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Australia vs West Indies WI in AUS, 3 ODIs, 2024

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1st ODI, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, 02 Feb, 2024

West Indies

WI

231/10

(48.4) overs

Australia

AUS

232/2

(38.3) overs

Australia beat West Indies by 8 wickets

Player Of The Match

Xavier Bartlett,
Australia
Australia
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West Indies

Commentary

That is all from this match. These two meet again in two days, on the 4th of this month at 9 am IST (3.30 am GMT). Can West Indies square things up or Australia will seal the series? Join us early for the coverage to find out. From here, it is goodbye.

Xavier Bartlett wins the PLAYER OF THE MATCH AWARD. He says he is very pleased to begin this way and to end it up with a win. States it was good to come in with confidence and it is an amazing feeling. Adds, it has been an incredible experience and he enjoyed it. Shares it is surreal to play under Steven Smith.

In reply, Josh Inglis gave a blistering start as he scored a quick fire fifty. He fell but the game was half-way towards the hosts. Then the winning partnership came in with Cameron Green and Steven Smith as both knocked it around and scored respective fifties to win convincingly. West Indies could have batted well. They even had enough runs to take the game deep but were short of experience in both departments.

A one-sided affair in the end and Australia go 1-0 up in the three-match series. After opting to bowl first, the hosts started well as the speedster Xavier Bartlett took three wickets in his first spell. Australia were looking strong but the middle phase wasn't as expected as the fielding got a bit loose and they allowed a stand to build. Keacy Carty and Roston Chase added more than 100. Both scored fifty and looked all set for a score above 250 but once Chase fell, West Indies lost confidence and the runs were hard to buy then. Keacy Carty fell and eventually they ended with a par score.

38.34

FOUR! Cut away and there are the winning runs! It is Steven Smith who does it. Shorter and outside off, he plays it past point and this one races away to the fence.

38.20

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

38.10

On the stumps, blocked.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 228/2

C Green77 (104)

S Smith75 (76)

R Chase6-0-31-0

37.60

On the pads, this is nudged around the corner for one.

37.50

On the stumps, kept out.

37.40

On off, this is pushed towards mid on.

37.32

Two! On the pads, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

37.21

Another single as this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

37.10

Around off, Steven Smith pushes it to covers,

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 225/2

S Smith74 (74)

C Green75 (100)

H Walsh7-0-37-0

36.61

Shortish and on off, Steven Smith pushes it past cover for one.

36.51

Another one as this is guided through point.

36.40

On middle, thi is worked to mid-wicket.

36.30

Around off, this is pushed towards cover.

36.21

Fuller and on off, Steven Smith pushes it down to long off for one.

36.11

Shortish and around off, this is pushed past cover for one.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 221/2

S Smith72 (72)

C Green73 (96)

R Chase5-0-28-0

35.62

On middle, this is swept through square leg for two more.

35.53

Three! Shorter and outside off, Cameron Green guides it past point. Three taken.

35.40

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

35.30

Around off, defended.

35.31wd

WIDE! Down the leg side. Wided.

35.20

On off, this is pushed to cover.

35.10

Around off, blocked.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 215/2

S Smith70 (71)

C Green70 (91)

H Walsh6-0-33-0

34.64

FOUR! Cut away! Shorter and outside off, Steven Smith plays it past point for a boundary.

34.51

Outside off, this is guided past point for one.

34.41

On middle, this is nudged towards mid-wicket for one more.

34.31

On the stumps, this is flicked through square leg for one.

Commentary

We are back. The players are out in the middle. Travis Head and Josh Inglis to open for Australia. Matthew Forde to start with the ball.

...THE CHASE...

Australia will back themselves to chase this down. The wicket is really good and they have quality in their line-up. Windies on the other hand, need wickets and at regular intervals if they are to stay in the game or the hosts can just cruise to this target? Join us back for the reply in a bit.

An excellent bowling performance comes to an end by the Aussies. It was Xavier Bartlett who began things brilliantly by taking three in no time. Courtesy him, the Windies were in big trouble at around 60 for 4. The visitors though then fought back as Chase and Keacy Carty put up a really good partnership. Both scored half tons and then, Windies looked all set to reach the 250-run mark at least. However, once Chase fell, Keacy Carty also departed quickly and the lower order struggled to score runs. The Aussie bowlers came back strongly towards the end. Sean Abbott and Cameron Green gave really good support to Xavier Bartlett as they picked up two each. Steven Smith will be very satisfied as of now.

48.4W

OUT! TAKEN! That is a really good catch by Marnus Labuschagne! He redeems himself for a missing a run out on the last delivery. This is short and on middle, Hayden Walsh steps out and pulls it hard towards deep mid-wicket. Marnus Labuschagne runs to his right and takes it with a slide. West Indies HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 231!

48.31

Marnus Labuschagne fails to pick it up. Oshane Thomas was gone. On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket who is quite close. Marnus Labuschagne runs in and looks to pick it up but fails to do so.

48.20

A yorker outside off, Oshane Thomas looks to jam it out but misses.

48.11

Hayden Walsh takes one! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one. Not sure why this run was taken.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 229/9

H Walsh19 (33)

O Thomas1 (3)

X Bartlett9-1-17-4

47.61

Retains strike! Shorter and around off, Hayden Walsh guides it through point for one.

47.61wd

WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side. Wided.

47.50

Around off, Hayden Walsh pushes it to covers.

47.41

He gets off strike! Around off, on a length, Oshane Thomas looks to push at it but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

47.30

Fuller and on off, Oshane is happy to push it to cover.

47.20

Bowls it on a length and on the body, Oshane Thomas looks to defend but misses to get hit on it.

47.1W

OUT! TAKEN! Xavier Bartlett has 4. This is banged in short and on middle, Gudakesh Motie looks to flat-bat it over the mid off fielder but it goes off the splice and it is taken by the cover fielder. He has five balls in this over to get a fifer. Also, he has the last batter in front of him.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 226/8

G Motie3 (4)

H Walsh18 (31)

S Abbott9-0-40-1

46.61

Bangs it short and on middle, this is pulled down to long on for one.

46.50

A slower short ball outside off. Gudakesh Motie looks to pull but misses.

46.51wd

WIDE! Way too short. Wided again.

46.42

How is Gudakesh Motie still out there. Shorter and outside off, this is slapped towards deep cover. The fielder runs to his left. Travis Head it is but he fumbles. They go for the second. Motie takes off for the third but is sent back. The throw is towards the keeper who collects it ahead of the stump. He turns and looks to underarm it from close range onto the stumps at his end but misses.

46.30

Back of a length and on middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

46.2W

OUT! TAKEN THIS TIME! Aaron Hardie makes no mistake. A short one on middle, Matthew Forde looks to pull, this goes more off the top edge towards deep mid-wicket. Aaron Hardie settles under it and takes it. Matthew Forde was going along well. Good wicket for the Aussies.

46.11

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled towards deep mid-wicket for one.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 221/7

M Forde19 (20)

H Walsh17 (30)

L Morris10-2-59-0

45.60

Dot to end but a productive over for the Windies. Around off, this si guided to point. End of Lance Morris for this game. Not the best od days for him.

45.54

FOUR! He climbs onto that one! This is short and on middle, Matthew Forde picks the length early and pulls it through mid-wicket. This races away.

45.42

A slower short ball on middle, Matthew Forde is through the pull, it goes more off the toe-end over mid-wicket for two.

45.31

On the bounce! Shorter and on middle, Hayden Walsh pulls, it goes more off the splice towards deep square leg for one.

45.21

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled down to long on for one.

45.10

Angled into middle, Matthew Forde works it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 213/7

M Forde12 (15)

H Walsh16 (29)

A Zampa10-0-56-1

44.61

Full and on off, this is hit to long off for a single.

44.56

SIX! All the way! Much needed and a welcome boundary! This is full and outside off. Forde thumps it down to long off for a biggie. He could play a key cameo here.

