And Johnson takes 5 to end the match a day early. Australia wins by 381 runs.
Can they keep it up for the rest of the series?
God, I hope so.
And well played Mitch Johnson, a match winning performance, proving me wrong again.
I thought he was fantastic in this match, but so were Harris and Siddle, who bowled the bulk of the overs and allowed Johnson to be used the way he was.
Johnson was just as wayward as usual, but he had a great plan (knock people's heads off), the right field settings and he was bowled at the right times. Specifically he hardly got to bowl at any set batters who might take to his loose stuff. The loose stuff was still there, but more often than not the batter just said "thank Christ" as they let it sail down the leg side.
The main problem with the plan as plan A is if it doesn't work, plan B isn't viable. If the batting side gets on top and Johnson is forced to bowl his share of overs at set batters, he could just as easily lose us a match in a session as win one.
England's attack has a similar problem of course: it's too thin. Because Swann isn't the threat he is in England that leaves Broad and Anderson - as good as they are - to do a hell of a lot of bowling.
From what we've seen so far, I think the two sides do look pretty evenly matched. I know that might sound strange given how much England lost by, but I don't think we can read too much into it really. I think the Aussies bagged a couple of fairly lucky/soft dismissals at critical times. Carberry being bowled off the middle of the bat, then between his legs for one.
Both sides suffered terrible batting collapses. Both sides have fairly thin bowling attacks, but the Poms are a touch thinner and their tail end batting a touch weaker.
If the same 11 continue to play each other, I think we're looking at either 3-1 to us, or 2-2. But I fear it's only going to take one decent English total (and that will only require Johnson to have one of his bad days) to see us forced to change our bowling attack, and we'll lose our relative advantage in bowling depth.
But the best thing is this sets up the series nicely. It's going to be a cracker!