Aussies down Windies by eight wickets

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Australia thrashed West Indies by eight wickets in the first One Day International (ODI) against Australia on Friday.

Earlier, Keacy Carty was denied a century in a run-out mix-up and debutant paceman Xavier Bartlett took four wickets as the West Indies reached 231.

Carty looked primed for his maiden ODI century before he was badly burnt by his batting partner Hayden Walsh and was run out for 88 off 108 balls at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Bartlett, playing in his first ODI along with fellow paceman Lance Morris (0-59), had a dream start, taking a wicket with his third ball before finishing with 4-17 from nine overs.