Have we just seen a perfect team performance by England?
England's batting has been unquestionably superb. Four innings over 500. In all cricket history England had only ever scored over 600 in Australia once: this series they've done it twice. Six of England's batsmen have scored centuries, two have scored double centuries and two have averaged over 100 with the bat. On three occasions England will have defeated Australia by an innings.
England's bowling has been to a standard to which even the barmy army couldn't dream of. Throughout the series not once has one of the Australian top four been able to get on top of the bowling and score a century. England have consistently bowled out Australia for under 300, often for under 200 and even under 100. Even with changes due to injury, the England attack has only seemed to grow in strength.
England's fielding has been superb. Almost every single chance has been taken. Countless runs have been stopped by energetic fielding, whilst scarcely a catch has been dropped and England have capitalised to take an almost unprecedented amount of run outs at this level of cricket.
Some commentators have said it's been the England battings that's demolished Australia, others the England bowling. To me, this has been simply a perfect team performance, in batting, fielding and bowling England has just been superb.
The only single niggle one could pick at with the England performance has been Collingwood with the bat. However his remarkable fielding has resulted in catches surely no other fielder would take, whilst as a cameo bowler he has been remarkable in this series both for his economy and his ability to take crucial wickets. He will be missed.
Other than our batting struggling to cope with the unique conditions of Perth it really is hard to fault the performance of England in this series.
To me, this has been the perfect team performance and it is hard to see a single fault with the way England have played or a single way that this performance could have been better.
Jolly good show.