As losses go, this was a catastrophic one.
In folding twice in the space of three days, a shell-shocked England have handed Australia not only an early series lead, but also an immensely significant psychological edge as the team's head to Adelaide for the second Test.
Despite a somewhat shaky opening day, Australia blew their guests away over the final three days to inflict a 381-run mauling on England.
The home side's bowling performances were simply breathtaking, reducing England's previously fabled batting lineup to a quivering pile of rubble, while a couple of important hundreds in the second innings completed an impressive start for Australia.
Over the following sides, we give ratings for each Australian player after the conclusion of the opening Ashes Test.