England’s cricketers are getting wiped out by the Aussies in the one-day series.
Who cares? Nobody is ever going to remember what happened in this meaningless post script to the Ashes.
England, led by Andrew Strauss have already accomplished their winter mission by bringing home the urn in emphatic fashion. They are now clearly tired and emotionally spent, and that is entirely understandable.
To England, the crate of vintage Champagne.
To Australia, the bottle of flat beer.