Cricket-Australia romp to victory as England fold meekly yet again

  • Cricket
  • Sunday, 16 Jan 2022

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Ashes - Third Test - Australia v England - Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia - December 27, 2021 England's Mark Wood in action REUTERS/Loren Elliott

(Reuters) - Australia underlined their utter Ashes supremacy by crushing England's hopes of a consolation victory and winning the day-night fifth test by 146 runs with two days to spare in Hobart on Sunday to seal a 4-0 series triumph.

Brittle English batting has been commonplace in the 11 years since the tourists last won a test on Australian soil and the collapse under the Bellerive Oval lights was remarkable only in that it came with victory a possibility.

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