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Shane Dowrich receives first cap from Norbert Phillip
Shane Dowrich receives first cap from Norbert Phillip

After dismissing West Indies for 148, the Australian cricket team took a firm hold of the first day of the First Test at the Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica.

Winning the toss, the West Indies batted first on a flat, dry-looking pitch, but their decision backfired as they collapsed in 54 overs after a decent start.

Josh Hazlewood with figures of three for 33 was the pick of the Australian pacemen; left-armers Mitchell Johnson (3-34) and Mitchell Stark (2-48) also gave the West Indies no peace while spinners Nathan Lyon and Steve Smith took one wicket each.

Opener Shai Hope (36) top-scored for West Indies, while all-rounder Jason Holder scored 21.

Australia were 85 for three at the close of day one.

Scores:

West Indies: 148 (Shai Hope 36, Jason Holder 21; Josh Hazlewood 3-33, Mitchell Johnson 3-34, Mitchell Starc 2-48)

Australia: 85 for three (Adam Voges 20 not out; Jason Holder 1-14)

The West Indies have not beaten Australia in a test for 12 years and in a series since 1992-93.


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