Australia thump West Indies by 133 runs in rain-hit opening ODI | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia’s stand-in captain Alex Carey scored a half-century and tempo bowler Mitchell Starc took 5 wickets as they beat West Indies by 133 runs in a rain-hit opening match of their one-day worldwide sequence in Barbados on Tuesday.
Chasing a Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) adjusted 257 runs for victory after Australia scored 252-9 in 49 overs after three rain delays, the hosts suffered a collapse to fold for 123 with solely returning skipper Kieron Pollard (56) providing resistance.
Starc did most of the injury for the guests, who got here into the competition at Bridgetown after being hammered 4-1 in their T20 sequence, with an excellent 5-48 which included the wicket of Pollard who got here again into the aspect after a hamstring downside.
Josh Hazlewood additionally impressed with 3-11 from six overs because the guests took a 1-0 lead in the three-match sequence.
Carey, filling in for normal skipper Aaron Finch who aggravated a knee downside in final week’s fifth Twenty20 between the groups, gained the toss and elected to bat as Australia made a gentle begin at Bridgetown.
Josh Philippe (39), Ben McDermott (28) and Mitchell Marsh (20) all bought begins however it was the skipper who made probably the most with 67 off 87 balls.
Along with Ashton Turner (49), he added 104 runs for the fifth wicket earlier than the crew capitulated, with West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh selecting up his maiden ODI 5-wicket haul in the house of 16 balls.
“I thought the wicket might have played a bit different to what it did. But for us to adapt and put a score on the board, but then for the Powerplay to go the way it did for us was fantastic,” Carey stated.
“Ashton played a crucial role. I was probably cruising along a bit and he was getting on with it, he took the pressure off.”
Pollard stated he was impressed together with his bowlers regardless of the defeat.
“Par score here is about 260-270. Being able to restrict them to about 250-odd I think was a fantastic effort by the bowlers,” Pollard stated.
“If I’m brutally honest I thought we gave away about 20-25 runs in the field with some freebies.”

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