Quite a poor batting display and no doubt our batsmen will be sitting back thinking how it all fell apart. Each passing minute is a minute closer to England sensing the struggle for the Baggy Green to get onto an even playing field.
It is becoming a tougher scenario.
Poor shot selection? Unstrategic squad selections? Bad luck?
You can be left open-minded to throw in your ideas on any of these factors, but the reality is England are on top and the Ashes start to slip closer into Andrew Strauss' men's grasp.
With Shane Watson (who had batted so well on Day 1 in an unusual Test position for himself) being bowled first ball of the second day, followed by Michael Hussey getting bowled attempting to let one fly through to the keeper for the second time this series. It was an immediate latch onto momentum for the English.
I would like to focus the attention of this article to the bowling.
James Anderson's bowling was spectacular. He saw the swing take massive effect and the movement of his deliveries to both the left and right hander's was daunting to watch. The best part of his game plan is that he shifted his mindset to ensure the variations worked for him. He banged it into the correct spots on the wicket, showed patience and the wickets came almost inevitably. The interesting thing though is that neither Anderson or Graeme Onions are unable to specifically identify what was the main reason for the swing that assisted them.
Pity it didn't have the same impact on our bowling.
Ben Hilfenhaus, surprisingly, didn't find any assistance, which made his line and length deliveries quite easy for Andrew Strauss to sit back and bash away.
If Hilfy can get the conditions to favour his bowling technique, it could be a very entertaining contest between bat and ball, and if Shane Watson is given the nod I think it will be a wise choice to just give another experienced bowler a chance.
Mitchell Johnson started to get some consistent movement into the right handers towards the end of the day's play, and it is good to see his control of the ball being subtantially better.
One has to feel gutted for Mitch after that moment of success was taken away from him. Ian Bell was out LBW and it doesn't matter whether you are an English or an Australian supporter! But how was it not given out? I am stumped by that decision, and why the slow finger of Koertzen didn't send Bell packing, it is a mystery.
So no luck on our side with the bowling department, but should there be any play today we will quite simply have to start off really, really well.
If Andrew Strauss continues to move onwards with the bat, and the wicket's dry up, I think the morbid prospect of an English Ashes will start to play on everyone's mind. Strauss is a dangerous man, which I have highlighted throughout this Ashes series, and I can only back the bowler's to get out there and make some opportunities for the break-throughs.
While we wait for Day 3 to kick off, another observation of tail-ender determination was on display yesterday.
Ben Hilfenhaus (making his best total of 20), Peter Siddle and Nathan Hauritz put us in a slightly better situation with their focus and showed gutsy tenacity against the good bowling from England's spearhead bowlers. A pity their efforts weren't reflected in the middle order, and the big question I have come across in a few articles point to the area Aussie are struggling with.
How will the Australian batsmen handle England's swing bowling?
Shane Watson made a note of it an interview that it is essential they find a way to counter-attack it, so with valuable time slipping away, the player's of the Ponting era are going to have to dig deep. And the bowlers only have a handful of runs to work with as a result of a modest total of 263.
As always, I have little doubt they can get in control of this game, but the worry still lies with inconsistency.
Also, a bit of trivia for all of you is that this is the first time since Michael Slater's last innings in 2001, that Australia have had a right-handed batsman opening the batting, being Shane Watson.
The left-handed batsmen have dominated this stat in both ODI and Test cricket.