An Australian summer of woe has proved to the the final resting place of a once great England side, in a one-sided series likely to be cherished down under for a long time.

England would like this memory to perish in a short time, but it won’t be easy for to forget their nightmare in Australia because for a number of calamitous reasons.

First Jonathan Trott departed after suffering from stress related illness, with the world's best off-spinner Graeme Swann also retiring from competitive cricket once the series was a lost cause.

Add the team's fragile mental state and it will take a long time for the Brits to recover from such a poor condition.

The tourists are staring at a 4-0 deficit ahead of tonight's final Test in Sydney, with nothing to play for but pride and saving third spot in the ICC Test Rankings.

England would now like to correct all the mistakes that led to their surrendering of the Ashes in just 14 playing days.

If everything goes right in the fifth test, England will be able to take some momentum into the ODIs and hopefully build from there.

But if they still commit the same glaring blunders that they have throughout the summer, 5-0 would be the result again and England would be in tatters just like the English team that was led by Freddie Flintoff in 2006-07. Wondering what those “Blunders” were? Here are five such errors or you can say mistakes or five such things that cost England too much.

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