Smith and Green Propel Australia to Victory in First ODI Against West Indies

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Australia Clinches Victory in Melbourne

Captain Smith and Green Lead the Charge
In the first one-day international in Melbourne, Captain Steve Smith and Cameron Green played key roles in Australia’s commanding eight-wicket win against the West Indies. Their dominant 149-run partnership proved crucial in the victory.

Efficient Chase Downs West Indies’ 232
Australia successfully chased down the target of 232 with 11.3 overs to spare. Smith remained unbeaten with a run-a-ball 79, and Green, batting at number three, scored 77 not out from 104 balls.

Inglis Sets the Stage
Opener Josh Inglis laid the groundwork for victory with a brisk 65 off 43 balls, including 10 fours and a maximum. Inglis’s quick fifty came off just 28 balls, but he was eventually out attempting a reverse-sweep.

Impressive Streak: 10 Consecutive ODI Wins
This win marked Australia’s 10th consecutive ODI victory, including their World Cup triumph in India last year. Travis Head’s disappointing performance, scoring four off five balls, was the only setback for Australia.

Debutant Bartlett Shines
Debutant speedster Xavier Bartlett earned the player of the match award with remarkable figures of 4-17 off nine overs. Green reached his fifty in 62 balls, while Smith achieved his half-century in 58 balls.

Run-Out Mix-Up in West Indies Innings
In the West Indies innings, Keacy Carty missed out on a century due to a run-out mix-up with Hayden Walsh. Carty was run out for 88 off 108 balls.

Second ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground
The second ODI is scheduled to take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. Australia aims to continue their winning streak against the West Indies.

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