Australians were, understandably, upbeat ahead of the start of the second Ashes Test against England at the Adelaide Oval.
Having trounced England in Brisbane in the series opener, some of Australia's most respected columnists could barely conceal their delight at the thought of turning the screw on England.
Peter FitzSimons, a columnist in the Sydney Morning Herald, wrote:
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With Australia so overwhelmingly on top in that first Test; with our batsmen so much stronger than theirs; with our bowlers terrorising theirs with every second ball; with our campaign on a roll and theirs in disarray;