Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood (5-30) ripped through England to bowl the hosts out for a paltry 67 in their first innings on day two of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
Joe Denly, with 12, was the only England batsman to reach double figures in an innings that lasted a mere 27.5 overs, with captain Joe Root out for his successive duck.
England’s total was also their lowest in Ashes series since 1948 and seven fewer than what Smith’s replacement Marnus Labuschagne scored off his bat on Thursday.
With Steve Smith ruled out of the match, this was being considered as England’s best chance of registering a win and making it 1-1 in the five-match series. But the 50-over world champions are well behind in the contest now.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
27.5 overs rest for the bowlers .. highest score of 12 .. !! Well done Australia on retaining the #Ashes
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 23, 2019
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 23, 2019
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) August 23, 2019
England have been bowled out for 67!
— ICC (@ICC) August 23, 2019
Was in Ostins getting fish yesterday and I said to a guy England gonna get bowl out for 67 and he said what u smoking Tino 🤦🏾♂️😪 I said England batting isn’t clicking Root isn’t in no nick . I should’ve tweeted the score dammm it 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️ #Ashes19 #ENGvAUS #67AO 🤣
— Tino95 (@tinobest) August 23, 2019
Wow can’t quite believe what I’ve just watched. Outstanding from the Aussies and probably no words could describe the Poms.
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) August 23, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) August 23, 2019
Bowler to dismiss Joe Root most in Tests:
6 – Josh Hazlewood
5 – Lyon, Starc, Jadeja, Boult, Southee, Cummins, Harris#Ashes
— Samuel Ferris (@samuelfez) August 23, 2019
Josh Hazlewood looks like the kid at your school who was really into cricket. #Ashes
— Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) August 23, 2019
Lead of 112 after getting dismissed for 179. Shows you that if you can’t bat in challenging conditions, batting second won’t be of much help. Good chance for Australia to retain #TheAshes in Headingly only. Even without Smith.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 23, 2019
— Damien Martyn🏏 (@damienmartyn) August 23, 2019
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) August 23, 2019