Australia
West Indies
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
T Head

c S Hope b M Forde

4 5 1 0 80
J Inglis

c A Athanaze b G Motie

65 43 10 1 151.16
C Green

not out

77 104 4 2 74.03
S Smith

not out

79 79 8 0 100
Extras

(b 0,lb 1,w 6,nb 0,Penalty 0)

7
Total 38.3 (RR: 6.03)
232/2

Did not bat: M Labuschagne, M Short, A Hardie, S Abbott, X Bartlett, L Morris, A Zampa

Fall of wickets:

(T Head, 0.5 ov) (J Inglis, 11.3 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
M Forde
4 0 37 1 9.25
O Thomas
5 0 40 0 8.00
G Motie
10 0 58 1 5.80
R Shepherd
4 0 14 0 3.50
H Walsh
7.3 0 41 0 5.46
R Chase
6 0 31 0 5.16
K Hodge
2 0 10 0 5.00
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
A Athanaze

c J Inglis b X Bartlett

5 11 1 0 45.45
J Greaves

b X Bartlett

1 5 0 0 20
K Carty

run out (S Abbott)

88 108 6 2 81.48
S Hope

c M Short b X Bartlett

12 17 1 0 70.58
K Hodge

c sub M Harvey b C Green

11 18 1 0 61.11
R Chase

b A Zampa

59 67 7 0 88.05
H Walsh

c M Labuschagne b S Abbott

20 35 0 0 57.14
R Shepherd

lbw b C Green

0 1 0 0 0
M Forde

c A Hardie b S Abbott

19 21 1 1 90.47
G Motie

c M Labuschagne b X Bartlett

3 5 0 0 60
O Thomas

not out

2 5 0 0 40
Extras

(b 0,lb 5,w 5,nb 1,Penalty 0)

11
Total 48.4 (RR: 4.75)
231/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(J Greaves, 1.3 ov) (A Athanaze, 4 ov) (S Hope, 9.5 ov) (K Hodge, 15.2 ov) (R Chase, 36.3 ov) (K Carty, 41 ov) (R Shepherd, 41.2 ov) (M Forde, 46.2 ov) (G Motie, 47.1 ov) (H Walsh, 48.4 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
L Morris
10 2 59 0 5.90
X Bartlett
9 1 17 4 1.88
S Abbott
9.4 0 42 2 4.34
C Green
8 0 40 2 5.00
A Zampa
10 0 56 1 5.60
M Short
2 0 12 0 6.00
Australia
West Indies

Commentary

That is all from this match. These two meet again in two days, on the 4th of this month at 9 am IST (3.30 am GMT). Can West Indies square things up or Australia will seal the series? Join us early for the coverage to find out. From here, it is goodbye.

Xavier Bartlett wins the PLAYER OF THE MATCH AWARD. He says he is very pleased to begin this way and to end it up with a win. States it was good to come in with confidence and it is an amazing feeling. Adds, it has been an incredible experience and he enjoyed it. Shares it is surreal to play under Steven Smith.

In reply, Josh Inglis gave a blistering start as he scored a quick fire fifty. He fell but the game was half-way towards the hosts. Then the winning partnership came in with Cameron Green and Steven Smith as both knocked it around and scored respective fifties to win convincingly. West Indies could have batted well. They even had enough runs to take the game deep but were short of experience in both departments.

A one-sided affair in the end and Australia go 1-0 up in the three-match series. After opting to bowl first, the hosts started well as the speedster Xavier Bartlett took three wickets in his first spell. Australia were looking strong but the middle phase wasn't as expected as the fielding got a bit loose and they allowed a stand to build. Keacy Carty and Roston Chase added more than 100. Both scored fifty and looked all set for a score above 250 but once Chase fell, West Indies lost confidence and the runs were hard to buy then. Keacy Carty fell and eventually they ended with a par score.

38.34

FOUR! Cut away and there are the winning runs! It is Steven Smith who does it. Shorter and outside off, he plays it past point and this one races away to the fence.

38.20

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

38.10

On the stumps, blocked.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 228/2

C Green77 (104)

S Smith75 (76)

R Chase6-0-31-0

37.60

On the pads, this is nudged around the corner for one.

37.50

On the stumps, kept out.

37.40

On off, this is pushed towards mid on.

37.32

Two! On the pads, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

37.21

Another single as this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

37.10

Around off, Steven Smith pushes it to covers,

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 225/2

S Smith74 (74)

C Green75 (100)

H Walsh7-0-37-0

36.61

Shortish and on off, Steven Smith pushes it past cover for one.

36.51

Another one as this is guided through point.

36.40

On middle, thi is worked to mid-wicket.

36.30

Around off, this is pushed towards cover.

36.21

Fuller and on off, Steven Smith pushes it down to long off for one.

36.11

Shortish and around off, this is pushed past cover for one.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 221/2

S Smith72 (72)

C Green73 (96)

R Chase5-0-28-0

35.62

On middle, this is swept through square leg for two more.

35.53

Three! Shorter and outside off, Cameron Green guides it past point. Three taken.

35.40

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

35.30

Around off, defended.

35.31wd

WIDE! Down the leg side. Wided.

35.20

On off, this is pushed to cover.

35.10

Around off, blocked.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 215/2

S Smith70 (71)

C Green70 (91)

H Walsh6-0-33-0

34.64

FOUR! Cut away! Shorter and outside off, Steven Smith plays it past point for a boundary.

34.51

Outside off, this is guided past point for one.

34.41

On middle, this is nudged towards mid-wicket for one more.

34.31

On the stumps, this is flicked through square leg for one.

34.20

On middle, defended well.

34.10

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 208/2

C Green68 (87)

S Smith65 (69)

G Motie10-0-58-1

33.61

A single as this is eased down to long on.

33.50

On middle, this is blocked.

33.44

FOUR! Cut away! Shorter and outside off, this is guided past point and it races away to the fence.

33.30

Around off, kept out.

33.20

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.

33.10

Around off, Green defends.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 203/2

S Smith65 (69)

C Green63 (81)

K Hodge2-0-10-0

32.62

On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

32.51

On the shorter side, this is pushed through covers for one.

32.41

On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

32.31

Around off, this is pushed through covers for another single.

32.21

Fullish again and on off, this is eased down to long off for another one.

32.11

Around off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 196/2

S Smith61 (66)

C Green60 (78)

G Motie9-0-53-1

31.60

Around off, defended.

31.54

FOUR! Cut away! Shorter and outside off, Steven Smith stays back and guides it past point. This one races away to the fence.

31.41

Angled into the pads, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

31.31

Shorter and around off, this is punched through covers for one.

31.31wd

WIDE! Down the leg side. Wided.

31.21

Outside off, shortish, this is guided past point for one.

31.10

On off, blocked.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 188/2

C Green58 (75)

S Smith56 (63)

K Hodge1-0-3-0

30.61

Outside off, this is guided through point for one.

30.50

Around off, Cameron Green gets right behind the ball and blocks it.

30.41

This is pushed past cover for one.

30.30

On off, kept out well.

30.21

Around off, this is pushed through covers for one.

30.10

Around off, on a length, defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 185/2

S Smith55 (61)

C Green56 (71)

G Motie8-0-45-1

29.60

Flatter and around off, Smith defends on the front foot.

29.51

Tossed up on middle, this is played to long on for a single.

29.40

Fuller and on middle, Green defends it out.

29.30

Fuller and outside off, this is knocked to point.

29.20

Tossed up on off, this is pushed to cover.

29.11

Flatter and outside off, this is punched through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 183/2

S Smith54 (59)

C Green55 (67)

O Thomas5-0-40-0

28.61

Outside off, this is dropped to third man for a single.

28.54

FOUR! Fifty for the captain now. He is in fine form lately in this series. Short in length and on off, this is pulled through mid-wicket for a boundary.

28.42

A length ball, Smith plays it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

28.30

Fuller and outside off, Smith punches it to cover.

28.21

This is short and outside off, Green cuts it through point for a single.

28.11

A length ball, outside off, Smith guides it to third man for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 174/2

C Green54 (66)

S Smith46 (54)

G Motie7-0-43-1

27.60

Around off, fuller and Green plays it to cover.

