12 Jan 2013

Australia crush Sri Lanka in first one dayer

4:55 pm on 12 January 2013

The Australian cricket side have beaten Sri Lanka by 107-runs in their opening one day game in Melbourne.

Man of the match Phil Hughes, with 112, became the first Australian to score a century on ODI debut as Australia scored 305 for five in their 50 overs.

Australia rested skipper Michael Clarke, opener David Warner and injured vice-captain Shane Watson while veteran Mike Hussey has been dumped after announcing this will be his final international season.

It was the first time since 1986 Australia have fielded a one-day side with at least three debutants, prompting criticism that it was a "B team".