Well that's about it for me folks. To briefly recap - if you're a West Indies fan (70 all out) you may as well forget today ever happened; if you're an Aussie supporter it's probably the same scenario as a match like this does little to prove where your team is at. Brilliant bowling performance from Mitchell Starc (five-for) and some enterprising batting from Glenn Maxwell (51 off 35 balls).
Please tune in again from 11am (WST) on Sunday. Hopefully we'll be treated to more of a contest next time around...
Seems like a nice guy Darren Sammy and he did top-score for his team today (extras, aside). But I'm not sure how he can give a post-match interview and not say he erred by batting first...what was he thinking? He's right about one thing - the Windies sorely need to adjust to the WACA by the time Sunday rolls around or this is going to get even more embarrassing.
Mitchell Starc was on fire... Photo: AFP
No surprises for man-of-the-match - it's Mitchell Starc. He bowled absolutely superbly for his five wickets and the Windies batsmen just couldn't handle him. Hard not to get excited about the fast bowling future of Australia, given Starc is 22 and could be paired with James Pattinson (also 22) and Pat Cummins (19) for years to come.
And that's all folks. Usman Khawaja pushes a quick single and Australia reaches 1/70 at 2.16pm, after just 9.1 overs. A truly embarrassing performance for the West Indies and their fans but plenty of excitement - even if a little hollow given the chasm between the two teams - for the Aussies. Glenn Maxwell finishes not out on 51 off 35 balls and the Aussies needed only 41 minutes to chase down that feeble Windies total.
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Commenter "The Sparker" has got the right idea - reckons the two teams should play an additional Twenty20 game once this one is over. Australia up to 1/56 on the back of some more Maxwell hitting. Only 15 more needed for victory and we'll almost certainly be done by 2.30pm here...
Brief moment of excitement here as a blow-up boxer drifts on to the field at long-on - presumably it would have shown more fight than the Windies. Although, having said that, Kieron Pollard just made an extraordinary, leaping, one-handed stop at point off Khawaga. Australia 1/47.
BANG! What a shot. Narine into the attack with his spinners and Maxwell reacts with a reverse sweep that was expertly dispatched for four through mid-wicket (or, more traditionally, cover!). Australia 1/43.
Lost in all the kerfuffle about Finch's dismissal - which now appears to have been backed up by snicko - is that it was young Jason Holder's first ODI wicket.
Oh hang on, the video umpire has given it out. Was it the audio that sealed it? Finch isn't happy as he trudges off and you have to wonder what the point of having hot spot is if you don't use/trust the technology. Australia 1/39 and that dismissal won't affect the result but it is pretty intriguing...Usman Khawaja to the crease...
Well this is an unusual scene - the Windies are celebrating en masse Finch's apparent dismissal caught behind, the batsman, however, has not moved at all. It sounded out but hot spot technology is showing no trace of an edge. Is this going to be not out?
Apologies folks, it was Kemar Roach - not Sammy - who bowled the first over of this innings. His second over isn't much more economical, going for 11 runs as Maxwell cover drives a six and top-edges another delivery that nearly carried the rope over the keeper's head. Australia 0/32 after three overs. At the same stage, the Windies were 0/4. I think that says it all.
Second over - the first in ODIs from Jason Holder - is a little more subdued but not for want of trying from Maxwell. He stepped away several times and tried to hit it out of the park but couldn't make contact. Australia 0/21 and you have to think Maxwell wants to get to the pub too...
This may not take very long! Aussie run chase starts with Glenn Maxwell cracking three boundaries through the off-side off Darren Sammy and then lofting him for six over long-on. Australia 0/18 after one over and more than a quarter of the way to victory...
Not really much you can take from that from a batting perspective for the West Indies. Other than that, if they bat first again on Sunday, you want to get here early! Only Powell (11), Darren Bravo (11), Sammy (16) and, ahem, extras (17) made double-figures. No batsman faced more than Sammy's 37 deliveries. Yikes, that's truly putrid stuff!
Starc takes Holder's leg stump out of the ground and he can take a stump home with him as well - he has figures of 5/20, a career-best. McKay got another three, Faulkner took two on debut and the Windies are all out for a pitiful 70 - the lowest one-day score ever at the WACA. It's 1.24pm or so here in Perth and I could be in the pub by 3pm!
