England`s `inability` to `finish off` Oz difference between two Ashes sides: Botham

ANI| Updated: Dec 14, 2013, 18:31 PM IST

London: England cricket legend Ian Botham has said that the team`s bowlers made it too easy for Australian all-rounder Steve Smith on Day 1 of the third Ashes Test in Perth.

According to the Mirror, Botham said that England`s inability to finish off Australia when they are down is the big difference between the two sides.

Steve Smith is clearly a good puller of the ball but England bowled too short and let him play his favourite shot too easily, Botham said.

Mitchell Johnson blew England away but they don`t finish Australia off when they are down, Botham added.