Home side wrap-up victory early on day five in Adelaide.
Australia has taken a crucial 2-0 lead in the Ashes series as they completed their second massive win over the England side, winning at the Adelaide Oval by 218 runs.
Holders of the urn England have now been beaten by a combined margin of 599 runs in the first two games.
Despite the threat of rain giving England a hope of grinding out a draw, the end came quickly on the final day as the Australian bowlers completed their near-perfect performance.
Stuart Broad showed his intent early as he picked up a Peter Siddle ball back of a length and dispatched it into the second row.
But he tempted fate one too many times as he looked to repeat the dose and hold out to the man at deep square-leg.
In what was a foolish shot by Broad, it almost showed signs of waving the white flag, rather than trying to put extra miles in the Australian bowler’s leg ahead of the short turnaround before the Perth Test.
Matt Prior showed some signs of returning to form on day five, as he cut and pulled the Australian bowling well on his way to reaching 50.
Swann looked to be a handy foil for Prior for much of his time at the crease.
But a change in bowling brought on his downfall, as Ryan Harris earned an easy edge and was safley pouched by Michael Clarke at second slip as England fell to be 294-8.
As if it was written, Prior was out to the hook, joining the long list of teammates on the leg-side in the first two Tests.
Despite Australia marching towards a predictable victory, Prior showed the type of form that should see him retain his place for the Perth clash.
And while it is of small consolation to England coach Andy Flower and captain Alastair Cook, Prior’s partial return to form will give them some hope.
But coming in at number seven, Prior cannot be expected to dig his side out of trouble forever, especially in Western Australia, where the touring side’s top-order will again be put under the microscope from an Australia attack full of brim and vigor.
And Monty Panesar completed the capitulation as he was out for a duck as the home side wrapped up the second victory.
No England team has ever come back from 2-0 down in the Ashes and they now head to the WACA in Perth where they have not not enjoyed success over the years.