This should come as no surprise but it was reported that the English side collapsed once again during an Ashes match.
Britain is hopeless to the end.
The opener Rory Burns – called back next door because Haseeb Hameed was in such a miserable state – ran out to get a duck.
He also barely tries to reach the safety of his wrinkles.
That set the tone and certainly the rest of Britain’s smashers have fallen in a way that has become dishearteningly familiar in recent weeks.
Chris Woakes scored the highest with 36 points but even that was a frantic, error-filled half.
Joe Root has been 34 times and stalwart goalkeeper Sam Billings is next best with 29.
England stunned 188 all out and by the end of the second day of the fifth test – the second match in the series to use pink balls – Australia had gone 37-3 and taken the lead a total of 152 times. run.
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At one stage, England lost Dawid Malan, Root and Ben Stokes in seven runs in the space of 21 balls.
The usual questions about England’s technical incompetence, impatience, impatience and self-destruction have been raised from the mouths of TV pundits, former players and quite a few others. see.
From drawing Australia with a score of 12-3 in the first half, the game quickly tilted in favor of England.
Australia stretched their first innings total to 303 in the first inning and England soon struggled.
Burns overpowered Mitchell Starc in the opening but for some reason Australia didn’t appeal or reconsider. Replay confirmed the nick – but it made no small difference.
In England’s second half, Zak Crawley called up Burns for a single game.
Both hitters hesitated for a moment and Burns was knocked out by Marnus Labuschagne’s direct hit from cover.
At first, the players didn’t seem to think it was out but replays showed Burns a few inches short of the bend.
Former Aussie captain Ricky Ponting – one of the game’s sharpest umpires – couldn’t believe Burns’ half-hearted action.
Ponting told Australia’s Channel 7: “Rory Burns had to be more desperate.
“He’s back on the side, fighting for his Test career, and he’s not ready to plunge into a major ordeal trying to save his cane.
“I know it wasn’t his call but can you imagine Marnus Labuschagne in a similar situation – he would dive from two or three feet above the bend.”
Of course, Ponting is dead right.
It was Burns’ eighth duck in his final 22 Tests. By comparison, Sir Alastair Cook registered nine ducks in his entire 291 innings career.
The average UK opening partnerships in this series are lower than the tenth Australian partnerships.
Crawley hit the ball with the bat and cushioned the ball with his short foot and then Malan was caught right under his feet.
Root was lbw and Stokes’ back footed shot ended in a plunging catch for Nathan Lyon in the back.
Billings looked busy and played a couple of hot drives in addition to Pat Cummins.
But Ollie Pope was disappointed.
Returning to the team after being eliminated in the previous two Tests, Pope unnecessarily ate a wide ball and was caught behind.
Woakes dropped the first ball – an easy opportunity for David Warner on the first miss – and then Billings hooked Cameron Green to a good foot.
Woakes was taken down, Stuart Broad pulled along and Mark Wood was the last person with the slogan.
England picked up some quick strikes in Australia’s second half but it only showed the madness of their pick early in the series.
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Broad fired Warner for the 14th time in the Cricket Test – Australia’s opening game registered a pairing – but never forget England chose not to pick Broad vs Warner for the First Test.
Labuschagne was another player tackled and Usman Khawaja could not save Wood’s thunderbolt shot.
But Australia are in control and it will be a big surprise if they don’t extend the lead to 4-0 in the next day or two.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4468805/england-collapse-rory-burns-duck-ashes-test-australia/ England crash again with Rory Burns duck setting tune in sad final ash test as Australia leads 152