Just in case you thought that we were withholding comment on South Africa's resounding ODI series finale victory last night, this one's for you!
Even with Makhaya Ntini, Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn omitted, the Proteas were just too good for the Australians. And writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, Jamie Pandaram sums up the impications:
Oh dear; how sad; never mind! Roll on game one of the Chappell Hadlee series tomorrow night.
Whether South Africa are ready for the No.1 cricket ranking is irrelevant, because Australia is no longer on their level, nor India's.
The crown is gone and Australia are languishing behind the other two nations in form and depth. Gone too is the killer instinct and ability to forge back-breaking partnerships when it matters most.