Michael Vaughan tips Australia whitewash in Ashes

Michael Vaughan says that England must improve quickly in the Ashes or risk a 5-0 series whitewash.

Michael Vaughan believes that Australia will stroll to a 5-0 series whitewash in the Ashes unless England can pull their finger out sooner rather than later.

The hosts now lead the series 2-0 heading into the third Test in Perth, where they could end a run of three consecutive Ashes defeats, following a comfortable 218-run win at the Adelaide Oval on Monday.

"The Australians have played a great brand of cricket," Vaughan told BBC Sport.

"England played alright in the second innings, but they only scored 312 - even if they'd scored that in the first innings, they still wouldn't have won.

"If they're getting out playing the pull shot on a slow wicket, what's it going to be like at the Waca? I see a few technical flaws with England, but it's in their minds - unless they twist the mentality round, it's going to be 5-0."

The third Test gets underway at the WACA in Perth on December 13.

Michael Vaughan, former England cricket captain, talks to the assembled media as he attends an SJA Brunch sponsored by Laureus on July 4, 2013
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