West Indies bowled out Australia for 288 runs at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday, courtesy, an exhibition of high-quality fast bowling.
After winning the toss on a high-scoring track, Windies invited Australia to bat first.
The Australian top-order could not counter a well-lined pace attack and buckled under pressure. Sheldon Cottrell (2/56), Oshane Thomas (2/63) and Andre Russell (2/41) never really let the batsmen settle and at one stage the Aussies were five down for 79. But a 68-run partnership for the 6th wicket and 102-run stand for the 7th drew the Aussies back in the game.
Bowling all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile scored 92 runs off 60 balls — highest score for him and his team as well, whereas former captain Steve Smith made a well measured 73 runs.
To break down the Australian tail, Carlos Brathwaite was the man on duty, scalping three wickets.
Brief scorecard: Australia 288-10 (Nathan Coulter-Nile 92, Steve Smith 73, Sheldon Cottrell 2/56, Oshane Thomas 2/63 and Andre Russell 2/41)