Can sorry South Africa fight back?
Graeme Smith faces a colossal challenge to rescue South Africa's tour which, three weeks ago, appeared to rather overdo the celebration of its success in the Test series.
There was even talk of them going home for a week.
Little wonder, then that at Trent Bridge his players seemed aloof and disinterested - certainly the batsmen did not appear to have any stomach for a fight - and they were thoroughly deserving of their 10-wicket humiliation...
The pitch had some bounce in it, but no sideways movement. The ball barely swung at all.
What England's bowlers did so well was to bowl a full length despite the sight of the ball flying through to the wicketkeeper.
Too often in those circumstances you see quick bowlers drop too short, but Stuart Broad - coming off a poor performance in the previous game - set the standard from the word go with a career best 5-23.
The bowlers were very well supported by the close fielders, with Matt Prior becoming only the second keeper to claim six victims in a one-day international.
The catch to dismiss Smith was breathtaking - it was a good job he caught it, mind you, as he flung himself full length in front of Owais Shah at first slip, but it was certainly a timely reminder that he has his eye on reclaiming his Test place.
South Africa's lack of application was summed up by Mark Boucher's sorry innings. He looked unhappy from the start, then completely mis-pulled Andrew Flintoff over slip for four before limply hanging out his bat. He walked off shaking his head.
From an England perspective, there are few other thoughts to offer because they were asked so few questions.
They really should take the series from this position - 2-0 up with three to play - while South Africa urgently need to look at themselves.
It has often been my experience in the past that touring teams unwittingly relax and lose their focus after a hard Test series.
They have been away from home for a long time and once the discipline and attention has gone, it is desperately hard to get it back again.
This is the situation South Africa now find themselves in, and they have only a couple of days to sort it out.