27.51

On middle, Smith works it to long on for a single.

27.40

Too fuller and around off. Smith gets low and defends it out.

27.30

On the middle, this is defended out.

27.20

On off, blocked out.

27.11

Flat and on off, Green plays it to long on for a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 172/2

S Smith45 (50)

C Green53 (64)

O Thomas4-0-31-0

26.64

FOUR! Boundary in this over as well. This is full and on middle, it is flicked through square leg for a boundary.

26.51

On a length and around off, Green taps it to point for a single.

26.41

Length ball, outside off, Smith cuts it to deep point for a single.

26.30

On a length and on middle, blocked out.

26.20

This is short and well wide of off. Smith slashes and misses.

26.11

Shorter and outside off, this is cut to deep point for a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 165/2

S Smith40 (46)

C Green51 (62)

R Chase4-0-22-0

25.60

Flat and on middle, this is nudged to square leg.

25.50

A bit short but on the slower side. On middle, this is defended.

25.40

Tossed up on  middle, blocked out.

25.31

Drops it short and on middle, this is pulled to deep square leg for a single.

25.22

Tossed up on middle, Green flicks it to deep mid-wicket, wide of the man for a couple. Fifty for Green! Superb knock so far.

25.14

FOUR! Boundaries are flowing. Time for West Indies to think now. Shorter and outside off, this is pulled hard through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 158/2

C Green44 (59)

S Smith40 (43)

H Walsh5-0-26-0

24.61

Outside off again and Green cuts it to deep point for one more.

24.50

Shorter and outside off, Green cuts it straight to point.

24.40

Flatter and outside off, Green knocks it to point.

24.42wd

Slips it down the leg side, Smith misses his sweep and it rolls to fine leg for one.

24.30

Flatter and on middle, Smith defends it out.

24.24

FOUR! Smith into the 40s now. Tossed up, outside off. Smith smashes it over mid on and it lands just before the ropes. Boundary.

24.14

FOUR! Placement. Shorter and wide of off. Smith carves it through point, in the gap for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 147/2

S Smith32 (40)

C Green43 (56)

R Chase3-0-15-0

23.61

Three runs off it. Full and on middle, it is worked to long on for a single.

23.51

Flighted on middle, Green tucks it to long on for one more.

23.40

Tossed up on middle, Green blocks it out.

23.31

A single as Smith flicks it to deep mid-wicket.

23.20

On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

23.10

Too full and on off, Smith knocks it to cover.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 144/2

C Green42 (54)

S Smith30 (36)

H Walsh4-0-15-0

22.60

Fuller and on middle, Green flicks but to square leg.

22.51

This is full and on off, Smith drives it down to long off for a single.

22.40

On middle, blocked out.

22.30

Outside off, this is cut to point.

22.24

FOUR! Well played! Hayden Walsh bowls it too full and on middle, Smith flicks it past square leg and it races to the fence.

22.11

Too full and on off, Green eases it to long off for a single.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 138/2

C Green41 (52)

S Smith25 (32)

R Chase2-0-12-0

21.61

Tossed up on middle, Green nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

21.51

Flat and on middle, Smith eases  it down to long on for a single.

21.41

This one lands on off and spins in. Green plays it to long on for a single.

21.30

Fuller and on middle, Green tucks it to mid-wicket.

21.24

FOUR! SHOT! Tossed up, around off. Green skips down and smokes it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

21.11

Full and on middle, Smith paddles it to fine leg for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 130/2

C Green35 (48)

S Smith23 (30)

H Walsh3-0-9-0

20.60

This is full and outside off, Green knocks it to point.

20.50

Tossed up on off, Green blocks it out.

20.41

Angling on the pads, Smith flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

20.30

Tossed up, outside off. Smith plays it to cover.

20.20

Fuller and on middle, Smith blocks.

20.12

Fuller and outside off, Smith drives it through covers for a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 127/2

C Green35 (46)

S Smith20 (26)

R Chase1-0-4-0

19.60

Angled into the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.

19.51

A single now as this is eased down to long on.

19.40

Around middle, this is pushed down to mid on.

19.30

On middle, blocked.

19.31wd

WIDE! Down the leg side. Wided.

19.21

Another run as this is worked through mid-wicket.

19.11

Quicker and outside off, Steven Smith guides it past point and gets to the other end.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 123/2

C Green34 (44)

S Smith18 (22)

H Walsh2-0-6-0

18.60

On off, this is pushed to cover.

18.50

On off, this is pushed towards cover.

18.41

A single as this is guided through point for one.

18.31

Fuller and on off, this is eased down to long off for one.

18.21

Outside off, this is cut past point for one.

18.10

Around off, defended.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 120/2

S Smith16 (19)

C Green33 (41)

G Motie6-0-41-1

17.63

Three! Outside off, this is guided through point for three.

17.50

On the stumps, kept out.

17.40

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

17.31

Around off, this is played on the leg side for one more.

17.21

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

17.12

That is very nicely played! Steven Smith steps out, he does not get to the pitch of it but just chips it over mid on. Two taken. Safe shot. Picked his spot well.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 113/2

S Smith10 (14)

C Green32 (40)

H Walsh1-0-3-0

16.61

A single as this is guided through point.

16.50

Around off, this is blocked.

16.41

On middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

16.31

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

16.20

Shortish and outside off, Steven Smith chops it to point.

16.10

Outside off, this is guided to point.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 110/2

S Smith8 (9)

C Green31 (39)

G Motie5-0-34-1

15.61

On the pads, this is nudged on the leg side for one more.

15.51

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover for one.

15.40

Flatter and on middle, defended.

15.31

Fuller and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one more.

15.21

A single as this is nudged on the leg side.

15.10

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 106/2

S Smith6 (7)

C Green29 (35)

R Shepherd4-0-14-0

14.60

Around off, kept out.

14.50

On middle, blocked.

14.41

Shorter and around off, this is pushed past cover for one.

14.36

SIX! All the way. Green is in a hurry. Shorter and on middle, he picks the length early and slams it over the mid-wicket fence.

14.20

Good length and on off, Green pushes it to mid off.

14.10

Around off, defended.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 99/2

C Green22 (31)

S Smith6 (5)

G Motie4-0-30-1

13.61

Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

13.53

Slightly shorter, Smith stays leg side and hits it past point. Long chase and it is an easy three.

13.41

Now takes one as this is eased down to long on.

13.36

SIX! All the way. Green steps out. Gets to the pitch of it and lifts it over the long on fence for a biggie.

13.20

On middle, kept out.

13.11

Fuller and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 87/2

C Green14 (27)

S Smith2 (3)

R Shepherd3-0-7-0

12.60

Short and on middle, evaded.

12.50

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

12.42

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled over mid-wicket for two.

12.30

On off, this is pushed to cover.

12.20

Around off, defended well.

12.11

A single as this is nudged on the leg side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 84/2

C Green12 (22)

S Smith1 (2)

G Motie3-0-18-1

11.60

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

11.51

On off, this is pushed to cover.

11.40

Around off, on a legth, blocked.

11.3W

TAKEN! Not given though but Gudakesh Motie is convinced. The review has been taken! OUT! That is right off the glove and Josh Inglis has to walk back! Gudakesh Motie strikes. On middle, Josh Inglis looks to play the reverse sweep. It misses the bat and lobs off the glove towards first slip. The fielder takes it. Much-needed wicket as this stand was taking away the game. They need a few more quickly. 149 more needed.

11.21

On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

11.10

Around off, this is guided to point.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 82/1

C Green11 (19)

J Inglis65 (42)

R Shepherd2-0-4-0

10.61

Shorter and on off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

10.50

Fuller and on off, Green pushes it to cover.

10.40

Around off, blocked.

10.30

Fuller and on middle, this is driven but to mid off.

10.20

Good length and on middle, kept out.

10.12

Two more! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 79/1

J Inglis65 (42)

C Green8 (13)

G Motie2-0-16-0

9.60

Flatter and on middle, this is blocked out.

