England's hopes of a remarkable comeback victory in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide were crushed quickly on the final day as Australia took six wickets in just under a session to complete a 120-run victory and go 2-0 up in the series.
The Test was seemingly hanging in the balance going into the final day with Joe Root's unbeaten 67 giving England a glimmer of hope in pursuit of a record 354 for victory.
But Steve Smith's men made light work of any concerns they may have had with Josh Hazlewood dismissing nightwatchman Chris Woakes and Root early.
Jonny Bairstow battled bravely to make 36 but Mitchell Starc (5-88) returned with the second new ball to mop up as England finished 233 all out for a seventh consecutive Test defeat in Australia.
Resuming on 176-4, England could not have got off to a worse start as Hazlewood had Woakes caught behind to the thinnest of edges in the first over of the day.
Umpire Aleem Dar's decision was upheld after Woakes went to DRS, a spike on Snicko enough to convince the third umpire despite Hotspot not showing any mark on the outside edge of the bat.
Dar was in the game again in Hazlewood's next over as Root departed, like Woakes, caught behind without addition to his overnight score.
Nathan Lyon has been a constant thorn in England's side in this series and Moeen Ali (2) in particular has struggled against the off-spinner.
And it was no surprise to see the left-hander succumb to Lyon for the second time in the match and the fourth out of four in the series, this time missing an attempted sweep to be dismissed lbw.
Craig Overton, England's hero with the bat in the first innings with an unbeaten 41, came out to the crease with England having lost four wickets for 19 runs since Dawid Malan's dismissal late on day four.
This time, the Somerset seamer, who was dropped on five by Cameron Bancroft at an advanced third slip position off the bowling of Pat Cummins, could not halt the Australian charge as Starc trapped him plumb in front with the first delivery with the second new ball.
Starc went on to account for Stuart Broad, caught behind by Tim Paine for eight, and Bairstow, who was last man out, chopping on to his stumps as his former Yorkshire team-mate went on to complete the eighth five-wicket haul of his Test career.
Victory at the Adelaide Oval means the hosts will regain the Ashes if they win the third Test in Perth, which begins at the WACA on December 14.
For England - who have not won at the WACA since 1978 - they move on to Perth knowing history is against them in their bid to retain the Ashes with no England side ever having come from 2-0 down to draw or win a series against Australia.