Well that is all we have here for today! An early exit today but that was expected. Do join us on the 13th of December for the third Ashes Test match at the WACA, Perth. Until then, it is goodbye from us!
Once again, Mitchell Johnson is adjudged the Man of the Match. Says that it is a great feeling to be 2 from 2 and the bowling effort really stood out and that has made all the difference. Moving to Perth, Johnson is looking forward to going to his favourite ground and bowling there. Thanks the crowd for their endearing support.
England now find themselves 2-0 down and coming back from this deficit is something they have never done. To retain the Ashes, England need to create history and turn things around very, very quickly as the next Test starts in just three days time on 13th of December.
Winning the toss once again, Clarke chose to bat and along with his deputy-in-command Brad Haddin posted a huge total on board. England would rue some costly blunders in the field that allowed the hosts to get to a massive total. From there on, only one team was in the race and the inevitable happened on Day 5 as Australia romped home by 218 runs. Some positives for England there as Joe Root showed incredible maturity in the second innings. Pietersen also found some form and so did Matt Prior who needed some runs under his belt.
The match once again belonged to one man, Mitchell Johnson who is having a dream comeback of sorts. It was his spell post-lunch on Day 3 that swung things Australia's way, leaving England shell-shocked. There was no coming back from there as England were always behind the eight-ball. Australia just didn't let up and that is the quality that made them such an invincible force in the past decade or so.
Well a quick finish today then! Australia needed 4 wickets today and they did not waste a whole lot of time in wrapping things up. Siddle struck in the very first over of the day removing Broad and ended up with 4 wickets and Harris too chipped in with 3, an innings where Johnson for once, didn't dictate terms.
Ryan Harris to Monty Panesar
OUT! All over! A length ball on off, Panesar stays rooted inside the crease and plays a tame back foot push that is easliy gobbled up at short cover. Australia go 2-0 up, let the celebrations begin!
Stays back and punches it to covers.
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
Panesar has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
Peter Siddle to James Anderson
Anderson gets a bottom edge of the bat on that one.
Nasty! That would tickle a rib! Short again in the rib-cage, Anderson is once again early into his pull and gets hit hard in the ribs. The crowd gives him a loud jeer and so do the Australian players.
FOUR! No mucking around! Full on middle, Anderson smashes this through the vacant mid on region and picks up another boundary.
Stays back deep and prods it nicely into the ground.
FOUR! Streaky! Banged in short at the body, Anderson attempts to fend it off the back foot, the ball comes off the leading edge and just evades the leg gully fielder into the fence.
Ouch! Short ball on middle, Anderson looks to pull but is way too early into the shot and hits him in the ribs.
Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.
Dug in short, Panesar is forced to duck.
Ryan Harris to James Anderson
Pitched up outside off, Anderson comes forward and drives uppishly through mid off for three runs.
Back of a length on leg, Anderson looks to flick but the ball hits his thigh pad and goes to leg gully.