Player Ratings - As We Go By....
Cook 6 - won the captaincy battle IMO, and scored a fighting 50 in the 2nd innings.
Root 3 - never really looked comfortable out there.
Trott 5 - arguably unlucky in the second innings, played well in the first.
Pietersen 6 - good 2nd innings dig, though you'd expect him to go on with those.
Bell 8 - excellent work. Arguably as key as Anderson towards the victory.
Bairstow 4 - got a couple of starts I suppose. Not really great though, and still has vultures around his place.
Prior 5 - decent with the gloves. Not his best batting day but did have a fun cameo.
Broad 7.5 - probably should've bowled more (though injury didn't help here), but played a hugely crucial role here despite luck.
Swann 6 - batting feels like it has seriously declined. Bowled dangerous in patches, but most of the tidy was merely tidy.
Finn 2 - Watson and Cowan should be under investigation for spot-fixing. Did a great job in trying to lose the side the match.
Anderson 9 - arguably inconsistent but when he was on...oh boy. Hopefully he treads on a cricket ball McGrath style :ph34r:
Watson 6 - good start in the second innings, although arguably could lose points for another ****ing referral. Bowled tidily.
Rogers 6 - ditto, nice 50 in the second innings. Will prove useful.
Cowan 2 - not good, although was sick. Probably would be harsh to drop him.
Clarke 2 - poor, albeit somewhat unlucky use of the referral system, and didn't score runs. Arguably cost us the game.
Smith 6 - good 50 in the first innings.
Hughes 7.5 - great knock in the first innings but will be annoyed by the nature of his dismissal in the second innings.
Haddin 7 - kept well, almost carried us to victory. Welcome back.
Siddle 8 - bowled very well, particularly in the first innings. Was wrong about him.
Starc 6 - weakest of the bunch, but looked occasionally dangerous and his dross to quality ratio wasn't as awful as say Finn.
Pattinson 8 - very unlucky in the second innings in particular, bowled very well. Nearly took us home, too.
Agar 8 - was lucky but that innings...wow. Also showed fight in the second innings. Bowling was slightly ineffective though, but was his first game and he will learn.