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Sizzling Starc blows WI away in first ODI

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The victory was essentially sealed inside the first eight overs of the West Indies’ attempted chase of a revised target of 257 to win from 49 overs.

Mitchell Starc (5/48) and Josh Hazlewood (3/11) each picked up three wickets in their first four overs to leave the hosts on the ropes at 27 for six.

Earlier, Australia were held to 252 for nine from their 49-overs in a rain-affected innings, with a 104-run stand between Carey (67) and Ashton Turner (49) providing the backbone of the innings.

Chief scores

Australia: 252/9 in 49 overs (Alex Carey 67, Ashton Turner 49, Hayden Walsh Jr. 5/39) West Indies: 123 in 26.2 overs (Kieron Pollard 56, Mitchell Starc 5/48, Josh Hazlewood 3/11). (ICC)

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