Australia in West Indies, 3 ODI Series, 2021

West Indies vs Australia - 1st ODI

Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Date & Time: 20 July 2021

West Indies 123/10

RR: 4.67 | Australia beat West Indies by 133 runs (D/L method)

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Evin Lewis c Mitchell Starc & b Mitchell Starcc Mitchell Starc & b Mitchell Starc0100
Shimron Hetmyer c Josh Hazlewood & b Josh Hazlewoodc Josh Hazlewood & b Josh Hazlewood111220
Jason Mohammed bowled Mitchell Starcbowled Mitchell Starc2600
Darren Bravo c Mitchell Marsh & b Josh Hazlewoodc Mitchell Marsh & b Josh Hazlewood2900
Nicholas Pooran lbw Mitchell Starclbw Mitchell Starc0200
Kieron Pollard c Ashton Turner & b Mitchell Starcc Ashton Turner & b Mitchell Starc565753
Jason Holder c Adam Zampa & b Josh Hazlewoodc Adam Zampa & b Josh Hazlewood0400
Alzarri Joseph bowled Mitchell Marshbowled Mitchell Marsh173311
Hayden Walsh c Alex Carey (C) (W) & b Adam Zampac Alex Carey (C) (W) & b Adam Zampa202640
Akeal Hosein lbw Mitchell Starclbw Mitchell Starc0300
Sheldon Cottrell not out not out 4600
Extras 11 (b 0, lb 3, w 7, nb 1)
Total 123 (10 Wkts, 26.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
0-1 (Evin Lewis,0.1), 4-2 (Jason Mohammed,2.1), 18-3 (Shimron Hetmyer,3.5), 19-4 (Nicholas Pooran,4.4), 23-5 (Darren Bravo,6), 27-6 (Jason Holder,7.4), 95-7 (Alzarri Joseph,19), 98-8 (Kieron Pollard,21.3), 98-9 (Akeal Hosein,22), 123-10 (Hayden Walsh,26.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mitchell Starc8 1 48 5 6.00
Josh Hazlewood6 1 11 3 1.83
Adam Zampa3.2 0 39 1 12.19
Wes Agar6 1 15 0 2.50
Mitchell Marsh3 0 7 1 2.33
Ben McDermott0 0 0 0 0
Josh Philippe0 0 0 0 0
Moises Henriques0 0 0 0 0
Alex Carey 0 0 0 0 0
Ashton Turner0 0 0 0 0
Matthew Wade0 0 0 0 0

Right then! That is all we have from this game. Australia and West Indies will face off once again in the second ODI. It is on 22nd July at 1430 Local (1830 GMT). So do join us for that. Till then, take care and goodbye!

Alex Carey, the Australian skipper, says that it was a special win for everyone. Adds that the 3 debutants performed very well. Says that they put on a competitive score and Ashton played a very crucial role. About his pace duo, says that when Starc and Hazlewood get going, it is very tough to play them. 

Kieron Pollard, the West Indies skipper, says that they bowled quite well and it was a fantastic effort by the bowlers. About the batting, he says that he wants the guys to fight and let the bowlers work hard for their wicket. Adds that they didn't show that kind of fight and they have to find a way to deal with the new ball. Says that he wants to score against Australia and he is working hard to understand his strengths.

Mitchell Starc is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH, says that it was a special day as they had 3 debutants and Carey was captaining for the first time. Adds that they did really well in the Powerplay and it was a team performance. Says that he doesn't change too much when he plays white-ball cricket because his role is quite similar in T20Is and ODIs. Praises Carey for the way he batted and says that he was very calm.

Earlier in the game, Windies bowled quite well to restrict Australia to 252 in a rain-hit innings. Walsh was the destructor-in-chief as he took his first 5-wicket haul. While Joseph and Hosein took two each. For the visitors, their new skipper, Carey played a handy knock of 67 and was well supported by Turner in the middle overs.

The Aussies were ruthless with the ball. Starc took a wicket of the very first ball to set the tone. Then, the Starc - Hazlewood duo took 3 wickets each to rock the Windies' top order and had them at 27 for 6. There was some resistance offered by Joseph and Pollard with the skipper getting to his fifty, but Marsh took the wicket of Joseph to end that. Then, Starc came back for his second spell and got rid of Pollard and got to his 5-fer with the wicket of Hosein. The batting from West Indies was very poor, they lacked application and could not deal with the two-paced nature of the pitch. There were too many soft dismissals too. No one other than Pollard and Joseph, for a brief while, looked comfortable out there and they will be very disappointed with the way they batted.

A brilliant performance by the Aussies and they have outclassed West Indies. Their bowling was superb and made a decent score look like a mammoth one.

26.2
0
Adam Zampa to Hayden Walsh, OUT! CAUGHT! Adam Zampa gets the last wicket. Googly from him to dismiss Hayden Walsh. Tossed up on off. Walsh tried to defend by getting forward. Got an outside edge and Alex Carey took the catch on the second attempt. The Australians are delighted. This has been a comprehensive victory for Australia as they completely outplayed the hosts. Australia win by 133 runs (DLS method)!
26.1
1
Adam Zampa to Sheldon Cottrell, Flatter ball, on stumps. Turned towards square leg.

