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BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew
"England are being stifled in every department"
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England captain Mike Atherton
"We're not playing as well as we can"
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Australia captain Steve Waugh
"A great team effort"
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Australia's Glenn McGrath
"To win the Ashes 5-0 would be the ultimate"
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banner Sunday, 22 July, 2001, 13:03 GMT 14:03 UK
Australia wrap up easy win
Mark Butcher falls to Jason Gillespie
Australia celebrate the fall of Mark Butcher
Second Test, Lord's, day four:
England 187 & 227
Australia 401 & 14-2

Australia beat England by 8 wkts

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One hour of furious fast bowling was enough to send England tumbling to a second successive Ashes defeat.

Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie brushed aside England's fragile batting to hurry Australia towards an eight-wicket victory in the second Test.

In an awesome display, backed by high-class catching, they shared England's final six wickets. The home side subsided from their overnight 163 for four to 227 all out in the first hour of the fourth morning.

It left the tourists to score 14 to claim a 2-0 lead in the series and another thumping victory following their success by an innings in the first Test at Edgbaston.

Glenn McGrath
McGrath finished as man-of-the-match
Matthew Slater fell to Andrew Caddick and Darren Gough removed Ricky Ponting, but Australia completed victory with five sessions to spare and are now one win from retaining the Ashes.

England's gloom was heightened with the news that Graham Thorpe had gone to hospital for a precautionary x-ray after injuring his hand while batting on Saturday.

Mark Butcher and Alec Stewart had begun the day in front of another sell out crowd at Lord's with a flurry of boundaries.

But then McGrath removed Stewart to begin an Australian spell of four wickets in 17 balls at a cost of five runs.

McGrath nipped a ball back from outside off stump to pin Stewart on the back foot and dismiss the former England captain for 28.

It left England 188 for five, still 26 short of making Australia bat again.

And the next ball brought a sixth wicket as Ian Ward sparred off the back foot and was sharply caught by Ricky Ponting at third slip.

Mark Butcher soon followed, chasing a wide ball from Jason Gillespie but only succeeding in edging to Adam Gilchrist for 83 to leave England 188 for seven.

Jason Gillespie
Gillespie finished England off
The merciless McGrath quickly claimed Dominic Cork, luring the Derbyshire all-rounder into a parry outside off stump to present Shane Warne with a simple catch in the now lengthy slip cordon.

Craig White avoided his pair and then drove a couple of fours through the off side off Gillespie as he showed some belated form.

A hook for another four took the tally to 19 off the over and edged England towards a lead, albeit a nominal one.

Caddick edged Gillespie to Gilchrist and and the South Australian wrapped up the innings by having Gough caught by Mark Waugh at second slip.

That typically sharp take was Waugh's 158th Test catch to set a new world record.

England had lost their remaining six wickets for 39 in 48 balls.

Gillespie finished with five for 53, but McGrath was named man-of-the-match for his eight wickets in the one-sided contest.

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