9.52

Fuller and around off, angles it in. Josh Inglis looks to drive but edges it to third man for two.

9.40

This is full and on off, Josh Inglis keeps it out.

9.41wd

Wide! Down the leg side, wided.

9.34

FOUR! Consecutive boundaries. 10th for Josh Inglis! This is full and on middle, Josh Inglis flicks on the up over mid-wicket and yet again finds the fence.

9.24

FOUR! MORE RUNS! Gudakesh Motie drops it short and outside off, Josh Inglis smashes it through covers and finds the fence.

9.12

Fuller and around off, Josh Inglis launches it to deep mid-wicket, longer side and gets a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 66/1

C Green8 (13)

J Inglis53 (36)

R Shepherd1-0-1-0

8.60

Couple of good overs from West Indies. A length ball on middle, Cameron Green gets across and blocks.

8.51

Outside off, this is guided to point for a single.

8.40

Four dots now. On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

8.30

Three dots to start the over. Fuller and around off, Josh Inglis plays it to mid off.

8.20

A length ball, outside off, Josh Inglis knocks it to cover.

8.10

A length ball, outside off, Josh Inglis cuts it to point.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 65/1

C Green8 (12)

J Inglis52 (31)

G Motie1-0-3-0

7.60

Just three runs off it. West Indies need more of this! Tossed up, around off, kept out.

7.50

Quicker and on middle and leg. Cameron Green keeps it out.

7.41

Fuller and on off, this is hit to long off for a single.

7.30

Flat and on leg, Josh Inglis flicks it to mid-wicket.

7.21

Full and angling on middle, this is hit to long on for a single.

7.11

Fuller and on middle, Josh Inglis drives it to long off for a single.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 62/1

J Inglis50 (28)

C Green7 (9)

M Forde4-0-37-1

6.61

A single to end the over. Josh Inglis keeps the strike.Fifty up as well for him. An innings mixed with classic shots and some smart shots. 13 runs off it. On middle, this is hit to square leg for a single. 30 runs of the last 2 overs. 41 runs of the last 3.

6.54

FOUR! WOW! This is not looking good for West Indies now. Josh Inglis on 49! On a length and outside off, Josh Inglis punches it through covers and it wins the race against the fielder.

6.44

FOUR! Josh Inglis is on fire. Short ball onto the body. Josh Inglis pulls, it goes fine past short fine leg for a boundary. 8 runs off the over.

6.30

Fuller and around off, this is eased to mid on.

6.24

FOUR! Another one for Josh Inglis! He is up for the task. 50 up as well. West Indies need a change now. Short of a length and outside off. Josh Inglis pulls it to mid-wicket for four. Looks at the toe end of his bat but has got the desired result.

6.10

Shorter and outside off, Josh Inglis plays it to point.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 49/1

C Green7 (9)

J Inglis37 (22)

O Thomas3-0-24-0

5.60

A slower length ball, outside off, Green punches it to cover.

5.51

Around off, this is stroked through covers for one more.

5.42

TWO RUNS! A length ball, outside off, Josh Inglis punches it through cover-point for a couple of runs.

5.36

SIX! This is just brilliant now. Length which Josh Inglis will hit anyday. Similar to the previous ball. Josh Inglis goes back and pulls it over square leg for a biggie. 14 runs off the over.

5.24

FOUR! This time wide of the fielder. Touch fuller and around off, Josh Inglis smashes it to the left of mid on, who is standing a bit wide than usual and it races away.

5.14

FOUR! Third boundary in the last six balls. On a length and on middle, sits nicely for Josh Inglis who launches it over mid on and it goes over for a boundary.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 32/1

C Green7 (8)

J Inglis20 (17)

M Forde3-0-24-1

4.64

FOUR! MISFIELD! Short of a length and outside off, Green upper-cuts it to third man. Oshane Thomas runs to his right but misjudges and it rolls past him for a boundary.

4.51

Around off, this is knocked through covers for a single.

4.42

Fuller and on middle, Josh Inglis flicks it through square leg for a couple of runs.

4.30

On a length and around off. Josh Inglis looks to work it on the leg side but misses and gets hit high on the  pads.

4.24

FOUR! JUST OVER! A length ball, outside off. Josh Inglis punches on the up, the man at point leaps but only gets finger-tips on it, it rolls over and to the fence.

4.10

Fuller and on off, Josh Inglis keeps it out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 21/1

C Green3 (7)

J Inglis13 (12)

O Thomas2-0-7-0

3.60

Shorter and around off, Green hangs back to push but it nips away and goes past the edge.

3.50

On middle, this is blocked out.

3.41

Length and outside off, Josh Inglis glances it away to third man for a single.

3.30

Length and on top of off, this is blocked out.

3.21

Short in length and outside off, Green dabs it to third man for one more.

3.10

Fuller and on middle, Green flicks it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 19/1

J Inglis12 (10)

C Green2 (3)

M Forde2-0-13-1

2.60

Length ball, around off, Josh Inglis defends it out.

2.54

FOUR! This one is at the top. Very full and on middle, Josh Inglis drives it down past mid on and it races to the fence in no time. Two really good shot.

2.44

FOUR! Crunched away! A length ball, outside off, Josh Inglis drives it through covers, no one there and it races away.

2.31

NEARLY! On a length and outside off, nips in. Green looks to punch but bottom edges it past the stumps and to fine leg.

2.21lb

Angling on the pads, Josh Inglis flicks it to square leg for a quick single.

2.10

Length ball, outside off, Josh Inglis cuts it to point.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 9/1

J Inglis4 (5)

C Green1 (2)

O Thomas1-0-5-0

1.61

On a length and outside off, Josh Inglis knocks it to third man for one more.

1.50

Good length delivery, around off. Josh Inglis defends.

1.41

Outside off on a length. Green taps it to point for a single. He is off the mark as well.

1.33

THREE RUNS! Smart shot. On a length and on middle, Josh Inglis flicks it on the up and over mid-wicket for three runs.

1.20

On a length and outside off, Josh Inglis blocks it again.

1.10

A length ball, around off. Josh Inglis blocks it out.

Oshane Thomas to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 4/1

C Green0 (1)

J Inglis0 (0)

M Forde1-0-4-1

0.60

Short ball, well outside off. Green lets it go.

Cameron Green is the new man in.

0.5W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! West Indies strike in the first over. Short of a length and outside off. Head slashes his blade but edges it to the keeper who takes it. An early blow for Australia.

0.40

Big swing and a miss! On a length and on middle and leg. Head looks to slog-sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads.

0.30

Outside off again and it swings away more. Head shoulders arms to it.

0.20

Short of a length and just outside off. Head looks to defend but misses.

0.14

FOUR! Australia are underway! This is full and on middle from around the wicket. Head on drives it well past mid on for a boundary.

Commentary

We are back. The players are out in the middle. Travis Head and Josh Inglis to open for Australia. Matthew Forde to start with the ball.

...THE CHASE...

Australia will back themselves to chase this down. The wicket is really good and they have quality in their line-up. Windies on the other hand, need wickets and at regular intervals if they are to stay in the game or the hosts can just cruise to this target? Join us back for the reply in a bit.

An excellent bowling performance comes to an end by the Aussies. It was Xavier Bartlett who began things brilliantly by taking three in no time. Courtesy him, the Windies were in big trouble at around 60 for 4. The visitors though then fought back as Chase and Keacy Carty put up a really good partnership. Both scored half tons and then, Windies looked all set to reach the 250-run mark at least. However, once Chase fell, Keacy Carty also departed quickly and the lower order struggled to score runs. The Aussie bowlers came back strongly towards the end. Sean Abbott and Cameron Green gave really good support to Xavier Bartlett as they picked up two each. Steven Smith will be very satisfied as of now.

48.4W

OUT! TAKEN! That is a really good catch by Marnus Labuschagne! He redeems himself for a missing a run out on the last delivery. This is short and on middle, Hayden Walsh steps out and pulls it hard towards deep mid-wicket. Marnus Labuschagne runs to his right and takes it with a slide. West Indies HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 231!

