England lost the third Ashes Test at the WACA Test by an innings and 41 runs, surrendering the ‘Urn’ to Australia.The Aussies continued their stellar performances throughout the series at Perth, after the first two Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide, to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five match series.England captain, Joe Root tried to focus on the positives, but had to accept Australia’s control and domination of his team.”Very difficult to take but fair play to Australia, they’ve outplayed us in all three games and we’ve got to be better,” he said after the loss.England’s @root66 praised Australia after they sealed the series after just three games – will England now avoid an #Ashes whitewash? pic.twitter.com/dYfu8RZDnO- ICC (@ICC) December 18, 2017England elected to bat on the morning of the first day. A record 237-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan helped them labour to a first innings total of 403 after another poor display from the top order.Well played Australia! Not much else to say there ï¿½??ï¿½ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½ #Ashes- Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) December 18, 2017″Yeah, that’s not ideal,” he said, but added that lessons have to learned from this match and the team needs to take note of the way Malan and Bairstow played.”The partnership and the way those two played was outstanding, they should be really proud. From the position of 100-4, that’s not good enough. We’ve got to learn from it and get better but there’s good thing to come from this week,” he said.advertisementThe English bowlers failed to contain Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh after making initial inroads in the Australian batting line-up. Thanks to the Smith and Marsh’s record-breaking hundreds, Australia had the luxury of declaring at 662/9 on day four.Well played Australia … Too good in all facets of the game … #Ashes- Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 18, 2017By that time the WACA pitch, in its swansong, had deteriorated. Overnight rain had left damp muddy patches on the WACA pitch, yet the Australian bowlers ran through the remaining English batsmen. “It wasn’t fit to play this morning, it obviously dried up and I think by the end there it was probably fit to play,” said Root, but refrained from making it an excuse for their defeat.He though chose to look at the positives from the game and is hoping for a better show in the next Test match in Melbourne.”Those guys putting in big performances under pressure was outstanding, the way Vincey played in the second innings was proper batting, it took that delivery to get him out. We’ve got to make sure we got to Melbourne, prepare well and put in good performance there,” he said.