So England took Matthew Hoggard's advice from yesterday and bowled Australia out without them adding too many runs to their overnight score.
But they were unable to complete the second part - to bat as long as they could. Well, maybe I'm doing England a disservice there - perhaps they did bat for as long as they could.
If that is the case though, the batting line-up needs an overhaul as that was as inept a display in trying to save a game as I have seen in many a year.
But where do we go for new batsmen? Or am I over-reacting in the face of another humiliating defeat?
Boycott, speaking on the podcast, may have got it right when he talked about these things happening when the team is down and on a bad run.
Ah well, onwards and upwards as they say and a final Test at Sydney. Warne enjoyed his Melbourne swansong with 7-85, 40 runs and a catch - what price on McGrath taking 10 wickets in the match?
Flintoff in his post-match quotes said he was "pleased with the way my lads have worked all trip - they've tried to improve their games and beat Australia" - on today's showing, it's hard to see where that improvement is and it looks as though McGrath will have the last laugh after all.