England looked on course to pull off the biggest fourth-innings chase in the history of women's Test cricket before escaping with a tense draw after an inexplicable batting collapse.
England's disastrous performance in the ongoing Ashes series has caused significant outrage back home with former players such as Kevin Pietersen calling for institutional changes to arrest the slide
England trail the ongoing five-match Ashes series 0-3.
Australia made one injury-enforced change for the fourth test starting Jan 5 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with Usman Khawaja replacing middle-order batter Travis Head.
Having grown up on the Australian pitches, Warner said bounce is one of the main hurdles for England.
Boland claimed a modest haul of one wicket for 48 in England’s first innings of the third Ashes Test, before completing a remarkable debut by taking six wickets for seven runs in the second innings.
Joe Root's men were the fastest to surrender the Urn after they were skittled out for a meagre 68 on day 3 of the third Test to lose the match by an innings and 14 runs.
Trailing by 82 runs on the first innings of the third test, England resumed on Tuesday’s third day of play on 31-4 and was bowled out for 68, losing by an innings and 14 runs.
Resuming on Tuesday on 31-4, England was bowled out for 68. Ben Stokes, on 11, was bowled by Mitchell Starc in the fifth over of the day.
Pat Cummins had to sit out the second Ashes Test in Adelaide because of his exposure to a Covid positive patient while at a dinner with his friend Harry Conway.
Scott Boland was brought in as cover earlier this week and received the starting nod when fellow fast bowlers Jhye Richardson and Michael Neser were ruled out because of muscle soreness.
For McGrath, too much bromance between England and Australian players, which he largely attributed to IPL and Big Bash, was taking away the required passion while representing the country.
Former skipper Michael Atherton, meanwhile, said Joe Root may lose his Test captaincy if England doesn't arrest the slide and overturn the 0-2 deficit in the ongoing series.
Sharp criticism of the team selections has followed after England slumped to a nine-wicket defeat in Brisbane before losing by 275 runs at Adelaide.
Set 486 runs to win at the Adelaide Oval, England was 142-6 after the opening session on the fifth day of the second Ashes Test.