Australia unearthed a Twenty20 star of the future in Aaron Finch as the home side scored a thrilling four-run win at the MCG to square their two-game series against England.

Second-gamer Finch (53 not out) scored his maiden half-century to allow Australia to post a competitive total of 7-147 on a slow-paced pitch in front of 58,837 fans.

Left-arm quick Mitchell Johnson grabbed 3-29 in England’s 6-143 in reply.

Australia’s win ended England’s T20 world-record winning streak at eight matches.

England needed 18 from the final over, bowled by Brett Lee and almost got there after Chris Woakes hit a huge six over long-on from the fourth delivery.

But with six needed from the last ball, Tim Bresnan could only manage a single.