Strewth! Having spent the best part of three days preparing to eat humble pie after labelling the Kiwi’s a one-man-band, England manage to engineer a reversal of fortunes to rival its own calamitous dash to defeat in Adelaide last December.

You have to hand it to the Kiwis though. Written off by pretty much everyone, they have managed to scrap well enough in the two tests so far to put themselves in decent positions, and have played some wonderful attacking cricket. Experience told at Old Trafford though.