White ton leads Australia to victory

Published: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 16:59 [IST]
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White ton leads Australia to victory

London: Cameron White's maiden ODI century steered Australia to a six-wicket victory and a 3-0 lead in their series against England on Wednesday.

White made a 116-ball century with a six and nine fours and together with stand-in skipper Michael Clarke (52), he shared a stand of 143 after Australia had been 52 for two.

Australia, chasing 229 for victory under the Rose Bowl floodlights, finished on 230 for four with nine balls to spare.

Earlier Shane Watson claimed three wickets to help restrict the hosts to 9-228 from their 50 overs.

England were indebted to a ninth-wicket stand of 40 in 41 deliveries between Bresnan, 31 not out, and Sidebottom (24).

Only England captain Andrew Strauss, who made 63, and his Middlesex team-mate Eoin Morgan (43) managed more than Bresnan.

"I was just really glad I could get the opportunity and make the most of it," White said.

"I've really enjoyed the last three games batting up the order, it's good fun."


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