Captain Andrew Flintoff believes England can battle back from their shock six-wicket defeat in the Second Test as they battle to retain the Ashes.
England became the first side in history to post a declared first-innings total as high as 551 for six and lose a Test.
They were dismissed second time around for 129, and Australia chased down their 168 victory target with 13 balls remaining.
It was a shattering blow for the tourists after they dominated the opening two days of the match, and they will need to become the first side in Ashes history to overturn a two-match deficit if they are to keep the prize they won last year.
"It’s a big challenge for us now - we’re two behind in an Ashes series with three to play, but we can’t mope around too much," said Flintoff.
"It’s going to hurt, this game, but we’ve got just over a week until the next one. Personally, I don’t want to feel like this again so there’s a big incentive for us.
"The side are disappointed. They are a proud team and they want to do well in this series and over the next few days I’m sure we’ll talk about his game amongst ourselves and discuss where we went wrong."
Flintoff claimed that England’s morning display, during which they lost nine wickets for 60 runs with Shane Warne claiming four for 49, was the decisive passage of the match.
"For four days we played some fantastic cricket, but the game got away from us over an hour this morning," said the captain. "Shane Warne and Brett Lee got wickets and from that we were on the back foot, but besides that we played a good game for four days.
"It just shows you that in Test cricket that you can have one bad hour and it can cost you the game.
"We’ve improved from the Gabba and got a lot better. We’ve got into positions in this game where we played some good cricket."
Flintoff also denied that the irritation he felt in his troublesome left ankle was a major issue and stressed he was hurting more from the manner of England’s defeat than any physical problems.
He revealed: "My ankle is fine. There was a little bit of discomfort. I’ve played back-to-back Test matches and bowled a few overs, which is something I’ve not done for a while.
"Maybe I was a little bit naive in thinking I’d get off scot-free and everything would be fine. There’s been a little bit of discomfort but it’s not something I’m bothered about - it’s not the ankle that’s hurting at the moment."
Victorious Australian captain Ricky Ponting claimed the victory was one of the best of his career and claimed it was a triumph for the belief among his players.
"There was no doubt we were a long way behind after day two but we spoke about lots of different things and we all thought we had a chance of winning the Test match," he explained.
"We had a lot of hard work to do to achieve that, but we’ve done that and we’ve ended up winning the game. It’s one of the all-time great Test wins as far as I’m concerned.
"We’ve seen enough games of Test cricket to know you have to do something exceptionally well to be able to turn the course of a Test match around that way.
"Our cricket over the last three days has been as good Test match cricket as you will ever see from any team - that’s why I said it’s the greatest Test win I’ve known."
Ponting also praised the display of Warne, whose figures today amounted to 27-11-29-4 after bowling unchanged from the Cathedral End of the Adelaide Oval and spreading panic through England’s ranks.
"If there’s a game on the line then you just won’t get the ball out of Warney’s hand," he added. "He just keeps lifting himself and getting himself up.
"He wants to bowl at the best players and wants to be the man that gets those players out.
"He stood up again and I said to him after the game that he’s changed the course of this Test match and could even be the summer with that spell of bowling today."
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