The Straits Times
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Published on Jan 11, 2013
 

Phil Hughes stars in Australia's one-day win

 
 

MELBOURNE (AP) - Opener Phil Hughes became the first Australian cricketer to score a century in his limited-overs international debut, making 112 to help the hosts to a 107-run victory against Sri Lanka in the series opener in Melbourne on Friday.

The understrength Australian side, featuring three top-order batsmen on debut under the leadership of stand-in captain George Bailey, posted 305 for five after winning the toss and batting at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Dinesh Chandimal scored 73 and Tillakaratne Dilshan posted 51 before the Sri Lankans were bowled out for 198 in reply, with Clint McKay taking 4-33, Mitchell Johnson snaring 2-43 and allrounder Glenn Maxwell running out two batsmen in one over.

The five-match series moves to Adelaide for the second one-day international on Sunday.