some superb bowling and a helpful deck go a long way as well.
It felt different right from the first ball...more energy, confidence and belief, the pressure put on a shaky England lineup harkened back to brighter days.
We held our catches ranging from regulation right through to the superb.
England never looked comfortable (unlike myself who was so comfortable that I missed the second session due to bad light entering the eyes).
Even Johnson's sometimes wayward deliveries didn't seem to worry him, not surprising given the support he had and the fact that he was on line more often than not.
Losing Katich early was a worry but a century stand and overhauling Englands paltry score for the loss of 1 wicket looked to put the game out of Australias reach.
Losing 3 quick wickets for 50 odd, hopefully, reminded them that there is still a long way to go.
4 for at stumps and with our most in-form batsmen out there they should be looking to bat for a day and pile yet more pressure on the old dart then make them fold like a cheap suit.
I am still erect.