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Australia vs West Indies WI in AUS, 3 T20Is, 2024

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1st T20I, Blundstone Arena, Hobart, 09 Feb, 2024

Australia

AUS

213/7

(20.0) overs

West Indies

WI

202/8

(20.0) overs

Australia beat West Indies by 11 runs

Player Of The Match

David Warner,
Australia
Australia
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Commentary

Right then, that is it from our coverage of this exciting encounter between Australia and West Indies where Australia emerged victorious. The series isn't over yet and the next T20I between these two teams will take place on Sunday, 11th February, 2024. The first ball will be bowled at 1.30 pm IST (8.00 am GMT) but our coverage will start much earlier. Do join us for that match. Until then, goodbye and Cheers!

Matthew Wade, the vice-captain of Australia is up for a chat because Mitchell Marsh isn't yet allowed to be in contact given his recent recovery from COVID-19. He says that Marsh is fine and he is just waiting for a couple of more negative tests. Adds that the boys have been playing franchise cricket and they felt 200 was par on this track. Adds that the luxury they have with seven batters is nice to see and the way Tim David played was nice to see. On Adam Zampa, he says that the way he bowled, the skipper must be happy.

Rovman Powell, the skipper for West Indies is up for a chat. He says that in the middle they struggled to get partnerships, but it was still a good game of cricket. Says that they just got back to the rhythm a little bit more. Mentions whenever they raised their bat they found a fielder. Thinks the guys did well. Mentions that it is a little bit too cold for them, but the crowd was good.

David Warner is the POTM for his exceptional performance. He says that he is pleased to get the win on the board and it was a nice wicket to bat on, one you don't want to miss out on. Adds that he feels fresh and wants to finish on a high at the T20 World Cup. Mentions that it is important that they need to win in the World Cup but win this series as well.

The Presentation ceremony…

Earlier in the game, Rovman Powell put Australia into bat and this decision backfired right away. Akeal Hosein, who is generally very tight in the Powerplay was off his game and David Warner hit him for plenty of runs. The pacers too didn't pose much of a threat at the start and Australia were allowed to just get going. The middle phase was where West Indies did come back and found a few wickets with all the pacers getting into the wickets column. Russell ended with 3 wickets but thanks to a superb 70 from Warner and some clean hitting from Tim David at the death, the hosts posted 213 big runs on the board. Coming to the chase, the Windies openers set up the game well but once they started losing wickets, they simply couldn't keep up with the scoreboard pressure.

Adam Zampa is down for a chat. He says that they had a good total on the board and it almost got chased but they bowled well. Adds that West Indies are a dangerous team with a lot of power and he feels lucky to have taken wickets at crucial stages. Mentions that he made decisions on the go according to how the batter was playing against him. Adds that as a group they love to play together and coming from the ODI group where there were a lot of youngsters, this feels a bit different.

West Indies had a great start to their innings with Brandon King and Johnson batting with great positive intent. They made full use of the powerplay and put up an 89-run partnership before Charles was dismissed. After that, the scoring rate dropped a bit and Brandon King too departed trying to play big shots. Rovman Powell came in and played a fine cameo as he took apart Glenn Maxwell, however, the bowler got the better of him and sent him back to the pavilion. Shai Hope departed in the same manner but the most shocking dismissal was of the big man, Andre Russell, who was cleaned up trying to play a rash shot. They needed a good partnership to stabilize the innings and instead, they lost their wickets. Pooran too tried to overhit the ball and lost his wicket foolishly. Sherfane Rutherford too went for all the glory shots and ended up gifting his wicket. Romario Shepherd followed him soon after and it looked like an amateur team. Jason Holder and Akeal Hosein tried to power the innings till the end but the runs needed were a bit too many and they ended up on the losing side after a well fought match.

Australia used the pitch to their advantage and managed to defend the target in a very exciting run chase. Australia were the team to bounce back after the first 8 overs. Through the middle phases of the match, the slower deliveries and the spinners did the job for them. They were taking a lot of hits in the powerplay but Adam Zampa came in and gave them their first breakthrough. Marcus Stoinis covered up soon after and sent back Brandon King to the dugout. Glenn Maxwell got his revenge as he dismissed, Powell after the batter took him to the cleaners. Stoinis came in and sent back Hope just when he was starting to free his arms. Zampa showcased his brilliance once again with the wicket of Russell and Pooran. Sean, who had been a live wire in the field got his first wicket as well in the form of Rutherford. Jason wasn’t one to be left behind and he sent Romario packing off to the dugout. After that, they sealed the game well and managed to take the lead in the series. Sean Abbott also becomes the first Aussie to take four catches in a T20I match.

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 202/8

J Holder34 (15)

A Hosein7 (5)

S Abbott4-0-41-1

19.61

That's it, just a single to end and Australia have come out on top in a good battle here. Goes full and straight and gets it in the blockhole, Jason Holder clears the front leg but can't get under it and heaves it toward deep mid-wicket for a single. Australia win by 11 runs!

19.51

Full and straight, Akeal Hosein drills this one right back but Sean Abbott gets a leg in the way on the followthrough and the ball slows down to long on. Just the single.

19.43

Oh, dear! The fielder completely gets bamboozled by the spin off the turf. Full and wide yet again and in the blockhole, Jason Holder squeezes this one toward short third man where the fielder runs ahead of the ball and the batters get three runs in the deep.

19.34

FOUR! Creamed through the gap and West Indies practically need 3 sixes off the last 3 balls to win! This is full and wide again, Holder smashes it away along the ground and well wide of mid off for a boundary.

19.20

Gets it almost dead on this time. Full and around off and in the blockhole this time, Jason Holder fails to get it away and the ball goes nowhere.

19.16

SIX! Crunched! Sean Abbott misses his mark with the yorker and serves a low full toss instead. Jason Holder stays deep in the crease and uses those long levers to whack it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. It's not over just yet.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 187/8

A Hosein6 (4)

J Holder20 (10)

J Hazlewood4-0-44-0

18.60

Josh Hazlewood with a golden dot ball! Gets it right in the blockhole again around off stump, Akeal Hosein looks to drive at it but misses. 27 needed off the last over.

18.51

Top delivery! Full and straight, nails the yorker, Jason Holder can only jam it out on the off side for a single.

18.42

A bit of cat and mouse between the batter and bowler. Jason Holder pre-meditates shuffling across the off stump and Josh Hazlewood follows him with a slower and fuller one. Holder gets into an awkward position but manages to work it away toward fine leg for a brace.

18.34

FOUR! That has been smashed away! Banged in short over off and at a comfortable height, Jason Holder stands tall and pulls it firmly in front of square and the ball rockets into the fence.

