From 30-4 on day one to a 124-run victory on day five. It has been a rollercoaster ride for England, played out as moves are made in the background to appoint a new head coach.
At 11:45 BST on Thursday morning, that head coach role looked like a poisoned chalice. Not anymore. For the first time in a long time, England can look to the future with optimism following a stunning Test match that could well have made the English public fall in love with their team again.
Speaking of budding romances...
Kev in Andover: If anyone sees my husband Dave at the cricket, can you ask him what he wants for tea tonight.