The Australian women's cricket team opened its one-day international campaign against India with a comfortable 101-run win in Canberra, buoyed by career-high knocks from Alex Blackwell and Ellyse Perry.
Out to avenge their Twenty20 series loss, the Southern Stars set a tough target of 277 in the first of three games at Manuka Oval on Tuesday before bowling the tourists out for 175 in 47 overs.
Blackwell led the way with 114 runs off just 112 balls, including a dozen boundaries, while Perry added 90 and took an impressive four wickets.
It was veteran Blackwell's third one-day international century and her highest score since 2008, when she finished 106 not out against India at the same ground.
Perry also equalled her career best of 90 not out, set in 2014, taking her tally of half-centuries to eight in nine matches.
The dual international was also Australia's leading wicket taker with 4-45 from 10 overs.
The Stars chose to bat after winning the toss and opener Nicole Bolton (one) fell early, leaving Australia 1-24 in the third over.
But skipper Meg Lanning quickly took charge, smashing 43 off 46 balls before being caught behind.
Blackwell and Perry combined for a 180-run partnership, before Blackwell sent the ball into the wicketkeeper's gloves with just four overs to go.
Her dismissal was soon followed by that of debutant Grace Harris (two) and Perry, who was bowled cleanly by Shikha Pandey.
Jessica Jonassen (eight) was run out off the last ball, leaving Alyssa Healy on 14 not out.
Harmanpreet Kaur top scored for India with 42 off 72 balls, while Pandey was best with the ball with 3-32.
The victory firms Australia's place on top the ICC's women's one-day championship, ahead of their remaining two matches in Hobart on Friday and Sunday.
M LANNING c Verma b Pandey 43
N BOLTON c Raj b Goswami 1
E PERRY b Pandey 90
A BLACKWELL c Verma b Gayakwad 114
G HARRIS c Rana b Pandey 2
J JONASSEN run out (Goswami) 8
A HEALY not out 14
Sundries (1b, 2w, 1nb) 4
Total (6 wkts - 50 overs) 276
Fall of wickets: 24 (Bolton), 63 (Lanning), 243 (Blackwell), 254 (Harris), 254 (Perry), 276 (Jonassen)
Bowling: J Goswami 10-0-55-1, N Niranjana 7-0-49-0 (1nb), S Pandey 10-2-32-3 (1w), R Gayakwad 10-1-48-1, S Rana 9-0-60-0, H Kaur 4-0-31-0 (1w)
P RAUT c Lanning b Perry 10
T KAMINI run out (Perry) 10
M RAJ lbw b Jonassen 23
H KAUR b Perry 42
V KRISHNAMURTHY run out (Schutt) 6
S PANDEY c Harris b Perry 13
J GOSWAMI c Blackwell b Perry 25
N NIRANJANA run out (Lanning) 12
S RANA c Healy b Harris 12
S VERMA c Lanning b Schutt 3
R GAYAKWAD not out 0
Sundries (4b, 1lb, 12w, 2nb) 19
Total (all out - 46.5 overs) 175
Fall of wickets:: 23 (Kamini), 27 (Raut), 69 (Raj), 85 (Krishnamurthy), 110 (Kaur), 116 (Pandey), 148 (Niranjana), 153 (Goswami), 173 (Rana), 175 (Verma)
Bowling: E Perry 10-0-45-4 (2w 1nb), H Ferling 6-1-11-0 (1w), M Schutt 4.5-1-15-1 (2w), R Farrell 6-0-29-0 (1w), K Beams 10-0-35-0 (1w 1nb), J Jonassen 7-0-22-1 (1w), G Harris 3-0-13-1 (2w)
Result: Australia won by 101 runs
Player of the Match: Alex Blackwell.