Australia’s second innings collapse was a ray of hope for the visitors to make a comeback in the second test at Adelaide Oval. It was imperative for English batsmen to stay at the wicket and fight their way towards victory but it didn’t happen again. The top order has been vulnerable throughout the series and couldn’t stand against Aussie attack this time also.
England has barely managed to put just 302 runs on the board so far as their highest total as a team which is certainly not enough. In all, England has won just 9 test matches since 1980. Now England faces an uphill task to salvage the series, probably an Ashes whitewash lurks if they continued to play like this.
Joe Root’s defiance in the second innings went in vain and also resulted as a serious blow to his captaincy under these conditions. British media and former English cricketers have been too critical and desperate to see England come through in the upcoming test matches in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. England requires monumental strategy to thwart Aussie onslaught. Currently the chances are bleak for England to regroup and fight back as a team and prevent another imminent defeat.