48.31

Marnus Labuschagne fails to pick it up. Oshane Thomas was gone. On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket who is quite close. Marnus Labuschagne runs in and looks to pick it up but fails to do so.

48.20

A yorker outside off, Oshane Thomas looks to jam it out but misses.

48.11

Hayden Walsh takes one! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one. Not sure why this run was taken.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 229/9

H Walsh19 (33)

O Thomas1 (3)

X Bartlett9-1-17-4

47.61

Retains strike! Shorter and around off, Hayden Walsh guides it through point for one.

47.61wd

WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side. Wided.

47.50

Around off, Hayden Walsh pushes it to covers.

47.41

He gets off strike! Around off, on a length, Oshane Thomas looks to push at it but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

47.30

Fuller and on off, Oshane is happy to push it to cover.

47.20

Bowls it on a length and on the body, Oshane Thomas looks to defend but misses to get hit on it.

47.1W

OUT! TAKEN! Xavier Bartlett has 4. This is banged in short and on middle, Gudakesh Motie looks to flat-bat it over the mid off fielder but it goes off the splice and it is taken by the cover fielder. He has five balls in this over to get a fifer. Also, he has the last batter in front of him.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 226/8

G Motie3 (4)

H Walsh18 (31)

S Abbott9-0-40-1

46.61

Bangs it short and on middle, this is pulled down to long on for one.

46.50

A slower short ball outside off. Gudakesh Motie looks to pull but misses.

46.51wd

WIDE! Way too short. Wided again.

46.42

How is Gudakesh Motie still out there. Shorter and outside off, this is slapped towards deep cover. The fielder runs to his left. Travis Head it is but he fumbles. They go for the second. Motie takes off for the third but is sent back. The throw is towards the keeper who collects it ahead of the stump. He turns and looks to underarm it from close range onto the stumps at his end but misses.

46.30

Back of a length and on middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

46.2W

OUT! TAKEN THIS TIME! Aaron Hardie makes no mistake. A short one on middle, Matthew Forde looks to pull, this goes more off the top edge towards deep mid-wicket. Aaron Hardie settles under it and takes it. Matthew Forde was going along well. Good wicket for the Aussies.

46.11

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled towards deep mid-wicket for one.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 221/7

M Forde19 (20)

H Walsh17 (30)

L Morris10-2-59-0

45.60

Dot to end but a productive over for the Windies. Around off, this si guided to point. End of Lance Morris for this game. Not the best od days for him.

45.54

FOUR! He climbs onto that one! This is short and on middle, Matthew Forde picks the length early and pulls it through mid-wicket. This races away.

45.42

A slower short ball on middle, Matthew Forde is through the pull, it goes more off the toe-end over mid-wicket for two.

45.31

On the bounce! Shorter and on middle, Hayden Walsh pulls, it goes more off the splice towards deep square leg for one.

45.21

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled down to long on for one.

45.10

Angled into middle, Matthew Forde works it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 213/7

M Forde12 (15)

H Walsh16 (29)

A Zampa10-0-56-1

44.61

Full and on off, this is hit to long off for a single.

44.56

SIX! All the way! Much needed and a welcome boundary! This is full and outside off. Forde thumps it down to long off for a biggie. He could play a key cameo here.

44.40

On middle, blocked out.

44.30

Tossed up on middle, Forde plays it straight to mid on.

44.20

Flatter and around off, Forde punches it to cover.

44.11

Outside off, this is drilled to long off for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 205/7

M Forde5 (10)

H Walsh15 (28)

C Green8-0-40-2

43.60

Six runs off it. Length and on middle, Forde defends it out.

43.51

Around off, this is dropped to point for a single.

43.41

Length and on the pads, Forde turns it to square leg for a single.

43.41wd

Wide! Shorter and on leg, Forde leaves.

43.31

DROPPED! A sitter! Australia have been par on the field. Short ball onto the body. Hayden Walsh pulls, but it goes off the top edge to deep square leg. Travis Head settles and all the time to take but drops a dolly.

43.21

On a length and on off, Forde plays it to the left of covers for a single.

43.11

Outside off, Hayden Walsh guides it to third man for a single. 200 up.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 199/7

M Forde3 (7)

H Walsh12 (25)

A Zampa9-0-48-1

42.62

5 from the over. Full and on off, Forde heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

42.50

Slower in the air, full and on middle. Forde keeps it out.

42.41

Too full and on middle, eased to long on for a single.

42.30

Flatter and on middle, this is blocked out.

42.21

Angles it on middle, Forde tucks it to square leg for one more.

42.11

Too full and outside off, Hayden Walsh chips it to long off for a single.

Adam Zampa is back for his last spell.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 194/7

M Forde0 (4)

H Walsh10 (22)

C Green7-0-34-2

41.60

Excellent couple of overs from the Aussies. Fuller and on off, Forde pushes it to mid off.

41.50

Short and outside off, Forde slashes his blade but misses.

41.40

On middle, Forde plays it back to the bowler.

41.30

Well outside off, this is left alone.

Matthew Forde comes in next to the middle.

41.2W

OUT! LBW! Romario Shepherd is given out LBW but he reviews it straightaway. Cameron Green bowls it very full and angling on middle, Romario Shepherd misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal and up goes the finger. Snicko shows no bat. Ball Tracking shows THREE REDS. So, Australia have two wickets in space of three balls. They are back on top.

41.11

Length and on middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket for a singe.

Romario Shepherd walks in next.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 193/6

H Walsh9 (21)

K Carty88 (108)

L Morris9-2-51-0

40.6W

OUT! RUN OUT! End of a fabulous knock from Keacy Carty! On a length and on middle, Hayden Walsh taps it straight to short cover and runs across. Maybe Keacy Carty wasn't ready but had to agree with his partner eventually, he runs across but gave up as soon as Sean Abbott collected the ball, aims and hits at the batter's end. Clearly out. Keacy Carty is livid with himself.

40.50

Length and outside off, Hayden Walsh looks to push but misses.

40.51wd

Wide! This is short and down leg, Hayden Walsh leaves.

40.41

Too full and on middle, Keacy Carty flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

40.31

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off for a single.

40.21

Outside off, Keacy Carty punches it through point for one.

40.14

FOUR! Class is written all over it. Fuller ball, outside off. Keacy Carty shuffles across and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 185/5

H Walsh8 (18)

K Carty82 (105)

S Abbott8-0-35-0

39.62

AGAIN OVER THE FIELDER! Short of a length and around off. Hayden Walsh pulls off the bottom half of the bat and to mid-wicket where it goes just over Cameron Green. Two.

39.52

In the air and falls safely. Fuller and on middle and leg, Hayden Walsh lofts it up in the air and over mid-wicket. The fielder runs back but it falls just over him.

39.40

On off, this is kept out.

39.30

Short in length on leg, Hayden Walsh looks to pull but misses.

39.20

Fuller  and on middle, blocked out.

39.10

On a length and on leg, Hayden Walsh misses his clip and gets hit on the pads.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 181/5

H Walsh4 (12)

K Carty82 (105)

L Morris8-2-43-0

38.61

On the pads, this is flicked to deep square leg for a single.

38.51

A length ball, around off. Keacy Carty plays it fine to third man for a single.

38.41

Fuller and on middle, Hayden Walsh works it to mid on for a single.

38.30

Length and on middle, this is defended out.

38.20

Similar line and length. Hayden Walsh this time pulls it to mid-wicket.

38.10

Hits the deck hard, on a length and on middle, Hayden Walsh mistimes his pull to mid on.

38.11nb

Fuller and on middle, this is flicked to mid-wicket. Called a no ball as Lance Morris HAS OVERSTEPPED. Free hit next.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 177/5

K Carty81 (104)

H Walsh2 (6)

S Abbott7-0-31-0

37.60

Outside off, Keacy Carty cuts it to point.

37.52

On middle, this is hit to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

37.41

Fuller and on off, Hayden Walsh drops it to mid off for a quick single.

