Phil Hughes was the first Australian to score a hundred on his one day international debut as he powered the side to a 107 run win over Sri Lanka at MCG on Friday.
Phillip Hughes made 112 runs and stand in captain George Bailey scored 89 runs before David Hussey smashed unbeaten 60 off 34 balls to post a good total into a commanding 305 for 5 in 50 overs on a flat Melbourne wicket.
Dinesh Chandimal reserved Sri Lanka in contention with a aggressive 73 runs but four wickets from Clint McKay and some excellent fielding, including three run outs, restricted the Sri Lanka to 198 runs in reply. Victory finished a three match losing streak against Sri Lanka at the MCG.
Australia won the test series 3 0, lead the five match series 1-0 with the 2nd game on Sunday in Adelaide. Opener Aaron Finch and number three Usman Khawaja managed just 16 and three respectively after Australia won the toss but Phillip Hughes put on 140 for the 3rd wicket alongside George Bailey at the rate of a run a ball. Hughes named for the Man of the Match award for maiden Cenutury.