Ashes 2013 has started to look like one-sided affair: Tom Moody

Michael Clarke (right) and Phil Hughes look as England piled misery on Australia on the third day of the second Ashes 2013 Test © Getty Images

London: Jul 21, 2013

Former cricketer Tom Moody thinks the ongoing Ashes 2013 Test series is fast turning out to be a one-sided affair, and unless Australia get their act together and put up a fight, it will all be over soon.

Australia were on Saturday pounded by England batsmen as the hosts took a massive 566-run lead in the second Test at Lord’s, with young batsman Joe Root smashing 178 not out to put his side in complete control.

Moody was quoted as saying by the Daily Star Sunday: “It was extremely disappointing. The bowlers produced as poor a display as the batsmen did on the first couple of days. I want to see a lot more fight and a lot more skill from them.

“You don’t win Ashes Tests without those things. The series is beginning to look a little one-sided right now and if they don’t turn things round quickly it could be all over.

“England are outplaying Australia in all areas of the game. It’s tough because when things go against you it’s difficult to get out of a rut. But that’s what they have to do over the next two days – if it lasts that long,” he added.