England suffered another manic collapse to the searing pace of Mitchell Johnson as their hopes of somehow saving the second Ashes Test were left in disarray at the Adelaide Oval.
After the havoc wrought on England in the first Test at the Gabba, there was no longer any true sense of shock as Johnson replayed his 'demon bowler' role to devastating effect here.
This time, the left-armer took three wickets in an over and England faltered from 111 for three to 117 for seven in reply to their hosts' first-innings 570 for nine declared.
England still had feasible prospects, on the resumption after lunch, of making Australia dig in to eke them out under the follow-on mark.
But Johnson (five for 36) changed all that in the blink of an eye - and in 40 minutes of the second session, the tourists were 135 for eight.
Ben Stokes had got off the mark with a scampered single off Nathan Lyon, but was then lbw after Australia's DRS review was vindicated by simulation projecting a ball clattering into leg-stump.
Matt Prior's miserable run of form continued with a four-ball duck, set up by two bouncers and then pushing forward at one angled across him to be caught-behind.
Stuart Broad's golden duck was a protracted affair, only because he insisted on adjustments to the sightscreen at the Cathedral End involving a man with a ladder to eradicate sun glare.
The handiwork made no difference, because Broad then went across his stumps and was bowled round his legs by another 90mph-plus delivery.
Ian Bell remained intact, at least, having led a morning counter-attack with Michael Carberry (60) after the early loss of Joe Root and Kevin Pietersen.