Australia have loped to triumph in the first day global after a splendid new-ball show from Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood pulverized the West Indies in Barbados.
Destroyer in last week’s T20I series, Hayden Walsh Jr indeed charmed the meeting hitters in taking 5-12 from 16 balls in a smart demise bowling execution that limited the Aussies to 9-252, with new captain Alex Carey (67 off 87 balls) doing best with the bat.
Yet, Starc (figures 5-48) and Hazlewood (3-11) went out of control under lights at Kensington Oval, diminishing the hosts to 6-27 to adequately choose the game inside the initial eight overs of a run pursue that was moved to 49 overs (target 257) after a short downpour delay.
Just skipper Kieron Pollard, who struck 56 off 57 in his first game back from a hamstring injury that sidelined him from the whole T20 series, offered any obstruction as Australia steered the hosts for 123 to guarantee a 133-run win.
It checked West Indies’ third-biggest runs rout to Australia, and their greatest since 2008.
Missing the main part of their customary ODI top-request, Australia stammered through the initial verse of the game before Carey and Ashton Turner (49 off 45) revived the innings with a 104-represent the fifth wicket.
It was a promising beginning to Carey’s vocation as chief, with ordinary captain Aaron Finch sidelined with a knee objection, as he struck two sixes en route to an innings-high score subsequent to being raised to No.5.
Playing his first ODI in quite a while, Turner likewise intrigued in what was a troublesome errand after his side’s dull beginning and scored at better compared to a run-a-ball in spite of to a great extent racking his force game.
Starc’s dynamite evening was covered with the wicket of Pollard, edging to slip as he proceeded to guarantee his eighth ODI five-wicket take and his first since the 2019 World Cup.
The left-armer had prior hit with the absolute first conveyance of the innings, with Evin Lewis offering a basic return get, to proceed with his fantastic record at beginning of ODI innings; he has now guaranteed a wicket in the opening more than 19 times since the beginning of 2015, which is 10 a larger number of times than the following most (Lasith Malinga, nine first-over wickets).
He then, at that point conveyed a pearl of an inswinger that clean-bowled No.3 Jason Mohammed.