England's most prominent internet troll Piers Morgan's brash confidence in an Ashes victory over Australia in Adelaide has come back to bite him.
The TV personality opted to fill his Twitter feed with messages about the Australians' misfortune late in the second Test:
His most prominent tweet came during England's push towards victory on day four:
Steve Smith copped the brunt of Morgan's brashness after wasting Australia's two reviews in the space of just a few minutes during England's fourth-innings chase.
You're going down, mate.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 5, 2017
Your skipper's blown it. https://t.co/3szWpOyTBW
England need only 195 to win.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 5, 2017
* Australia have used up all reviews.
* Australia suddenly can't catch a cold.
* Australians are all going quiet on Twitter.
* Australian captain Steve Smith hasn't laughed for several hours.
It's ON. #Ashes pic.twitter.com/zOitHTw84j
He even tried to swing Test legend Shane Warne into worrying about a win, but it didn't work.
Australia cleaned up England's tail before the end of the first session on day five to take a 2-0 lead in the Ashes.
Hahaha Very mate, you guys have lost 4 wickets and not even half way !!! You think you got this my friend ? https://t.co/WFQ4y4lGUg— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 5, 2017
While many fans flooded his account with mentions of laughter, Morgan at least copped it on the chin.
But it wasn't over.
Australian opener David Warner took time out of his celebrations in the rooms to grab a photo with his relieved skipper.
And the photo was sent straight to Morgan, who promptly shared it for all to see.
He hasn't tweeted about cricket since, which is probably a smart idea.
When Aussies sledge you in your DMs... 😡😡😡— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 6, 2017
Congrats chaps @davidwarner31 @stevesmith49, you’ve definitely had the last laugh.
ps can you both tread on a ball in the warm-up at at Perth? #ashes pic.twitter.com/aGbgYVwW1N
His new subject -- Donald Trump -- is the only person in the world in a worse spot than England and their Ashes hopes.