37.30

Shorter and on middle, Hayden Walsh looks to pull but misses.

37.20

Nearly chopped on. Short of a length and around off. Hayden Walsh goes back to punch but inside edges it and it just lobs over the stumps.

37.10

Length ball, outside off, Hayden Walsh shoulders arms.

Sean Abbott is back on.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 174/5

K Carty79 (102)

H Walsh1 (2)

A Zampa8-0-43-1

36.64

FOUR! Keacy Carty is enjoying against Zampa! Flighted, full and around off. Keacy Carty slog-sweeps it over mid-wicket and it goes to the fence.

36.51

Too full and on middle, this is swept to fine leg for a single.

36.40

Tossed up on middle, Hayden Walsh blocks.

Hayden Walsh is the new man in.

36.3W

OUT! BOWLED! Around the leg! How badly Australia needed that? Excellent stuff from Zampa and Australia will look to build on this. Drifts it full and on leg, it spins back in onto the stumps. Roston Chase gets across to sweep but misses and it goes past his pads and onto the stumps.

36.21

Fuller and on off, Keacy Carty plays it to long off for a single.

36.11

Too full and on middle, Chase drills it down to long on for a single.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 167/4

K Carty74 (100)

R Chase58 (65)

C Green6-0-33-1

35.60

A bumper on off, Keacy Carty lets it go.

35.54

FOUR! West Indies are playing with the field now. On a length and on middle, Keacy Carty gets across and smashes it over mid on for a boundary.

35.41

A single now as Chase plays it to third man for a single.

35.32

These two have added more than 100 runs now. Outside off, this is guided to third man for two.

35.24

FOUR! This is glorious. Very full and outside off. Chase drives it square on the off side, opens the face of the bat in the last moment and it races through point.

35.11

A length ball, outside off, Keacy Carty looks to heave but edges it down to third man who collects on a bounce.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 155/4

R Chase51 (62)

K Carty69 (97)

A Zampa7-0-36-0

34.60

Flatter and on middle, blocked out.

34.54

FOUR! Fifty for Chase now! 4th in ODI! This is touch short and around off. Chase goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket and it goes to the fence. Superb knock from Chase.

34.40

Floated, full and on off, Chase defends it out.

34.31

Fuller and outside off, Keacy Carty drives it to long off for a single.

34.20

Tossed up, outside off, Keacy Carty defends.

34.10

On middle, blocked out.

Drinks! A really good phase for West Indies. These two have been solid in the middle, both have added more than 90 runs and look all set for a big score. Australia will be a bit upset. They started well but have started to bowl way outside off quite often which is giving away some freebies.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 150/4

R Chase47 (59)

K Carty68 (94)

C Green5-0-21-1

33.62

Excellent running. Fuller and outside off, this is driven through point for a couple of runs.

33.51

Short in length and outside off, Keacy Carty steers it to third man for a single.

33.41

Well outside off, Chase strokes it through covers for a single.

33.31

Fuller and wide of off, this is driven through covers for a single.

33.22

This is full and outside off, Keacy Carty swings his bat, it goes off the slice and to deep point where no one is standing. Two.

33.11

Short in length and outside off, Chase slashes it over point for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 142/4

R Chase43 (56)

K Carty64 (91)

A Zampa6-0-31-0

32.61

Fuller and around off, Chase drives it to long off for a single.

32.51

Flat and on off, a googly, Keacy Carty cuts it through point for a single.

32.40

Around off, fuller and Keacy Carty keeps it out.

32.30

On middle, blocked out.

32.21

Another single as Chase works it down to long off.

32.11

Around off, this is punched to long off for a single.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 138/4

K Carty62 (87)

R Chase41 (54)

L Morris7-2-39-0

31.61

A single to end the over. 13 off it. On middle, eased to mid on for a single.

31.54

FOUR! MORE! Superb shot once again! Short in length and on middle, Keacy Carty pulls it wide of deep square leg for a boundary.

31.46

SIX! That is picked up! Keacy Carty might just change gears now. He looks well settled. This is full and on leg. Keacy Carty hits it well over square leg and it goes all the way.

31.31

On middle, this is nudged to square leg for one.

31.21

A length ball, around off. Keacy Carty chips it to mid off and crosses quickly.

31.10

A  length ball, outside off. Keacy Carty drags it to mid on.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 125/4

R Chase40 (53)

K Carty50 (82)

A Zampa5-0-27-0

30.60

Drifts in full and on middle, defended  out.

30.50

On middle, blocked out.

30.41

Sloppy again! Fuller and on middle. Keacy Carty eases it to the right of Adam Zampa who misfields and it rolls to long on for one. Fifty up for Keacy Carty! A good partnership building up for the Windies.

30.30

This one slides in on middle, Keacy Carty prods and blocks.

30.21lb

Solid single. On middle, this is hit to square leg for one more.

30.14

FOUR! Poor fielding. Fuller and on leg. Chase sweeps it to square leg. The fielder lets it roll through and it races away to the fence.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 119/4

K Carty49 (80)

R Chase36 (49)

X Bartlett8-1-14-3

29.60

A maiden! On off, this is pushed to cover.

29.50

Shorter and on middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

29.40

Around off, on a good length, this is guided to point.

29.30

Another dot! Aussies keeping Keacy Carty on strike! On middle, fuller, this is flicked but to mid-wicket.

29.20

Fuller and on off, this is driven but to mid off.

29.21wd

WIDE! A little too short. Evaded. Wided.

29.10

On middle, KC works it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 118/4

R Chase36 (49)

K Carty49 (74)

M Short2-0-12-0

28.60

On middle, Roston Chase works it to mid-wicket.

28.51

On middle, this is eased down to long on for one.

28.42

Two! Outside off, fuller, this is lofted over cover for two.

28.31

A single now as this is worked down to long on.

28.21

Shorter and on off, this is pushed past cover for one more.

28.11

Fuller and outside off, this is squeezed past point for one.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 112/4

K Carty45 (71)

R Chase34 (46)

X Bartlett7-1-13-3

27.60

Around off, this is guided to point.

27.51

Around off, Roston Chase waits and then guides it towards point for one.

27.42

Shorter and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for two.

27.30

Around off, this is punched to cover again.

27.20

Shorter and around off, Roston Chase pushes it to cover.

27.10

Around off, on a length, this is guided to point.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 109/4

K Carty45 (70)

R Chase31 (41)

M Short1-0-6-0

26.60

Around off, this is guided to point.

26.50

Angled into the pads, Keacy Carty works it to square leg.

26.41

Fifty run stand up between the two. Much-needed as the Windies were in deep trouble. On the pads, this is worked through square leg. A run taken.

26.30

This goes on with the arm. It lands outside off and skids through. Roston Chase looks to defend but is beaten.

26.21

Outside off, this is guided through point for one.

26.14

FOUR! That is nailed! Tossed up outside off, Keacy Carty slams it past mid off and this one races away to the fence. That is really well played. Runs flowing now.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 103/4

R Chase30 (39)

K Carty40 (66)

S Abbott6-0-28-0

25.62

Good end to the over! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg. Two taken.

25.54

FOUR! Cut away! Shorter and outside off, this is cut past point. This one races away to the fence too. No stopping that.

25.40

On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

25.31

On off, this is eased down to long off for one.

25.20

Outside off, Keacy Carty leaves it alone.

25.10

Around off, this is pushed towards cover.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 96/4

K Carty39 (63)

R Chase24 (36)

A Zampa4-0-22-0

24.63

Three! Outside off, slightly shorter. Keacy Carty stays back and plays it past point. Three taken.

24.51

Another single. On off, this is pushed down to long off. A run taken.

24.41

A single now as this is eased down to long off. A run taken.

24.31

Around off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

24.20

Around off, blocked.

24.10

Around off, Roston Chase pushes it towards cover.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 90/4

R Chase22 (32)

K Carty35 (61)

S Abbott5-0-21-0

23.61

A single now as this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

23.50

Around off, defended.

23.41

Shorter and around off, Keacy Carty pushes it through covers for one.

