The Aussies might just enjoy an edge over the English team in the just-begun fifth and final Ashes Test, at Sydney. That's because the visitors went overboard with their alcohol-heavy celebrations following their victory in the fourth Test which enabled them to retain the much-coveted urn. The Poms then had to pay for their overindulgence with powerful hangovers.
Off-spinner Graeme Swann posted a message on his Twitter page saying that he had a "headache and ropey guts" after the festivities.
Gin, rum, whiskey and plain old beer poured freely a few local pubs in Melbourne that the tourists hit. Meanwhile, a disappointed and withdrawn Australian side stayed largely sobre. Their first Muslim debutant Usman Khawaja, anyway doesn't drink out of reverence to his religious obligations.
But through their drunken haze, the English players didn't forget to shower gratitude on their Barmy Army fan club that had supported them through the series.
"What a brilliant night with the best travelling support in the world. Barmy Army, I salute you. Thanks for fuelling me with jagerbombs," Sky News quoted a post, as saying.
Kevin Pietersen has also stumbled his way back to his room and woke up with a throbbing in his head: "Why does my head hurt SO much this am?? OUCH!!"
But even though Tim Bresnan echoed his team-mates remarks, he didn't want to let his stupor deter him from focusing on the job at hand.
"Celebrating done. Sore head this morning. On to Sydney to wrap up the series," Bresnan tweeted.
Perhaps the fact that Australia have got off to a strong start in the Sydney match which begun today, taking the total to over 100 with just two wickets down, indicates that England hasn't quite recovered from their hangover!