AUS vs WI, 1st ODI: Sean Abbott Pulls Out 'Bow & Arrow' Celebration After Running Out Keacy Carty; Watch

AUS vs WI, 1st ODI: Sean Abbott Pulls Out 'Bow & Arrow' Celebration After Running Out Keacy Carty; Watch

Keacy Carty missed out on a well-deserved century by just 12 runs in the first ODI against Australia at MCG.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Friday, February 02, 2024, 05:46 PM IST
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Sean Abbott's Bow & Arrow Celebration | Credits: Twitter/Cricket.au.com

Australia pacer Sean Abbott came up with a unique celebration after running out West Indies Keacy Carty during the first ODI of the five-match series at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday, January 2.

Keacy Carty was batting on 88 off 108 balls when Hayden Walsh Jr hit the ball towards the short cover and Keacy Carty tried to take a quick single between the wickets. However, Abbott raced towards short cover and picked the ball quickly to rattle the stumps with direct hit.

Keacy was visibly furious as it was poor call from Hayden Walsh Jr to run between the wickets when the ball at short cover. Keacy Carty, who was looking a good rhythm missed a well-deserved century by just 12 runs. Sean Abbott helped Australia to get another big wicket in Keacy by running him out.

After managing to run out Keacy Carty with direct throw, Sean Abbott celebrated the wicket by unleashing imaginary 'Bow and Arrow'. The video of the same went viral on social media.

Keacy Carty gritty knock of 88 off 108 balls and his 110-run partnership with Raston Chase (59 off 67 balls) lifted West Indies from 59/4 to 169/5. West Indies were 193/6 when Keacy Carty was dismissed in the form of run out with a direct hit from Abbott.

After Keacy Carty's dismissal, West Indies were reduced to 231 all-out, losing remaining four wickets in 38 runs. Debutant Xavier Bartlett led Australia's bowling attack with his maiden four-wicket haul in ODI cricket, while Sean Abbott and Cameron Green picked two wickets each.

Australia defeat West Indies by 8 wickets

Australia's all-round effort led the hosts to register eighth-wicket over visiting West Indies team to take 1-0 series in the first ODI at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

With a 232-run target, Australia chased it down with 12.3 overs to spare, thanks to half-centuries from Josh Inglis, Steve Smith and Cameron Green. Despite losing an early wicket in Travis Head for 4 at 4/1, the hosts kept their batting going with 79-run partnership between Josh Inglis and Steve Smith for the 2nd wicket.

Undeterred by COVID-19 infection, Josh Inglis played a brilliant innings of 65 off 43 balls before he was dismissed by Gudakesh Motie at 83/2.

Thereafter, Steve Smith and Cameron Green carried on Australia's batting. The pair formed an unbeaten 149-run partnership for the third wicket to help the side achieve the side target in 38.3 overs.

Steve Smith played innings of 79 off 79 balls while Cameron Green scored 77 off 104 balls.

For West Indies, Matthew Ford and Gudakesh Motie scalped a wicket in the first ODI.

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