Australia have gained the primary ODI towards the West Indies to take an early lead of 1-0 within the three-match sequence. The hosts are taking part in with out the likes of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell who all have been a part of the World Cup-winning squad in November in India. However even then, below the management of Steve Smith, the Aussies put up a very good present going previous the West Indies aspect within the sequence opener.
After opting to bowl first, the debutant Xavier Bartlett struck within the second over of the innings castling Justin Greaves with a peach. He additionally despatched again different opener Alick Athanaze and the skipper Shai Hope in his first spell whereas Kavem Hodge additionally returned cheaply to depart the Windies reeling at 59/4 within the sixteenth over.
Nevertheless, the preventing angle from the Caribbean batters Keacy Carty and Roston Chase got here to the fore as they added 108 runs for the fifth wicket. Each batters scored half-centuries smashing 88 and 59 runs respectively however obtained out at a really improper time for the aspect. West Indies have been bundled out for simply 231 runs within the forty ninth over as Bartlett ended with figures of 4/17 whereas the opposite debutant Lance Morris did not decide up a single wicket.
West Indies began the defence of the meagre whole properly with Matthew Forde dismissing World Cup hero Travis Head. However Josh Inglis performed a whirlwind knock going after the opposition bowling assault. He scored a quickfire 65 off simply 43 balls earlier than Gudakesh Motie obtained the higher of him. Nevertheless, his innings dashed the West Indian hopes massively because it allowed the duo of Cameron Inexperienced and Steve Smith to bat comfortably with out stress of asking fee.
Each batters remained unbeaten of their 70s as Australia reached house within the thirty ninth over of the innings to take a 1-0 lead within the sequence.