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Michael Vaughan fears Ashes whitewash

AFP
Published Dec 9, 2017, 2:09 am IST
Updated Dec 9, 2017, 2:09 am IST
England slumped to a 120-run defeat in the second Ashes clash this week on a ground widely seen as their best chance of winning.
Michael Vaughan
 Michael Vaughan

Sydney: Former England captains Michael Vaughan and Bob Willis fear the tourists are heading towards a 5-0 whitewash against Australia after failing to win the Adelaide Test. England slumped to a 120-run defeat in the second Ashes clash this week on a ground widely seen as their best chance of winning. It followed defeat in the first Test in Brisbane with Perth’s Waca Ground next up, where they have not beaten Australia since 1978. Vaughan suggested England had neither the skill nor resilience to win a match. “This was the week we all fancied England to take something from,” he said in comments in The Australian Friday. 

“In Perth, the ball won’t swing like this (in Adelaide). We are now looking like we did in 2013, like we did in 2006-07, you look at this England side, and realistically, can you see them winning a Test match? “I think it’s going to be very difficult to win a Test match on this tour.”Willis was equally pessimistic, saying Australia were clearly the superior side. “England are fighting as hard as they can, but the bald fact is they are up against a better side in these conditions,” he said.

 

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