Vaughan says England could lose Ashes 5-0

ANI| Updated: Dec 08, 2013, 11:48 AM IST

London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said that his country is in grave danger of being whitewashed 5-0 in the Ashes after a pathetic batting display during the second Test match against Australia.

According to the BBC, the tourists crumbled to 172 all out in Adelaide as they finished day three 530 runs behind their dominant hosts.

Vaughan said that England look as if they are petrified of the ball and that is a real worry.

Vaughan was alarmed by the lack of fight from England`s players in the face of a high-class spell of fast bowling, the report said.

Vaughan, who captained England to their first Ashes triumph in 18 years in 2005, believes there were signs their standards were slipping during the 3-0 victory over Australia in July and August, the report added.