Hobart: Cameron White scored 75 runs from 43 balls and took Man-of-the Match honours on Wednesday as Australia beat England by 13 runs in the first of three Twenty20 matches.
White led Australia to 213 for 4 - hitting six boundaries and four sixes, after the home side won the toss and elected to bat first.
Bowlers Nathan Coulter-Nile (4 for 30) and Moises Henriques (2 for 36) then restricted England to 200 for 9 in their 20 overs, with Ravi Bopara's 65 runs from 27 balls the highlight of the visitors' innings.
Cameron White scored 75 while Coulter-Nile picked up four wickets as Australia beat England to take 1-0 lead in a three-match series.
The teams will play T20s on Friday in Melbourne and Sunday in Sydney to conclude England's Ashes tour.
Australia regained the Ashes with a 5-0 scoreline in the Test series and took the one-day internationals 4-1.