Gower says England`s ongoing Ashes demise culmination of `perfect storm`
Sydney: Former captain David Gower has said England`s ongoing Ashes demise is a culmination of a `perfect storm` as Australia`s confidence soars.
As Gower watched his team`s fourth successive loss on Sunday, he said the team had simply never recovered from the first two days of the series in Brisbane.
According to news.com.au, Australia had been 6-132 after batting at the Gabba, but found itself 224 runs up with 10 second-innings wickets in hand by stumps on day two.
Gower said England`s repeated batting collapses had been costly and `inexplicable`.
He said that Australia suddenly believed it could win - and that has made all the difference.
Gower, who played 117 Tests for England, said those events `set in train a perfect storm, where anything that can go wrong, has done so,` the report said.
Gower denied there`d been a lack of `fight` in the England camp.