West Indies beaten by Australia

Cricket with Dalchand Bissoon

Adam Voges – Test debut century.
Adam Voges – Test debut century.

The West Indies batting collapsed in the first Test as they were beaten by Australia by nine wickets within three days last Friday, at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica, and retained the Frank Worrell Trophy.

The West Indies choosing to bat first were bowled out for 148 in just 53.5 overs. Shai Hope topscored with 36, Jason Holder made 21 and Darren Bravo and skipper Denesh Ramdin scored 19 runs respectively, the main contributors.

Mitchell Johnson picked up three for 34. Josh Hazlewood three for 33 and Mitchell Starc two for 48.

Australia in reply scored 318 with Adam Voges on his debut topscoring with 130 not out and became the oldest player to make a century on Test debut at age 35, going past Zimbabawe”s Dave Houghton against India in 1992.

Josh Hazlewood batting at number 11 made 39 and Steve Smith scored 25, Devendra Bishoo took six wickets for 80, the best figures by a West Indies legspinner in Tests.

West Indies in their second Innings were all out for 216 with Marlon Samuels topscoring with 74 and Shane Dowrich on his Test debut made 70.

Mitchell Starc took four for 28. M. Johnson, J. Hazlewood and offspinner Nathan Lyon took two wickets each, leaving Australia a victory target of just 47 runs which they scored quite easily in just five overs, losing the wicket of opener David Warner for 28.

Player of the match was awarded to Voges.

The second and final Test starts June 11 at Sabina park, Kingston, Jamaica.