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Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton and Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    That's your lot for this live text. Join us (if you dare, England fans) tomorrow from 10:30 BST for day three of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.

    The hosts needed a bigger miracle than Ian Botham and Bob Willis served up here in 1981.

    For now, Stephan Shemilt has written yet another report about a dismal England batting performance here.

    The scorecard is here.

    And the Test Match Special podcast will be available soon here.

    Head to the cricket section of the BBC Sport website and app for plenty more reaction shortly.

    Catch you tomorrow. Cheers.

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    But ultimately, Australia are on the brink of retaining the Ashes after a chastening day for England...

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    Still, there were a couple of amusing moments.

    Jofra Archer took back a confiscated beach ball and returned it to the crowd.

    And Australia captain Tim Paine confidently told England he'd nicked it after being given out lbw only to discover that Joe Denly had caught him for a duck.

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    Ben Stokes bowled his heart, lungs, kidneys etc out with a gritty spell.

    He bowled Travis Head with a fine yorker and then had Matthew Wade caught behind, having had Labuschagne dropped twice.

    He was also guilty of over-stepping when Labuschagne had nicked off.

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    But then Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow gave Marnus Labuschagne two reprieves and Steve Smith's replacement cashed in to reach the close unbeaten after a third straight 50.

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    England trailed by 112 after their awful collapse but started Australia's second innings fairly well with the ball.

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    The 'fun' thing is that some of you might even rank those batsman errors as total howlers.

    Anyway.

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    Total howler...

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    Batsman error...

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    Right. Here are the highlights of England's dismal 67 all out.

    I'm going to order the wickets into got out by a brilliant delivery, batsman error and total howler.

    Here is the one that falls under got out by a brilliant delivery...

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    SMS Message: How about Michael Vaughan as a specialist Test coach. He's had experience at the sharp end and always has plenty of advice from the outfield. Time to step up? from Paul, London
    Paul, London
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    Translation: the cupboard is bare.

    Yikes.

  13. 'These are the best players we have'

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    More from Thorpe to TMS: "Our guys don't want to make excuses and I won't make excuses for them. Test cricket is hard and if you don't mentally get it right, you don't make good shot selections and you're back in the hutch quickly.

    "We've got to keep working with these players because these are the best players we have. We can throw around who should come in and there could be some little moments possibly in our order but nothing major."

  14. 'We let it slip badly'

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    More from England batting coach Graham Thorpe to TMS: "We can look at formats of the game and the impact the shorter forms have on Tests. We can look at our domestic game and what we have out there and there aren't heaps coming through at the moment.

    "We have to be able to work and be honest with our players and we are. The cold, hard truth is we weren't good enough today. Test cricket is mentally challenging. You can't hide.

    "We knew we had an opportunity here after Lord's but we've let it slip and we've let it slip badly through a bat batting performance.

    "Credit to Australia. We know how they are going to attack us up front. At time we've got through it but we didn't today and we collapsed in a heap."

  15. England's collapse in stats

    • England's 67 is their 12th lowest Test score of all time, their fourth lowest at home and their lowest at Headingley
    • At 167 balls, it is England's ninth shortest completed Test innings
    • It is England's lowest Test score against Australia since making 52 at The Oval in 1948
    • It is the fourth time England have been dismissed for under 100 since the start of 2018 (after 58 v New Zealand, 77 v West Indies, 85 v Ireland) and the third time in 2019
    • Joe Denly's 12 is the lowest highest score in a Test innings for England
    • There have been 16 extras in Australia's second innings, more than any England batsman managed
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    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    England batting coach Graham Thorpe on TMS: "We're very disappointed with our score. It was a golden opportunity for us today. We aren't going to say we can't win it but we have made it a damn sight harder. We will try and knock them over tomorrow and chase whatever they set us.

    "There were some poor shots. Australia bowled some very good balls but we know that. If you get through that period you can put scores on the board. We need to be more disciplined."

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    England have to be careful that they don't pick players who haven't done enough to be picked - I'm not one for massive changes, it's the mentality.

    How do we get the Test match team to play the Test match way on a consistent basis?

    England were chasing the ball. Did you see Ben Stokes chase the ball like that when he scored a hundred at Lord's? No!

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    Some of these players are worrying about their own scores and not playing for the team. We bowled too wide - I might as well have a go at the whole team, it's been rubbish!

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    Joel Coady: I don't remember ever seeing us have as fragile a batting line up as this. To only have one player averaging in the 40s says it all. McGrath is right, it could be 4-0.

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Looking forward now, is it possible for one coach to do all three formats? It's near impossible. Get a specialist Test team and coach.

    Let's be honest, the Ashes have been retained. England have taken their eye off Test cricket, Joe Root is under pressure but it has all been about winning the World Cup.

    Winning the World Cup was great but this is our bread and butter.