Ashes 2019: England capitulates as Australia dismisses home team for 67

England is facing up to the possibility of failing to win a home Ashes series for the first time since 2001 after an embarrassing display Friday saw the home team dismissed for 67 in Leeds.

Joe Root’s team was skittled inside 28 overs on day two for its lowest Test total at Headingley and its lowest against Australia since 1948, to leave England with a first-innings deficit of 112.

With Australia needing to win only one of the remaining three Tests to retain the urn, England faces a mammoth task to save the series, despite dismissing the visitors for 179 on Thursday.

Glorious batting conditions greeted Rory Burns and Jason Roy when they arrived at the crease Friday, but it was Josh Hazlewood (5-30) who shone in the sun instead.

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