Warner keeps 'riding the rollercoaster'

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Batsman David Warner basked in the arrival of another outstanding century, as Australia maintained firm control of the third Ashes Test at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground.

Batsman David Warner basked in the arrival of another outstanding century, as Australia maintained firm control of the third Ashes Test at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground.

Warner, who scored a superb 124 in the series opener in Brisbane and a complementary 83 not out in the second match in Adelaide, amassed an aggressive 112 on day three in Perth.

The left-hander's attacking vigil, which pushed the Aussies to a formidable total of 235 for three – and a large lead of 369 – featured all of 17 boundaries and two handsome sixes and spanned a mere 140 deliveries.

"I am feeling pretty good at the moment. It's good to get a milestone like this. I can't wait for our bowlers to get out there and have a crack at England. You've just got to keep riding the rollercoaster, and that's what I've been doing," enthused Warner.

"That's how I play. Hit or miss and I think I am in the form of my career for it. Opportunity is here for the taking and I can't take anything for granted, which I might have done in the past.

"I am backing myself now. It takes a lot of hard work and discipline and training. I have a long way to go, and I'm looking to come out good again in melbourne. I am feeling pretty good."

The tourists, meanwhile, are waiting on the fitness of all-rounder Stuart Broad. A very quick yorker from fast bowler Mitchell Johnson struck Broad on the right foot, and ensured a straightforward lbw dismissal, as England slipped to 251 all out in response to Australia's 385 all out.

Seamer Broad, who opened the attack in the first innings and took three key wickets, did not take the field in the second, instead going to a local hospital for x-rays.

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