Steve Smith attempted a rebuilding process, smashing 85 off 119 deliveries. He was run out by Jos Buttler.
England got off to an excellent start with paceman Chris Woakes dismissing Australian opener David Warner, before that Jofra Archer had bowled out Aussie captain Aaron Finch.
Alex Carey tried adding some stability to his side's innings, but failed. He bowed out after making 46-runs in 70 balls. He was also hit on his chin by a Jofra Archer bouncer.
Jofra Archer scalped the crucial wicket of Glenn Maxwell, who could be lethal in dangerous situations.