Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 158/9 | RR: 7.90

  • Chris Woakes19 (15b)
  • Ajmal Shahzad0 (3b)
  • Shane Watson4-0-15-4
  • Brett Lee4-0-41-1

Anyhow, that's your lot for tonight. From Andrew Miller and Sahil Dutta, and Gnasher in Adelaide, it's goodnight, and see you on Friday. In the meantime, why not go and follow South Africa and India in Durban.

Woakes is sounding very calm and collected after his matchwinning effort - "never in doubt" he says. Collingwood says it was Andy Flower's call to push him up the order after "looking good in the nets". Which goes to show, that phrase isn't always an empty platitude.

Of Watson's assault on Swann, "that was pure hitting" says Collingwood. But the team did well to haul it back in.

Cameron White, on his first day of captaincy, says: "We weren't far away, but one or two things weren't 100%". Watson, meanwhile, is getting used to looking crestfallen after England games. "It was nice to contribute the way I did, but it doesn't matter how you perform if you don't get the team over the line."

As an Ipswich boy, Watson admits the Queensland floods have been at the front of his mind all week. The Adelaide crowd raised A$24,899 tonight, which will help.

The jubilation in England's dug-out was unbridled. They really really do care about winning everything at the moment. All that talk about the Ashes not being the be-all-and-end-all, it's actually possible to believe it.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Adelaide's Bradman Stand press box, Gnasher is having kittens as he writes, rewrites and rewrites again a match report that was looking so routine for 15 overs. It will appear here

Wow. That was epic. That is England's eighth successive Twenty20 victory, which is a new record for the format, and they are also unbeaten in all formats for 16 series and counting, regardless of what happens in the second match on Friday.

Spare a thought for poor Watto - 59 from 31 balls and 4 for 15, and he still couldn't finish on the right side. It's not been his season, clearly.

19.6
1
Watson to Woakes, 1 run, up to the pads, swished up and over midwicket, that's the winning run, and welcome to international cricket, Chris Woakes. He looks the part, on that showing

Paine is up to the stumps, everyone is on the one

England's bench thought they'd won there!

19.5
2
Watson to Woakes, 2 runs, cracking stroke! Firmly carved out to deep point, they rush back for two, and the scores are tied

The tension is palpable, as White juggles his field

19.4
1lb
Watson to Shahzad, 1 leg bye, he's off the strike, first job done. A cutter again, deflects off the thigh pad out to gully

He's been on the bench all through the Ashes, now ... is this his moment?

19.3
0
Watson to Shahzad, no run, full and straight, driven back to the bowler
19.2
0
Watson to Shahzad, no run, excellent delivery, a cutter, and Shahzad looks for the single but it's not there

Shahzad needs to get off the strike, first and foremost, and let the debutant Woakes sort things out

19.1
W
Watson to Swann, OUT, that's the way to lose it! Swann went for glory, with a hoist through the leg-side, but he's bowled middle stump!

GP Swann b Watson 6 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

END OF OVER:
19 | 11 Runs | ENG: 154/8 (4 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.10, RRR: 4.00)

  • Graeme Swann6 (4b)
  • Chris Woakes16 (13b)
  • Brett Lee4-0-41-1
  • Shane Watson3-0-12-3
18.6
3
Lee to Swann, 3 runs, clever work from Swann. All the field on the off-side, so he paddles an off-side delivery out towards deep square leg. It's England's to lose now ...
18.5
1
Lee to Woakes, 1 run, cut hard, straight down into the crease. So nearly chopped on, but it's another single as Lee attempts a two-footed tackle on the in-rushing Swann!
18.4
4
Lee to Woakes, FOUR runs, that's vital. A loose delivery, another full toss, and this time Woakes was onto it, cut hard through point
18.3
1
Lee to Swann, 1 run, another drive, elegant stroke, but the field is well set for Swann's off-side repertoire. Another single
18.2
1
Lee to Woakes, 1 run, driven hard into the covers, but that's just a single as the cover fielder tidies up
18.1
1
Lee to Swann, 1 run, thigh-high full-toss, but Swann is surprised by that and can't get it away

Lee to finish his spell ...

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 143/8 (15 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 7.50)

  • Chris Woakes10 (10b)
  • Graeme Swann1 (1b)
  • Shane Watson3-0-12-3
  • Shaun Tait4-0-40-1
17.6
0
Watson to Woakes, no run, slower ball, hops over the top of a loose cut. A fine over, and Australia are right back in the mix ... and more!
17.5
1
Watson to Swann, 1 run, jabbed to third man, another sprightly single. Though another direct hit would have been out ...
17.4
1
Watson to Woakes, 1 run, poked down to third man
17.3
W
Watson to Bresnan, OUT, outside off, swished over the covers, but there's not enough bat on that, and Bresnan falls! Now this will test the mettle of England's tail

TT Bresnan c Lee b Watson 11 (21m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.2
1
Watson to Woakes, 1 run, slower ball, dabbed to third man
17.1
1
Watson to Bresnan, 1 run, smacked to mid-on, another single to the cause

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | ENG: 139/7 (19 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.17, RRR: 6.33)

  • Chris Woakes8 (7b)
  • Tim Bresnan10 (9b)
  • Shaun Tait4-0-40-1
  • Shane Watson2-0-8-2
16.6
0
Tait to Woakes, no run, outside off, an air-shot, and the rate is back over a run a ball. Just ...
16.5
0
Tait to Woakes, no run, poked out to point, Smith steadied himself for a shy at the non-striker's end, but missed. That was gone for all money!
16.4
1lb
Tait to Bresnan, 1 leg bye, attempted swish, ends up dead in the crease, but Woakes makes a sharp call. Another single stolen
16.3
1
Tait to Woakes, 1 run, back on a full length, deflected down to third man

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16IR BellSM Davies
2nd33IR BellKP Pietersen
3rd14PD CollingwoodKP Pietersen
4th36PD CollingwoodEJG Morgan
5th5LJ WrightEJG Morgan
6th26TT BresnanEJG Morgan
7th0MH YardyTT Bresnan
8th11TT BresnanCR Woakes
9th13GP SwannCR Woakes
10th4A ShahzadCR Woakes