Well that was very pleasing. As Shane Warne just said on Sky: “not much to write home about for the Aussies, it’s been one way traffic.”

Tons for Andrew Strauss and Alistair Cook (unbeaten) and Jonathan Trott looks good too.

The Aussie bowlers look tired and Ricky Ponting’s captaincy desperate, the Punter gambled more than once and wasted reviews. What a difference a day makes.

Pitch looks good and England are in the ascendancy. Bat long tomorrow and grind the Aussie bowlers into the Gabbatoir dust.