Aus v WI 1st ODI: Australia thrash Windies by 9 wickets
Glenn Maxwell powered Australia to a 9-wicket victory after Mitchell Starc had ripped through West Indies batting to skittle them out for 70 in the 1st one-day international at WACA in Perth on Friday.
Maxwell slammed nine boundaries and two sixes in his 35-ball unbeaten 51 as Australia raced to victory in the 10th over.
Australia finished on 71-1 in 9.2 overs with Usman Khawaja hitting the winning run putting on 32 runs for the unbroken second wicket.
Maxwell reached his half century off 33 balls with a boundary off Sunil Narine as he flayed the Aussie attack with some unorthodox strokeplay to rub salt into the West Indies' wounds.
Earlier, Mitchell Starc destroyed West Indies with a haul of 5-20 as the tourists were made to rue their decision to bat first were dismissed for their lowest total against Australia.
"It is nice when the ball swings. It's nice when you get rhythm like that," said player of the match Starc.
The tourists' score was well short of Australia's 91 against the West Indies at the same venue in 1987, the previous lowest total at the WACA Ground.
When the West Indies slumped to 19-5 after Starc claimed his fourth wicket in eight balls, they appeared in grave danger of falling short of their lowest ever tally of 54, against South Africa in 2004.
Clint McKay claimed 3-10 and debutant James Faulkner 2-14 as the Aussie attack sliced through the West Indies line-up.
Only three West Indies batsman managed to get into doubles figures with 17 extra being their top scorer.
Darren Sammy (16) helped them pass their lowest ODI total of 54 during a seventh wicket partnership of 26 with Jason Holder.
But Windies never got going with Chris Gayle needing 11 balls to get off the mark while left-armer Starc ripped through the top order claiming 4-11 in a sensational opening spell.
Finch is dimissed caught behind by Devon Thomas off Jason Holder following a successfull DRS by West Indies.
Australia are 70-1 after 9 overs chasing a meagre target of 71 in the 1st one-day international against West Indies at WACA in Perth on Friday.
Aaron Finch gets into the act swatting Jason Holder over the infield for his first boundary in the 4th over.
Glenn Maxwell has gone berserk top edging Kemar Roach over the keeper and then blasting the next ball inside out into the stands.
Australia are off to a blazing start chasing a meagre target of 71 with Glenn Maxwell smashing three boundaries and a six off Darren Sammy in the first over which yields 18 runs.
Maxwell whacks Sammy through the covers and then smacks him over long-on as Australia seem to be in a hurry to achieve the target.
WEST INDIES INNINGS
Mitchell Starc returns to claim his fifth wicket htting Jason Holder's leg stump to bowl out for West Indies for 70 in the 24th over.
West Indies are 70 all out after 23.5 overs in 1st ODI against Australia after opting to bat first at the WACA in Perth on Friday.
Clint McKay gets his third wicket as Sunil Narine is caught behind for a duck in the 23rd over.
Clint McKay strikes on his return with Darren Sammy's attempted flick to midwicket going down the throat of George Bailey.
Sammy was just beginning to get into his stride having hit a couple of boundaries during his knock of 16 off 37 balls.
His partnership of 26 for the seventh wicket with Jason Holder is the highest so far in the West Indies innings.
Darren Sammy has given Mitchell Johnson the charge and smashed him to the midoff fence in the best over yet for West Indies.
Darren Sammy hits a boudary off James Faulkner in the 19th over to equal their lowest ODI total of 54 and spare the blushes for West Indies.
James Faulkner has bowled a maiden over in the 15th as West Indies are choking.
West Indies are in danger of being bowled out for their lowest ODI total of 54 made against South Africa, January 2004.
West Indies are seven down for 39 with Clarke and Faulkner conjuring to dismiss Darren Bravo for 11 off 24 balls with one boundary.
West Indies are crumbling with debutant James Faulkner striking with his fifth delivery as Devon Thomas fends straight to Michael Clarke at first slip in the 11th over.
Mitchell Starc has completed a wicket maiden with his figures reading an impressive 4-2-11-4 so far in his deadly opening spell.
Mitchell Starc is on fire shattering the stumps of Kieron Pollard for a duck after having survived a leg before dismissal thanks to a successful decision review.
West Indies are collapsing in a heap as Dwayne Bravo goes caught at short leg by Philip Hughes as Mitchell Starc strikes for the third time.
Ramnesh Sarwan's return to the West Indies side has turned into a nightmare with Mitchell Starc castling him for a third-ball duck.
West Indies suffered a double blow as Mitchell Starc strikes to dismiss Kieran Powell edging to Michael Clarke at first slip after having driven the previous delivery through covers for his second boundary.
Aaron Finch takes a brilliant diving catch at second slip to dismiss Chris Gayle beaten by the extra bounce from a Clint McKay delivery in the 5th over.
Gayle took 11 balls to open his account whipping McKay through midwicket in the fifth over.
Kieran Powell hit the first boundary of the match with a cover drive off Starc in the fourth over.
West Indies are 3 for no loss with Mitchell Starc bowling a maiden to Chris Gayle in the second over.
West Indies have won the toss and elected to bat first in the 1st one-day international against Australia at the WACA in Perth on Friday.
Australia have handed James Faulkner his ODI debut.
West Indies have also given a new cap to 21-year-old Jason Holder while Andre Russell has been left out.
West Indies have won 10 of their 17 ODIs at the WACA losing once to Australia.
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