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Phil Hughes, George Bailey take Australia to 305/5 against Sri Lanka in first ODI at Melbourne

Phil Hughes, George Bailey take Australia to against Sri Lanka in first ODI

Phil Hughes walks back after scoring a fluent 112 on his ODI debut © Getty Images

Melbourne: Jan 11, 2013

Opener Phil Hughes became the first Australian to score a century on his one-day international debut as the hosts hit 305 for five 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.

Hughes was the highlight of a free-scoring Australian innings with skipper George Bailey scoring 89 off 79 balls and David Hussey chipping in with a late unbeaten 60 off 34 balls.

Hussey, the younger brother of veteran Michael Hussey, finished with a flourish, plundering 21 runs off the last over from off-spinner Ajantha Mendis, including a six over long-off to bring up his half-century.

There were a couple of failures in the Australian innings with Usman Khawaja run out for three after setting off for a risky single and being sent back by Hughes.

Fellow top-order debutant Aaron Finch went for 16 and Glenn Maxwell was caught attempting to chip over the on side off Nuwan Kulasekara for five.

Paceman Lasith Malinga didn’t fare well on his return for Sri Lanka taking 1 for 61 on a pitch suited for batting.

Australia rested opener David Warner, skipper Michael Clarke, injured vice-captain Shane Watson and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, while Hussey, newly retired from Test cricket, was dumped after announcing this will be his final international season.

It is the most first-gamers Australia have fielded in an ODI game since January 1986 when Simon Davis, Dave Gilbert, Bruce Reid and Steve Waugh made their debuts.

Brief Scores: Australia 305 for 5 in 50 overs (Phil Hughes 112, George Bailey 89, David Hussey 60*; Angelo Mathews 1 for 46) vs Sri Lanka.

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