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Top order show neglect and tail are blown away again as tourists fail to take control to prevent whitewash, writes Stephen Brenkley in Melbourne
The Aussie Angle
Anderson was back in the wickets as England reduced Australia to 164-9 leaving the tourists with a 91 run lead
England lead by 91 runs: Stokes adds depth to tourists’ bowling after Pietersen baffles again with poor shot
David Warner has leapfrogged the England duo Ian Bell and Alastair Cook up to 11th place in the new ICC Test rankings for batsmen after helping Australia to reclaim the Ashes in Perth.
Diary of a cricket obsessive
The series is over in terms of the urn - but there is much to be learned from the final two Tests
Time is short but England can rebuild before they meet Australia again
The trio need a break says England head coach Andy Flower
Australia v England, Second Test, Adelaide Oval, fifth day
The half-built ground was missing the sharpness of the crowd at the First Test but the match is yet to hot up
Three missed catches take shine off solid opening day for tourists as Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar justify selection and Ben Stokes performs well in first Test
Bresnan has recovered from a stress fracture to his lower back and could feature in the Second Test in Adelaide later this week