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White produced his finest knock on home ground against Pakistan cricket.

Muhammad Asif apealing for Rickt Ponting wicket.

BRISBANE: Australia win 1st One day cricket match of this turnament against Pakistan to a 5 wicket victory over Pakistan on Friday night.
White produced (105 off 88 balls) his finest knock on home ground with eight fours and four sixes playing the main hand as Australia passed Pakistan’s total of 274 in the 49th over.White Smashed (105 off 88 balls) his finest knock.
Australia will go there 1-0 up thanks mainly to Man of the Match White’s second one-day 100.
Australian was a shaky 84-3 when an out of touch Australian captain Ricky Ponting (27) ended 65 minutes of frustration, caught at short 3rd man in the 18th over.
White, whose previous highest score in 22 matches in Australia was 45, combined with vice-captain Michael Clarke (58 off 76 balls, one boundary) for a professional 102-run stand which tipped the balance in Australia’s favour. Clarke’s run out gave the Pakistan a sniff but three consecutive White slogs over the leg side boundaries off Shahid Afridi in the 41st over ensured the home side pulled off the 4th highest run chase at the Gabba.
Boom Boom Afridi (48 off 26 balls), at the wicket during the batting powerplay the Pakistan were eying 300-plus.
Boom Boom Afridi blazed 5 fours and 3 sixes before holing out looking for his 4th off Shane Watson, who finished with a career best 4-36. After winning the toss and batting, Pakistan started superbly when opener Salman Butt (72 off 81 balls, 12 boundaries) fired them to 117-1 in the 23rd over. Younis Khan made a quiet comeback with a 74-ball 46.


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