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White powers Australia to victory over Pakistan

Published: Friday, January 22, 2010, 17:52 [IST]
 
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White powers Oz to victory over Pakistan

Gabba: Gabba cheers as Cameron White-powered Australia to a five-wicket victory here on Friday night.

White produced his best knock on home soil, bashing 105 off 88 balls with eight fours and four sixes, playing the main hand as Australia passed Pakistan's total of 274 in the 49th over.

After 22 ODIs in Australia, it was the first time the big Victorian has scored a half-century let alone a hundred, and his rampaging innings deserved to be witnessed by a much bigger crowd than the 19,758 on hand.

Australia vs Pakistan, 1st ODI - Scorecard

Australia will go there 1-0 up thanks mainly to White's second one-day century.

Afridi blazed five fours and three sixes before holing out looking for his fourth off Shane Watson, who finished with a career-best 4-36.

While all-rounder Watson carried on his Test form, a change in uniform didn't agree with Hauritz (0-68 off nine) who conceded his most expensive 50-over figures for Australia.

After winning the toss and batting, Pakistan started superbly when opener Butt (72 off 81) fired them to 1-117 in the 23rd over.

The Australians bowled too short and wide with the new ball but Doug Bollinger (2-32) managed to reel Pakistan in by dismissing Butt and Mohammad Yousuf in quick succession.

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