OK, it's against the Kiwis. I suppose when resistable force meets moveable object then something might give, and this time it means England just about scraped home with one ball to spare in the One Dayers. Good batting and bowling from Flintoff - is it freedom from the shackles of captaincy, or not facing the Aussies? Vaughan fielded athletically - and picked up a hamstring injury.
So anyway, we're not the worst in the world, which is the way you might start thinking after being stuffed regularly by the Aussies, no matter how many of them retire or sit out matches. I suppose that's something.