18.21

Full and wide, gets it right this time and Akeal Hosein can only manage to dig it out behind point for a single.

18.21wd

WIDE! Goes full and wide now but just misses the mark and this one goes beyond the tramline for a wide.

18.14

FOUR! Just the start to the over West Indies would have wanted. Back of a length and outside off stump, Akeal Hosein keeps his shape and flat-bats it to the left of mid off for a boundary.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 174/8

J Holder13 (7)

A Hosein1 (1)

J Behrendorff3-0-38-1

17.66

SIX! Clean strike from Jason Holder and he has just about kept West Indies in the contest. 40 needed now off 12 balls. Full on middle and leg, in the slot yet again, Holder takes the front leg out and just clubs it over deep mid-wicket into the breeze and the ball still sails over for a maximum.

17.54

FOUR! In the slot and punished! Looks to go full and straight but misses his mark, Jason Holder clears the front leg and thumps it straight back over the bowler's head for a boundary.

17.41

Comes from over the stumps to the left-hander and bowls it full and straight, Akeal Hosein works it away past square leg for a single.

Akeal Hosein is the new batter in.

17.3W

OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and West Indies are going down in a hurry here. Jason Behrendorff stays around the wicket and bowls it really full and around off stump. Romario Shepherd reaches forward and looks to loft it on the full but toe-ends it. The ball is chipped just over cover where Mitchell Marsh reverse cups it and he is a bit casual and almost spilled it but the ball does stick in those big hands.

17.21

A yorker now, angled in from around the stumps and right on the stumps, Jason Holder squeezes it past short third man and picks up another single.

17.10

Very full and outside off, slower too and dips late on the batter, Jason Holder looks to reach out and drive it away but is well beaten.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 162/7

J Holder2 (3)

R Shepherd2 (2)

S Abbott3-0-26-1

16.61

Full and outside off, Jason Holder drives it along the turf and wide of mid off for one more. 52 needed now off 18 balls.

Commentary

We are back for the chase! The umpires are back out in the middle and so are the players of Australia. It seems quite chilly out there as David Warner has his hands firmly in his pockets with the hand-warmers and the sweater vests are on. It will be the pairing of Brandon King and Johnson Charles to open the innings for West Indies. It will be Jason Behrendorff to start proceedings with the ball here. Let's play...

... The Run Chase ...

Right then, 214 is a mammoth score to chase on any ground but West Indies do have the firepower. It will all depend on whether they can consistently take on the Aussie attack and come out on top. Australia will certainly feel confident of defending this total but you never know. Do join us in a bit for the exciting run chase.

On the other hand, West Indies were very shoddy with the ball at the start and Akeal Hosein had a day to forget as he looked to bowl seam-up instead of trying to grip the ball and David Warner punished him. Alzarri Joseph bowled well but was unlucky throughout and it was Jason Holder who broke the frustrating opening stand. The likes of Joseph, Romario Shepherd and Andre Russell all managed to capitalize a bit in the second half of the game and got timely wickets. However, the boundaries started to flow again towards the death but Russell bowled a brilliant final over, picking up two wickets and almost finished on a high as he did concede a boundary on the very final delivery.

Now that was some batting performance from Australia and they have brought up the equal highest T20I total on this ground by posting 213 runs on the board. The Australian innings started off with a bang as David Warner looked like his devastating best and took on the Windies bowlers inside the Powerplay for plenty of runs. Josh Inglis gave him ample support and played his shots too but did get out inside the first 10 overs. They were 110/1 at the halfway stage but then the wickets started to fall at regular intervals and they lost their way a bit in the next 6 overs. Warner got out on 70 quick runs but at the death, the pair of Matthew Wade and Tim David found the fence with regularity and the latter finished unbeaten on 37 off just 17 balls that took Australia to over 210 runs.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 213/7

A Zampa4 (1)

T David37 (17)

A Russell4-0-42-3

19.64

FOUR! FLICKED AWAY AND A GOOD WAY TO END THE INNINGS! Misses the correct ball does, Andre Russell, he goes full and on the pads. Adam Zampa flicks it off and sends it past square leg. The ball meets the fence and Adam Zampa scores four runs off his only delivery.

Adam Zampa comes in to face the hat-trick ball.

19.5W

OUT! CASTLED! TWO IN TWO FOR THE BIG MAN! Nails the yorker and keeps i on middle. Sean Abbott misses the flick shot and the ball crashes into the stumps lighting them up. Sean Abbott departs for a golden duck but now Andre Russell is on a hat-trick. Big ball and the last ball off the innings. Tim David will be left stranded on the other end.

Sean Abbott is the new man in.

19.4W

OUT! TAKEN! Andre Russell gets him in the final over! Sticks to the slow short ball and around off. Matthew Wade pulls it but gets the connection off the toe end of the bat. The substitute fielder Roston Chase is stationed near the deep mid-wicket area and he takes a good catch near throat and maintains his balance.

19.31

A slow yorker on the pads. Tim David drills it to long on for a single to get to the other end.

19.21

On a length and around off. Matthew Wade gets the inside edge and the ball rolls away to short fine leg for a single.

19.14

FOUR! MORE RUNS! Andre Russell goes for a yorker on off. Matthew Wade gets to it early and drives it past mid off all the way for a fine boundary to begin the over.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 203/5

T David36 (16)

M Wade16 (11)

A Joseph4-0-46-2

18.64

FOUR! WHAT A WAY TO GET TO 200 ON THE BOARD! Alzarri Joseph goes full and angling down the leg side. Tim David flicks it up over short fine leg. The ball bounces just before the ropes and gets four more runs.

Andre Russell to bowl the final over and West Indies will have an additional fielder inside the 30-yard circle due to the slow over rate.

The umpires are checking for a boundary. It was initially signaled a maximum but replays show that the ball just bounced inside and it will be a four.

18.51

On a length and darted in on off. Matthew Wade drills it to deep cover and runs a single.

18.40

On the good length and outside off. Matthew Wade sweeps it but the ball hits the bottom end of his bat and rolls away to the keeper.

18.31

IN THE AIR....LANDS SAFELY! Alzarri Joseph bowls another full toss and angled into the pads. Tim David lofts it over mid-wicket but the ball gets lost in the sky. The fielders couldn't see it and it lands safely. Tim David runs a single.

18.26

SIX! TIM DAVID IS ON A ROLL HERE! GOODBYE BALL! Alzarri Joseph bowls a full toss and on middle. Tim David lifts it up straight down the ground and the ball lands somewhere beyond the sight screen for another big maximum. Alzarri Joseph gets punished for missing the yorker.

