The home side reached 7-329 on a batsman-friendly deck Manuka Oval deck, with the returning Aussie vice-captain taking just 111 balls to reach 122 runs.

Phillip Hughes also took advantage of the conditions to post 86 off 93 balls.

The most spectacular moment came at the expense of Glenn Maxwell though, who was unlucky to have cracked the ball the mid-wicket vicinity of Pollard, who took a one handed screamer. Check this out!

The Windies didn’t lie down however in response. The Bravo brothers, Darren (86 off 96) and Dwayne (51 off 50) piled on 114 runs for the third wicket to give their side a chance.

Newbie James Faulkner stemmed the flow though, knocking over Chris Gayle (2) and Darren Bravo on his way to 4-48 off 8.3 overs.

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