Farewell to the ramshackle Waca, often a graveyard of English Ashes hopes

England play their last Test at Perth’s atmospheric old ground, a place known for its fast track, the Fremantle Doctor – and usually Australia wins

Even when empty, a stroll around the Waca is an evocative one. Though the seats are sun-bleached, the paint peels off in many places and the slightly ramshackle facilities are a throwback to the past, this outgoing Ashes venue still feels mighty special.

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