18.11

On a good length and around off. Matthew Wade pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 190/5

T David25 (13)

M Wade14 (8)

R Shepherd4-0-38-1

17.60

A wide yorker outside off. Tim David tries to pick it up and go down the ground but gets beaten for pace.

17.56

SIX! BOOM! BRUTE POWER! A low full toss and on middle. Tim David just whips it off his pads and the ball flies off like a rocket. It hits the led screen past the fence and deflects back on the ground. A flat six!

17.41

Short and outside off. Matthew Wade cuts it through the ground towards point. Gets only a single.

17.41wd

Full but this time going down the leg side. Matthew Wade misses the flick and the umpire signals a wide.

17.31

Full and slow on middle. Tim David digs it out towards long on and rotates the strike with a single.

17.21

On the hard length and on the pads. Matthew Wade nudges it away towards mid-wicket and runs a single.

17.16

SIX! BANG! WHAT A SHOT! Romario Shepherd goes on a length and slanting away outside off. Matthew Wade steps out and slices it over covers. The ball clears the fence for a maximum.

17.11wd

Full and wide outside off. Matthew Wade leaves it alone. Wided.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 173/5

T David18 (10)

M Wade6 (5)

J Holder3-0-37-1

16.64

FOUR! MORE RUNS! Jason Holder delivers it full and on middle. Tim David smacks it straight over the bowler's head. The ball bounces away to the fence for four more runs. Good batting.

West Indies
Australia
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
B King

c S Abbott b M Stoinis

53 37 7 1 143.24
J Charles

c D Warner b A Zampa

42 25 6 1 168
N Pooran

c S Abbott b A Zampa

18 17 0 2 105.88
R Powell

c S Abbott b G Maxwell

14 5 0 2 280
S Hope

c S Abbott b M Stoinis

16 8 3 0 200
A Russell

b A Zampa

1 2 0 0 50
S Rutherford

c sub A Hardie b S Abbott

7 4 0 1 175
R Shepherd

c M Marsh b J Behrendorff

2 3 0 0 66.66
J Holder

not out

34 15 3 2 226.66
A Hosein

not out

7 5 1 0 140
Extras

(b 0,lb 2,w 5,nb 1,Penalty 0)

8
Total 20.0 (RR: 10.10)
202/8

Did not bat: A Joseph

Fall of wickets:

(J Charles, 8.3 ov) (B King, 10.4 ov) (R Powell, 12 ov) (S Hope, 14.5 ov) (A Russell, 15.1 ov) (N Pooran, 15.4 ov) (S Rutherford, 16.2 ov) (R Shepherd, 17.3 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Behrendorff
3 0 38 1 12.66
J Hazlewood
4 0 44 0 11.00
G Maxwell
2 0 31 1 15.50
S Abbott
4 0 41 1 10.25
A Zampa
4 0 26 3 6.50
M Stoinis
3 0 20 2 6.66
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
D Warner

c N Pooran b A Joseph

70 36 12 1 194.44
J Inglis

c R Powell b J Holder

39 25 5 1 156
M Marsh

c N Pooran b A Joseph

16 13 0 1 123.07
G Maxwell

c B King b R Shepherd

10 8 1 0 125
M Stoinis

c A Joseph b A Russell

9 6 0 1 150
T David

not out

37 17 4 2 217.64
M Wade

c sub R Chase b A Russell

21 14 1 1 150
S Abbott

b A Russell

0 1 0 0 0
A Zampa

not out

4 1 1 0 400
Extras

(b 0,lb 2,w 4,nb 1,Penalty 0)

7
Total 20.0 (RR: 10.65)
213/7

Did not bat: J Behrendorff, J Hazlewood

Fall of wickets:

(J Inglis, 8 ov) (M Marsh, 12.1 ov) (D Warner, 12.3 ov) (M Stoinis, 13.5 ov) (G Maxwell, 15.5 ov) (M Wade, 19.4 ov) (S Abbott, 19.5 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
A Hosein
4 0 42 0 10.50
J Holder
3 0 37 1 12.33
A Joseph
4 0 46 2 11.50
A Russell
4 0 42 3 10.50
R Shepherd
4 0 38 1 9.50
R Powell
1 0 6 0 6.00
West Indies
Australia

Commentary

Right then, that is it from our coverage of this exciting encounter between Australia and West Indies where Australia emerged victorious. The series isn't over yet and the next T20I between these two teams will take place on Sunday, 11th February, 2024. The first ball will be bowled at 1.30 pm IST (8.00 am GMT) but our coverage will start much earlier. Do join us for that match. Until then, goodbye and Cheers!

Matthew Wade, the vice-captain of Australia is up for a chat because Mitchell Marsh isn't yet allowed to be in contact given his recent recovery from COVID-19. He says that Marsh is fine and he is just waiting for a couple of more negative tests. Adds that the boys have been playing franchise cricket and they felt 200 was par on this track. Adds that the luxury they have with seven batters is nice to see and the way Tim David played was nice to see. On Adam Zampa, he says that the way he bowled, the skipper must be happy.

Rovman Powell, the skipper for West Indies is up for a chat. He says that in the middle they struggled to get partnerships, but it was still a good game of cricket. Says that they just got back to the rhythm a little bit more. Mentions whenever they raised their bat they found a fielder. Thinks the guys did well. Mentions that it is a little bit too cold for them, but the crowd was good.

David Warner is the POTM for his exceptional performance. He says that he is pleased to get the win on the board and it was a nice wicket to bat on, one you don't want to miss out on. Adds that he feels fresh and wants to finish on a high at the T20 World Cup. Mentions that it is important that they need to win in the World Cup but win this series as well.

The Presentation ceremony…

Earlier in the game, Rovman Powell put Australia into bat and this decision backfired right away. Akeal Hosein, who is generally very tight in the Powerplay was off his game and David Warner hit him for plenty of runs. The pacers too didn't pose much of a threat at the start and Australia were allowed to just get going. The middle phase was where West Indies did come back and found a few wickets with all the pacers getting into the wickets column. Russell ended with 3 wickets but thanks to a superb 70 from Warner and some clean hitting from Tim David at the death, the hosts posted 213 big runs on the board. Coming to the chase, the Windies openers set up the game well but once they started losing wickets, they simply couldn't keep up with the scoreboard pressure.

Adam Zampa is down for a chat. He says that they had a good total on the board and it almost got chased but they bowled well. Adds that West Indies are a dangerous team with a lot of power and he feels lucky to have taken wickets at crucial stages. Mentions that he made decisions on the go according to how the batter was playing against him. Adds that as a group they love to play together and coming from the ODI group where there were a lot of youngsters, this feels a bit different.

