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England Test skipper Alastair Cook has had a wonderful career, which recently crossed the 100-match mark. Cook has to his name 7982 runs in 101 Tests at an average of 46.9 with 25 hundreds and a best of a mammoth 294.

England tour of Australia: Australia Vs England 4th Test at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2013

From the high of winning the Ashes at home to losing the urn in Australia, England’s fortunes have seen a downward spiral in rather quick time.

Just a few months after being thrashed 3-0 in England, Australia have regained the Ashes in an equally convincing manner, at home.

Australia’s amazing turnaround in the ongoing Ashes has primarily been due to the brutal manner in which Mitchell Johnson has blown away the English batsmen.

Like his opposite number, England skipper Alastair Cook is also featuring in his 100th Test in the ongoing clash at Perth.

Current Aussie captain Michael Clarke is featuring in his 100th Test at Perth, the third Ashes Test of the ongoing series. Ever since he made his debut back in 2004, Clarke was always destined for greatness.

England tour of Australia: Australia Vs England 3rd Test Live scores at Perth, Dec 13-17, 2013. Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (2:30 GMT)

It wasn’t the expected scenario, but the fact is that England will have to hand the Ashes back to the Aussies in case they go on to lose the Perth Test.