England lose Ashes in unbeaten series by Australia
17 Dec 2013
Australia regained the Ashes in the 2013 -14 test series with a 3-0 lead on home turf.
England has lost out in winning this year’s Ashes when Australia secured a 150-run win over their competitor.
The match, which took place in Perth, is Australia’s first win since 2006 -7 and came well deserved after beating England by 381 runs in Brisbane and 218 in Adelaide.
Andy Flower, England coach, said to Sky News, “"I think it is fair to say with the bat we have underperformed badly. We've only got one Test century to six or seven of theirs and that's from a young all-rounder playing in his second Test match,"
He added, "We haven't handled the pace that well and I think the pace of (Mitchell) Johnson has been really well backed up by (Ryan) Harris and (Peter) Siddle. They've been very accurate and skilful. And their off-spinner has bowled nicely, too,"
There are two test matches left in this series, and despite England being unable to win the ashes back, they are keen to do well in them.
The next series will take place in Melbourne on Boxing Day with the final match taking place in January at Sydney Cricket Ground.
The New Year will see England playing a series of test matches in the summer against India in London, Southampton and Manchester. England will be eager to perform well following the results of the 2013 -14 Ashes. Tickets for the England Vs India test series are available here. For all other cricket tickets click here.