For a spinner's paradise, Dominica sure was friendly to Australia's fast bowlers on Wednesday.
After days of speculation Australia would hand leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed a debut as a spin partner alongside Nathan Lyon (1-20), it was Australia's World Cup-winning pace trio who stole the show at Windsor Park.
Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc repaid selectors' faith in them by ripping through the West Indies, dismissing the hosts for a mere 148 on day one of the first Test.
It's the Windies' second-lowest first-innings total against Australia in the Caribbean.
By stumps Australia had reached 3-85 to be just 63 runs in arrears.
Hazlewood, who starred in last week's tour match in Antigua, was the man to get the ball rolling.
The 24-year-old delivered the first wicket of the day, before steaming in after lunch to claim two more scalps as the Windies' lost 7-63 in a calamitous afternoon session.
Hazlewood finished with 3-33 from 15 overs and Johnson 3-34.
Starc, who looked rusty in his opening spell, came back strongly and was rewarded with 2-48 from 15 overs.
"I thought we came out after lunch and really turned it on," Hazlewood said.
"Everyone bowled very well after lunch and we saw the results."
With Peter Siddle in the touring party and Ryan Harris set to come into the equation for the following Ashes series, Hazlewood says it's that depth in Australia's fast bowling stocks which is fuelling every individual.
"There's plenty of competition for spots which I think is a good thing, it keeps you on your toes and keeps bringing out the best in the bowlers that are picked for each individual game," he said.
Just as important as Australia's intent with the ball was their execution in the field.
Michael Clarke was a ball magnet in the slip cordon, snaring three catches, including a spectacular one-handed effort low to his left for Lyon's solitary wicket.
Shaun Marsh's two-handed diving effort in gully before tea to remove top-scoring opener Shai Hope (36) was crucial to the success that followed while debutant Adam Voges made a rank long-hop from Steve Smith (1-2) into a wicket-taking delivery by sprinting and diving to catch Jerome Taylor (6) at midwicket.
Hazlewood said that fielding effort shouldn't be a surprise.
"You expect to catch everything, what we did today. It was just a good day in the field," he said.
Australia's progress was halted somewhat with the loss of three wickets in the final session but with Smith unbeaten on 17 and Voges not out after a brisk 20 before stumps, expectations are high the team will take a dominant position on day two.
THE WEST INDIES' WORST FIRST-INNINGS TOTALS AT HOME AGAINST AUSTRALIA :
136 - Trinidad, 1995
148 - Dominica, 2015
149 - Barbados, 1991
167 - Trinidad, 1999
182 - Guyana, 1955
195 - Barbados, 1995
205 - Guyana, 1978
214 - Antigua, 1991
216 - Barbados, 2008
218 - Dominica, 2012