West Indies vs Australia 1st ODI| WI vs AUS 1st ODI: Starc and Hazlewood’s havoc, West Indies team piled on runs, lost match, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlwood rattle West Indies batting order as Australia win first ODI
Josh Hazlewood shines in WI vs AUS 1st ODI  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- West Indies vs Australia 1st ODI Match
- Australia’s big win in the first match played in Bridgetown
- Alex Carey dominated the batting, Starc and Hazlewood had a blast in the bowling
bridgetown: Mitchell Starc (5 wickets) and Josh Hazlewood (3 wickets) helped Australia register a massive win over the West Indies in the first ODI. Australia beat West Indies by a huge margin of 133 runs on the basis of Duckworth-Lewis method. Due to rain, this match was played in 49 overs per innings. Australia scored 252/9 in 49 overs, but West Indies got the revised target of 257 runs in 49 overs. Chasing this, the hosts were bundled out for 123 runs in 26.2 overs. Now the second match of the series between the two teams will be played on Friday.
Chasing the target of 257 runs, the West Indies batsmen were very disappointed. 6 wickets of the hosts were all out for just 27 runs. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood together destroyed the top order of West Indies. Mitchell Starc gave a shock to the hosts by catching Evin Lewis on the very first ball of the innings. Then on the first ball of the third over, Starc gave a second blow to West Indies by clean bowling to Jason Mohammed (2).
Hazlewood gave the third blow to the Caribbean team by catching Shimron Hetmyer (11) on his own ball. Starc did not even allow Nicholas Pooran to open the account and gave the fourth blow to the hosts by lbw out. Hazlewood then gave the fifth blow to the Windies by getting Darren Bravo (2) caught by Marsh. Then Hazlewood did not allow Jason Holder to open the account and dropped the sixth wicket of West Indies by getting caught by Jampa.
Pollard saved shame
Amidst the havoc of Starc and Hazlewood, it seemed that the West Indies team would be all out within 50 runs. Then captain Kieron Pollard (56) tried to handle the innings. He shared a 68-run partnership for the seventh wicket with Alzarri Joseph (17) to save the Windies from an embarrassing defeat. Mitchell Marsh broke the partnership by bowling Joseph.
When West Indies’ score reached 98, Starc gave double blows to the hosts. He got Kieron Pollard caught at the hands of Turner and did not allow Akil Hossain to open the account and lbw out. After this, the Windies innings came to an end with the dismissal of Hayden Walsh (20). He was stumped by Zampa.
Mitchell Starc took the maximum 5 wickets for Australia. Josh Hazlewood got three wickets. One wicket came in the account of Adam Zampa and Mitchell Marsh. This defeat was also embarrassing for West Indies as only four of their batsmen could score double numbers. Three batsmen could not even open the account.
Carey played the captaincy innings
Earlier, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. Josh Phillips (39) and Ben McDermott (28) gave the team a strong start with a partnership of 51 runs. Hussain broke this partnership by bowling Philip. Then Joseph gave a second blow to the visiting team by getting Mitchell Marsh (20) caught by Pooran. Hossain gave Australia the third blow by getting Moises Henriques (7) caught at the hands of Joseph. Joseph made Ben McDermott his second victim.
From here, Alex Carey (67) and Ashton Turner (49) shared a 104-run partnership for the fifth wicket to take the Kangaroo team past 200 runs. Carey played a captaincy innings of 67 runs in 87 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. Turner scored 49 runs in 45 balls with the help of two fours and as many sixes. Hayden Walsh stopped the West Indies team from making a big score. He took five wickets. Walsh clean bowled Carey. Then Turner was caught out at the hands of Lewis.
Walsh then got Mitchell Starc (8) caught out by Hussain. Then made Matthew Wade his fourth victim and stumped Wes Agar (9) and took his fifth wicket. Hayden Walsh took five wickets for 39 runs in 10 overs for West Indies. Akil Hossain and Alzarri Joseph got two wickets each.
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