West Indies had a great start to their innings with Brandon King and Johnson batting with great positive intent. They made full use of the powerplay and put up an 89-run partnership before Charles was dismissed. After that, the scoring rate dropped a bit and Brandon King too departed trying to play big shots. Rovman Powell came in and played a fine cameo as he took apart Glenn Maxwell, however, the bowler got the better of him and sent him back to the pavilion. Shai Hope departed in the same manner but the most shocking dismissal was of the big man, Andre Russell, who was cleaned up trying to play a rash shot. They needed a good partnership to stabilize the innings and instead, they lost their wickets. Pooran too tried to overhit the ball and lost his wicket foolishly. Sherfane Rutherford too went for all the glory shots and ended up gifting his wicket. Romario Shepherd followed him soon after and it looked like an amateur team. Jason Holder and Akeal Hosein tried to power the innings till the end but the runs needed were a bit too many and they ended up on the losing side after a well fought match.

Australia used the pitch to their advantage and managed to defend the target in a very exciting run chase. Australia were the team to bounce back after the first 8 overs. Through the middle phases of the match, the slower deliveries and the spinners did the job for them. They were taking a lot of hits in the powerplay but Adam Zampa came in and gave them their first breakthrough. Marcus Stoinis covered up soon after and sent back Brandon King to the dugout. Glenn Maxwell got his revenge as he dismissed, Powell after the batter took him to the cleaners. Stoinis came in and sent back Hope just when he was starting to free his arms. Zampa showcased his brilliance once again with the wicket of Russell and Pooran. Sean, who had been a live wire in the field got his first wicket as well in the form of Rutherford. Jason wasn’t one to be left behind and he sent Romario packing off to the dugout. After that, they sealed the game well and managed to take the lead in the series. Sean Abbott also becomes the first Aussie to take four catches in a T20I match.

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 202/8

J Holder34 (15)

A Hosein7 (5)

S Abbott4-0-41-1

19.61

That's it, just a single to end and Australia have come out on top in a good battle here. Goes full and straight and gets it in the blockhole, Jason Holder clears the front leg but can't get under it and heaves it toward deep mid-wicket for a single. Australia win by 11 runs!

19.51

Full and straight, Akeal Hosein drills this one right back but Sean Abbott gets a leg in the way on the followthrough and the ball slows down to long on. Just the single.

19.43

Oh, dear! The fielder completely gets bamboozled by the spin off the turf. Full and wide yet again and in the blockhole, Jason Holder squeezes this one toward short third man where the fielder runs ahead of the ball and the batters get three runs in the deep.

19.34

FOUR! Creamed through the gap and West Indies practically need 3 sixes off the last 3 balls to win! This is full and wide again, Holder smashes it away along the ground and well wide of mid off for a boundary.

19.20

Gets it almost dead on this time. Full and around off and in the blockhole this time, Jason Holder fails to get it away and the ball goes nowhere.

19.16

SIX! Crunched! Sean Abbott misses his mark with the yorker and serves a low full toss instead. Jason Holder stays deep in the crease and uses those long levers to whack it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. It's not over just yet.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 187/8

A Hosein6 (4)

J Holder20 (10)

J Hazlewood4-0-44-0

18.60

Josh Hazlewood with a golden dot ball! Gets it right in the blockhole again around off stump, Akeal Hosein looks to drive at it but misses. 27 needed off the last over.

18.51

Top delivery! Full and straight, nails the yorker, Jason Holder can only jam it out on the off side for a single.

18.42

A bit of cat and mouse between the batter and bowler. Jason Holder pre-meditates shuffling across the off stump and Josh Hazlewood follows him with a slower and fuller one. Holder gets into an awkward position but manages to work it away toward fine leg for a brace.

18.34

FOUR! That has been smashed away! Banged in short over off and at a comfortable height, Jason Holder stands tall and pulls it firmly in front of square and the ball rockets into the fence.

18.21

Full and wide, gets it right this time and Akeal Hosein can only manage to dig it out behind point for a single.

18.21wd

WIDE! Goes full and wide now but just misses the mark and this one goes beyond the tramline for a wide.

18.14

FOUR! Just the start to the over West Indies would have wanted. Back of a length and outside off stump, Akeal Hosein keeps his shape and flat-bats it to the left of mid off for a boundary.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 174/8

J Holder13 (7)

A Hosein1 (1)

J Behrendorff3-0-38-1

17.66

SIX! Clean strike from Jason Holder and he has just about kept West Indies in the contest. 40 needed now off 12 balls. Full on middle and leg, in the slot yet again, Holder takes the front leg out and just clubs it over deep mid-wicket into the breeze and the ball still sails over for a maximum.

17.54

FOUR! In the slot and punished! Looks to go full and straight but misses his mark, Jason Holder clears the front leg and thumps it straight back over the bowler's head for a boundary.

17.41

Comes from over the stumps to the left-hander and bowls it full and straight, Akeal Hosein works it away past square leg for a single.

Akeal Hosein is the new batter in.

17.3W

OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and West Indies are going down in a hurry here. Jason Behrendorff stays around the wicket and bowls it really full and around off stump. Romario Shepherd reaches forward and looks to loft it on the full but toe-ends it. The ball is chipped just over cover where Mitchell Marsh reverse cups it and he is a bit casual and almost spilled it but the ball does stick in those big hands.

17.21

A yorker now, angled in from around the stumps and right on the stumps, Jason Holder squeezes it past short third man and picks up another single.

17.10

Very full and outside off, slower too and dips late on the batter, Jason Holder looks to reach out and drive it away but is well beaten.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 162/7

J Holder2 (3)

R Shepherd2 (2)

S Abbott3-0-26-1

16.61

Full and outside off, Jason Holder drives it along the turf and wide of mid off for one more. 52 needed now off 18 balls.

16.51

Serves it on a length and on off. Romario Shepherd punches it towards deep point and runs a single.

16.51wd

On a length but wide outside off. Romario Shepherd leaves it alone and it is signaled as a wide.

16.41

Hard length over off stump, hit away through covers for one.

Jason Holder is the new batter in after the wicket.

16.30

An off-paced bumper, dug in well short and outside off, left alone by Jason Holder.

16.2W

OUT! CAUGHT! Sean Abbott takes pace off this time and digs it in a bit short outside off. Sherfane Rutherford looks to stay put, reach out and fetch the pull shot but is way too early in his shot. The ball lobs up off the top edge and lands around backward point where the substitute fielder, Aaron Hardie reverse cups it while wearing Matthew Short's jersey.

16.16

SIX! Picked up and dispatched! Short of a length and over leg stump, Sherfane Rutherford hangs back and lifts his back leg before pulling it flat over deep backward square leg for a maximum.

