It was thrilling, it was tense but most importantly, it was a win. The British and Irish Lions deserve plenty of praise for their part in an encapsulating first Test in Brisbane but their good fortune needs to serve as a wake-up call for Warren Gatland's men.
Of course, the significance of a victory in a three-Test series should not be understated, however the tourists will need no reminding of how close they came to tasting a last-minute defeat.
The Wallabies had two glorious chances to win it in the final six minutes as Kurtley Beale missed two penalties at the death and the Lions clung on for a 23-21 victory.
Gatland spoke after the game about his disappointment with his side's "game management" but his comments should not take away from some stunning individual performances from the likes of George North and the ever-reliable Leigh Halfpenny. North's try to give the Lions the lead in the first half was one of total individual brilliance, while Halfpenny's consistent kicking is simply remarkable.
However, the Lions' poor scrum will certainly be a cause for concern and there is no question that a little more composure from Beale - even if his slip for the second penalty was desperately unlucky - would have handed the Wallabies victory.
Lions captain Sam Warburton hit the nail on the head with his post-match comments when he said: "It was entertaining, that's for sure, but it was way too close for comfort. Credit to Australia, we can expect a lot more from the last two Tests. It's only half the job done."
Nevertheless, it is a job well done by the Lions and one thing they do have in their favour now is momentum - something so crucial in a series as short as this tour. But there can be no doubting that they will have to up their performances in the final two tests if they are to claim a first Test series win since 1997.