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In the picture – how England collapsed when Australia claimed the lead against Ashes

England fell to a nine-wicket defeat in the first game Ash Testing as another costly downfall opened the door to an all-out victory for Australia

Here, the PA news agency picks out the best images because it all went wrong on Wednesday for tourists.

England started the day with great optimism as Dawid Malan and Joe Root continued in 80th and 86th respectively (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

Members of the Barmy Army cheer on tourists from a London pub (James Manning/PA)

(PA wire)

But Nathan Lyon claimed the stick in his 400th Test by eliminating Malan early on Wednesday to put England’s demise in motion (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

Joe Root failed to seal his first century Down Under when Cameron Green caught him in the back (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

Lyon are in action again to eliminate Ollie Pope with four points as England lose three points in 11 runs (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

Australian fans love what they get to see (Jason O’Brien / PA)

(PA wire)

No Hero From Ben Stokes When He Was 14 (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

Josh Hazlewood is recovering from injury but still makes Jos Buttler leave England 268 for seven (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

There’s nothing Ollie Robinson can do to prevent slipping (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

Mark Wood avoids a retaliator as Australia piles on pressure (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

Wood was bowled by Nathan Lyon and when Chris Woakes departed, England had lost eight goals for 74 games leaving Australia needing just 20 games to win (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

Marcus Harris won a resounding victory (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

Captain Joe Root leads his army (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

Root and coach Chris Silverwood are left to answer questions about their picks (Jason O’Brien/PA)

(PA wire)

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cricket/england-australia-joe-root-nathan-lyon-ashes-b1974131.html In the picture – how England collapsed when Australia claimed the lead against Ashes

JACLYN DIAZ

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