23.30

Angled into the pads, Keacy Carty works it to mid-wicket.

23.22

Two! Shorter and on middle, Keacy Carty looks to pull, this goes more off the splice and lands in the mid-wicket region. Two taken.

23.10

Around off, this is pushed to mid off.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 86/4

R Chase21 (30)

K Carty32 (57)

A Zampa3-0-16-0

22.60

Flatter and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.

22.50

On middle, Roston Chase pushes it back to the bowler.

22.42

Two! On middle, Roston Chase works it through square leg and takes two.

22.30

Floats it up on off, defended.

22.24

FOUR MORE! Three in the last two overs. 8 from the first two balls of this one. Shorter and outside off, Chase plays it very late, it goes more off the toe-end and down to the third man fence.

22.14

FOUR! Nice and fine! He had to hit that. This is on middle, Roston Chase looks to sweep, he gets some bat on it and it goes down to the fine leg fence. Good start to the over.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 76/4

K Carty32 (57)

R Chase11 (24)

S Abbott4-0-17-0

21.60

Fuller and around off, this is driven but to covers.

21.51

On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.

21.44

FOUR! Off the inside edge! Fortunate boundary! Windies won't mind though, that was much-needed. Good length and just outside off, Roston Chase looks to drive but this comes back in. It goes off the inside edge and over the top of middle. It races down to the fine leg fence.

21.30

Around off, this is punched to mid off.

21.20

This lands short! Good length and just outside off, Roston Chase guides it uppishly but this lands just short of the point fielder.

21.10

Around off, defended.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 71/4

R Chase6 (19)

K Carty32 (56)

A Zampa2-0-6-0

20.61

Shorter and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

20.50

Flatter and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.

20.41

Around off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

20.31

Around off, this is pushed bak down to long off for one.

20.21

Around off, this is pushed through covers for one.

20.10

Fuller and on off, this is driven to covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 67/4

K Carty30 (53)

R Chase4 (16)

C Green4-0-13-1

19.61

FALLS SAFELY! Shorter and around off. Keacy Carty pulls with soft hands and gets a top edge to deep square leg. The ball falls safely well in front of deep square leg.

19.50

On a length and on off, Keacy Carty keeps it out.

19.40

Length and outside off, Keacy Carty cuts it hard but straight to point.

19.31

Angles in a short ball on middle, Chase pulls it to deep square leg for one.

19.20

A length ball, outside off, Chase slaps it straight to point.

19.10

Shorter and on off, this is defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 65/4

K Carty29 (50)

R Chase3 (13)

A Zampa1-0-2-0

18.60

Too full and on off, Keacy Carty pushes it to cover.

18.50

Close to the middle stump now. Keacy Carty hangs back and blocks.

18.40

Tossed up, around off, Keacy Carty blocks it out.

18.31

Outside off, this is driven through covers for a single.

18.21

A googly on the shorter side and on off, Keacy Carty cuts it to point for one.

18.10

Flighted, full and on middle and leg. Keacy Carty looks to flick but edges it back onto the pads.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 63/4

R Chase2 (12)

K Carty28 (45)

C Green3-0-11-1

17.60

Shorter and outside off. Chase blocks it out.

17.50

Well outside off, Chase lets it go.

17.41

Short in length and outside off, Keacy Carty bends back and with an angled bat plays it to third man for one.

17.31

Fuller and outside off, Chase pushes it to the left of cover who parries it away through a dive and gets a single.

17.21

Fuller and outside off, Keacy Carty plays it through point for a single.

17.10

West Indies can't find the gap. Length and outside off, this is knocked to point.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 60/4

R Chase1 (9)

K Carty26 (42)

L Morris6-2-26-0

16.60

Bangs it short now, outside off. Chase leaves it alone to the keeper.

16.50

This one nips in from outside off. Chase shoulders arms.

16.40

BEATEN! This is full and outside off, on a driving length but Chase fails to connect his drive.

16.30

Solid phase of play from the Aussies. On a length and outside off, Chase drops it to gully.

16.20

A length ball, outside off, Chase looks to drive but misses.

16.10

Short of a length and on middle, Chase lets it be.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 60/4

K Carty26 (42)

R Chase1 (3)

C Green2-0-8-1

15.60

Superb bowling from Green! Goes for the yorker from wide of the angle, outside off and Keacy Carty looks to drive but misses.

15.51

Off the mark! On a length and around off, Chase plays it to cover for a single.

15.40

Very full and on middle, Chase drives it to mid off.

15.30

Shorter and wide of off. Chase leaves it alone.

Drinks! A solid start by Australia and they are dominating the proceedings. West Indies in a partnership now. A couple of batters got a start but are not able to make the most of it. Can Roston Chase and Keacy Carty do it?

15.2W

OUT! GONE! Another one bites the dust! Australia on top here. This is full and on middle, Hodge tries to loft it over mid on but yet again the bat turns in his hands and it goes off the inner half of the blade and to mid on where the fielder takes a clean catch.

15.10

Short in length and outside off. Hodge drops it to point.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 59/3

K Carty26 (41)

K Hodge11 (16)

L Morris5-1-26-0

14.60

Outside off, this is dropped to backward point. Marnus Labuschagne dives to his left and saves crucial runs.

14.51

SINGLE! On middle on a length. Hodge tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.

14.40

Shorter and around off, Hodge looks to pull but misses.

14.32

Goes a touch full and around off, Hodge lofts it to mid off, his bat turns in his hands and gets two runs.

14.20

Superb delivery! Australia making the most of the pitch. Hits the length and extracts some bounce off it, Hodge looks to punch it away but misses.

14.11

Length and outside off, Keacy Carty punches it through covers for one more.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 55/3

K Hodge8 (12)

K Carty25 (39)

C Green1-0-7-0

13.60

Outside off on a length. Hodge plays it to point.

13.51

On a length and on middle, Keacy Carty turns it to mid-wicket for a single.

13.40

A length ball on off, Keacy Carty blocks.

13.31

QUICK SINGLE! Hodge living dangerously. On middle, Hodge eases it to mid on and sprits to the other side. Adam Zampa runs in but fails to hold on the ball cleanly.

13.24

FOUR! Edged and it flies away! Second slip would have easily taken it. On a length and outside off, hard length and nips away. Hodge looks to cut but outside edges it past first slip and to the third man fence.

13.11

A length ball, around off, Keacy Carty tucks it to square leg and rotates the strike.

Cameron Green is into the attack now.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 48/3

K Hodge3 (9)

K Carty23 (36)

L Morris4-1-22-0

12.60

A length ball, outside off, shapes away. Hodge looks to push at it but misses.

12.51

Outside off, Keacy Carty guides it to third man for a single.

12.40

BEATEN! Short in length and close to off. Keacy Carty looks to defend but misses.

12.34

FOUR! Wonderful shot! Very full and on off. Keacy Carty hangs back and drives it past the bowler and through mid off for a boundary. He is playing well.

12.21

Fuller and outside off, this is driven through point for a single.

12.10

On a length and around off, extra bounce on this one. Hodge has to play this one, flashes his blade but misses.

Change. Lance Morris is back into the attack.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 42/3

K Hodge2 (6)

K Carty18 (33)

X Bartlett6-1-10-3

11.61

On a length and on off, this is hit to point for a single.

11.51

Angling on the pads, Keacy Carty tickles it to fine leg for a single.

11.40

A  length ball on middle, Keacy Carty blocks it out.

11.30

Looked like a bump ball! Very full and outside off, swings away. Keacy Carty looks to drive but edges and it goes off the bounce to gully.

11.20

Misses again! Xavier Bartlett bowls it outside off, and tempts Keacy Carty for a push but misses.

11.10

SWING AND A MISS! On a length and outside off, Keacy Carty looks to push but misses.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 40/3

K Hodge1 (5)

K Carty17 (28)

S Abbott3-0-12-0

10.60

Ends the over with a bumper on middle, Hodge sits under it.

10.50

A good length delivery, outside off. Hodge taps it late to the right of point. Good stop.

