The Ashes series is now over after England lost to India at Trent Bridge.
But it is all about what will happen next, with Australia’s two remaining games at home.
With the series on the line, I take a look at what’s next.
England’s hopes are in tatters after a miserable first innings against India at the Gabba.
The England team were already down to 11 wickets, with a century needed to win the series and, with the bat in hand, it was clear the opposition was in a dire situation.
“I think there is no doubt that it was the final shot,” former Test opener James Anderson said.
“We’ve lost our first two wickets at a couple of important wickets and we’ve got to get the next one.”
The batsman who won the series for England, who was also captain, said he had lost his confidence in the players.
“They’ve lost their confidence, I’ve lost my confidence,” he said.
The team’s inability to get a breakthrough from the second ball was illustrated by the batsman’s own dismissal, which came after a big offload by James Anderson.
After a slow start, England had the ball at the crease.
However, the next ball, a bouncer from Joe Root, gave England their second stumps, with their second wicket out.
“I thought it was a very, very slow start for us and I think they just didn’t have a chance in the second half,” Anderson said of the second innings.
With the game on the board, Anderson and co needed to get back to the basics.
“When you get a second chance in a game, the team needs to come back to that and they’re not,” he added.
It was also a disappointing start for captain Andrew Strauss.
He said he was disappointed with his team’s decision not to take a wicket, and the way he had been brought up.
But Strauss was not alone in thinking he had done well to keep his team in the game.
England were playing the second Test in Australia, where they have won the past three Tests.
And Strauss had to deal with the criticism of some of his colleagues who said he lacked discipline and was too prone to criticism.
While he had said it was “difficult” to be captain, Strauss was also asked what he had learnt from his England debut, and how he could learn from it.
Strauss said he would do well to look to the past.
“It was a great start, we took our first wicket and it was nice to get it in front of our fans,” he told Sky Sports.
‘It was probably the last chance’ The next batsman in the Test side was Adam Voges, who had been in the side for a while.
Australia were bowled out for 5 for 41, with two of those four wickets coming off a deep-voiced, hard-edged drive from Strauss.
“The ball was not coming, and I thought I would have got a quick delivery and the ball came to me but the way I went after it, I just didn, you know,” Voges said.
Strauss said he knew he had not done enough to turn the ball in for the first two balls.
This was the second time Strauss had bowled a ball for a duck, after the first time the England batsmen had been out for a run in the same innings.
“That was the one I thought was a bit more effective and that’s the one that probably put it in my head that I should have done more, and that was probably a bit of a head scratcher for me,” Strauss said.
“That was probably my last chance and I just had to make the best of it.”
England then took the opportunity to take control of the match, with both teams chasing down the final wickets.
Anderson said he saw England’s bowlers “sliding away” from the creases, but he added that the England attack was the reason for their success.
In the second over, with Root on the wicket in the middle, England went into the crevice with four wicketmen.
As soon as Root went down the wickets were gone, with Anderson’s second wickets falling well short of a century.
A quick reply from Root meant the bowlers in the creasing, with England’s fourth wicket falling just short.
India, on the other hand, were bowling with confidence and speed, with spinners like Mitchell Starc and Ravi Bopara on the field, with an offspinner like Kumar Sangakkara playing a role in his attack.
Spinner Ajinkya Rahane, who finished the innings with 27 off 24 balls, made the first of his three fifty-plus off 33 balls.
But he had little chance of extending his innings