16.11wd

WIDE! Goes full and wide, flirting with the tramline and Sherfane Rutherford fails to reach it, wide called.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 151/6

S Rutherford1 (2)

R Shepherd1 (1)

A Zampa4-0-26-3

15.61

A tad bit short and turning away from off, Sherfane Rutherford backs away and taps it in front of point for a single.

15.51

Flatter one outside off, Romario Shepherd edges it down to short third man and picks up a single.

Romario Shepherd is the new batter in.

15.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! A fourth catch in the deep for Sean Abbott and Adam Zampa has made Nicholas Pooran look like a fool here. Zampa knows Pooran will take him on again and just floats it up on the stumps but it is the wrong'un and Pooran has to slog-sweep against the turn to the longer boundary as well. Pooran backs himself to clear it but hits it straight down the throat of Abbott who gobbles it up. West Indies in a free fall now and Zampa has bhis third wicket.

15.36

SIX! That was raw power from Nicholas Pooran. Quick and a bit full around off, Pooran stays leg side of the ball and deliberately slices it straight back over the bowler's head and over the fence as well for a maximum. West Indies need a lot more of that now.

15.21lb

Leg bye! Slower through the air and floated up on the legs, Sherfane Rutherford misses the tuck and the ball goes off the pads to short fine leg. They get a leg bye.

Sherfane Rutherford is the new batter in.

15.1W

OUT! TIMBER! Adam Zampa goes full and straight at 98 clicks and gets it right in the blockhole. Andre Russell looks to put pressure back on the bowler by looking for the slog-sweep across the line but is beaten all ends up and the ball skids through to castle into the stumps. Dre Russ departs the second ball and Zampa picks up a huge wicket for his side.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 142/4

A Russell1 (1)

N Pooran12 (15)

M Stoinis3-0-20-2

14.61

On a good length and around off. Andre Russell pats it towards point and runs a single.

Andre Russell walks out to bat now.

14.5W

OUT! TAKEN! It is Sean Abbott who takes the catch again! Marcus Stoinis bangs it short and over middle. Shai Hope pulls it well but this time doesn't get the distance. Sean Abbott settles under it near the deep square leg region and collects it safely. His third catch of the day and Marcus Stoinis is riled up.

14.44

FOUR! DROPPED! Marcus Stoinis serves it short and over off. Shai Hope slaps it over mid on and the fielder is there near the cow corner area but he wasn't standing near the ropes. The ball flies over his hands and crosses the fence for four runs.

14.31

Short and over off. Nicholas Pooran tries to pull it but doesn't connect well. The ball rolls away towards point and they run a single.

14.31wd

Full and very wide outside off. Nicholas Pooran moves towards it but it is still out of his reach. The umpire signals a wide.

14.20

Short and outside off, takes the pace off as well. Nicholas Pooran swings his blade wildly but gets beaten for the lack of pace.

14.11

On a length and around off. Shai Hope slaps it towards deep cover and runs a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 134/3

N Pooran11 (13)

S Hope11 (5)

A Zampa3-0-18-1

13.60

Short again, slanting away outside off. Nicholas Pooran cuts it only to find the fielder at point. A good over from Adam Zampa.

13.51

Flat and full on middle. Shai Hope sweeps it towards mid on and runs a quick single.

13.44

FOUR! SMACKED! Adam Zampa drops it short again, around off. Shai Hope strides out and muscles it over cover. The ball races away to the fence for four important runs.

13.31

A bit short and outside off. Nicholas Pooran pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and runs another single.

13.20

Fullish and on middle. Nicholas Pooran drives it back towards the bowler.

13.11

Full and on middle. Shai Hope punches it to deep cover for a singe to get to the other end.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 127/3

N Pooran10 (10)

S Hope5 (2)

J Hazlewood3-0-31-0

12.60

Wide and full outside off. Nicholas Pooran reaches for it and the umpire feels that it is within the tram lines.

12.51

Short and around leg. Shai Hope nudges it away towards mid-wicket and runs a single.

12.44

FOUR! OFF THE MARK IN STYLE! Full and around off. Shai Hope opens up the face of his bat and guides it past point. The ball runs away to the fence for four runs and he gets off the mark.

12.31

Short again over off. Nicholas Pooran hangs back and blocks it near the crease. They run to take a streaky single as Matthew Wade collects the ball and throws it at the stumps near the bowler's end.

12.26

SIX! Nicholas Pooran starts to attack now! Josh Hazlewood serves it short and around off. Nicholas Pooran pulls it from his crease and times it to perfection. The ball clears the fence near the cow corner region and ends with six runs added to the total.

12.10

On a good length around off. Nicholas Pooran hangs on the back foot and blocks it out.

Shai Hope is the next man in.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 115/3

R Powell14 (5)

N Pooran3 (6)

G Maxwell2-0-31-1

11.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Glenn Maxwell has the last laugh and he is riled up! Tosses it up around off. Rovman Powell smashes it over cover but this time doesn't get the elevation. It lands straight in the palms of Sean Abbott and that is the end of a small innings by Rovman Powell.

11.56

SIX! FETCH THAT! Glenn Maxwell bowls it full and around off. Rovman Powell dances down the track again and hits it down the ground this time. The ball clears the long on fence and adds six more runs to the total.

11.41

Floated full on leg. Nicholas Pooran dances down the track and punches it towards mid-wicket. Takes a single.

11.30

Tossed up, angling into the pads. Nicholas Pooran drives it back towards the bowler.

11.21

Looped full outside off. Rovman Powell reaches for it and launches it over cover. The ball lands safely and the batters run a single.

11.16

SIX! Glenn Maxwell is welcomed back with a maximum! Drops it short and around off. Rovman Powell dances down the ground and thumps it over deep mid-wicket. The ball lands in the crowd and no one is able to catch it. The result is a maximum.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 101/2

N Pooran2 (4)

R Powell1 (1)

M Stoinis2-0-12-1

10.60

Full and around off. Nicholas Pooran drives it towards mid off and the fielder collects the ball.

10.51

On a length and around off. Rovman Powell pats it towards point and gets off the mark with a single.

The skipper, Rovman Powell is in next.

10.4W

OUT! TAKEN! FIFTY AND GONE! Marcus Stoinis drops it short and around off. Brandon King pulls it but doesn't connect well. They had stationed Sean Abbott near the ropes at deep square leg and he takes a good catch under pressure. That is a big wicket for Australia as the man in form had to take the long walk back to the dugout.

10.34

FOUR! FIFTY FOR Brandon King! Marcus Stoinis gives away a juicy full toss on the pads. Brandon King pulls it and gets some bat on it. The ball races past short fine leg and runs away to the fence for four runs. An impressive innings from King.

10.20

Bangs it short now over middle. Brandon King tries to pull it but backs out of it at the last moment.

