All the conservative platitudes will be rolled out after the match - warning against complacency, extolling the virtues of taking each Test one at a time and of not getting too far ahead of the present moment - but England's clinical and emphatic dismantling of the world's number one side India was truly startling.
Such was the convincing manner of England's win late on day four at Trent Bridge, that it was hard to believe that India had occupied match-winning positions twice over the first two days in Nottingham.
Indeed, the hosts' victory margin of 319 runs is the largest by a team who had conceded a first-innings lead. It was a truly staggering recovery.
By the time that the fourth day was brought to an abrupt end in the final session, England had secured the two-match lead they require to win the series by in order to move to the top of the ICC rankings.
Do you see India recovering to reduce the deficit, or are England the world's number one side in waiting?
Big questions are now being asked of India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his side, with even the permanently glum-faced Duncan Fletcher's leadership of the side being put under scrutiny in the very embryonic stages of his reign as head coach.
But Cowers wishes to focus on the veritable queue of England players that stepped up to perform starring roles in turning a losing situation into a rampant victory.
Yorkshire Day is more commonly celebrated with a string of pints and a pie or two, and that is exactly how Bresnan's frivolities will play out this evening after he scored 90 and took five for 48 to clinch career-best figures at international level. Every cap deserves to be doffed in Timmy's direction as he tears it up in Nottingham this evening. Enjoy your Yorkshire Evening and Yorkshire Morning After, Tim.
The official man-of-the-match. Broad indulged in a back-breaking partnership for India, sharing 82 runs with Bresnan at a run-rate of 6.30 to ram home England's advantage with the bat. The seamer finished with eight wickets in the match which included an historic hat-trick on day two. The Notts man continued on his merry way in a series which sees him boast a batting average of 60.66, with a bowling average of just 11.33. Now can anyone deny that he is a genuine all-rounder to be reckoned with?
Despite being at the centre of one of the most controversial opinion-splitting incidents on a cricket ground since 'window-gate' at Lord's earlier in the summer when the equation read: 'Matty Prior's bat + unspecified alternative factors = broken window', Bell was simply sublime with the willow. The Warwickshire man performed when England - minus Jonathan Trott - so desperately needed him to, and his 159 was game-changing in the extreme. Who says he doesn't perform under pressure?
Okay, so there will always be a group of people who say 'Morgan's runs were scored with the pressure off - he's a flat-track bully', but Cowers could not have been more impressed with the way that an out-of-nick Morgan wellied 73 runs off just 60 deliveries to ensure that England's momentum continued to flow. It might have been against a world-weary and depleted bowling attack, but Morgan was exemplary in his destructive undertaking. This was his tweet: "Another great week!! Can't decide where to celebrate tonight - any suggestions, Nottingham?" Go Morgs.
While Dhoni's glovework looks more and more like that of Kamran Akmal's, Prior continued to look utterly impeccable behind the stumps. The England wicket-keeper plundered a swift and ruthless 73 off just 60 deliveries in the second innings to carry on his stunning form with the bat, and he continues to impress with a batting average of 82.66 in this series.
This continues to be a redemptive series for England's preening peacock, and his average of 98.33 bears out the comprehensive turnaround in his game of late. KP's 63 in the second innings was made alongside Bell when the going was tough for England, who were under the cosh at that point in the game. Pietersen is back brimming with confidence, and it bodes very well for the remainder of the series.
England's seam attack looks both menacing and threatening, with Anderson at the forefront of the unit's fine work. Boasting an average of 23.58 for the series, the biggest accolade one could give Anderson is that he has made the great Sachin Tendulkar his 'bunny'. Jimmy got the Little Master out again to deny him a potential 100th international century on day four, and finished with five wickets in the match.
The point should now be patently clear: England are not only a very fine side on paper, but also a hugely impressive and cohesive unit.
Of those players picked out for their exploits at Trent Bridge, it would come as no surprise if a similar blog after the Tests at Edgbaston and The Oval were recognising the heroics of very different individuals.
One of Andy Flower's favourite cricketing maxims (surely a book waiting to be written...) - A team is a collection of individuals ready to step up for each other - aptly sums up this England side's unabating momentum.
The confidence is there, the talent is there, the determination is there: can England complete this series in a similar manner to the way in which they have started it?
We are just two matches into a four-Test series, but are England the number one side in waiting? Or, as the tourists would have you believe, are India just getting started?
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COMMENT OF THE DAY: "I'm 42 and I can't remember England ever being on top of the
world in any important sport! (Not including rich men's sports like
rowing and cycling!). Enjoying the moment!" (Peter D sets off a
frenzy of comments on the live commentary for his recollections of English
OF THE DAY: "Mukund almost joined Javed Omar (Bangladesh v India, 2007) as an owner of
a king pair in a Test match." (@wisdenalmanack - The India opener
should buy Tim Bresnan a pint for his dropped catch.)
OF THE DAY: 544. It was
the second-highest score India have ever conceded in the second innings of a Test. The
highest was Pakistan's 599 for seven declared, in Karachi in 2005-06.
SIDENOTE OF THE DAY: Virender Sehwag - the great destroyer - is set to arrive in the UK on Tuesday. Could India wish for a more wonderful fillip?
SPORTING GESTURE OF THE DAY: The spirit of cricket was upheld in sterling fashion by umpire Asad Rauf, who took his lurid green sunglasses off specially to inform Broad eye-to-eye, man-to-man, that two appeals were not out.
OF THE DAY: There are many very special ways to celebrate a wicket, but jumping/hurdling/skipping over the stumps with a ridiculous grin on your face is a pretty unique one. The pioneer in question is Broad.