'Spineless and pathetic': Cricket fans fume as England suffer Ashes MELTDOWN after being bowled out by Australia for just 67 – their lowest EVER Test score at Headingley

  • England slipped to just 67 all out chasing 179 in first innings of third Ashes Test 
  • Joe Denly top scored with just 12 while captain Joe Root was out for a duck
  • Denly only player to hit double figures and England's lowest score at Headingley
  • This was the eighth lowest score against Australia and fourth lowest in England
  • A defeat or draw at Headingley will mean that Australia will defend the Ashes

England were humiliated by Australia in the third Ashes Test at Headingley after collapsing to just 67 all out in the first innings - their lowest-ever Test score at the ground.

This total was also the eighth-lowest recorded in an innings against Australia, and their fourth-lowest ever in England.

More worryingly, it is also the fourth time this year that England have failed to make at least 100 - and fans made their feelings very clear on social media.

Opener Jason Roy made just eight runs as he continues to struggle at the top of the order

Opener Jason Roy made just eight runs as he continues to struggle at the top of the order

Chris Woakes fell first ball after lunch as England continued a poor run of batting displays

Chris Woakes fell first ball after lunch as England continued a poor run of batting displays

Joe Denly was top scorer with just 12 runs - the only player to reach double figures - while captain Joe Root was out for a second successive duck as England conceded a 112-run first-innings lead.

Having struggled throughout the series, Jason Roy failed to shine yet again with a score of just nine, also matched by fellow opener Rory Burns.

A brutal morning session also saw Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow fall for eight and four respectively before lunch. 

England No 4 Joe Denly was England's top scorer, registering just 12 runs from 49 balls

England No 4 Joe Denly was England's top scorer, registering just 12 runs from 49 balls

Joe Root is forced to walk after being dismissed for a second consecutive duck

Joe Root is forced to walk after being dismissed for a second consecutive duck 

One fan hit out at the display, claiming: 'In the history of English team sport never have we been represented by 11 Invertebrates until now. Spineless and pathetic.'

Another believes the Ashes series is now out of reach, with England having lost the first Test at Edgbaston and drawn at Lord's, saying 'Ashes Gone.' 

Remarkably, in the devastation, England's batsmen did achieve a remarkable feat. Eight of their batsmen hit exactly one four each, the only time that has happened in Test cricket.

Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was the star for Australia, taking five wickets in the carnage

Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was the star for Australia, taking five wickets in the carnage

Jos Buttler looks on as he becomes the latest victim of the rampant Hazlewood

Jos Buttler looks on as he becomes the latest victim of the rampant Hazlewood

The afternoon session saw more carnage, with Chris Woakes falling first ball for five, swiftly followed by Jos Buttler for the same figure.

The tail was mopped up in quick order, Jofra Archer for seven and Jack Leach, dropped on one, the last man out for just one run. 

Josh Hazlewood led the all-out assault in taking five wickets for only 30 runs, while Pat Cummins chipped in with three wickets and James Pattinson two. 

Jofra Archer looks at his bat after being dismissed for only seven during the collapse on Friday

Jofra Archer looks at his bat after being dismissed for only seven during the collapse on Friday

England suffer Ashes meltdown as hosts out for just 67 to set lowest EVER Test score at Headingley

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