Cricket: Australia Beat England to retain Ashes.

Cricket: Australia Beat England to retain Ashes.

 Third Ashes Test, Melbourne Day three of five.

England 185 Root 50; Cummins 3-36, Lyon 3-36 & 68 

 Boland 6-7, 

 Starc 3-29

Australia 267 Harris 76, Warner 38; Anderson 4-33

Australia win by an innings and 14 runs; lead series 3-0

England lost the Ashes on the morning of the third day of the third Test as Australia crushed them by an innings and 14 runs to take  3-0 series lead.

England were bowled out for just 68 in 81 minutes, with debutant Scott Boland taking an astonishing 6-7.

Their final five wickets fell in  of 30 balls as England offered the weakest of resistance  the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

England's 68 all out is their lowest total in Australia since March 1904.

 Australia have retained the Ashes after just 12 days of cricket.

The match had ended before the lunch break, England's batsmen undone the night before by Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins' pace.

Root has carried England. During the second innings at Melbourne, he went past 1,700 Test runs for the calendar year. England's next best, Rory Burns, has managed 530 in the same period.