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Michael Vaughan blasts ‘disgraceful’ Australia after collapse against England in final Ashes Test

Michael Vaughan slammed Australia after they were skittled out by England
slammed Australia after they had been skittled out by England (Picture: Getty)

Michael Vaughan branded Australia’s batting efficiency on day two of the fifth Ashes Test as ‘disgraceful’ and says England ‘missed a trick’ by not selecting Sam Curran at the beginning of .

Australia had been skittled out for 225 at The Oval on Friday with taking six wickets and Curran chipping in with three to provide England a first-innings lead of 69.

scored his tenth consecutive Ashes fifty and in-form Marnus Labuschange made 48 however Australia misplaced seven wickets for 107 runs to give up the benefit in the final Ashes conflict.

‘Apart from Smith and Labuschagne that was a disgraceful batting performance by Australia,’ former England captain Vaughan stated.

Jofra Archer took six wickets to give England a first-innings lead
Jofra Archer took six wickets to provide England a first-innings lead (Picture: Getty)

‘It’s not of the very best high quality however that is nice to look at. Though the batsmen have needed to face high-quality bowling. The ball did sufficient, there was sufficient nibble there and England bowled rather well.’

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On Curran, who took two wickets in two balls and completed with figures of 3-46, Vaughan added: ‘Sam Curran has 4 probabilities to affect a Test – two with the bat, two with the ball.

‘He’s already carried out it with the ball as we speak and may do it with the bat in this innings. If the ball just isn’t swinging, you possibly can take him off.

‘He’s a dasher with the bat and can generally fall cheaply like in the primary innings, however then different occasions will rating very important, fast runs.

Steve Smith made 80 before Australia collapsed
Steve Smith made 80 earlier than Australia collapsed (Picture: Getty)

‘England have missed a trick not playing him more in this Ashes.’

Joe Root’s aspect, who reached the shut on 9-0, with a lead of 78, now seem effectively positioned to pressure a victory in the final Test match of the summer time and degree the Ashes sequence at 2-2.

Curran, making his Ashes debut on his house floor, stated: ‘It is was very nice [to be playing]. It has been a distinct summer time to final 12 months for me however it’s very nice to be concerned in an Ashes sequence.

‘I might have preferred to have been enjoying however to be concerned in each Test has been a pleasant studying curve.

Joe Root's England have taken control of the fifth Ashes Test
Joe Root’s England have taken management of the fifth Ashes Test (Picture: Getty)

‘When the crowd is going you get that bit of Adrenalin and you don’t really feel stiff. Jof is a superb instance. To bowl 24 overs was unbelievable.

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‘It was a very satisfying battle bowling against the most effective batsman in the world. The wicket is fairly flat. It is a placid pitch.

‘To bowl them out for what we did was a great effort. Tomorrow hopefully the sun is shining again and we can get nice runs on the board.’

Australia retained the Ashes after taking a 2-1 lead in the fourth Test however are hoping to turn out to be the primary touring aspect to win the Ashes outright in England since 2001.

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