Warner's ton helps Australia sweep ODI series 3-0 against New Zealand

Published: December 9, 2016
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David Warner outscored the opposition in the third ODI. PHOTO: AFP

David Warner outscored the opposition in the third ODI. PHOTO: AFP

Steven Smith-led Australian side beat New Zealand by 117 runs in the third ODI on Friday to complete a 3-0 whitewash at Melbourne.

Australia, who opted to bat first, scored set a 265-run target courtesy opener David Warner’s 156 off 128 balls courtesy 13 boundaries and four maximums.

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For New Zealand, Trent Boult accounted for three batsmen, while Colin de Grandhomme and spinner Mitchell Santner bagged a brace each.

In their chase, New Zealand never looked set and kept losing wickets to end the innings on 147 in 36.1 overs. Martin Guptill top-scored for the visitors with 34 runs off 40 balls.

Mitchell Starc bagged three wickets for the Aussies while Pat Cummins, James Faulkner and Travis Head bagged two wickets a piece.

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