After only 12 days of cricket in the five-match series, Australia has won the Ashes.

England resumed on 31-4 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground before losing their final six wickets before the lunch break.

England were bowled out for 68 on the third day of the third Test, handing Australia an easy win.

After the defeat, Root stated that it was too soon to look at things too far in the future in terms of his captaincy.

It's disappointing and heartbreaking. We've been completely outplayed, said Root.

Joe Root said that we are aware that we have underperformed and that we must be psychologically resilient and physically powerful.

We must provide something for the people back home to appreciate and celebrate. 

It's incredibly disheartening because the way we bowled and approached it was terrific, the best we've been all tour.

We recognise that we must improve. We can't hide behind excuses; there are clear areas where we need to improve, and the next two Test matches provide us with two chances to do so. 

England's head coach, Chris Silverwood, stated that the team must find a way to compete.