Glenn Maxwell hits 122 as Australia rout India in Adelaide
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|World Cup warm-up match, Adelaide|
|Australia 371 (48.2 overs) beat India 265 (45.1 overs) by 106 runs|
Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell fired 122 from just 57 balls as his team thrashed India by 106 runs in a World Cup warm-up match in Adelaide.
David Warner struck 104 with 14 fours and two sixes and then Maxwell fired 11 fours and eight sixes in 371 all out.
He dispatched India seamer Umesh Yadav for three successive sixes before retiring at the end of the 45th over.
In reply Ajinkya Rahane made 66 and Ambati Rayudu hit four sixes in his 53, but India were dismissed for 265.
Paceman Pat Cummins, one of nine bowlers used by the hosts, claimed 3-30 as India were all out from the first ball of the 46th over.
It continues an impressive run for the world number one ranked Australians, who had won their previous seven completed one-day internationals prior to this unofficial contest, including the recent triangular series with India and England.
They meet England in their opening World Cup match at the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground on 14 February and England batsman James Taylor said: "They don't come much bigger than that.
"It's on every cricketer's bucket list to play in front of 90,000 against Australia at the MCG in a World Cup. What a challenge … even though a few of the crowd may be abusing us."