‘Spent more time in quarantine than on cricket field”: England humiliated by Australia in Ashes, demand grows for complete overhaul of team

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Australia on Monday humiliated England by bowling them out for just 68 runs to win the third Test by an innings and 14 runs. By taking 3-0 lead in the five-match series, Australia also retained the Ashes. Meanwhile, demand has now grown for the complete overhaul of England cricket.

England had made 185 in their second innings. Australia were bowled out for 267 in their first innings, taking a lead of 82. However, England batsmen meekly surrendered before the Aussie bowlers on the third day and were bowled out for 68 on the third day of the match.

Skipper Joe Root was the top-scorer with 28 runs, while Scott Boland was the most successful bowler for Australia. Boland picked up six wickets in four over by conceding just seven runs.

Reacting to the humiliating loss, Root said, “I look at this squad of players as being the best 18 red-ball players that are in our county system. If we want to talk about the set up and the structure below then that is a longer conversation for another time.”

BBC quoted Root as saying, “The fact is we have 18 players here playing for England and they’ve got a responsibility. We’ve all got a responsibility to be better than what we have been so far and we’ve got two games to show just that and put some pride back in to the badge and give something for the fans back home to cheer about and show how much we care about playing for our country.”

Australian cricketers were quick to take to social media to flaunt their series win against England. Skipper Pat Cummins, David Warner and Steve Smith were first to post the celebratory photos from their social media pages.

Warner wrote on Instagram, “How good was that WOW!! Lost for words!! #ashes #cricket.”


 

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England fans have been demanding a complete overhaul in the system. while for others the team provided an opportunity for jokes and memes.