The clearest sign of a shift in the momentum of the series was patently clear for all observers. England's 310 total runs scored at the WACA was 19 less than Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott's second-innings partnership in the first Test.
England crumbled to defeat by 267 runs in less than an hour in Perth on day four, and it felt just like a revisit from the ghosts of Christmas Past.
Excluding the Test against a second-string Australia side in 1978, England have not won a Test match in Perth, and in eight of the 11 Tests they have been destroyed at that.
But there are reasons to be cheerfulRead More »from England wellied at the WACA