Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan (Image Credit: Twitter)

England ended their disastrous Ashes campaign with a 146-run loss to Australia in Hobart to suffer a humiliating 4-0 Ashes defeat.

Despite being in the command of the 270-run chase after openers Zak Crawley and Rory Burns provided an excellent start with their alliance of 68 for the opening stand, England’s batting order collapsed in the blink of an eye.

England suffer humiliating 4-0 defeat in Ashes to Australia

England lost 10 wickets for 56 runs on the third day of the Hobart Test as the visitors were bowled out for 124 after Australian all-rounder Cameron Green turned the game with his brilliant spell.

Australia team with Ashes 2021-22. PHoto- Getty
Australia team with Ashes 2021-22. Photo- Getty

When you see a team that loses its heart and fight there’s a problem: Michael Vaughan

Apart from the draw in Sydney, England were completely outplayed by the Australians in almost each session of the series. With more than two days left to chase in Hobart, this was the best opportunity for England to win a Test Down Under for more than a decade later.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan said that the Joe Root-led side didn’t give any fight even though they were playing against the best team. Vaughan also pointed that supporters of the game won’t be happy with their team losing the match without putting a fight back.

“I just think we’re in an era where we make too many excuses for too many people. When you see a team that loses its heart and fight there’s a problem,” Vaughan told foxsports.com.au.

“People can accept losing when you’re playing a better team, and Australia’s a better team, but supporters can’t accept when you throw the towel in,” Vaughan said.

England cricket team.
England cricket team. Credits: cricket.com.au

“Supporters and people in the game won’t accept when there’s no heart and fight. We saw it in Sydney and I thought Sydney was almost that turning point moment where people accepted it and said, wait a minute, it’s not been easy for the England side but they’ve still shown a huge amount of character, but a few days later in Hobart they’ve thrown the towel in and that’s something only the players can answer to of why that happened,” he added.

England will tour the West Indies later this month to play five T20 International matches before they start the three-match Test series in March.

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