After a scoreless first half, Derby midfielder Ruben Zadkovich opened the scoring in the 69th minute when he found himself unmarked at the far post and at the end of a David Carney cross. Zadkovich was able to slip his shot into the net from a very acute angle.
Australia could have doubled their lead shortly afterwards when substitute Billy Celeski struck a great shot only to see his attempt hit the post and bounce back into play.
Serbia equalised in the 78th minute through Chelsea defender Slobadan Rajkovic who headed home a corner from within the six-yard box.
Both teams worked hard for the winning goal but in the end had to settle for a point each.