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Ashes PHOTOS: Johnson destroys England; puts Australia in control

Last updated on: December 07, 2013 14:24 IST

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It was Mitchell Johnson yet again who destroyed England’s batting line up and thus shattered the tourist’s hopes of a series-levelling win in the second Test in Adelaide on Saturday.

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Mitchell Johnson's seven-wicket haul skittled England for 172 and put Australia in complete control.

It was one of the great Ashes bowling spells and thus handed Australia a massive 398-run innings lead.


Image: David Warner of Australia congratulates teammate Mitchell Johnson after he got the wicket of Stuart Broad
Photographs: Morne de Klerk/Getty Images

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Johnson played a crucial role and earned the man-of-the-match for his performance in the 381-run first Gabba Test win.

Johnson wreaked havoc after lunch with six for 16 off 26 balls for his ninth five-wicket haul. The 32-year-old quick is now 10th on the Australian all-time list with 221 wickets.


Image: Mitchell Johnson of Australia kisses his cap as he leads his team from the field after bowling out England
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Australia, who declared at 570 for nine, once again skittled the Ashes holders cheaply in the series. England have yet to score beyond 200 after being dismissed for 136 and 179 in the Gabba first Test.


Image: Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of James Anderson
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Only Ian Bell (72 not out) and Michael Carberry (60) offered any resistance as England's batsmen showed a distinct lack of appetite to face the hostile Johnson, who has now taken 16 wickets in the series.


Image: Ian Bell of England
Photographs: Morne de Klerk/Getty Images

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