Downfall for England in Adelaide

06 December 2017 19:48:18 GMTPlus11

England have a mountain to climb as they find themselves 2-0 down in the Ashes series after a 120-run defeat to Australia in Adelaide.

The tourists went into the final day of the second Test having given themselves a sniff of victory but the bowling of Josh Hazelwood in the morning session left England's hopes hanging by a thread.

Nightwatchman Chris Woakes (5) was dismissed on the second ball and skipper Joe Root (67) was walking back to the pavilion in the third over, with Josh Hazelwood taking both wickets.

After Moeen Ali was out for just two runs, Jonny Bairstow produced England's only remaining fightback with his effort of 36 but when he was bowled by Mitchell Starc then writing was on the wall.

Starc took the wickets of Craig Overton and Stuart Broad as England were all out of 233, having started the final day on 176-4.

Despite another defeat and going 2-0 down in the series, England head coach Trevor Bayliss was determined to take the positives from the performance.

He told the BBC: "We've got to take the positives out of it. As I said, there was a number of good things. We’ve just got to do it for longer.

"We have got a few scars there with the Australian team. There'll be a few who have missed out and a few who will be nervous. They've got four good bowlers and we’ve shown we can compete with them for a period of time. We've just got to do it for longer."

England now head back to Perth looking to bounce back, with the third Test getting started on 14th December.

Australia are 1.50 to win, 5.50 to draw and 4.75 to lose the third Test.

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