The Ashes | England finish an agonising tour - for the fans and the players themselves

Kingshuk Kusari

Kingshuk Kusari

Author| Jan 16, 12:08 PM


England were decimated once again at the hands of Australia, submitting to a 0-4 loss in the Ashes Down Under. The Hobart pink ball Test on Sunday evening saw another collapse from the visitors as they lost 10 wickets in just 56 runs to hand over the Urn to the new Australian leader - Pat Cummins.

Chasing a total of 271 runs, England started well given the circumstances and put on 68 runs on board in the first 16 overs. Cameron Green was the star for Australia today and broke the back of the English order by removing Burns, and Crawley in a space of six overs and put England back into the same agony.

Once the top three went back to the hut, it was expected that senior pros like Ben Stokes would opt to fight back against the home side but a rash shot against Mitchell Starc sent him back to the pavilion.

From there it was just a waiting game for Australia as barring Joe Root, every single player fell prey to poor dismissals.

The partnership card was horrible to read as barring the opening duo, not a single one crossed 15 runs, and final eight partnerships were of single digits.

England were bundled out for just 124 runs in the second innings and lost the Test match even before the third day ended.

 A barrage of criticism followed in the social media with the English contemplating ways to fix their first class structure. The visitors had very few moments to remember from the series, but one of them was the relentless bowling of Mark Wood, who poured his heart out whenever asked to bowl by the captain.

Wood consistently clocked speeds above 145ks and effected nine wickets in the final Test match. He took 17 wickets in the series and was the only English player in the top 5 wicket-takers chart.

With a drubbing of 0-4 in the Ashes, England sunk further and now are placed at the bottom position in the list. Australia have won four out of the five Test matches played and with 83.33 percentage points hold the second position in the list.

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