Result: Matthew Wade century steers Australia to victory over Pakistan in first ODI

Victoria captain Matthew Wade looks on during the Matador BBQs Cup match between Queensland and Victoria at North Sydney Oval on October 14, 2014
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Australia ease to a 92-run victory over Pakistan in their first ODI at the Gabba, thanks largely to a maiden century from Matthew Wade.

A maiden ODI century from Matthew Wade has helped Australia to a 92-run victory over Pakistan in their opening one-day international in Brisbane.

The hosts won the toss and elected to bat first at the Gabba, but they looked to be in trouble when only Travis Head made it past the 20-run mark to leave Australia 78-5.

However, Glenn Maxwell steadied the ship with 60 runs from just 56 balls, before Wade helped Australia build a strong lead with an unbeaten 100 from as many deliveries - bringing up the century on the final ball of the innings.

The tail struggled to provide much support once Maxwell had been dismissed, but the hosts did manage to last until the end of the 50 overs, setting Pakistan a target of 269 to win.

The tourists, fresh off a 3-0 Test series whitewash defeat, struggled to get any sort of chase going, with James Faulkner dismissing the top order on his way to a four-wicket haul.

Mohammad Azam provided the best resistance with 33 off 46 deliveries, but the run-rate meant that Australia's target was never under serious threat and Pakistan were eventually bowled all out for 176.

The second ODI will take place at the MCG on Sunday.

Glenn Maxwell of Australia bats against India at Manuka Oval on January 20, 2016
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