England’s Joe Root rejects notion of another Ashes whitewash

ADELAIDE: Captain Joe Root says England are “still greatly” in the Ashes series following a moment overwhelming Test defeat to Australia on Wednesday walked out on him confronting a last remain in the third Test.

Australia fixed a 120-run victory in the second Adelaide Test after a devastating 10-wicket victoryin the Brisbane opener, putting England’s expectations of holding the Ashes on hold in Perth one week from now.

Aggravating England’s assignment is the way that the sightseers have not beaten Australia at Perth’s WACA Ground since 1978.

In any case, Root put on an intense face after defeat Wednesday and said there was faith in the England camp that they can turn things around in the five-Test series and not head an indistinguishable way from the 5-0 whitewash on the last visit to Australia in 2013-14.