Moeen Ali and skipper Eoin Morgan shared a third-wicket partnership of 135 as England beat Australia by five runs in the Twenty20 International at Cardiff.
The pair came together at the end of the fourth over, after England had slipped to 18-2.
But thanks to Morgan's 74 off 39 deliveries, and Ali's unbeaten 72, England posted a competitive 182-5 from their 20 overs.
Morgan and Moeen's 135 came off 74 deliveries, as the Aussies used as many as eight bowlers in the process.
Morgan smashed seven sixes before being caught by Shane Watson after skying his effort off the bowling of Nathan Coulter-Nile.
In reply, visiting skipper Steve Smith appeared to be stroking the tourists towards victory in this one-off T20 encounter.
But, after reaching 90 off 53 balls, Smith got underneath David Willey's delivery and skied it to Sam Billings, who took a good catch in the deep.
In the end, Australia slipped from a promising 165-4 in the penultimate over to 175-8 at the end.
Ben Stokes' eventful final over produced three wickets, two of which were run outs, along with six runs – one of those a wide.
Smith admitted: "Credit to Morgan and Moeen. They took the game away from us in the middle."
England captain Morgan paid tribute to Stokes adding: "His bowling in the last over, so soon after a five Test series, was remarkable."
While Ali, who was named man of the match, said: "We felt we were 10-15 runs light but at the death we were brilliant."