Current Match Report – Australia vs West Indies 1st ODI 2023/24

Innings West Indies 231 (Carty 88, Chase 59, Bartlett 4-17) vs Australia

A shocking debut spell from Xavier Bartlett has given Australia the higher hand within the opening ODI on the MCG however glorious half-centuries from Keacy Carty and Roston Chase have given West Indies one thing to defend as they posted 231 after being despatched into bat.

Bartlett tore by means of West Indies top-order on his ODI debut to complete with 4 for 17, the second-best figures on ODI debut for Australia behind present selector Tony Dodemaide, earlier than Carty made his highest ODI rating of 88, whereas Chase made 59 in an necessary 110-run stand.

Bartlett and Lance Morris grew to become the primary Australian ODI debutants to open the bowling collectively since 2016, and simply the third pair since 1975. Bartlett claimed a wicket together with his third ball in ODI cricket, clipping the highest of Justin Greaves’ off stump with a magical outswinger. He ought to have had a second three balls later as he hooped an inswinger into Alick Athanaze’s entrance pad however the umpire thought it was shaping down and Australia’s skipper Steven Smith opted to not evaluate. The ball-tracking projection instructed the ball was smashing the highest of leg stump.

It didn’t price Bartlett although, as he showcased the new-ball abilities he displayed within the BBL, swerving one the opposite manner throughout Athanaze to scratch his outdoors edge. Later, in his six-over spell with the brand new ball he formed one other outswinger away from the right-handed Shai Hope to catch a thick edge which was well-pouched by Matt Brief at slip.

He had figures of three for 10 with a maiden after his opening spell. He later returned to choose up his fourth wicket with the primary ball of the forty eighth over however couldn’t seize a fifth earlier than Sean Abbott completed the innings within the forty ninth over.

After Bartlett’s burst, West Indies slumped to 59 for 4 when Cameron Inexperienced picked up the primary of his two wickets. However Carty and Chase steadied the ship with a formidable century stand.

Carty deserved a century of his personal. Having handed his highest ODI rating after dropping Chase for 59, he was 12 runs shy when Hayden Walsh Jr known as him by means of for a kamikaze single to cowl and Abbott produced a direct hit with Carty miles wanting his floor.

It was a merciless finish for Carty after taking part in so properly. Walsh squatted low on the different finish hoping for the bottom to swallow him up, understanding full properly he had barbequed Carty making an attempt to get off strike.

Carty took a selected shining to the additional tempo of Morris, producing two jaw-dropping flicks for six over backward sq.. He was additionally savage when Australia’s new firebrand overpitched, thumping a number of of his 140kph-plus choices again down the bottom.

Morris’ debut was far much less eye-catching than Bartlett’s as he conceded 59 from his 10 overs with out claiming a wicket.

Whereas Carty took on the tempo, Chase attacked the spin hanging 4 of his seven boundaries off Adam Zampa. He bravely swept and pulled off the stumps, and profited because of this. However it will later result in his downfall at a important second. He was bowled round his legs making an attempt to brush Zampa off center stump, having gone throughout too far and utterly misjudged the size.

Australia might have wrapped the innings up a bit of sooner however some sloppy errors allowed West Indies to tug their complete to 231. Travis Head dropped a sitter within the deep to disclaim Inexperienced a 3rd wicket earlier than Josh Inglis and Marnus Labuschagne each fluffed straightforward run outs.

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