A pitch slower than Vinay Kumar and some strong death bowling from Jade Dernbach and Stuart Broad helped England life international cricket's equivalent of the Carling Cup last night.
Whilst this success and the FA Cup win last week suggest that England are coming to terms with playing 50 and 20 over cricket in Asia, it shouldn't hide the fact that overall this tour has been disappointing.
As the Premier League is to football, Test matches are to cricket and England showed relegation form in the chastening 3-0 series green-wash.
In football parlance, England's strike force was potent, but the defence could not cope with Pakistan's Barcelona-esque attack of Ajmal, Rehman and Gul.
Fortunately for England, another series is never far away and they will have the opportunity to display their hitherto Champions League form in Sri Lanka in a few weeks.
Whether the Sri Lankan bowlers will have recovered from the hiding just administered to them by Virat Kohli is quite another thing.
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