Australia wins 2nd Ashes test by 218 runs
09 December 2013, 09:38
Adelaide - Australia finished off England in 11 overs Monday to win by 218 runs and take a 2-0 Ashes series lead into Perth, where the third test starts Friday.
England had been behind the game since dropping three catches late on day one to let Australia off the hook after taking three quick wickets. Australia recovered to make 570-9 declared, then Mitchell Johnson took 7-40 to skittle England for 172.
Australia cruised to 132-3 in its second innings before declaring again, setting England an improbable 531 to win.
England was bowled out for 312 after Joe Root (87) and Kevin Pietersen (53) prolonged the innings with a 111-run third-wicket stand on day four, and Matt Prior (69) batted defiantly until he was out hooking Peter Siddle (4-57) in Monday's rain-delayed session.