Ian Botham
Ian Botham. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, Australia handed England a humiliating defeat by an innings and 14 runs as the hosts were relentless and aggressive with their bowling execution.

Debutant Scott Boland, who is the local player of Melbourne, scripted remarkable figures of six wickets for seven runs.

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Australia make it 3-0 to win Ashes 2021-22 series

England were bundled up for 68 inside the first session as Australia clinched the series 3-0 to retain the Ashes.

Joe Root was England’s top-scorer with 28 and despite him staying firm on the crease, the wickets kept tumbling from the other end. Mitchell Starc (3/29) played a great hand to Boland in routing England for another misery total.

England have lost their way: Ian Botham

Australia never let England settle right from the start of the first Test in Brisbane where they won by nine wickets inside four days.

They followed their success with a 275-run victory in Adelaide despite some dogged resistance by Jos Buttler to delay the result.

Former England captain Ian Botham wants England to include fresh talent in order to bring improve the performances in the team.

I’m a little embarrassed.To lose the Ashes in 12 days, I don’t know if that’s the fastest, but it’s got to be very close to it. I just think that England have lost their way,” Botham told Seven Network.

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“The performance today summed it up for me, I think you’ve got enough time to get a couple of players in from the Lions tour because we need to freshen it up, at the moment it’s stagnating,” he added.

Australia made 267 in the first innings as Marcus Harris regained his form to post a 189-ball 76. Australia’s total in the first innings happens to be the lowest to win a men’s Test by an innings in this century.

Australia will play against England in the fourth Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, starting on January 5.

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