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Clarke, Hussey & White Guide Australia To 289

Clarke, Hussey & White Guide Australia To 289
Clarke, Hussey & White Guide Australia To 289
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Australia 289-3 (Clarke 111no, White 89no, Hussey 69) v India
Second One-Day International, Visakhapatnam

Michael Clarke's unbeaten century, allied with half-centuries from Michael Hussey and Cameron White, saw Australia post 289 for three in the second One-Day International against India in Visakhapatnam.

Clarke was unbeaten on 111 and White on 89 in 49 balls as Australia set India a stiff victory target having been invited to bat first.

They made an uncertain start as openers Shaun Marsh (0) and Tim Paine (9) fell cheaply, Marsh bowled by Ashish Nehra and Paine caught at mid-on by Ranganath Vinay Kumar off ths same bowler.

That brought Clarke and Hussey (69) together and they patiently rebuilt the innings, accelerating as they got themselves in on their way to a 144-run partnership for the third wicket.

Hussey hit seven fours in 77 balls and his dismissal enabled White to come in and hammer six fours and six sixes to propel Australia to an excellent score.

Clarke batted through to reach 111 in 139 balls, with seven fours and one six, hitting his fifth ODI century.

Both sides handed debuts to two players - Shikhar Dhawan and Saurabh Tiwary for India; John Hastings and Mitchell Starc for Australia.

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