India v England: Michael Vaughan blames batting collapse on 'little disease'

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England must eradicate the “little disease” in the dressing room if they are to avoid the collapses that cost them in the second Test defeat by India, says ex-captain Michael Vaughan.

They slipped to 80-5 while conceding a crucial first-innings deficit of 200 in Visakhapatnam, and lost their last eight wickets for 66 runs on the final day as India won by 246 runs.

“When they lose one wicket, a panic sets in. They can’t stop it. It is a common trend,” Vaughan told BBC Test Match Special.