Australia eased to a seven-wicket victory over West Indies in the first of their three warm-up games in the lead up to the ICC World Cup.
Batting first, West Indies scored 229 in 49.2 overs after being reduced to 104 for 6 at one stage.
Khawaja was preferred over David Warner, who came after the incident. However, Australia has not confirmed on whether they will go with the same combination when the World Cup begins. Warner failed to make an impact on the game as he was caught behind on 12.
While batting, opener Evin Lewis (50 off 56 balls) and Carlos Brathwaite (60 off 64) struck fifties. It was the seventh wicket stand of 74 between Brathwaite and Sunil Ambris (37) that ensured a decent total for the Caribbeans.
West Indies’ explosive batsman Chris Gayle didn’t take part in the warm-up game.