Aussies roll Windies for 229 in warm-up

Ian McCullough
1 / 2

Britain Australia Cricket

Steve Smith was back in action for Australia in the practice game with West Indies in Southampton

Australia's bowlers have dismissed West Indies for 229 inside 47 overs in their unofficial World Cup warm-up in Southampton.

The match, which was classed by the ICC an unofficial practice game, was played on the nursery pitch behind the Ageas Bowl which will be the venue for Saturday's warm-up against England.

It was a low-key return to action in England for David Warner and Steve Smith with a crowd of barely 50, including two dogs, making up the crowd.

Coach Justin Langer opted to use 12 of his 15-man squad, with Adam Zampa bowling but not batting.

Warner was named at three with Usman Khawaja, who displayed imperious touch during the series wins over India and Pakistan, keeping his place at the top of the order with skipper Aaron Finch.

Pat Cummins made the breakthrough for the world champions when his rising delivery caused all sorts of problems for Shai Hope, who was brilliantly caught off the glove by the diving Alex Carey to reduce the Windies to 1-39.

Nathan Coulter-Nile, who took 2-25 from six overs, produced a fine delivery to clean up Darren Bravo for five before dismissing the dangerous Shimron Hetmyer, who smashed 11 from eight deliveries then holing out to Cummins in the deep.

The Windies then lost three quick wickets for 30, when Zampa bowled Andre Russell for five before Glenn Maxwell (2-14) trapped Evin Lewis lbw (50) and then tempted Nicolas Pooran with a short delivery and Shaun Marsh took the catch on the boundary.

Sunil Ambris (37) and Carlos Brathwaite added 74 for the seventh wicket before Ambris handed Starc his first wicket with Jason Behrendorff taking a simple catch.

Brathwaite brought up his half-century and his side's 200 in style, smashing Zampa for a four and a six, which was lost on the golf course next to the ground, in successive balls.

He departed for 60 trying to hit Behrendorff (1-65) for a fourth six of his innings but couldn't clear Marsh on the long-on boundary.

Cummins, 2-36 from nine overs, was the pick of the bowlers, then beat Fabian Allen (12) for pace and Carey took the catch off the toe of the the bat.

Starc (2-34) wrapped up the innings by dismissing Ashley Nurse for 11.