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1st ODI (D/N), Melbourne, Feb 7 2010, West Indies tour of Australia
(34.2/50 ov, target 257)143
Australia won by 113 runs
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59 (74) & 1/31
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• The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia open series with 113-run thrashing

Another series, another opponent, same result. Two days after completing a tri-format clean-sweep against Pakistan, Australia continued their unbeaten summer with a 113-run victory over West Indies

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Scorecard summary
Australia256/8(50 overs)
West Indies143/10(34.2 overs)

Well, that was clinical from Australia, the bowling looked particularly good, especially with the new ball. The absence of the likes of Lee, Bracken and Siddle is hardly being felt, West Indies being rolled over for 143. Kieron Pollard showed us a glimpse of his all-round skills, and West Indies' spinners did a decent job but there was little else to hearten the visitors.

That's it from us at Cricinfo for today, thanks for all the mails, join us again on Tuesday to see how the second ODI in Adelaide turns out.

34.2
W
Hauritz to Rampaul, OUT

Australia go 1-0 up, Rampaul sweeps without too much power behind the shot, the ball loops to Shaun Marsh at deep midwicket, simple catch and West Indies go down by 113 runs, Gayle's 4-1 prediction looks implausible now, Australia picked up their sixth straight ODI win this summer

Ravi Rampaul c Marsh b Hauritz 3 (11m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30
34.1
Hauritz to Rampaul, no run

Hauritz fires it into the pads, defended to the leg side

end of over 341 run • 1 wicket
WI: 143/9CRR: 4.20 RRR: 7.12
Ravi Rampaul3 (8)
Ryan Harris 9-1-24-3
Nathan Hauritz 6-0-28-2
33.6
W
Harris to Miller, OUT

third for Harris, and another catch for Haddin, no footwork at all from Miller as he wafts at the ball outside off, gets a thin edge which just about carries to Haddin, one more to wrap this one up

Nikita Miller c †Haddin b Harris 4 (15m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40
33.5
Harris to Miller, no run

slower ball, 126kmh, full delivery just outside off, defended towards the off side

33.4
Harris to Miller, no run

pegging away at a short of length, on offstump, defended towards point

over the wicket now

33.3
1
Harris to Rampaul, 1 run

checks his shot this time, steering the ball towards third man

33.2
Harris to Rampaul, no run

similar delivery, Rampaul tries to make room and cuts it towards point

33.1
Harris to Rampaul, no run

homing into offstump, defended off the backfoot

Harris from round the wicket

end of over 334 runs
WI: 142/8CRR: 4.30 RRR: 6.76
Ravi Rampaul2 (5)
Nikita Miller4 (7)
Nathan Hauritz 6-0-28-2
Ryan Harris 8-1-23-2
32.6
1
Hauritz to Rampaul, 1 run

full ball on off, swept towards square leg

32.5
1
Hauritz to Miller, 1 run

a quick single is stolen after the ball is pushed towards cover

32.4
Hauritz to Miller, no run

gets well forward and blocks the ball

32.3
Hauritz to Miller, no run

taps the ball towards the leg side

32.2
2
Hauritz to Miller, 2 runs

full and wide, Miller gets it away past backward point for two

32.1
Hauritz to Miller, no run

way outside the offstump, just within legal limits

end of over 322 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 138/8CRR: 4.31 RRR: 6.61
Ravi Rampaul1 (4)
Nikita Miller1 (2)
Ryan Harris 8-1-23-2
Nathan Hauritz 5-0-24-2
31.6
Harris to Rampaul, no run

driven off the front foot towards point

31.5
1
Harris to Miller, 1 run

another outside edge, again to third man

Harris over the wicket now

31.4
1
Harris to Rampaul, 1 run

edged towards third man off the backfoot

31.3
Harris to Rampaul, no run

back of a length on off, guided towards backward point

Harris switches to round the wicket

31.2
Harris to Rampaul, no run

fullish ball on middle, driven towards the off side

31.1
W
Harris to Ramdin, OUT

Harris gets another wicket, that one stayed low after bouncing short of a length, Ramdin was taken by surprise, and couldn't get his bat in the way to let the ball crash into offstump

Denesh Ramdin b Harris 17 (31m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 121.42
Best performances - batters
Shane Watson player pic
SR Watson AUS
59 runs (74)
3 fours
0 six
Control87%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
22 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Ricky Ponting player pic
RT Ponting AUS
49 runs (61)
1 four
2 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
29 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Ryan Harris player pic
RJ Harris AUS
O
9
M
1
R
24
W
3
ECO
2.66
Nathan Hauritz, player portrait
NM Hauritz AUS
O
6.2
M
0
R
28
W
3
ECO
4.42
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Australia
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Shane Watson
Shane Watson
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2950
Hours of play (local time)14.25 start, First Session 14.25-17.55 Interval 17.55-18.40, Second Session 18.40-22.10
Match days7 February 2010 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
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Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpire
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Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
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Tony Ward
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath