Updated: Wednesday, 29 January 2014 20:21 | By Agence France-Presse

Australia beat England by 13 runs in T20

Australia defeated England by 13 runs in the opening Twenty20 international in Hobart on Wednesday.

Australia beat England by 13 runs in T20

England fielder Joe Root (centre) reacts after he drops a catch off Australia's batsman Cameron White during the first cricket T20 international match in Hobart on January 29, 2014 - by Saeed Khan

Paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile captured four wickets for 30 to restrict England to 200 for nine in reply to Australia's 213 for four.

The second match in the three-match T20 series takes place in Melbourne on Friday.

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