So Australia win by a comfortable 64 runs after a pretty miserable batting performance from West Indies who gifted most of their wickets. Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo had laid a platform but it disintegrated in the blink of an eye. It raises familiar questions about West Indies' batting stocks and there is plenty of work to do ahead of the second match on Sunday.
Australia, though, will be delighted with the winning start on a tricky surface. The batting wasn't and its best but they mustered a decent total. Early wickets then gave them a lift then Doherty responded superbly from a tough first over that cost 18.
I'll bring you the presentation shortly, and Brydon's match report will be here.
Darren Sammy "We are very disappointed," he starts before the master of understatements. "Losing six wickets for seven runs set us back a little bit."
Then he looks ahead. "Hopefully we can bounce back in the second match. We have two more games here, we have a history of getting better as a series goes on."
George Bailey is the Man of the Match. "We didn't get as many as we would have liked but I thought if Mike Hussey was finding it tough it must have been tough and we just wanted to give the lower order a chance to have swing at the end."
Shane Watson "We knew it was an average score and knew it should be enough if we bowled well. Dwayne Bravo was batting very nicely so we knew we needed a breakthrough but the surface was offering help to the quicks and spinners. Xavier Doherty came back really nicely when he changed ends. All the bowlers were good today."
So that just about wraps things up for today. The second match is on Sunday and we'll see if West Indies can bounce back. But don't forget the third day of New Zealand-South Africa starts shortly and we'll have full coverage on ESPNcricinfo. For now, though, it's goodbye from Andrew McGlashan and George Binoy.
Another change of bowling as Clint McKay is recalled to try and end this partnership
Sam: "Many question Sammy's place in the team, he might not be a naturally gifted batsman or a bowler, but he is a fighter. Something this WI team needs badly."
The batting Powerplay has been taken.
"I understand West indies have High performance centre for polishing batting & bowling skills," says someone tagged only as 'Long time West Indies fan'. "Do they have any centre to put some thoughtful stuff in their mind because they do not learn from experience and lack common sense."