10.10

Full and on the pads. Brandon King blocks it right in front of his pads.

Marcus Stoinis (1-0-7-0) is back on.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 96/1

B King49 (33)

N Pooran2 (3)

S Abbott2-0-15-0

9.61

Hard length again around the top of off, punched away off the front foot wide of mid off for a single.

9.52

Takes pace off now and bowls it on a hard length outside off, Brandon King stays on the front foot and hits it away in front of point for a couple of runs.

9.41lb

Leg bye! Pitched up around the legs, Nicholas Pooran fails to flick it away and the ball goes off the pads down to fine leg. They pick up a leg bye.

9.31

Short and wide, crunched away by Brandon King but straight to deep point for just a single. The required rate is rising up now and West Indies have just slowed down here.

9.20

Full and wide outside off, floated up, Brandon King gets on the front foot but delays the drive a bit and hits it straight to the man at extra cover.

9.11

On a hard length and over leg stump, Nicholas Pooran goes on the back foot and nudges it down past square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 90/1

B King45 (29)

N Pooran1 (1)

A Zampa2-0-11-1

8.60

Excellent over from Adam Zampa, just 2 runs and a wicket off it. Spears this one in full and on middle, right in the blockhole, King can't get it away.

8.50

On the shorter side and over middle, Brandon King goes on the back foot and pushes it out to mid on.

8.41

Fuller one around off stump, Nicholas Pooran leans on and strokes it away through covers for a single.

Nicholas Pooran walks in to bat at number 3.

8.3W

OUT! CAUGHT! Adam Zampa tosses this one up a bit more and on the stumps. Johnson Charles goes well past the leg stump and looks to open up the off side and goes inside-out. Charles ends up slicing it a bit and gets it a lot squarer than he would have liked. David Warner on the cover-point fence reaches out to his right and grabs it with both hands. Zampa breaks the opening stand and Charles departs after a solid start.

8.20

On a length and on off stump, tentatively pushed away to extra cover.

8.11

Full and quick on off stump at around 97 clicks, Brandon King gets on the front foot and punches it down to long off for a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 88/0

B King44 (26)

J Charles42 (23)

M Stoinis1-0-7-0

7.61

Full and angled in at the legs, Brandon King pushes it down to wide long on for a run.

7.52

On a hard length and outside off, Brandon King stands tall and hits it away with an angled bat behind the point region for a brace this time.

7.41

Excellent over so far from Marcus Stoinis as he gets this one up and around the toes again, Johnson Charles pushes it down to long on for just a single.

7.31

Banged in well short and around off stump, Brandon King comes down the track but the ball is very high and King can't control the shot. The ball gets top-edged and lands around the vacant mid-wicket region and they get a single.

7.21

Full and angled in at the toes, Johnson Charles takes the front leg out of the way and clips it to deep square leg for another single.

7.11

Starts on a shorter length and pushes it well outside the off stump, Brandon King reaches out and slaps it away to deep backward point for only a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 81/0

B King39 (22)

J Charles40 (21)

A Zampa1-0-9-0

6.61

Quick and shorter over middle, this is pulled off the back foot to deep mid-wicket for a single this time.

6.54

FOUR! Shouts of 'catch it' but Brandon King has found the gap here. Gives this one a bit more air and bowls it on a length outside off, King advances and is beaten in flight but manages to fetch and slog it away in front of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

6.41

Nagging length, pushed through on middle stump, Johnson Charles drives it off the front foot and down to long on for a fourth single of the over.

6.31

Drags the length back and bowls it quicker on the stumps, Brandon King backs away to cut but gets an under edge on the leg side for a quick single.

6.21

Drifted into the legs and quite full as well, Johnson Charles tucks it away in front of square leg for one more.

6.11

Starts with a tossed-up delivery on off stump, Brandon King uses his feet well and flicks it away through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 72/0

J Charles38 (19)

B King32 (18)

S Abbott1-0-10-0

5.60

Ends with a dot but West Indies end the Powerplay with 72/0! This is full and straight, Johnson Charles can't quite get under it and jams it back to the bowler.

5.54

FOUR! Oh, dear! A wait-height full toss on leg stump and Johnson Charles says 'thank you very much.' This is just too high and down leg, Charles just helps it wide of short fine leg and the ball races away to the fence.

5.41

NJails the yorker now on middle and leg, Brandon King digs it out to mid on and sets off for the single. Marcus Stoinis picks up the ball and fires in a wild throw at the bowler's end.

5.30

Hard length on off, Brandon King hangs back and hits it straight to mid off.

5.24

FOUR! Through the gap and that's the 10th four inside the Powerplay, staggering. Another full toss, this time on the legs and Brandon King whips it away in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.

5.11

A full toss on middle, swinging in late and dipping too, Johnson Charles tucks it to the right of mid-wicket for a quick single.

Sean Abbott to bowl the final over of the Powerplay.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 62/0

B King27 (15)

J Charles33 (16)

J Behrendorff2-0-26-0

4.64

FOUR! FREEBIE! A juicy full toss outside off. Brandon King moves towards it and sends it through the gap at square leg. The ball races away to the fence for four more runs to end the over.

4.50

Quick and on a length over middle. Brandon King misses the pull shot and is hit on the side of his ribs. The ball rolls away to short third.

4.44

FOUR! WELL HIT AND THE RESULT IS THE SAME! Josh Hazlewood goes for the wide yorker outside off. Brandon King reaches for it and sends it towards cover. Glenn Maxwell there makes a fumble and the ball races away to the boundary cushions for four runs.

4.31

Again nails the yorker on middle. Johnson Charles digs it out toward square leg and hurries away for a single.

4.20

Full and on leg. Johnson Charles clips it towards mid-wicket where the fielder collects it.

4.11

A yorker on middle. Brandon King digs it out towards mid off and runs a single.

Jason Behrendorff (1-0-17-0) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 52/0

J Charles32 (14)

B King18 (11)

J Hazlewood2-0-19-0

3.60

Again short and over off. Johnson Charles tries to whip it on the on side but the ball catches the upper edge and rolls away to the right of the keeper. A dot to end another expensive over.

3.54

FOUR! BOUNDARIES AREN'T STOPPING! Josh Hazlewood bangs it short and on the helmet. Johnson Charles pulls it well and sends it behind square leg. The ball bounces away to the ropes for four more runs off this over.

3.41

Another full toss on leg. Brandon King punches it towards mid on for another single.

3.31

A full toss on middle. Johnson Charles flicks it away towards deep square leg and runs a single.

New ball! Another ball that has disappeared in this game and the fourth umpire comes out with a box of balls. The onfield umpires chose one and that is the second time we have had a change of ball in this game for this reason.

