Aaron Finch powers Australia past England in first ODI

Finch made 121 and Warner 65 as Australia, in a carefully measured chase, ran down England's competitive total of 269-7 in 45.4 overs.

updated: January 12, 2014 18:27 IST
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Melbourne: A superb century from opener Aaron Finch helped Australia to a comprehensive six-wicket win over England in the first one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

After being dropped by Gary Ballance when he was on just eight, Finch continued to blast 121 runs from 128 balls as Australia won with 4.2 overs to spare.

Finch rode his luck early in his innings but quickly seized control, racing to 50 from just 47 balls and outpacing opening partner David Warner.

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