Australia beat Sri Lanka by 107 runs

Melbourne, Jan 11 (IANS) Australia beat Sri Lanka by 107 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) of the Commonwealth Bank Series here Friday.

Australia put on a dominant batting show after skipper George Bailey won the toss and elected to bat.

Phil Hughes became the first Australian ODI player to score a ton on debut, notching up an impressive 112.

Bailey (89) and David Hussey (60 not out) both contributed to the run tally, with Australia posting 305/5 in 50 overs.

In reply, Sri Lanka were all out for 198 in the 40th over.

Clint McKay (4/33) was the best of Aussie bowlers, with Mitchell Johnson (2/43) and Mitchell Starc (1/25) also taking wickets.

Hughes was named the Man of the Match.

The second of the five ODIs will be played in Adelaide Sunday.


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