Cricket

Smith's record century helps Australia to 68-run win vs NZ

SYDNEY (AP) Steve Smith posted the highest score in a limited-overs international at the Sydney Cricket Ground and then took a stunning catch to help Australia to a 68-run win Sunday in the series-opener against New Zealand.

Smith scored 164 from 157 balls, including four sixes and 14 boundaries, before he was out late after skying a catch from Trent Boult to Colin Munro at mid-wicket. Australia, after losing a wicket in the first over and limping to 92-4 in the 21st over, added 101 in the last eight overs to reach 324-8.

Smith got a not out decision on an lbw appeal from Boult on 14, which the New Zealanders will regret not reviewing.

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