait for a double century in Ashes from the bat of a captain. The last Aussie skipper to reach the landmark in the tournament was Allan Border, who had registered 200* at Leeds in 1993. The other one being, Bob Simpson, who had bagged a 225 at Adelaide in 1966.
The brilliant right-hander appeared to toy with the English bowlers at times as he notched his second century of the series. It was his 22nd Test century and he also passed 1000 runs for the calendar year during the innings. While Mathew Hayden was the only player to have done the same previously, Smith has scored 1000-plus runs at 60-plus averages in the past four years, making him the first player to achieve this feat.