Well played Watson. Rode his luck against an England bowling attack that was indicisplined and missing Jimmy. It provides some satisfaction at last for Watson, from a town called Ipswich thats been so affected floods, to give his fellow countrymen something to finally cheer about, after a couple of months which has seen them so comprehensively outplayed by England.
England, as I said a couple of days ago, are playing in this series against a background of one of the most terrible natural disasters to strike the country on living memory. That in itself has taken some of the value and intensity from the series on England's part, and given Australia real motivation to perform well for their countryfolk.
I felt both teams were too indisciplined with line and lengths. Why Nathan Brackan isn't bowling for Australia is beyond me, he can bowl tightly at crucial points in the game, his height and different left-armer's angle is something he's always used well.
England needed Tremlett to be totally on song today to do a similar job, which he wasn't.
The biggest factors in the loss for England was the needless losses of Yardy and Bell's wickets, and wayward bowling at the start of Australia's innings. The drop of Watson by Trott was no doubt a critical moment too.
Australia are missing bowlers: The hapless Smith picked up two totally junk wickets that will no doubt justify his continuation in the side in the sselector's eyes, and Johnsson was beyond parody - a useless, embarrassment as a bowler.
England will always take being better than Australia at test cricket, the truest test and pinnicle of the sport, than success against them at ODI level. Now debate over the former has been well and truely left far behind after England's blistenering bettering of the Aussies in the Ashes, the One Day series is a chance for a different take on the England - Australia battle.
The bulk of England's crop of One Day specialists may not have been on Australian soil for long, and have arrived with the Ashes party ebbing away like the receding flood waters.
They now have to focus and apply themselves likes their fans have witnessed them do in the past two years.