Despite Buttler’s valiant efforts, England suffers further Ashes humiliation as Australia thrash the tourists in the second Test to take a 2-0 lead.


Despite Buttler’s valiant efforts, Australia crushes the tourists in the second Test to take a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series.

ENGLAND must win the remaining three Tests to reclaim the Ashes after falling behind 2-0 in the series, despite Jos Buttler’s valiant efforts.

On Day Five in Adelaide, the tourists had their hands full, starting 82-4 and losing Ollie Pope and Ben Stokes early on.

Jhye Richardson poleaxed Chris Woakes’ stumps, leaving Buttler to hope for a miraculous draw.

After being dropped early, he batted patiently and scored 26 off 206 balls to give England hope.

Ollie Robinson lasted 39 balls before being bowled by Nathan Lyon, who delivered a wicked delivery to Steve Smith.

Stuart Broad got a reprieve after being given out LBW but was immediately reviewed after an inside edge after surviving a brutal first three balls.

Buttler accidentally trod on his stump, knocking off the bails after a fantastic effort.

For the final wicket, Broad and James Anderson needed to see out the rest of the evening session.

Richarson, on the other hand, took his fifth wicket, his first fifer, as Anderson nicked to Cameron Green to seal the win.

That means England lost by 275 runs, falling far short of their 468-run target, and they are still facing a 5-0 whitewash.

There will be more to come…

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