WI vs Australia 1st ODI: Mitchell Starc’s record five-wicket haul helps Aussies thump Windies by 133 runs

Australia’s stand-in captain Alex Carey scored a half-century and tempo bowler Mitchell Starc took 5 wickets as they beat West Indies by 133 runs in a rain-hit opening match of their one-day worldwide sequence in Barbados on Tuesday (July 20). Chasing a Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) adjusted 257 runs for victory after Australia scored 252-9 in 49 overs after three rain delays, the hosts suffered a collapse to fold for 123 with solely returning skipper Kieron Pollard (56) providing resistance.

Starc did many of the injury for the guests, who got here into the competition at Bridgetown after being hammered 4-1 of their T20 sequence, with an excellent 5/48 which included the wicket of Pollard who got here again into the aspect after a hamstring downside. It was Starc’s eighth five-wicket haul in ODI cricket which helped him surpass countrymate Glenn McGrath’s haul of seven five-wicket bursts

Josh Hazlewood additionally impressed with 3/11 from six overs because the guests took a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence. Carey, filling in for normal skipper Aaron Finch who aggravated a knee downside in final week’s fifth T20 between the groups, received the toss and elected to bat as Australia made a gradual begin at Bridgetown. Josh Philippe (39), Ben McDermott (28) and Mitchell Marsh (20) all acquired begins nevertheless it was the skipper who made essentially the most with 67 off 87 balls.

Along with Ashton Turner (49), he added 104 runs for the fifth wicket earlier than the crew capitulated, with West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh choosing up his maiden ODI five-wicket haul within the area of 16 balls.

“I thought the wicket might have played a bit different to what it did. But for us to adapt and put a score on the board, but then for the Powerplay to go the way it did for us was fantastic,” Carey mentioned.

“Ashton played a crucial role. I was probably cruising along a bit and he was getting on with it, he took the pressure off.”

Pollard mentioned he was impressed along with his bowlers regardless of the defeat. “Par score here is about 260-270. Being able to restrict them to about 250-odd I think was a fantastic effort by the bowlers,” Pollard mentioned.

“If I’m brutally honest I thought we gave away about 20-25 runs in the field with some freebies.”

(with Reuters inputs)


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