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Australia won by 189 runs.

Scotland vs Australia

Hussey hammers Scotland

Australia earn crushing win in Edinburgh

Hussey: thrashed rapid century

First One Day International
Australia 345 (D J Hussey 111, A C Voges 72, S R Watson 68, G Goudie 5-73) v Scotland 156
Australia beat Scotland by 189 runs

David Hussey's maiden one-day international century helped Australia claim a 189-run victory over Scotland.

Hussey struck 111 off just 83 balls as the tourists piled up 345 after being asked to bat at the Grange in Edinburgh.

Australia, playing for the first time since losing the Ashes, named two debutants - wicketkeeper Tim Paine and left-arm paceman Dirk Nannes - for the one-off fixture, which served as a warm-up for the two T20s and seven ODIs against England in the coming month.

Shane Watson's breezy 68 at the top of the order laid the platform for a formidable score.

Hussey, batting at number four, built on Watson's good work and took a particular liking to the off-spin of Majid Haq (0-75), which he dispatched over the mid-off boundary for all five of his sixes.

His 114-run stand with Adam Voges (74), from 83 deliveries, in the latter overs paved the way for Australia's total, their biggest on British soil.

A late flurry of wickets saw Australia bowled out from the final ball of the 50 overs, Gordon Goudie accounting for Nannes (1) - who played for Holland at the World Twenty20 in June - to finish with figures of 5-73.


Scotland openers Gavin Hamilton and Fraser Watts put on 51 to get the run chase off to a flying start.

But any thoughts of a home win were firmly erased through a combination of some bizarre dismissals and bad luck.

Watts dragged a wide ball from Nannes (1-20) back onto his stumps for 24 and Brett Lee - returning to the line-up after missing the entire Ashes series - followed up by removing Ryan Watson with arguably the worst delivery of the afternoon.

Lee lost control of a slower ball which Watson (10) did not pick up, until it landed on his off-stump.

More good fortune was to follow for the visitors when Cameron White juggled a catch, with the aid of his cap, at first slip after Nathan Hauritz (1-13) found the edge of Qasim Sheikh's (2) bat.

Hamilton, too, would have been disappointed with the way he was eventually dismissed for 38, stroking a full toss from Hussey (1-6) to midwicket, where Watson took a diving catch to reduce Scotland to 82-4 in the 18th over.

Richie Berrington and Neil McCallam briefly held up Australia's charge with a 48-run alliance for the fifth wicket.

But Lee (2-38) bowled Berrington for 25 and Mitchell Johnson (1-27) accounted for McCallam (24) in the following over, the start of a collapse that saw the last six wickets tumble for 26 runs.

All-rounder Watson (3-29) capped his fine personal display with three late wickets before leg-spinner White (0-1) completed victory by bowling Goudie (3) as Scotland were all out for 156 in 39.3 overs.

Match Details

28th Aug 2009
A L Hill and I N Ramage


Batsman R
Hamilton c Watson b Hussey 38
Watts b Nannes 24
Watson b Lee 10
Sheikh c White b Hauritz 2
McCallum c Paine b Johnson 24
Berrington b Lee 25
Haq c White b Watson 7
Drummond c White b Watson 12
Petrie c Lee b Watson 0
Goudie b White 3
Nel not out 0
Extras 1nb, 5w, 5lb 11
Total All out, 39.3 Overs 156
Full Batting Card

australia BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Lee 9 1 38 2
Johnson 7 1 27 1
Nannes 7 1 20 1
Watson 6 0 29 3
Hauritz 5 0 13 1
Hussey 2 0 6 1
Voges 3 0 18 0
White 0.3 0 0 1
Full Bowling Card