England made the “same mistakes” as Australia in the second Ashes Test, according to a frustrated Joe Root.
The tourists, who were defeated by nine wickets in Brisbane, were defeated by 275 runs in Adelaide, despite Jos Buttler’s heroics on the final day.
Root, England’s captain, said his bowlers bowled the wrong lengths and criticized England’s batting and catching.
“The disappointing thing is we made the same mistakes as last week,” said Root. “You can’t afford to do that.”
Buttler batted for 207 balls on day five as England fought valiantly for a draw, but were bowled out in the final session.
England eventually lost the game after declaring 473-9 in the first innings and being bowled out for 236 on day three.
“We needed to bowl fuller,” Root said. “As soon as we did in the second innings, we created chances. That’s frustrating.
“We did it four years ago and didn’t learn from it – we have to be better.
“We talk about what length to bowl all the time.
“We look at the data, what’s going to hit the stumps on each surface. It’s well communicated, but it’s not always as simple as that, and people get caught up in the emotion of the game.“