Watson roars Australia's victory! What a way to do it, a full toss is cracked baseball-style into the crowd behind long-on!
Australia win by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the one-day series, and Shane Watson has been their hero tonight. What an innings it was from him, one of the best one-day innings in recent memory. It was almost a chanceless knock, perfectly-paced and calm under pressure. There was always the feeling that if Australia could get someone to bat through the innings they'd finish on top. England were aggressive with the bat, but didn't use the last two balls of their innings and how much of a difference could that have made? It's been a riveting summer of cricket between these two teams in the Test matches, and the limited-overs games look like they're going to be just as enthralling. And Australia have a reason to smile at last.
"It was a nice night tonight," says Watson. "It's always nice when things go your way. I was struggling for a while there and started cramping up. It would've been nice if I'd got a big score like this in the Ashes, but this is some consolation. It's nice to go 1-0 up but we're going to have to play some good cricket all through this series to win it."
"An outstanding effort from Shane Watson, one of the great one-day innings," concedes Strauss. "We didn't take early wickets, if we had done we would've been right ahead of the game. They needed someone to anchor the innings and Watson did so. We had a platform to get 310 at least there, but we lost too many wickets too softly. Watson showed how destructive he can be. Losing Anderson and Broad, our two bankers on one-day cricket, you put a lot of the onus on the guys coming in. It's hard to swallow this one, but we'll come back hard in Hobart."
And that is all from your commentary team today. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage, and if you've missed any of the action do have a look at Andrew McGlashan's bulletin. The second game is in Hobart on Friday, see you then!
Shahzad to bowl the last over. Third man, cover sweeper, long-on out. Fine leg up.
Four runs needed from the last over ... this isn't over yet, but one hit will do it
very full, Watson meets it on the full and powers the ball down to long-on
perfect yorker from Bresnan, you simply can't put that away and Watson digs it out to midwicket
another full toss, this time White can't capitalise and picks up just one out to deep square
another great yorker, White digs it out to cover
the attempted yorker slips out as a low full toss, and White lifts it to the wide long-on boundary! Is that the blow that puts Australia definitively ahead?
full, right in the blockhole. White slams down on it but mid-on charges round
Bresnan to bowl the penultimate over. Australia want 10 from 12. Fine leg is on the boundary, mid-off and mid-on up.
slower ball, full outside off and Watson swings it into the leg side ... it won't be the boundary though, Pietersen sprints across to cut it off
12 from 13 needed. What would a wicket now do?
full toss, Watson whips into the leg side but hits Strauss at midwicket
pinpoint yorker from Shahzad, and Watson can only dig it out back to the bowler.
short, Watson ducks underneath it ... and that's one for the over
White lays bat on ball, tapping towards mid-off and setting off straight away for a scampered single
Australia are so close now, but is there a final twist?
full, fast and swinging. The ball takes the inside half of the bat and rolls out on the leg side, and they're back for the second run
Change in the attack, Shahzad comes back
short yet again, outside off but White hooks across into the leg side
again Watson targets midwicket with the lofted shot, this time he doesn't get the best connection but the ball falls short of the fielder out there
full, swiped powerfully out to deep midwicket and there's 150 for Watto! His arms are aloft, the crowd cheer their approval and Australia are closing in on the win now
the plan may just be misfiring now, White knows it's going to be short every ball and is waiting for it, pulling out to deep square leg
short again, hoicked wildly out to wide long-on, and that's four
short, rising on White and he hooks ... the top edge goes miles up, Trott charges in and falls forward, he gets both hands to it but the ball bobbles out!
full, straight, clipped and two runs! Good over for Australia