Aussies To Follow England's Plan For An Ashes Series Victory
England spearhead Jimmy Anderson has inadvertently given Australia their blueprint for an Ashes series victory in Perth.
England will resume at 4-132 on day five of the third Test, requiring a further 127 runs to make the hosts bat again in Perth.
Anderson failed to snare a single wicket on day three of the contest, when Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh marched Australia to a position of absolute dominance.
The veteran was far more productive on day four, when he bowled from the Prindiville Stand end and targeted a crack with ruthless consistency, dismissing Smith, Marsh, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon.
Hunting six more wickets to reclaim the urn - and with the potential of further showers limiting the amount of play on day five - Hazlewood wants Australia's quicks to mirror Anderson's spell on Sunday morning.
"Watching Anderson bowl this morning, it was exactly the game plan we should follow," Hazlewood said.
"Especially from that end, with the crack, so we'll continue to do that tomorrow ... there's not much more out there to aim at apart from that crack.
"it's about keeping them quiet, building that pressure, and building the dot balls.
"Just hitting that length consistently, spell after spell, hour after hour."
The right-armer admitted it's something he, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins haven't perfected this series.
"It's about hitting our lengths," he said.
"We've obviously been pretty good this series but we can always improve.
"The consistency was probably one thing we've lacked. Especially in the first innings and in the last two Tests as well."
Anderson admitted to ABC Radio that bowling on day four was a lot easier than bowling on day three.
"The cracks started doing a little bit more," England's all-time leading wicket-taker said.
"So it was a bit of encouragement for us in the morning."