It’s also a fact that in the last month of the series, England thoroughly rattled Australia. Rattling has a particular quality. In 2005, England ambushed a great Australian team with reverse swing and in 2010-11 they ground the struggling Australians into the dirt.
But rattling? That’s usually Australia’s schtick. The harder England went at Australia, the more doggedly, to the point of obstinately, Australia stuck to their guns. It was telling.
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