9 Dec 2013

England don't last long on the last day in Adelaide

5:42 pm on 9 December 2013

The England cricketers didn't even make it to lunch on the final day of the second Ashes test in Adelaide - the tourists were bowled out by Australia for 312 in their second innings to lose by 218 runs.

Australia go 2-0 up in the five-test series, a stunning turnaround from the northern Ashes series that England won 3-0 earlier this year.

Resuming on 247 for six and still 283 runs away from their target, the English started poorly, Nathan Lyon striking in the very first over to remove Stuart Broad at deep square leg for 29.

Graeme Swann was next to go for six to Ryan Harris, quickly followed by Matt Prior for 69 another catch off Peter Siddle.

Monty Panesar didn't last long after that, the spinner's wicket the last to fall for a duck as the Australians needed only 11 overs and four balls to wrap up the crushing victory.

The crushing defeat means England will head to Perth in major trouble for the third test, which starts on Friday.

The Australian selectors have named the same XII for Perth as for Adelaide, though fast bowlers Nathan Coulter-Nile and Doug Bollinger will be on standby as injury cover and will train with the squad in case they are required.