ENGLAND were humiliated in Australia as they were hammered by an innings and 14 runs.
The fans have made light work of the England batting order too, as they mocked Joe Root’s team on social media.
Joe Root’s England were battered in AustraliaCredit: PA
And fans were quick to poke fun at them with online memes
Embarrassingly for England, the Ashes was decided before the halfway mark of the scheduled series.
The England Cricket Board have been slammed for their treatment of red-ball cricket in recent years.
A controversial hundred ball tournament was chosen as centre-stage for this summer’s cricket calendar.
It was a move than had fans bewildered at the time and the collapse of the England batting order in Australia may be no coincidence.
Captain Root has made 1708 runs this year but the rest of his England team have struggled to support him.
The Sydney Morning Herald described England’s performance as ‘gutless’ and it is hard to argue with that.
But fans are choosing to make light of the situation with a series of depressingly accurate memes.
WheelWordSmith wrote: “Spending 14 days in quarantine to lose the Ashes in 12 is very very funny.”
And with England having scored 54 ducks in Test cricket in 2021, Greg Baum tweeted a photo captioned ‘England team’ and a simple picture of several ducks.
Megan Cantle also featured the famous video of Michael Owen smashing volleys past a 13-year-old.
She wrote: “Well done, they average 13.
“Embarrassing celebrations from Australia for simply winning against THIS England team.”
The Aussies celebrated with beers on the pitch at the MCG.
And captain Pat Cummins described it as ‘the stuff dreams are made of’.