Xavier Bartlett incredible 4-7 on debut, second best in Australian history, Steve Smith

Xavier Bartlett has etched his name in the history books with a special ODI debut for Australia on Friday.

The fast bowler took 4-17 in Australia’s dominant eight wicket win over the West Indies at the MCG.

The 25-year-old’s incredible figures, which earned him player of the match honours, will go down as one of the greatest displays in ODI history.

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Bartlett’s 4-17 came within the first 10 overs as he helped Australia remove 3-37 to rock the visitors’ camp.

He now holds the second best bowling figures of an ODI debut for Australia, coming in behind Tony Dodemaide’s 5-21 against Sri Lanka in 1998.

“Dream come true, it’s very surreal,” Bartlett told Fox.

“My mum and dad, uncle and grandpa are here, it’s great to share this moment with them.”

After being named the best afield, Bartlett remained humble.

“Amazing way to start and contribute to a win, it’s amazing,” Bartlett said post match.

He thanked captain Steve Smith, who notched an incredible unbeaten 79 off 79 deliveries to guide his country to victory.

“It’s incredible, to be able to be captained by him is quite surreal,” Bartlett said.

Alongside Smith was Cameron Green (77* off 104) and Josh Inglis (65 off 43), whose commanding knocks set Australia up for the easy victory.

“Australia has really done a job here on the West Indies,” Mark Howard said on Fox.

The hosts have now won 18 of their last 20 ODI matches over the Windies on home soil.

The Aussies will now prepare for the second ODI match up at the SCG this Sunday.

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