Australia beat England by 13 runs in the first Twenty20 International in Hobart.
Cameron White smashed 75 as the hosts made 213-4 in their 20 overs at the Bellerive Oval.
|Finch||c Hales||b Broad||52||46||31|
|Maxwell||c Bresnan||b Bopara||20||23||13|
|Bailey||c Bresnan||b Dernbach||14||29||14|
|Extras||2nb 6w 1b 0lb||9|
Under lights, the tourists were restricted to 200-9 in their reply, despite Ravi Bopara blasting an unbeaten 65.
|Lumb||c Lynn||b Coulter-Nile||9||5||6|
|Root||c Finch||b Coulter-Nile||32||30||24|
|Buttler||c Muirhead||b Coulter-Nile||20||17||14|
|Dernbach||run out (Finch)||5||8||4|
|Extras||0nb 7w 0b 3lb||10|
Openers White and Aaron Finch put on a stand of 106, a record opening wicket partnership for Australia against England.
52.3 - @AaronFinch5 holds the highest average in T20Is, 5+ dismissals – he has hit 366 runs in nine innings, at an average of 52.3. Output.— OptaJason (@OptaJason) January 29, 2014
Finch went in the 11th over, caught at long-on off Stuart Broad, after making 52 off 31 balls with three sixes.
White departed two overs later, trapped lbw by Luke Wright, but he smashed four sixes in his 43-ball knock.
Glenn Maxwell (20) and George Bailey (14) came and went before debutant Chris Lynn crashed three sixes in his 19-ball 37.
England lost Michael Lumb (nine) in the second over of their reply. Moises Henriques then struck twice in his opening over, bowling Luke Wright for nine before trapping Alex Hales lbw for 22.
The tourists were 45-3 after five overs and then lost Eoin Morgan for four when he was bowled by Maxwell.
England's highest T20 international chase is 181 made against India in 2012 #ausveng— BBC TMS (@bbctms) January 29, 2014
Joe Root and Jos Buttler kept the game alive with a 47-run partnership off 27 balls before they both departed in the same Nathan Coulter-Nile over.
Wicketkeeper Buttler picked out deep cover off a full toss after making 20. Three balls later, Root found long-off after hitting 32 from 24 balls.
Bopara blasted the fastest T20 half-century for England, but the tourists lost wickets at regular intervals and failed to keep in touch with the run rate.
Ravi Bopara 50 in 23 balls - the fastest 50 for England in T20Is. Prev: 24 balls Paul Collingwood v NZ at Christchurch 2008 #AusvEng— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 29, 2014
Bopara finished unbeaten on 65 after smashing seven sixes in his 27-ball knock, but England fell short.
The series continues in Melbourne on Friday before finishing in Sydney on Sunday.