3.26

SIX! BANG! UP UP AND AWAY! Josh Hazlewood goes full and around off. Johnson Charles muscles it over the long on fence and the ball sails over the fence for a big maximum. The ball lands out of the ground and a new ball will be brought in.

3.10

Short and over off. Johnson Charles smacks it towards cover.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 40/0

B King17 (10)

J Charles21 (9)

G Maxwell1-0-17-0

2.60

Tossed full following the batter down the leg side. Brandon King gets beaten.

2.61nb

NO BALL! Fullish and on the pads. Brandon King comes down the track but gets hit on the pads. A safe end to the over for Glenn Maxwell but he too turned out to be expensive. The umpire has signaled a no ball due to over stepping and a free hit will follow.

2.54

FOUR! Glenn Maxwell getting a taste of his own medicine! Goes full and on the pads. Brandon King drives it past the fielder at mid on. There is no one in the deep and the ball meets the fene for four more runs.

2.41

Tossed up on middle. Johnson Charles flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

2.34

FOUR! MORE RUNS! Floated full around off. Johnson Charles drills it past cover and in the gap. The ball meets the fence for four runs.

2.21

Full and on the pads. Brandon King drives it to mid off for a single.

2.16

SIX! BANG! FETCH IT! Glenn Maxwell bowls it full and around off. Brandon King dances down the track and muscles it over the long off area. The ball lands in the crowd for a big maximum.

A bit of spin early on as Glenn Maxwell has been tossed the ball.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 23/0

J Charles16 (7)

B King6 (5)

J Hazlewood1-0-7-0

1.62

On a length and around off. Johnson Charles slaps it over the bowler's head and the fielders manage to stop it. They run a couple of runs.

1.50

Full and on the pads. Johnson Charles misses the flick and is rapped on the pads. The umpire is unmoved after a stifled appeal.

1.44

FOUR! POWERFUL! On a length and outside off. Johnson Charles stands tall and slaps it enough to clear the fielder at mid on. The ball bounces away to the fence for four more runs.

1.31

On a good length and around middle. Brandon King dances down the track and smacks it towards mid off to run a single.

1.20

Full and outside off. Brandon King tries to slice it away but gets beaten for pace. Good start to the over.

1.10

On a length and on off. Brandon King moves towards and tries to pick it up but doesn't find the connection.

Josh Hazlewood to operate from the other end.

Runs Scored 16 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 16/0

J Charles10 (4)

B King5 (2)

J Behrendorff1-0-16-0

0.64

FOUR! A FANTASTIC END TO THE OVER! Jason Behrendorff drops it short and around off. Johnson Charles muscles it over mid-wicket. The ball is hit with supreme power and it races away to the fence for four more runs to end the over. 16 runs off the first over itself. We are in for some exciting action.

0.54

FOUR! WELL TIMED! Jason Behrendorff goes full and on off. Johnson Charles just drives it past covers and times the shot well. The ball races away to the fence for four more runs. A good first over for West Indies.

0.40

Too full and outside off. Johnson Charles tries to reach for it but gets beaten for pace.

0.32

On a good length and around off. Johnson Charles opens up the face of his bat and guides it past point and runs a quick couple of runs. Gets off the mark as well.

0.21

Short now over off. Brandon King guides it towards third man for a single to get to the other end.

0.14

FOUR! SMOKED! What a way to start the innings! Jason Behrendorff goes on a good length and around off. Brandon King cuts it past point and the ball races away to the fence for four runs.

0.11wd

Errs in line and bowls it on a length, angling away outside off. Brandon King reaches for it but the ball moves away from him. Wided.

Commentary

We are back for the chase! The umpires are back out in the middle and so are the players of Australia. It seems quite chilly out there as David Warner has his hands firmly in his pockets with the hand-warmers and the sweater vests are on. It will be the pairing of Brandon King and Johnson Charles to open the innings for West Indies. It will be Jason Behrendorff to start proceedings with the ball here. Let's play...

... The Run Chase ...

Right then, 214 is a mammoth score to chase on any ground but West Indies do have the firepower. It will all depend on whether they can consistently take on the Aussie attack and come out on top. Australia will certainly feel confident of defending this total but you never know. Do join us in a bit for the exciting run chase.

On the other hand, West Indies were very shoddy with the ball at the start and Akeal Hosein had a day to forget as he looked to bowl seam-up instead of trying to grip the ball and David Warner punished him. Alzarri Joseph bowled well but was unlucky throughout and it was Jason Holder who broke the frustrating opening stand. The likes of Joseph, Romario Shepherd and Andre Russell all managed to capitalize a bit in the second half of the game and got timely wickets. However, the boundaries started to flow again towards the death but Russell bowled a brilliant final over, picking up two wickets and almost finished on a high as he did concede a boundary on the very final delivery.

Now that was some batting performance from Australia and they have brought up the equal highest T20I total on this ground by posting 213 runs on the board. The Australian innings started off with a bang as David Warner looked like his devastating best and took on the Windies bowlers inside the Powerplay for plenty of runs. Josh Inglis gave him ample support and played his shots too but did get out inside the first 10 overs. They were 110/1 at the halfway stage but then the wickets started to fall at regular intervals and they lost their way a bit in the next 6 overs. Warner got out on 70 quick runs but at the death, the pair of Matthew Wade and Tim David found the fence with regularity and the latter finished unbeaten on 37 off just 17 balls that took Australia to over 210 runs.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 213/7

A Zampa4 (1)

T David37 (17)

A Russell4-0-42-3

19.64

FOUR! FLICKED AWAY AND A GOOD WAY TO END THE INNINGS! Misses the correct ball does, Andre Russell, he goes full and on the pads. Adam Zampa flicks it off and sends it past square leg. The ball meets the fence and Adam Zampa scores four runs off his only delivery.

Adam Zampa comes in to face the hat-trick ball.

19.5W

OUT! CASTLED! TWO IN TWO FOR THE BIG MAN! Nails the yorker and keeps i on middle. Sean Abbott misses the flick shot and the ball crashes into the stumps lighting them up. Sean Abbott departs for a golden duck but now Andre Russell is on a hat-trick. Big ball and the last ball off the innings. Tim David will be left stranded on the other end.

Sean Abbott is the new man in.

19.4W

OUT! TAKEN! Andre Russell gets him in the final over! Sticks to the slow short ball and around off. Matthew Wade pulls it but gets the connection off the toe end of the bat. The substitute fielder Roston Chase is stationed near the deep mid-wicket area and he takes a good catch near throat and maintains his balance.

19.31

A slow yorker on the pads. Tim David drills it to long on for a single to get to the other end.

19.21

On a length and around off. Matthew Wade gets the inside edge and the ball rolls away to short fine leg for a single.

