Australia, under the captaincy of Mitchell Marsh, has registered a thrilling 11-run win in the first match of the three-match T20 series against West Indies. In this match between the two teams played on the ground of Hobart, the Australian team, batting first, scored 213 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. After this, the West Indies team, which came to chase the target, managed to score only 202 runs at the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Adam Zampa made the most important contribution with the ball and took 3 wickets in the victory for the Kangaroo team.
Opening pair gave a great start, Zampa made Australia’s comeback
Chasing the target of 214 runs, the pair of Brendan King and Johnson Charles gave a great start to the West Indies team, taking the score to 72 runs without any loss in the first 6 overs. After this, on the score of 89, the West Indies team got its first blow in the form of Charles, who became the victim of Adam Zampa after playing an inning of 42 runs. After this, by the score of 115, West Indies had lost 3 wickets, which included Brendon King. In this match, King played an inning of 53 runs in 37 balls which included 7 fours and 1 six. The middle order of the West Indies team could not perform well in this match due to which the team lost 8 wickets till the score of 163. From here Jason Holder played an unbeaten inning of 34 runs but he could not save his team from an 11 run defeat. While Adam Zampa took 3 wickets with the ball for Australia, Marcus Stoinis took 2 wickets. Apart from this, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Abbott and Jason Behrendorff took 1-1 wicket.
Australia made a big score on the basis of explosive innings of Warner and Tim David
If we talk about the innings of the Australian team in this match, then David Warner scored 70 runs in 36 balls, while Tim David, who came to bat in the last overs, hit 4 fours in just 17 balls. Played an unbeaten inning of 37 runs on the basis of 2 sixes. Thanks to this, the Australian team was able to reach the score of 213 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. For the West Indies team, Andre Russell took 3 wickets while Alzarri Joseph took 2 wickets with the ball. Now the second T20 match of the series between the two teams will be played in Adelaide on 11 February.
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