One thing that hasn't even really been mentioned much is that Australia weren't actually all that 'positive' in playing for the win (despite their talk). It wasn't until the final morning and they "sensed" that England were just trying to bat out time that they really changed their mindset. The period of play the day before when they lost their last 3 wickets was pretty excretable - fifty runs behind but making little effort to do anything but prolong their innings as long as possible - either a quick slog or a declaration would have been far more in keeping with their public statements. They certainly took longer than most of us to recognise the point at which England were very unlikely to have any interest in playing for the win. On Monday evening they were still under the impression that they were playing the England of 2004-5. It wasn't until Tuesday that they realised they were playing the England of 1993-2003.