Now it's nine-for. Sunil Narine was swinging his bat around like a rusty gate without any contact but Clint McKay eventually found the outside edge and Matthew Wade did the rest. That's 9/68 and will we even get to 70?
Windies have moved along to 8/68 and liking the look of this Jason Holder. Giant of a man, who obviously knows how to wield the bat in a quite orthodox manner. Mind you, have to say, you know a team is going ordinary when a debutant fast bowler batting steadily is a highlight. Australia, on the other hand, has highlights like this:
Aaron Finch takes a brilliant catch... Photo: Getty Images
Clint McKay back into the attack and immediately has a wicket. Sammy pops it up in the air, McKay hits the deck trying to get under the skied ball but George Bailey is there to mop things up. Sammy out for 16, West Indies 8/64.
WOW! Mitchell Johnson just bowled a missile that whistled past Darren Sammy's ears and then took off over Matthew Wade's head and went for four byes. West Indies 7/64 and the visiting captain and Jason Holder have very quietly put together a partnership of 20, after Sammy flayed Johnson for a boundary through mid-off.
And there's the West Indian 50 - accompanied by what I think you could safely describe as an ironic round of applause. Darren Sammy brought it up with a half-hoik, pull-shot wide of mid-on. The skipper backs up with a boundary though cover that takes the Windies to 7/55 and past their lowest ever one-day score.
For those wondering at home (or in the office), the Windies' equal leading scorer so far is that bloke "Extras". He's got 11, along with Kieran Powell and Darren Bravo. West Indies 7/49 at the end of the 18th over and expect a Mexican Wave or some such when the visitors top the 50-mark...
Darren Sammy survives a big shout for caught behind off the last ball of the 17th over. Hot spot shows the decision was probably correct and a subsequent replay indicates the ball from Faulkner brushed the thigh pad on the way through. Windies 7/47.
Well if you want to seek something positive as a West Indian fan, it's that at 7/45 they should avoid their lowest ever one-day score (54). The negatives are, well, the pic below of Chris Gayle departing pretty much says it all...
Clint McKay gets rid of Chris Gayle for only four. Photo: Getty Images
Mitchell Johnson's first over is wicketless for the cost of three runs. He whistled a couple around the ears of debutant Jason Holder, which is no mean feat when the West Indian stands about 200 centimetres. This definitely isn't the Jason Holder who won the 2009 Magic Millions on Phelan Ready!
Mitchell Johnson on to bowl from the Prindiville end. Wonder if he feels like a bloke who has arrived late to an all-you-can-eat buffet when there are only scraps left on the table?
And just as I type that, another one departs. This time it's Darren Bravo, caught Clarke at slip, bowled Faulkner. West Indies a woeful 7/39. Brad Hogg, in commentary, just compared Bravo to Brian Lara - one hopes the comparison revolves around the way Bravo shuffles across his crease as the ball arrives, rather than batting output!
Great to hear the legendary Brad Hogg commentating this game on the ABC. Hoggy reckons the Windies haven't looked too good so far - you can say that again mate! Windies have moved to 6/39, so the all-time worst ODI score is safe...New betting market might now be best framed around finishing time of this match. It's still only 12.30pm in Perth. Hard to think we'll still be going at 3pm...
Debutant James Faulkner into the attack for Australia and he has a wicket with just his fourth ball. A nervous-looking Thomas hangs his bat limply outside off-stump and Michael Clarke gleefully accepts the catch in the slips. West Indies 6/28 and if you were planning on heading to the WACA after work, you probably either need to knock off early or change your plans!
This is genuinely frightening stuff here from Mitchell Starc. He just about took Darren Bravo's head off there with a bouncer that reared up like an agitated cobra. He's consistently bowling around the 140km/h mark and, at 196 centimetres with plenty of swing, a lot of it is near on unplayable.
In answer to reader Phil and anyone else wondering, the lowest team score in an ODI was 35 by Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka in 2004. The good news for West Indies fans is that they survived another McKay over without further loss of wicket and Darren Bravo has just driven Starc for a boundary through cover to take the score to 5/26. Not sure we'll see an all-time record here but we might still see the Windies break their own low mark of 54.
