England will be hoping they can find a way to contain Aaron Finch as they look to square the Twenty20 series against Australia on Saturday.
Despite scoring 209-6 from their 20 overs, England still ended up losing by 39 runs at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday evening. The main reason for that was Finch, with the opener blasting an astonishing 156 for the tourists.
His onslaught saw him hit 14 sixes and 11 fours as he set a new record for the highest score in an international T20 fixture, as well as hitting Australia's maiden hundred in the shortest format.
Home skipper Stuart Broad admits it was a tough day for his bowlers, though he feels sometimes there is little that can be done when a batsman is in such prime form, as was the case with Finch in the opening match.
"Even if we could have just nicked him off for 100 we could have had a good chance - we were only 40 short," he said.
"We always talk as bowlers if you can deliver the ball you want to deliver and it goes out of the park then fair play.
"(Steven Finn) Finny came in first ball, a tall fast bowler, and you look to hit back of a length over middle and it got pulled 10 rows back.
"Sometimes you just have to say that was a very special innings.
"Every batsman came off saying that it was a cracking wicket and that you can just strike the ball on it.
"It was just one of those days for us."
Broad could at least take some comfort from the fact his top order did all they could in reply to Australia's total of 248-6, Joe Root leading the way with an unbeaten 90 in his first Twenty20 innings for his country.
"We have some good strikers in that side which is exciting," the seamer added. "The guys had a good knock out there and got some good experience.
"We had some good strikers but it's fair to say so too did Australia."
The hosts could opt to make changes to their starting XI, with batsman Michael Carberry a potential candidate to be drafted in. Spinner James Tredwell is also in contention.
Australia, meanwhile, have a sizable squad to choose from if they want to make alterations. They handed a debut to leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed at Hampshire and also picked young seamer Josh Hazlewood.