AUS vs WI 1st ODI: Australia’s thumping victory over West Indies.

Australia vs West Indies 1st ODI
Mitchell Starc celebrating after taking Lewis's wicket

AUS vs WI 1st ODI: After a high drama in the T20I’s between Australia and West Indies. It was now time for the ODI’s. West Indies are full of confidence and with momentum entering the ODIs. Whereas Australia looking to fight back in the longer format where they know they have their upper hand.

In the first ODI, Australia won the toss decided to bat first.

Playing 11:

Australia: Josh Phillipe, Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey (C), Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade (WK), Mitchell Starc, Wes Agar, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

West Indies: Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammad, Nichlos Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh Jr, Sheldon Cotrell, Akeal Hosein.

First Innings of AUS vs WI: Australia 252 , Hayden Walsh again Impressive.

Josh Phillipe and Ben McDermott were the openers for the visitors. Phillipe was playing confidently facing the majority of the deliveries and scoring the majority of the runs as well. It was 38 runs from 9 overs. In the last over of the powerplay, Phillipe took on Mohammad to take 12 runs from the over. Making the powerplay score of 50 runs without any loss. Ben was at 10 from 22 and Josh was at 39 from 39 deliveries at the end of the powerplay.

The 11th over was given to Akeal Hosein. He gave only 1 run and knocked over Josh Phillipe(39 runs from 42 balls), who was playing well. Mitchell Marsh came to the crease and played run-a-ball innings. In the 16th over, an appeal for caught behind on the leg side was made. Umpire gave it a not out which West Indies reviewed. Umpire had to overturn the decision and Mitchell Marsh(22 balls 20 runs) had to depart. Alzarri Joseph was the bowler to pick this wicket. Moises Henriques struggled and could not get going. He tries to sweep only to get caught at short-fine-leg in the over of Akeal Hosein.

In the 25th over Alex Carey swept a six and pulled a boundary to get his innings going. In the very next over, Alzarri Joseph got an outside edge of Ben McDermott(28 runs from 48 balls) and was caught in the slip. Jason Holder caught a good reflex catch. Australia was 114/4 at that moment.

Alex Carey and Ashton Turner’s partnership was a crucial one for Australia. They were playing run a ball. Alex Carey brought up his half-century with a six over long-off in the 40th over. Just after the 100 runs partnership Carey(67 runs off 87 balls) was bowled sweeping the ball of Hayden Walsh Jr’s over. skipper has certainly lead from the front. In the same over Turner(49 runs from 45 balls) found Evin Lewis at backward square leg region also sweeping the ball. Giving Hayden his 2nd wicket. Turner was just 1 run short of 50.

Mitchell Starc(8 runs from 7 balls) could not pick the wrong one from Hayden to give his catch at backward square leg. Matthew Wade’s(3 runs off 4 balls) dismissal was the same one as Starc’s. Instead, he was caught at mid-wicket to Hetmyer off Hayden. Hayden was on a hat-trick ball. Hayden would complete his 5 wicket haul in the last over of the match. Bowling a wide bowl to stepped out Wes Agar(9 runs from 6 balls) only being stumped from Pooran.

Hayden Walsh Jr. got a 5 wicket haul giving 33 runs. While Alzarri Joseph and Akeal Hosein took 2 wickets each.

2nd innings: West Indies were teared apart by Australian bowling attack.

On the very first Evin Lewis(0 of 1) was caught and bowled by Starc. It was a loose delivery trying to defend it. West Indies were given another shock. Starc’s inswinging delivery was through bat and pad of Mohammad(2 of 6 balls). They were 4/2 in 2.1 over. In the 4th over, It was a replay of the first wicket but Josh Hazlewood was the bowler. Hetmyer(11 runs of 12 balls) had to depart.

In the 5th over, Starc trapped Pooran(0 of 2 balls) LBW. While he reviewed it but of no use. Josh Hazlewood got Darren Bravo(2 runs from 9 balls) at the cover while driving the ball. Josh Hazlewood was as effective as he always is. They were 23/5 after 6 overs. Josh Hazelwood would get his 3rd wicket in the form of Jason Holder(0 of 4 balls). Adam Zampa caught him at fine-leg while pulling the ball.

Keiron Pollard was the only hope for the West Indies team. He was playing magnificently. Scoring runs quickly. Alzarri Joseph was also giving good support to him on the other end. Pollard got to his 50 in 42 balls. Mitchell Marsh came and bowled Joseph(33 balls 17 runs), who moved nowhere from the crease. It was salt on the wounds as Starc got Pollard’s(56 from 57 deliveries, 5(4) & 3(6)) outside edge to carry to the slips. Ashton Turner took a good low catch. Starc completed his 5 wicket haul at the last ball of his 6th over, Trapping Hosein(0 of 3 balls) LBW. Hayden Walsh(20 runs from 26 balls, 4(4)) departed after playing a cameo. Zampa found his outside edge to the keeper.

Starc got 5 for 48 from 8 overs. With 3 for Josh Hazlewood. 1 for Adam Zampa and Mitchell Marsh.

Mitchell Starc got the Man of The Match award for his 5 wickets.

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