1st ODI, Perth: Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell shine as Australia hammer West Indies

An onslaught of pace and swing skittled the tourists for just 70 off 23.5 overs before Australia raced to their target in emphatic fashion with Glenn Maxwell smashing 51 not out.

updated: February 01, 2013 14:35 IST
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Perth: Mitchell Starc took five wickets and opener Glenn Maxwell, who usually bats at No. 6, smashed an unbeaten 51 runs off 35 balls to lead Australia to a nine-wicket win over the West Indies with more than 40 overs to spare in the first one-day international Friday.

Starc (5-20) helped dismiss the West Indies, which won the toss and elected to bat first, for a paltry 70 runs off 23.5 overs before Maxwell's half-century guided Australia to 71-1 in 9.2 overs and in just 41 minutes.

Australia had already scored more than a quarter of the victory target after just five balls following Maxwell's early scoring burst during which he hit Kemar Roach for three fours and a six.

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