Stand-in captain George Bailey spoke to the media after Australia were defeated by 48 runs in their first group match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 against England.

"We couldn't get any momentum and well done to England — they restricted us well. The scoreline flattered us a little; it was the batting which let us down," said Bailey, who was the top-scorer with a 55 off 69 balls for Australia.

"It was a batting wicket but it slowed in the end. If it continues to be dry, we need to consider a spinner. We need to get the balance right, we need to get partnership going, that needs to be addressed. We have to turn around things," added Bailey, whose team was restricted to 221 for nine while chasing 270 to win.

He, however, felt that his bowlers did a good job in restricting England to 269-6.

"From 170 for one, we did a really job to pull it back with the ball," he said.