England Collapses to 187 All Out to Trail Australia by 81 Runs

Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Australia bowled England out for 187 on day two of the third Ashes cricket Test in Perth to take an 81-run first innings lead as it seeks to tie the series.

Recalled fast bowler Mitchell Johnson took 6-38 and Ryan Harris claimed 3-59 as England lost 10 wickets for 109 runs after reaching 78 without loss. Australia will begin its second innings after an early tea break was taken.

Ian Bell top scored for England with 53, while captain Andrew Strauss made 52.

England leads the best-of-five contest 1-0.

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