Left-armer Mitchell Starc snared five wickets for 20 runs in the first ODI against West Indies on Friday © Getty Images
Perth: Feb 3, 2013
West Indies will aim to return to winning ways after losing the first ODI at Perth against Australia.
Australia on the other hand looked in control of the game.
In the first ODI against West Indies in Perth, the hosts beat the visitors by nine wickets.
Australia’s Mitchell Starc claimed five wickets as the West Indies were bundled out for just 70 on their way to an embarrassing defeat in the first One-Day International.
Australia made light of the feeble score — the West Indies’ third-lowest ODI total — romping to victory in just 9.2 overs for the loss of one wicket.
Left-armer Starc snared five wickets for 20 runs as the tourists imploded after winning the toss and electing to bat in the first game of the five-match series.
The tourists’ score was well short of Australia’s 91 against the West Indies at the same venue in 1987, the previous lowest total at the WACA Ground.
The home side put their opponents’ performance into context when they came out to bat, with Glenn Maxwell smashing 51 off 35 balls. Usman Khawaja, dropped before he scored, was unbeaten on eight.
Australia: Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Michael Clarke (c), George Bailey, Matthew Wade (wk), Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Clint McKay
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Devon Thomas (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Sunil Narine, Jason Holder, Kemar Roach
Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the second ODI between Australia and West Indies here