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Five things we learnt from Australia v West Indies 1st Test

Australia dominated the first Test against the West Indies, wrapping up the match within the opening three days.

The Aussies were the hot fancies heading into the first match, and they lived up to the billing when winning by 10 wickets.

The second and final match of the series is set to take place at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday, and Australia will be targeting a repeat performance.

But before we start looking ahead to that match, what five things did we learn from the whitewash at the Adelaide Oval?

WhatAustralia v West Indies 
WhereThe Gabba, Brisbane
When14:00 (AEST) Thursday 25th January
How to watchChannel 7, Kayo, Foxtel
OddsAustralia 1.071, Draw 12.00, West Indies 23.00

New-look batting lineup fails to deliver

Australia may have won the first Test with ease but the new-look batting lineup failed to impress at the Adelaide Oval.

They were bowled out for 283 in the first innings and had it not been for Travis Head, they would have scored much less.

Head was the stand-out performer with 119 runs and he can be backed at 5.00 to be Top 1st Innings Batter in the second Test.

Usman Khawaja made 45 runs but retired hurt in the second innings and could be touch and go for the second Test.

Smith fails to deliver

Following the retirement of David Warner, Steve Smith has been handed the chance to become his long-term successor at the top of the order.

However, things did not get off to the greatest of starts as he was dismissed for just 12 runs in the first innings.

It is one Test and there will be no panic from Smith, but he will be keen to respond with a big score at the Gabba.

And to be fair he was not the only batsman to under-perform. Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green and Mitch Marsh made 29 between them.

Smith is 4.75 to be Top 1st Innings Batter.

Hazlewood pick of the bowlers

It was the Australian pace attack that won the first Test and Josh Hazlewood was the star of the show.

Hazlewood took four wickets in the West Indies first innings and then grabbed five in the second innings.

He can be backed at 7.00 to be Top 1st Innings Bowler, while skipper Pat Cummins is 5.50.

Cummins again showed his class with four wickets in the first innings in Adelaide.

Shamar Joseph gives West Indies hope

It was a tough Test match for the West Indies but the performance of fast bowler Shamar Joseph gives them some hope heading into the second Test.

Joseph took five wickets as Australia were dismissed for 283 in their first innings, and his pace caused the home side no end of problems.

It is the first time the Australians had come up against Joseph and they may be better prepared in the second Test.

Even so Joseph can be backed at 7.00 to be Top 1st Innings Bowler.

McKenzie shines for West Indies

The performance of Kirk McKenzie was also a highlight for the tourists as he made 50 runs in the first innings and 26 in the second.

McKenzie showed he has got what it takes to make runs against a world-class bowling attack, and now the rest need to watch closely to see how it is done.

McKenzie is 19.00 to be Top 1st Innings Batter.

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