GEVAARLIK: Josh Hazlewood

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood teamed up to rip out the lower half of the England batting order and bowl Australia to a 120-run win in the second Ashes Test yesterday.

England resumed the final day on 176/4 after being set a ground-record 354 to square the series, but were immediately rocked as Hazlewood had Joe Root and Chris Woakes both caught behind without addition to their overnight totals.

ON FIRE: Aussie Mitchell Starc took five wickets

Starc then chopped the tail down on his way to 5/88 as England were bowled out for 233.

The drama began off the second delivery of the day when Woakes was caught behind for five.

The batsman reviewed the decision and while Hot Spot recorded nothing, Snicko detected an edge and the umpire’s decision was upheld.

Root fell in Hazlewood’s next over, getting a big nick, and England’s hopes all but receded with the skipper’s departure.

Nathan Lyon then won the battle of the off-spinners for the fourth successive time, trapping Moeen Ali in front on the sweep for two.

That left England at 188/7 inside the first 45 minutes, with the writing clearly on the wall.

Craig Overton defied the Australian bowling for 39 minutes before being trapped in front by a Starc in-swinger for seven with the first delivery of the second new ball.

Starc then had Stuart Broad caught behind for eight and finished off the Test just before Tea, bowling Jonny Bairstow off the inside-edge for 36.