10.41

TAP AND RUN! This is full and outside off. Keacy Carty drops it to covers and calls for a quick single.

10.31

Off the mark! A length ball, outside off. Hodge dabs it down to third man for a single.

10.20

A length ball, outside off, Hodge punches it to cover.

10.11

A length ball, outside off, Carty looks to punch but inside edges it past to fine leg for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 37/3

K Hodge0 (1)

K Carty15 (26)

X Bartlett5-1-8-3

9.60

A dot to end! Around off, on a length, Kavem Hodge defends.

9.5W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Xavier Bartlett has three. Shai Hope, the big fish, is out of here. That is another lovely nut. Yes, the shot is a poor one from Hope but the movement, the away swing on that delivery was beautiful. He goes fuller and throws it slightly wider outside off. This one shapes away. Shai Hope is drawn into the big booming drive, he goes after it though away from the body. This flies off the outside edge and it is an easy catch for the first slip fielder. Xavier Bartlett all over the Windies here.

9.40

Around off, Shai Hope gets right behind the line and keeps it out.

9.30

Around off, Shai Hope guides it to point.

9.24lb

FOUR LEG BYES! A little too straight, no outswing and hence, it ends up being on the pads. Shai Hope looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and races down to the fine leg fence.

9.11

Around off, Keacy Carty guides it towards point and takes one.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 32/2

K Carty14 (25)

S Hope12 (13)

S Abbott2-0-9-0

8.61

Outside off, Keacy Carty waits and then guides it down to third man for one.

8.50

Shortish and on off, this is pushed to cover.

8.40

Outside off, Keacy Carty looks to cut but is beaten.

8.30

Around off, Keacy Carty defends it out.

8.20

Yet again, plays it right under his eyes and guides it to point.

8.10

Around off, Keacy Carty lets the ball come to him and then plays it to point.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 31/2

K Carty13 (19)

S Hope12 (13)

X Bartlett4-1-7-2

7.61

Angled into the pads, this is nudged around the corner for one.

7.51

On middle, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

7.40

Around off, this is pushed to mid on.

7.30

On middle, kept out.

7.21

On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

7.10

Around off, defended.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 28/2

S Hope11 (10)

K Carty11 (16)

S Abbott1-0-8-0

6.64

FOUR! 8 from the last three balls and it ends up being an expensive start for Sean Abbott! Shorter and around off, Shai Hope punches it past cover. This one races away. Sheer timing there.

6.52

Two more! Fuller and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

6.42

Back of a length and around off, this is punched through covers for two.

6.30

Around off, defended.

6.20

That is a beauty! Wow! This lands outside off, the length is slightly shorter and it jags back in. Shai Hope looks to flick but misses and it goes over the middle pole.

6.10

Angled into the pads, Shai Hope works it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 20/2

K Carty11 (16)

S Hope3 (4)

X Bartlett3-1-4-2

5.60

Another one which shapes away. Keacy Carty throws his hands at it but is beaten.

5.50

On middle, a little bit of away movement. Keacy Carty defends.

5.43

Fuller and outside off, Shai Hope strokes it through covers. Three taken. Nice way to get off the mark. Still though Xavier Bartlett would not mind that. Hope played it quite away from the body.

5.30

Around off, shapes away again, Hope watches it till the end and leaves it alone.

5.20

Outside off, another away swinger but a little too wide. Hope lets it go.

5.10

Fuller and on middle, Hope lets the ball come to him and then works it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 17/2

K Carty11 (14)

S Hope0 (0)

L Morris3-1-16-0

4.60

On middle, Keacy Carty keeps it out. A lot better from Lance Morris!

4.50

On off, kept out.

4.40

Back of a length and aroud off, defended.

4.30

Back of a length and around off, Keacy Carty pushes it to cover.

4.20

Beaut! He needs to stick to this line and length, good length and around off, this lands and moves away. Keacy Carty looks to defend but is beaten.

4.10

Good length and around off, Keacy Carty pushes it to cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 17/2

A Athanaze5 (11)

K Carty11 (8)

X Bartlett2-1-1-2

3.6W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Two for Xavier Bartlett and the openers for the Windies are back in the hut. The outswinger for the leftie, this starts around off and moves away. Alick Athanaze goes after it but his feet are rooted to the crease. He probably was worried about the one coming back in and hence, no feet movement. This goes off the outside edge and the keeper takes it. Windies in trouble early on.

3.50

On middle, kept out.

3.40

Fuller and outside off, Alick Athanaze guides it to point.

3.30

Another one around off, Alick Athanaze is solid in defense.

3.20

Around off, defended.

3.10

Too high! This one starts around off and shapes back in, the length is shorter. Alick Athanaze looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 17/1

K Carty11 (8)

A Athanaze5 (5)

L Morris2-0-16-0

2.60

Dot to end but it is a good over for the Windies. Around off, on a length, kept out.

2.52

Two more to end! Lance Morris going for runs. Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.

2.40

Bowls this one close to the 150 KPH mark. On a length and around off, kept out.

2.36

SIX! That has flown off the middle. That is a seriously good hit. Short and on the body. Carty stands tall and pulls it over the fine leg fence. First biggie of the game. Top shot. Just used the pace and it flew over the fine leg fence.

2.20

Around off, good length, defended.

2.12

Shorter and around off. This is slapped last cover, not right off the middle but two taken.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 7/1

A Athanaze5 (5)

K Carty1 (2)

X Bartlett1-0-1-1

1.60

Probably doing a little too much. This is full and it starts around middle. Shapes back in late. AA looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. He just needed to begin from around off. End of a brilliant first over by the debutant though. Well, well, well, Hawk Eye shows three reds. Missed opportunity.

1.51

Just wide. Fuller again and shaping away. Carty looks to drive, this goes off the outside edge and past gully. Towards third man for one.

1.40

Good length and on off, blocked.

1.3W

OUT! TIMBER! That is a beauty! That is an absolute beaut to get your first ODI wicket for the Aussies. What a feeling for Xavier Bartlett and he is ecstatic. Brilliant in the recently concluded Big Bash and now makes an impact at the biggest stage straightaway. This starts around middle, it shapes away late. Slightly fuller. Greaves looks to drive but is done in by the Kate away movement. It goes past the outside edge and hits the stumps. A beauty.

1.20

This is angled into the pads, the one that goes on with the angle. Greaves looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

1.10

A beauty to begin with! This lands around off and shapes away. Greaves looks to defend but is beaten.

Xavier Bartlett to bowl from the other end. Here we go...

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 6/0

A Athanaze5 (4)

J Greaves1 (2)

L Morris1-0-6-0

0.60

Back of a length and around off, Alick stands tall and defends. A good first over then for the Windies.

0.51

Around off, shortish, this is guided towards backward point and he too is off the mark.

0.40

Into the pads, Greaves looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

0.31

Outside off, Alick waits and guides it down to third man for one.

0.24

FOUR! Clipped away. Just uses the pace. Good way to get things underway for the Windies. On the pads, this is clipped past square leg and the ball races away.

0.10

That is a really good but to begin. In the 140s, on a length and around off. Alick Athanaze looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.

Time for the action to begin. Out walk the Windies openers, Justin Greaves and Alick Athanaze. Lance Morris to steam in. Here we go...

West Indies (Playing XI) - Justin Greaves, Alick Athanaze, Keacy Carty, Shai Hope (C/WK), Kavem Hodge, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Matthew Forde, Hayden Walsh, Gudakesh Motie, Oshane Thomas.

Australia (Playing XI) - Travis Head, Josh Inglis (WK), Cameron Green, Steven Smith (C), Marnus Labuschagne, Matthew Short, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Xavier Bartlett, Lance Morris, Adam Zampa.

TOSS - Australia have won the toss and ELECTED TO FIELD!

It's time for the first ODI after an action packed Test series. Windies will head into the contest with a lot of confidence after creating history in the second Test. Also, they have been in decent form in this format as they just beat England back in their den. They though are up against the mighty Aussies and need to be at their very best if they are to have a chance. Can they upset the odds?

...Match Day...