Well, it's all happening here. Mitchell Starc bowls out the over with three just about unplayable deliveries to Devon Thomas. Umpire Reiffel obviously got caught up in the moment as he called "over" after Starc's fifth ball. Unusual scenes as the bowler had his cap handed to him, then was called back to bowl the sixth and final delivery.
Oh dear, Pollard drags the next delivery on to his stumps and it's 5/20 here at the WACA. We might be done by 3pm at the rate this is going...Starc has 4/11...
And Pollard very, very narrowly survives his first delivery. It's a full-pitched, in-swinging yorker from Starc, that hits him on the pad and has Paul Reiffel deciding it wasn't out. The Aussies go to the video review, which shows the ball just striking leg stump but it's deemed an "umpire's decision" and Reiffel's original call will stand.
Whoops, perhaps I made that last post too soon. Dwayne Bravo is out, caught by Phil Hughes at short-leg off the bowling of Mitchell Starc. Kieron Pollard the next batsman in with the West Indies a horrible 4/19.
Well that's a relief for the Windies - an over without a wicket. It was a maiden from McKay but, still, at 3/19 that's a good result...
Ramnaresh Sarwan's return to international cricket lasts a whole three balls as he becomes Starc's second victim. Full delivery from Starc that had Sarwan playing all around it and middle peg bent back. Darren and Dwayne Bravo at the crease now for the Windies and it's 3/19.
Wow, now Starc joins the wicket-taking party. Beautiful delivery that nipped away from Powell, who could do no better than nick it to Michael Clark at first slip. Windies 2/18 and this isn't looking very promising for the visitors...
Funny thing but Chris Gayle, for a bloke who played for WA in successive Twenty20 seasons, hasn't been out on the WACA much in the international arena. Once apiece in Tests and ODIs before today. His ODI average in Perth was 0 to start the day; on the bright side it's now up to two!
And now Gayle is gone. Absolutely brilliant catch from Aaron Finch at second slip, diving across in front of his skipper Michael Clarke at first slip to a grab a two-hander at head-height like a soccer goalkeeper. A wicket for Clint McKay and the Windies are 1/14.
Another boundary...this time to Gayle. He's got a railway sleeper as a bat and he just rocked back on a short delivery from McKay and steered a pull shot through the vacant mid-wicket to the boundary. West Indies 0/14.
And we have a first boundary. Nothing unconvincing about that from Powell. Mitchell Starc overpitches and the left-hander gets on to the front foot and times it beautifully through cover. Powell escapes a no-ball shout the next delivery and it's the West Indies 0/10 at the end of the fourth over.
Well we finally have a run off the bat - a very uppish, less than convincing push from Kieran Powell just forward of square leg to end Clint McKay's second over. Windies 0/4 after three overs and if these first 20 or so balls are any guide, it's a fast bowler's paradise out there right now.
And a very tidy over it was too - no runs from it, pretty much every delivery in the corridor of uncertainty outside off-stump and moving away from Gayle who didn't get bat on any of them (partly form choice, partly from quality of bowling). West Indies 0/3 after two overs.
West Indies 0/3 after the first over. Had a bit of everything that one - a watchful Chris Gayle, two wides from Clint McKay (the second very harsh), a big LBW shout against Kieran Powell and then two deliveries that beat Powell to finish the over. No runs off the bat. Mitchell Starc to take the ball at the other end.
Clint McKay to open the bowling from the Lillee-Marsh end for the Ausies. Chris Gayle on strike for the Windies.
Fresh from his selection to go to India, Xavier Doherty is 12th man for the Aussies. For the Windies Johnson Charles - now there's a great reversible name! - carries the drinks. Speaking of the Indian tour, Steve Smith's selection has obviously raised a few eyebrows. He's bowled about 11 overs in total for his country in the past year...
Red hot in the field ... Steve Smith. Photo: Edwina Pickles
Have to say, 20 minutes until the first ball is bowled and we have the makings of a very slim crowd here at the WACA. For anyone looking for anything to do in Perth on a Friday arvo, there's plenty of space for you on the grass in the outer!
Good morning all and welcome to the WACA for this first one-dayer between Australia and the West Indies. It's going to be a very warm 38 degrees in Perth today but the good news for those at the ground is that a sea breeze of some type is forecast around midday. Darren Sammy has just won the toss and the Windies will bat.