Well, yes, of course, Eoin Morgan’s smiting of seventeen sixes against the unfortunate Afghans was a remarkable achievement, but less of one perhaps than the six sixes in an over struck by Gary Sobers at the expense of the equally unfortunate Malcolm Nash, less remarkable because Gary wasn’t wielding one of today’s Big Bertha bats. Lord knows how far he would have hit the ball with one of those in his hands – or Colin Milburn whom I once saw hook that good Australian quickie Alan Connolly almost out of the Oval. He was opening the innings for England and it was either the second or third ball he faced.

Big-hitting can become boring, and when the England innings ended just short of 400, the match was effectively over.