Six months later, in February 2011, the No. 1 ranked Test team got whitewashed.
The only difference was that first it was India at the receiving end and then England.
Welcome to the topsy turvy world of Test cricket after the Aussie rule ended after what felt like ages.
This never happened to the Aussies when they were on top.
Image: England's captain Andrew Strauss, left, leads his team to the field after they lost their test series against Pakistan after the fourth day of the third cricket test match of a three match series between England and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Pakistan won 3-0.
Images: AP/AFP Text: Sunil Rajguru