The Ashes: Australia on the brink of series win after 218-run triumph over England in second Test

The hosts claimed the four remaining wickets on the final morning in Adelaide to take a potentially decisive 2-0 series lead as they seek to recapture the Ashes from their fierce rivals.

updated: December 09, 2013 11:23 IST
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Adelaide: Australia wrapped up a comprehensive 218-run victory over England on Monday to take a 2-0 series lead, leaving them on the brink of reclaiming the Ashes.

The home team captured the four remaining wickets in just under an hour on the final morning in Adelaide and are now just one victory away from winning back the famous urn after three consecutive series defeats. (Full scorecard)

It was a second emphatic reverse for England after they lost in Brisbane by 381 runs and the tourists must regroup before the third Test, which starts in Perth on Friday. England have only won once in 12 Tests on the traditionally pacy WACA pitch.

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