Ashes: England crushed by Australia in final Test

Ashes: England crushed by Australia in final Test

Fifth Ashes Test, Hobart (day three of five)Australia 303 (Head 101, Green 74) & 155 (Carey 49, Wood 6-37)England 188 (Cummins 4-45) & 124 (Boland 3-18, Green 3-21)Australia won by 146 runs, won series 4-0Scorecard

England’s miserable Ashes tour ended with one last calamitous batting failure as Australia surged to a 146-run victory in the final Test and claim a 4-0 series win.

Set 271 to win, England reached 68-0 but then lost all 10 wickets for the addition of another 56 runs.

The tourists were bowled out for 124 to lose the day-night Test inside three days in Hobart.

Mark Wood’s superb 6-37 had earlier helped dismiss Australia for 155 in their second innings to give England an outside chance of a exceptional victory.

Instead, Australia repeat their margin of victory from four years ago and extend England’s winless run down under to 15 Tests.

Overall, Joe Root’s side have won only one of their past 14 Tests since February of last year.

By the time they return to Australia in 2025 it will be 14 years since their last win in an away Ashes Test.

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