Ashes end with horror England collapse

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Less than 3 hours aft Australia were nervously wondering if they'd scored capable runs, the hosts secured a thumping triumph successful the 5th Test aft their quicks ripped done England again.

For 1 past clip successful a disappointing series, the visitors raised the hopes of their suffering fans earlier dashing them spectacularly.

They were 0-68 and dreaming of a celebrated triumph earlier erstwhile again falling successful a heap, losing each 10 wickets for conscionable 56 much runs, each retired for 124.

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The 2nd league began with a cautious optimism, aft a passionate bowling show that England had failed to show until Sunday.

It's indicative of however bully England's onslaught was that the lone Australian who exceeded 30 - Alex Carey - was doubly saved by DRS earlier yet being dismissed connected 49.

Pat Cummins is congratulated arsenic Australia assertion triumph successful Hobart. (Getty)

All summer, England had been begging for a Flintoffian show from 1 of their bowlers, and yet it was Mark Wood who delivered - axenic gait and vigor that apical bid and process alike failed to woody with.

The accelerated bowler finished with six wickets, Australia finished with a pb of 270. For a mates of hours, it looked similar it would perchance not beryllium capable arsenic the English openers rapidly chipped away.

Australia person done a singular occupation of sharing the plaudits this bid - nary 1 antheral has dominated the headlines but, rather, it's been a 'pass-the-parcel' crippled of adulation. On Sunday it was Cameron Green's turn.

Green gets the large breakthrough for Australia

Rory Burns and Zak Crawley survived an borderline apiece successful the opening mates of overs, but aft that they looked much settled than immoderate opening operation had for England successful the series.

After what was by a region their champion opening basal of the tour, conscionable six balls stood betwixt England and tea. And with it, a accidental to refresh with 10 wickets successful manus and astir 200 to victory, with clip not a factor.

Instead, Green coaxed Burns into playing astatine a wide 1 which helium chopped onto his ain stumps. Dawid Malan did likewise consecutive aft the interval, earlier Crawley was caught down 2 overs later.

What looked to beryllium creaseless sailing had rapidly into a shipwreck, Ben Stokes holed retired successful the heavy disconnected a Mitchell Starc bouncer not agelong after.

Scott Boland bowls Joe Root

The procession continued aft that. And who could truly blasted England's process for not wanting to instrumentality astir and person to amusement up again tomorrow?

Wood's unsocial dismissal was the lone memorable incidental arsenic the illness was completed with astir 40 minutes near successful the day's play.

It was fitting that Pat Cummins, successful his archetypal circuit arsenic skipper, delivered the last 2 blows - and with them, a triumph successful a chaotic and memorable Test match.

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