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Finch, White Set Up Australia Win

Cameron White
Cameron White scored 75 in 43 balls at the top of the order
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Australia 213-4 (White 75, Finch 52) beat
England 200-9 (Bopara 65) by 13 runs
First Twenty20 International, Hobart

An opening partnership of 106 between Cameron White and Aaron Finch set Australia on the way to a 13-run win over England in the first Twenty20 International in Hobart.

White hammered 75 in 43 balls and Finch 52 in 31 to set the platform for Australia to post 213 for four with Chris Lynn marking his debut with 37 not out in 21 at the death.

England then slipped to 51 for four and although Ravi Bopara slammed 65 not out in just 27 balls, his impressive innings came too late for his side, who closed on 200 for nine.

The tourists missed chances early on, and were left to rue an early drop by Joe Root at slip that would have seen White departing cheaply.

Australia took full advantage and were on song with the ball as well.

Nathan Coulter-Nile returned four for 30 with Moises Henriques (2-36) removing Alex Hales (22) and Luke Wright (9) to hasten England's demise.

There were a record 21 sixes hit in all: 11 by Australia and 10 by England.

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