A half-century by debutant Matt Wade and some middle-order slogging by the Hussey brothers propelled Australia to a 65-run thrashing of hapless India in the rain-shortened first one-day international on Sunday.
Australia recovered from an early wobble and a three-hour rain delay to post a competitive 216-5 in their allocated 32 overs, before the tourists' batsmen crumbled to be all out for 151 under the lights at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Wade, touted to replace the struggling Brad Haddin as Australia's first-choice wicketkeeper, compiled an aggressive 67 in his one-day debut, following on from his swashbuckling 72 in his first Twenty20 international against India last week.Image: Australia's Matthew Wade, left, hits the ball down the ground as India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni watches it during their one day international cricket match at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.
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