Ashes: Mitchell Johnson takes Australia to 381-run victory
England suffered one of their heaviest-ever Ashes Test defeats on Sunday when Australia trounced them by 381 runs at the Gabba, going one-up in the series with a day to spare.
Australia trounced England by 381 runs at the Gabba, going one-up in the series with a day to spare. The tourists collapsed under the searing pace of Mitchell Johnson and were all out for 179 late on the fourth day after they were skittled out for 136 off 52.4 overs in the first innings. (All AP and AFP images)
Mitchell Johnson took five wickets as Australia dismissed England for 179 in the second innings late on Sunday to claim its first victory in 10 matches.
Alastair Cook's top scored with 65, but was dismissed six balls after the resumption of the first rain interruption. The England skipper tried to cut spinner Nathan Lyon, only to edge to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, exposing his team's tail-end to the fired-up Australian bowlers.
Mitchell Johnson bagged five wickets in the second innings and four in the first, as well as contributing a half century and an unbeaten 39 with the bat. Fittingly, he finished it off with a caught-and-bowled dismissal to remove No. 11 batsman Jimmy Anderson.
Rain halted play twice before Johnson and company helped Australia remain unbeaten at Gabba.