BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 13: Matthew Wade of Australia celebrates scoring a century during game one of the One Day International series between Australia and Pakistan at The Gabba on January 13, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Matthew Wade scored his maiden ODI century last night, as Australia continued its good form over Pakistan with a 92-run win at the Gabba on Friday night.

Wade saved Australia's blushes during the first one-day international, after a poor start from the home side's top order.

Australia lost David Warner and Steve Smith in consecutive balls in the fifth over, before Mitch Marsh and Chris Lynn also fell cheaply, leaving Australia at 4-67 and then 5-78, after opener Travis Head fell for a run-a-ball 39.

Victorian teammates Glen Maxwell and Matthew Wade then got the Aussies back on track, with a vital 82-run partnership, before Maxwell was dismissed for 60 from 56 balls.

Australia's bowler James Faulkner (2nd R) celebrates the wicket of Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez during the one-day international cricket match between Pakistan and Australia in Brisbane on January 13, 2017. PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images

James Faulkner (five), Pat Cummins (15) and Mitchell Starc (10) then provided just enough foil for Wade to reach three figures for the first time in an ODI with the final ball of the innings, as Australia reached an unlikely and very competitive score of 9-268.

In reply, Faulkner picked up four wickets as Pakistan was dismissed for just 176 off 42.4 overs.

Pat Cummins picked up three wickets, as Starc finished with two and Mitch Marsh claimed one.

The second match is at the MCG on Sunday.