Australia won the first ODI against West Indies by nine wickets after chasing down a easy target of 70 runs in just 9.2 overs at the WACA on Friday. Glenn Maxwell lead the chase with a quick fire unbeaten knock of 51 runs after fast bowler Mitchell Starc had run throughout the Windies batting line claimed 5 for 20.
Chasing the target of 70 runs, Glenn Maxwell, opening the innings in place of injured David Warner, smashed 18 runs of the 1st over bowled by Kemar Roach with three fours and a six. Maxwell after that smashed another six and four of the 3rd over . Australia raced to 32 for 0 in three overs.
Debutant Jason Holder got rid of Aaron Finch for 10 in the 4th over as Maxwell nonstop his rampage hits over the fence. The Victorian hit nine fours and two sixes in his 35 delivery knock. Usman Khwaja hit the winning run in the 9.2 overs to hand Australia the win.
Earlier, Mitchell Starc created a fiery spell of fast bowling as West Indies were bundled out for a paltry score of 70 runs in 23.5 overs on a energetic WACA track.After chosing to bat first, West Indies drooping to 19 for 5 in 7.3 overs from being 14 for 1 in 4.5 overs with Mitchell Starc doing the maximum spoil taking four wickets. Clint McKay had opened the floodgates in the fifth over with the wicket of Chris Gayle.
Debutant James Faulkner chipped in with two wickets as he gave away just 14 runs in his two overs spell. The only substantial partnership for the West Indies came when Darren Sammy and Jason Holder combined together 26 runs for the eight wicket. Top score in the Windies innings was of extras with 17 runs followed by skipper Darren Sammy's 16 runs. Only three West Indies batsmen reached the double figures in the game.