England were 196 for four at the close after winning the toss on the opening day of the first Ashes Test against Australia at the Gabba on Thursday.
The tourists lost Alastair Cook (2), Mark Stoneman (53), Joe Root (15) and James Vince was spectacularly run out for 83 by a Nathan Lyon throw.
At stumps, Dawid Malan was unbeaten on 28 with Moeen Ali not out 13.
Scoreboard at the close on day one in the first Ashes Test between Australia and England in Brisbane on Thursday:
England first innings
A. Cook c Handscomb b Starc 2
M. Stoneman b Cummins 53
J. Vince run out (Lyon) 83
J. Root lbw b Cummins 15
D. Malan not out 28
M. Ali not out 13
Extras (b1, nb1) 2
Total (4 wickets; 80.3 overs) 196
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Cook), 2-127 (Stoneman), 3-145 (Vince), 4-163 (Root)
To bat: J. Bairstow, C. Woakes, S. Broad, J. Ball, J. Anderson
Bowling: Starc 19.3-4-45-1 (1nb), Hazlewood 18-4-51-0, Cummins 19-6-59-2, Lyon 24-9-40-0
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Marais Erasmus (RSA)
TV umpire: Chris Gaffaney (NZL)
Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)