They put Australia in to bat, knowing that Australia are very confident chasing almost any total, and duly reduced them to 8 for 3. The Husseys and White propelled them to 147, but England made sure that total looked at least 25 runs short.
There was a tiny wobble when KP and Kieswetter got out in quick succession and maybe in the olden days England would've gone into their shells, but who should come to the crease? Sir Eoin of Morganshire - he doesn't even have a shell to go back into.
It was a ruthless performance of the sort that England just haven't produced in the past. Much credit should go to Collingwood, superb captaincy throughout, and also Andy Flower who has proved himself an excellent coach.
Player of the tournament for England? Very tough one to call, Kies and Lumb's impetus was vital, Morgan's runs were important and incredibly skilful likewise and Swann's bowling was right on the money throughout, but one man really imposed himself on every opposition he played against, step forward Kevin Pietersen. Runs, buckets of them, and quickly too, he is a critical part of this team but it is by no means a one man team. England won this as a unit, and a bloody good one at that!