Perth: Australia's Mitchell Starc claimed five wickets as the West Indies were bundled out for just 70 on their way to an embarrassing defeat in the first one-day international in Perth. Australia made light of the feeble score—the West Indies' third-lowest ODI total—romping to victory in just 9.2 overs for the loss of one wicket.
Left-armer Starc took five wickets for 20 runs in a devastating spell as the tourists imploded after winning the toss and electing to bat in the first game of the five - match series.
The paltry score was well short of Australia's 91 against the West Indies at the same venue in 1987, the previous lowest total at the WACA Ground. The home side put their opponents' performance into context when they came out to bat, with Glenn Maxwell smashing 51 off 35 balls as they raced towards their target.
Usman Khawaja, dropped before he scored, was unbeaten on eight. When the West Indies slumped to 19-5 after Starc claimed his fourth wicket in eight balls, they appeared in grave danger of falling short of their lowest ever ODI tally of 54, against South Africa in 2004.