England skipper Eoin Morgan admitted feeling disappointment at his side's 88-run defeat by Australia in Sunday's one-day international at Old Trafford.
Australia amassed 315-7 from their 50 overs before bowling out the hosts for 227 with 34 balls remaining.
Four of England's top six batsman failed to reach five runs, while Aussie skipper Michael Clarke hit a century.
And Morgan told Sky Sports: "It was very disappointing. Not to get a win under our belt is disappointing but we can learn a lot from today.
"We have a very strong batting line-up and one we have confidence in regardless of whether we bat or bowl first .
"We have a lot of bowling options and guys we can turn to. But batting wise there were not enough guys putting their hands up today.
"We probably let them get 40 runs too many. But the batsmen are as guilty as the bowlers.
"We didn't perform, we didn't put their bowlers under enough pressure by building partnerships and then looking to take them on.
"Australia played really well and we just didn't cope well with the wicket. Unfortunately we lost wickets at unfortunate times."
His opposite number, and man-of-the-match, Clarke added: "It's a nice feeling.
"The boys deserve credit as to make more than 300 on that wicket was a really good score and our bowlers executed well.
"It doesn't matter how you win it's about crossing the line. As a one-day outfit that's our goal. We are here to win the series and one-nil is a good start.
"But today's only the start, though. We've got three more really important games and hope we can continue to perform the way we have.
"We've just got to make sure we keep working hard because there's no doubt England will get better from here on."
With the first ODI washed out, the third match takes place in Birmingham on Wednesday when Australia will seek to go two up in the series with just two matches to play.