Smriti Mandhana was given out by the on-field umpire but the TV umpire intervened to overturn the decision.
Despite Australia posting their lowest total against England in a World Cup game, they defended it successfully, thanks to the Aussie pace trio of Megan Schutt, Julie Hunter and Holly Ferling, who snapped up two wickets each within 11 overs to leave the holders reeling at 39 for 6.
India take on defending champions England in their second encounter on Sunday. After a shock defeat in the first match to Sri Lanka, England need to get their stuttering campaign back on track while India are full of confidence having thrashed the West Indies.
India skipper Mithali Raj currently tops the batting table with 767 ratings points.
The England women's cricket team prevented India from clinching their five-match One-Day International series with a three-wicket victory in the third ODI at the County Ground in Taunton on Thursday, Mithali Raj's unbeaten 92 for India going in vain.