Aussie woes continue as batting crumbles again

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Mitchell Marsh reacts successful vexation aft being dismissed successful the archetypal ODI against the West Indies.

A period concern betwixt Alex Carey and Ashton Turner was 1 of the fewer highlights for Australia successful the opening ODI against the West Indies successful Barbados.

Carey, successful his archetypal lucifer arsenic captain, apical scored with 67 disconnected 87 balls, combining with Turner (49 disconnected 45) for a 5th wicket concern of 104.

It came arsenic Australia's top-order batsmen erstwhile again failed to person a commencement into a important score, with debutantes Josh Philippe (39) and Ben McDermott (28), on with Mitchell Marsh (20) each failing to footwear on.


Even worse was the lower-order illness which saw Australia crumble from 4-218 astatine the commencement of the 45th over, to 8-229 conscionable 15 balls later.

The tourists yet limped to 9-252 from 49 overs, with leg-spinner Hayden Walsh picking up his champion ODI figures of 5-39, arsenic Australia's struggles against rotation carried implicit from the T20 series.

"The conditions are truly overseas to us," Turner said.

"Travelling halfway crossed the satellite to get here, but we've had immoderate clip to set now, playing the T20 series.

"We saw it favoured the rotation bowlers rather a lot, but I deliberation the speedy bowlers volition beryllium blessed to vessel retired there.

"There was a small spot of two-paced successful the wicket, it was a challenge, but determination was runs to beryllium scored if you knuckled down."

Turner lamented the middle-order illness that saw some himself and Carey dismissed successful the aforesaid over, preventing an acceleration of the run-rate successful the closing overs.

"We knew that we had to instrumentality the innings heavy and bat for a small spot of time, and hopefully effort and currency successful astatine the end," helium said.

"Unfortunately we weren't capable to bash that, some Alex and I got retired astatine beauteous important times, and we weren't capable to capitalise connected those past mates of overs.

"We consciousness similar we've got a people that's defendable."

As good arsenic Philippe and McDermott, Australia besides handed Wes Agar his archetypal ODI cap.

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