Australia vs West Indies 1st ODI highlights: Bartlett’s four wickets, Australia won by 8 wkts


Australia vs West Indies 1st ODI highlights: Australia secured an 8-wicket victory against the West Indies in Melbourne, propelled by Xavier Bartlett’s four-wicket haul and half-centuries from Inglis, Green, and Smith.

Match – 1st ODI, Aus vs WI, West Indies tour of Australia, 2024

Venue – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Date – 2 February 2024, Friday

Time – 9:00 AM

Toss – Australia have won the toss and have opted to field first


West Indies (Playing XI):

Justin Greaves, Alick Athanaze, Keacy Carty, Shai Hope(w/c), Kavem Hodge, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Matthew Forde, Hayden Walsh, Gudakesh Motie, Oshane Thomas

Australia (Playing XI):

Travis Head, Josh Inglis(w), Steven Smith(c), Cameron Green, Marnus Labuschagne, Matthew Short, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Xavier Bartlett, Lance Morris, Adam Zampa

After a 27-year-long, West Indies achieved a historic victory against Australia at the Gabba. As they enter the 3-match ODI series, the West Indies, inspired by their recent success, aim to replicate their performance in the shorter formats.

Australia vs West Indies 1st ODI highlights

Australia vs West Indies 1st ODI highlights

West Indies Innings

West Indies posted a commendable total of 231 runs despite losing the toss and opting to bat. The team faced early setbacks with four wickets falling swiftly to Xavier Bartlett’s impressive bowling, including openers Alick Athanaze and Justin Greaves, as well as the dismissal of Captain Shai Hope.

However, a pivotal partnership between Keacy Carty and Roston Chase saw them contribute 110 runs for the fifth wicket. Chase, after adding crucial 59 runs, was bowled out by Adam Zampa. Unfortunately, Carty, who was on track for a century, fell victim to an unfortunate run-out by Sean Abbott in the 41st over. Following Carty’s dismissal, no other West Indies batsmen managed to hold their ground for an extended period. Matthew Forde added 19 runs towards the end, pushing the total to a respectable 231/10.

Debutant Xavier Bartlett delivered a stellar performance, emerging as Australia’s top bowler with four wickets. Sean Abbott and Cameron Green each secured two wickets, while Adam Zampa managed to take one wicket.

West Indies Scorecard

Australia vs West Indies 1st ODI highlights

Australia Innings

Opting to bowl first, Australia limited the Windies to 231, Chasing the target of 232 is not a big task for the Australian team, and Inglis extinguished any lingering hopes for the West Indies with a blazing innings at the top.

Despite the early dismissal of Travis Head by Matthew Forde, Josh Inglis aggressively took charge against the West Indies bowlers opening the innings blazingly, reaching 65 in a short span. Gudakesh Motie dismissed Josh Inglis at 65 runs.

Following Josh Inglis’s departure, Cameron Green and Steven Smith executed an aggressive partnership, guiding Australia to a smooth victory without any wicket loss. Both players notched fifties, leading Australia to an 8-wicket victory with ample overs to spare. This marks Australia’s 10th consecutive ODI win against the West Indies. Australia secured an exceptionally comfortable victory.

Both Matthew Forde and Gudakesh Motie managed to take one wicket each.

Australia vs West Indies 1st ODI highlights
Australia vs West Indies 1st ODI highlights: Left Steven Smith and Right Cameron Green

Australia Scorecard


Australia ODI Squad

Matthew Short, Travis Head, Steven Smith(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Josh Inglis(w), Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Will Sutherland, Adam Zampa, Xavier Bartlett, Lance Morris

West Indies ODI Squad

Shai Hope(w/c), Kavem Hodge, Alick Athanaze, Teddy Bishop, Kjorn Ottley, Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Matthew Forde, Oshane Thomas, Tevin Imlach, Gudakesh Motie

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