It’s over. What started so promisingly on November 26th has finished in unparalleled humiliation in Sydney on January 5th. Outplayed in every department.
Michael Atherton wrote an excellent article a few weeks ago stating that the successful team of the last few years which was very much Andrew Strauss’ legacy was merely inherited by Alistair Cook, and he now has a chance to build his own winning team.
But it is a long way back from here. I listened until Tea, I really wanted Carberry to stick around, but once we’d lost 3 wickets in ten balls after the tea break, we were never going to take it beyond three days.
So, 5-0. Turn the page and enjoy your Sunday, 2015 will be round soon enough. Move on soldiers, forget what’s been, swagger on into horizons new.