An untimely dismissal could not take the shine off Usman Khawaja's debut for Australia in Sydney.
The Pakistan-born left-hander had showed no nerves as he impressed on his way to 37 at the SCG in the final Ashes Test.
However his innings was brought to a premature end when he top edged a sweep to Jonathan Trott off the bowling of Graeme Swann.
To make matters worse for Khawaja, who was brought in to the team in place of the injured Ricky Ponting, the delivery proved to be the last of the day as rain halted play.
Khawaja, though, was pleased with his opening foray into Test cricket - with the 24-year-old hoping to score more runs in the second innings.
"It feels great," he said. "It's been a dream since I was young and to get my baggy green in front of a huge crowd was a dream come true.
"I don't remember too much of it because so much was happening but it's been easier for me because I have been around the squad.
"It does hurt to get out like that. Obviously I didn't realise it was going to be the last ball of the day, but hopefully I can get amongst them in the second innings.
"I was just going out there and having fun. It was going well for me until the end. England are a good attack. Batting first can be important at Sydney so we'll see how it goes."