England will look to avoid a second series whitewash at the hands of Australia when they finally conclude their long winter Down Under with a Twenty20 International in Sydney on Sunday.
Defeat in the second match of the series at the MCG on Friday means the tourists - who were swept 5-0 in the Ashes before going down 4-1 in the one-dayers - are left playing for nothing but pride.
The manner of the defeat in Melbourne was particularly disappointing; having won the toss and elected to bat first, England mustered a paltry 130-9 from their 20 overs.
Their cause was not helped by two run outs but, from a position of 63-5, they were always up against it - even allowing for an understrength Australia line-up.
The hosts brutally chased down such a nominal target, skipper George Bailey rushing them over the line with eight wickets and more than five overs to spare. It left opposite number Stuart Broad to admit the entire trip would not be remembered with "huge fondess".
"It's been a torrid tour for team England," he said. "We came here with high hopes in the Test arena and lost 5-0.
"We didn't really get going in a one-day series which if we look at it we probably should have won, and lost 4-1, and now we've lost the Twenty20 series.
"It's been a really tough tour on the cricket side of things and off the field. We've lost a few guys who have gone home. I don't think many players or coaches will look back on this tour with huge fondness."
Still, England know that all matches in the shortest format are vital with the ICC World Twenty20 looming large on the horizon.
They may opt to give opportunities to those players who have yet to appear in the series; Ben Stokes has been one of the few shining lights during the entire time spent in Australia, while Chris Jordan was added to the T20 squad after doing well in the 50-over games.
Jade Dernbach's place would appear under pressure; the Surrey paceman has taken 1-92 from his seven overs and has an economy rate of 13.14. Luke Wright has also yet to shine with either bat or ball, despite a successful period spent in the Big Bash League.
Australia, meanwhile, will have no intention of letting up. With their Test squad already away in South Africa, those playing on home turf will know they have a chance to impress the selectors.
Cameron White has done his hopes of making the squad for the World Twenty20 no harm in the first two matches, while leg-spinner James Muirhead has also done well considering he had played in just seven domestic games before being handed his international debut.