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Ashes 2010 venue: Perth

November 23, 2010 16:20 IST

Third Test, Dec. 16-20

Ground: WACA (20,000)

Last England Test win: 1978-79 series

WACA, PerthThe WACA (Western Australia Cricket Association) is the youngest and smallest of the venues and has a reputation as a wicket that pace bowlers love and batsmen fear.

The rock-hard wicket and blinding light can make for an intimidating time at the crease even if the pitch is not as quick as it once was.

The afternoon breeze, known locally as the Fremantle Doctor, helps the seamers and can also be of use to the spinners. England have won just once here in 11 Ashes Tests.