Australia made 297 for seven in their 50 overs and then restricted Maharashtra to 194 for seven to score a facile victory.
However, the two main Aussie batsmen Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting did not have such a good time as the duo made just six and 24 runs respectively.
Symonds, who struck leg spinner Sairaj Bahutule for three consecutive sixes, was well supported by all rounder Shane Watson who opened the innings today making 70 and Damien Martyn who seemed to find some touch with a good knock of 43.
For Maharashtra, only Yogesh Takawle with a 50 and Hrishikesh Kanitkar with 33 could stand up to the Aussie bowling attack with Brett Lee and McGrath both taking two wickets apiece.
Brief Scores: Australia 297 for seven in 50 overs (A Symonds 78, S Watson 70, D Martyn 43) bt Maharashtra 194 for 7 in 50 overs (Y Takawle 50, H Kanitkar 33; B Lee 2-13, McGrath 2-28, B Hogg 1-37, N Bracken 1-34, A Symonds 1-13).