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Finch extends Ashes agony to ODIs

cricket Updated: Jan 13, 2014 12:36 IST

AFP
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A superb century from opener Aaron Finch helped Australia to a comprehensive six-wicket win over England in the first one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today.

After being dropped by Gary Ballance when he was on just eight, Finch continued to blast 121 runs from 128 balls as Australia won with 4.2 overs to spare.

Brief scores

England 269/7 in 50 overs (G Ballance 79, E Morgan 50, C McKay 3/44) lost to Australia 270/4 in 45.4 overs (A Finch 121, D Warner 65)