1st ODI: Phil Hughes shines as Australia coast to win over Sri Lanka

The Australians scored 305 for five off their 50 overs, with man-of-the-match debutant Phil Hughes hitting 112, and bowled out Sri Lanka for 198 with Clint McKay taking four for 33.

updated: January 11, 2013 18:34 IST
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Melbourne: Opener Phil Hughes scored a debut century as Australia amassed 305 for five and dismissed Sri Lanka cheaply for a 107-run victory in the opening match of the five-game one-day international series on Friday.

Hughes became the first Australian to score a century on his ODI debut as the hosts posted a big score after winning the toss against Sri Lanka in Melbourne.

The diminutive left-hander cracked 112 off 129 balls to help set the Sri Lankans a competitive run chase under lights at 6.12 runs an over.

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