Quick runs were the order of the day for Australia in Day Four as reports of bad weather in the Perth area circulated around the WACA.

Starting the day on 549/4, Steve Smith declared 113 runs later as his side finished on 662/9, after a spirited bowling performance from England.

In reply, the tourists reached 132/4 when the rain came to end the day’s play.

England basically need to bat out three sessions on Day Five in order to salvage a draw and keep the series alive, whilst Australia need to take six wickets and potentially knock off a few runs to regain the Ashes.

Here are the player ratings from Day Four:

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