he fires in a yorker and Sidebottom can only squeeze it down to long off...Bracken holds his nerve and Australia win by four runs
Plenty of smiles from Australia, it hasn't been an easy tour for them but they take a 1-0 lead in this lengthy seven-match series...yep, folks, there are six more of these to come. Can't get enough of a good thing...erm, I might leave that one there.
For much of this game it was a subdued affair that seemed to meander along, but then it burst into life during the final 10 overs as England almost chased down 10-an-over for the last eight. Luke Wright played a fine innings, while Adil Rashid highlighted the rich future ahead of him. "They were excellent and gave us a sniff," said Andrew Strauss
However, Australia were just ahead of the game for longer periods and this was an encouraging start for a side with a few new faces in the ranks. "I felt we were 15 or so short, which was mostly my fault," says Michael Clarke with a smile. "But 260 was about par. I thought we stood up and won a very tight match. There's room for improvement."
Finally, Callum Ferguson is Man of the Match for his well-played 71. The bandwagon now moves onto Lord's for the second match on Sunday - it's a day game starting at 10.15 (9.15GMT) so set your alarm clocks. We'll have all the action for you, but for now, from Will Luke and Andrew McGlashan, it's goodnight and thanks for joining us.
So, it comes down to six off one ball...Sidebottom has never hit an international six...
How crucial will that high full toss no being called and Sidebottom's leave be in one ball time?
swung hard into the covers, at least he hit this one, and they come back for a couple
8 off 2 needed
oh dear, oh dear, Sidebottom leaves the ball thinking it was a wide but he doesn't get the call from Tony Hill...that almost seals the game unless he can now find the boundary. He should have at least thrown the bat at it
What a game Rashid has had
chopped away to short third man, just a single and it's over to Sidebottom
9 from 4 needed
another fine blow from Rashid, a big full toss from Bracken and it's swung away powerfully out through deep square-leg...some controversy over the height, it did look pretty close to a no-ball, but it's ruled okay by the umpires
swing and a miss outside off
Nathan Bracken will bowl the last over...he's done it many times before. Where's your money? Fine leg is up, tempting
So England need 13 off the last over...hold tight folks
swung down to long, Rashid will keep the strike for the last over
what a shot, what a shot from Rashid, leans back and hammers Rashid through the covers for a cracking boundary...one of the shots of the day and England aren't giving this up
18 off 8 needed
swings hard and the ball flies past leg stump...valuable dot for Australia
edged again down to third man but straight to the fielder this time, but England will want Rashid to have the strike
19 off 10 needed, three fours in three balls. The crowd is alive again
another edge past the keeper! Sidebottom pushes at a full toss and it flies past Paine down to third man
Are England still in this? Replays show that boundary by Rashid may not actually have been a four, but White signalled that it was
well, well, Sidebottom gets a top edge over the keeper as he swings hard at a short ball from Lee
Two overs to go
chopped away through short third man, Bracken chases hard but can't pull it in
works his ball into the leg side as Sidebottom gets away first ball
That should secure the match for Australia, and in truth they have always been ahead of the game from the moment Shah trod on his stumps
another goes and Australia close in, a slower ball from Watson and Swann gets a thick outside edge as he swings hard. A regulation catch for Paine who has had an excellent day with the gloves after his earlier run out for a duck
banged in short, Rashid swings hard but just clobbers it into the ground and it bobbles towards the wicketkeeper
full ball heaved into the on side, can't beat the field
swung away through the leg side, they make it back for two
That's the end of the Powerplay overs...England need 36 off the last three
backs away outside leg and angles the ball to third man
That was superb work from Paine amid all the drama two balls ago. It was also an excellent innings from Wright, doing what he was selected for but he needed to stay until the end
a bouncer on the free fit, Swann can't make contact with his pull, well bowled