Australia beat England by 275 runs in the day-night second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval on Monday to go 2-0 up in the five-match series.
England resumed day five of the pink ball Test in deep trouble at 82 for four, chasing a massive 468 to win, realistically needing a miracle just to salvage a draw.
They gamely hung on into the final session, fighting a desperate rearguard action until ultimately crumbling to be all out for 192, crashing to a 275-run defeat.
Chris Woakes’ 44 was the highest individual score in England’s abject second innings batting display, while Jos Buttler frustrated Australia for a while with a dogged 26 off 207 balls.
Jhye Richardson was the pick of the attack with 5-42.
England slumped to defeat by nine wickets in the first Test at Brisbane and the loss this week means their hopes of winning back a trophy they last secured on Australian turf in 2010-11 are all but over.
The third test begins in Melbourne on Sunday.