PERTH (AFP) - A resurgent Australia levelled the Ashes with a comprehensive 267-run victory on the fourth day of the third Test against England at the WACA Ground on Sunday. Set 391 to win, England resumed at 81-5 and offered little resistance, lasting just 10 overs and less than hour into the opening session, as bustling seamer Ryan Harris ran through the tail to finish with a career-best 6-47 in his fourth Test, dismissing the tourists for a mere 123. Only days ago Australia were consumed by self-doubt in the face of a rampant English side anticipating their first series victory Down Under for years, but the scene is now set for a Boxing Day blockbuster in Melbourne. One downside for the Australians was a finger injury to captain Ricky Ponting, who added fitness concerns to his form woes and watched from the pavilion as his side completed the victory. Ponting suffered a fracture of his left little finger trying to complete a slips catch late on day three, but said he expected to be fit to play in the fourth Test in Melbourne, starting on December 26. I will have as much treatment and look after it as well as I can for the next few days, Ponting, who has just 83 runs at 16.60 in the series, said. I think I am a really good chance of playing. It is only a small fracture, it is a bit sore and angry at the moment, but Ill be right. The home sides comprehensive win in Perth seemed unfathomable when Australia made just 268 on the first day after being sent in to bat, and even less so when England cruised to 78-0 early on the second day. However, recalled fast bowler Mitchell Johnsons stunning four wickets in 27 balls on day two as part of his first innings haul of 6-38 turned the series on its head and another century from the rejuvenated Mike Hussey (116) in Australias second innings sealed Englands fate. Ponting said the controversial move of playing four fast bowlers worked and praised Johnsons second-day spell for turning the match, and possibly the series. Mitchs spell was unbelievable, probably one of the all-time great Ashes spells and to have that happen when it did, and have him coming into the game under a bit of pressure as well, was an amazing achievement from him and brilliant for the team, Ponting said. Its set up this victory and no doubt now set up the series for us. England had won by an innings in Adelaide in the second Test and another victory for the tourists would have guaranteed they retained the Ashes, but instead Australia notched up their first win in six Tests. Despite suffering their first loss of the tour, England captain Andrew Strauss said his side would not panic and traced the result to the second day of the match. He said Englands top order batsmen were to blame for the loss. We are very disappointed, he said. Especially being 80-odd for nought, chasing 260, we were in a position to take control of the game he added.