The players will have Drinks! The writing is on the wall and it is only a matter of time before Australia win this. Can Adam Zampa provide them with the last wicket? We will find out soon.

25.6
4
Mitchell Starc to Hayden Walsh, FOUR! Smashed! What a shot that is by Walsh! Full ball, on middle. Walsh gets under it and hammers the ball over mid on for a boundary.
25.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Hayden Walsh, Shorter ball, on off. Walsh sways away from it.
25.4
4
Mitchell Starc to Hayden Walsh, FOUR! Length ball, on the pads. Walsh gets a tickle on it and the ball runs past the keeper, to the fence.
25.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Hayden Walsh, A typical fast bowler's reply from Mitchell Starc. Short ball, on leg. Hayden Walsh ducks under it.
25.2
4
Mitchell Starc to Hayden Walsh, FOUR! Smashed! Full ball, on off. Walsh smacks it over cover for a boundary.
25.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Sheldon Cottrell, Yorker, on off. Pushed past cover for one.
24.6
0
Wes Agar to Hayden Walsh, A defensive push to point to end the over.
24.5
0
Wes Agar to Hayden Walsh, Short of a length, outside off. Walsh leaves this too.
24.4
0
Wes Agar to Hayden Walsh, Back of a length, outside off. Left alone now.
24.3
1
Wes Agar to Sheldon Cottrell, Shorter ball, outside off. Pulled down to long on for one.
24.3
0
Wes Agar to Sheldon Cottrell, That must have slipped out of the hands. A high full toss, down the leg side. No ball called and a Free Hit to follow.
24.2
1
Wes Agar to Hayden Walsh, Good length ball, outside off. Walsh runs it down to third man for one.
24.1
2
Wes Agar to Hayden Walsh, Full ball, on the pads. Walsh pushes it past mid on for a couple.
23.6
0
Mitchell Starc to Sheldon Cottrell, Full and wide, outside off. Sheldon Cottrell leaves it alone.
23.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Hayden Walsh, Short ball, around shoulder high. He ducks under it late. Gets a glove on it and the ball goes up in the air and falls just wide of the point fielder.
23.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Hayden Walsh, Short ball, Hayden Walsh ducks under it nicely.
23.3
4
Mitchell Starc to Hayden Walsh, FOUR! Full and wide. He crashes it hard towards covers for a boundary.
23.2
0
Mitchell Starc to Hayden Walsh, Yorker! Digs it out well does Hayden Walsh .
23.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Sheldon Cottrell, Good length ball, on middle. Sheldon Cottrell guides this to third man for one.
22.6
0
Wes Agar to Hayden Walsh, Short of a length ball around middle, Blocked by Hayden Walsh .
22.5
0
Wes Agar to Hayden Walsh, Short ball across off, left alone.
22.4
0
Wes Agar to Hayden Walsh, Swing and a Miss! Full ball, outside off. Hayden Walsh looks to loft it over mid off, but misses.
22.3
0
Wes Agar to Hayden Walsh, Good length ball, around leg stump. And he gets hit high on the pads.
22.2
0
Wes Agar to Hayden Walsh, Good length ball outside off. He leaves it alone.

Sheldon Cottrell is the last man in.

22.1
0
Wes Agar to Hayden Walsh, Back of a length, outside off. Left alone.
21.6
0
Mitchell Starc to Akeal Hosein, OUT! Three reds and gone! Full ball, on middle. Akeal Hosein looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The umpire raises his finger and rightly so!
21.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Akeal Hosein, Fuller ball, on off. Blocked out.
21.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Akeal Hosein, Fuller ball, outside off. Akeal Hosein looks to defend but is beaten. There is an appeal for caught behind but it is not given.

Akeal Hosein walks out to bat.

21.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Kieron Pollard, OUT! CAUGHT! Edged and Gone! And finally, Australia get rid of the BIG MAN! Good bowling change this from Alex Carey. Starc comes into the attack and provides the team with the breakthrough straightaway. It is a length ball, around off stump. The ball just goes on with the angle, and Pollard pokes at it. The ball takes the outside edge straight to Ashton Turner at first slip, who does not make any mistake. And this should be curtains for West Indies. Starc has been quite exceptional with the bowl today.
21.2
0
Mitchell Starc to Kieron Pollard, Length ball, around off. Pushed towards the cover fielder.
21.1
0
Mitchell Starc to Kieron Pollard, Full ball, on pads. Pollard tickles it towards fine leg. Does not take the single.

Mitchell Starc (5-0-29-3) comes back on.

20.6
0
Mitchell Marsh to Hayden Walsh, Good length ball, outside off. Hayden Walsh lets it through to the keeper.
20.6
0
Mitchell Marsh to Hayden Walsh, WIDE! Down the leg side. Hayden Walsh leaves it alone,
20.5
0
Mitchell Marsh to Hayden Walsh, Full ball, outside off. Hayden Walsh shoulders arms to this one.
20.4
1
Mitchell Marsh to Kieron Pollard, Length ball, on pads. Pollard whips it towards square leg for one. There were shouts of "Catch it". But it went on the bounce to the fielder.
20.3
0
Mitchell Marsh to Kieron Pollard, Good length ball, Blocked solidly by Pollard.
20.2
0
Mitchell Marsh to Kieron Pollard, Short of a length ball, outside off. Pollard cuts it straight to short third man.