James Anderson's celebration after dismissing Ryan Harris on the first day was aimed at Mitchell Johnson at the non-striker's end, but what was it that Johnson said to Anderson that had so clearly annoyed him?
For this non-lip reader, it looked something like: "Are you chirping at me because you can't get a wicket?" Understandable, then, that Anderson took such glee in taunting Johnson after knocking over Harris's castle.
Aussie press in a delightful squirm
Are you bored yet of wallowing in the Aussie media's intense discomfort at the feeble efforts of their team? No, me neither.
The Melbourne Herald-Sun went with "Kissing the Ashes goodbye" after the first day of the Perth Test while its cricket correspondent, Robert Craddock, wrote: "Australia's woes were summed up by its pathetic top order, who are either not very bright, mentally shot or put ear-muffs on whenever they are addressed by batting coach Justin Langer."
The Melbourne Age is currently running a poll: "Will you still attend the Boxing Day Test if the Ashes are lost to England?" 69 per cent of respondents have clicked "No, the cause is lost, I'm staying home."Reuse content