Paceman Pat Cummins took two late wickets but James Vince who made 83 and Mark Stoneman (53) put on a century stand to have England marginally ahead after the opening salvos in the series.
Australia’s late rally came after Vince added 125 for the second wicket with Mark Stoneman either side of a 95-minute delay for rain.
England closed strongly on 196-4, with Dawid Malan 28 not out and Moeen Ali unbeaten on 13.
England 196 for 4 (Vince 83, Stoneman 53, Cummins 2-59) v Australia.
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