19.14

FOUR! MORE RUNS! Andre Russell goes for a yorker on off. Matthew Wade gets to it early and drives it past mid off all the way for a fine boundary to begin the over.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 203/5

T David36 (16)

M Wade16 (11)

A Joseph4-0-46-2

18.64

FOUR! WHAT A WAY TO GET TO 200 ON THE BOARD! Alzarri Joseph goes full and angling down the leg side. Tim David flicks it up over short fine leg. The ball bounces just before the ropes and gets four more runs.

Andre Russell to bowl the final over and West Indies will have an additional fielder inside the 30-yard circle due to the slow over rate.

The umpires are checking for a boundary. It was initially signaled a maximum but replays show that the ball just bounced inside and it will be a four.

18.51

On a length and darted in on off. Matthew Wade drills it to deep cover and runs a single.

18.40

On the good length and outside off. Matthew Wade sweeps it but the ball hits the bottom end of his bat and rolls away to the keeper.

18.31

IN THE AIR....LANDS SAFELY! Alzarri Joseph bowls another full toss and angled into the pads. Tim David lofts it over mid-wicket but the ball gets lost in the sky. The fielders couldn't see it and it lands safely. Tim David runs a single.

18.26

SIX! TIM DAVID IS ON A ROLL HERE! GOODBYE BALL! Alzarri Joseph bowls a full toss and on middle. Tim David lifts it up straight down the ground and the ball lands somewhere beyond the sight screen for another big maximum. Alzarri Joseph gets punished for missing the yorker.

18.11

On a good length and around off. Matthew Wade pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 190/5

T David25 (13)

M Wade14 (8)

R Shepherd4-0-38-1

17.60

A wide yorker outside off. Tim David tries to pick it up and go down the ground but gets beaten for pace.

17.56

SIX! BOOM! BRUTE POWER! A low full toss and on middle. Tim David just whips it off his pads and the ball flies off like a rocket. It hits the led screen past the fence and deflects back on the ground. A flat six!

17.41

Short and outside off. Matthew Wade cuts it through the ground towards point. Gets only a single.

17.41wd

Full but this time going down the leg side. Matthew Wade misses the flick and the umpire signals a wide.

17.31

Full and slow on middle. Tim David digs it out towards long on and rotates the strike with a single.

17.21

On the hard length and on the pads. Matthew Wade nudges it away towards mid-wicket and runs a single.

17.16

SIX! BANG! WHAT A SHOT! Romario Shepherd goes on a length and slanting away outside off. Matthew Wade steps out and slices it over covers. The ball clears the fence for a maximum.

17.11wd

Full and wide outside off. Matthew Wade leaves it alone. Wided.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 173/5

T David18 (10)

M Wade6 (5)

J Holder3-0-37-1

16.64

FOUR! MORE RUNS! Jason Holder delivers it full and on middle. Tim David smacks it straight over the bowler's head. The ball bounces away to the fence for four more runs. Good batting.

16.54

FOUR! TUGGED AWAY! Jason Holder drops it short and pace off, angling down the leg side. Tim David swivels and pulls it over short fine leg. The ball bounces away to the fence for four runs.

16.41

A low full toss outside off. Matthew Wade slaps it towards deep cover for a single.

16.32

On a length and around off. Matthew Wade cuts it towards deep point and runs a couple of runs.

16.20

A slow yorker right on off. Matthew Wade manages to bring his bat down in time and blocks it out.

16.12

Short and around off. Matthew Wade pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and runs a couple of runs.

Jason Holder (2-0-24-1) is back into the attack.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 160/5

M Wade1 (1)

T David10 (8)

R Shepherd3-0-21-1

15.61

Full and around off. Matthew Wade drives it towards mid off and gets off the mark with a risky single.

Matthew Wade is the new man in.

15.5W

OUT! IN THE AIR...TAKEN! Romario Shepherd gets the big fish and they are inching back in this game! Goes slow and full around off. Glenn Maxwell muscles it over mid-wicket but he doesn't get the distance needed. Brandon King sttles under it and collects it with patience. It is a big wicket.

15.40

On the hard length and outside off. Glenn Maxwell goes for the switch hit but misses out on the connection.

15.31

On a length and around off. Tim David slices it over cover and this time gets only a single.

15.24

FOUR! NOW HE GETS IN ON THE ACTION! Romario Shepherd goes full and outside off. Tim David thrashes it through point and the ball rockets away to the fence for four runs like a tracer bullet

15.12

Slow and full around off. Tim David drives it past cover and runs a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 152/4

T David3 (5)

G Maxwell10 (6)

A Hosein4-0-42-0

14.61

On the shorter side, Tim David hangs back and punches it away through extra cover for a single.

14.50

Quicker one around off, cut away hard but straight to point.

14.40

Flatter one angled into the legs, just held back a bit and Tim David gets hit on the pads.

14.31

Gives it a bit more flight and bowls it onto middle, Glenn Maxwell leans ahead and chips it into the vacant space at mid-wicket for a single.

14.22

Flatter delivery, swinging it into the legs, Glenn Maxwell stays back and tucks it away in front of square leg for a couple of quick runs. The 150 also comes up for Australia.

14.11

Quick and a bit short around off, Tim David stays back and chops the ball through point for a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 147/4

T David1 (1)

G Maxwell7 (4)

A Russell3-0-32-1

13.61

Full and outside off, driven away through extra cover for a single.

Tim David walks out to bat next. He will want to stick a lot longer.

13.5W

OUT! CAUGHT! The replacement ball does the trick for Andre Russell and for a while, it looked to be sailing for another maximum. A genuine half-volley on middle, Marcus Stoinis gets on the front and lifts it straight back over the bowler's head nd it sounded good too but the ball is hit directly into the breeze and the ball gets held up and just comes down. Alzarri Joseph runs in from the deep and takes a fabulous catch and Russell gets the last laugh over Stoinis.

13.46

SIX! That has gone out of the ground! New balls, please. Banged in a bit short and a bit slow as well, Marcus Stoinis picks the length early and muscles it out of bounds over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

13.30

Top delivery! An inswinging yorker, bowled quick and in the right spot, Marcus Stoinis does well to keep it out.

13.21

Brandon King does really well in the end. Banged in a bit and around off, Glenn Maxwell flat-bats the pull on the half-volley to deep mid-wicket where King hardly has any time to go for the catch but gets his body behind the ball and saves the boundary. Just one then.

13.11

On a good length around middle and the pace is taken off here, the ball nips back in a bit and Marcus Stoinis tucks it away behind square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 138/3

M Stoinis2 (2)

G Maxwell6 (3)

A Joseph3-0-33-2

12.61

Goes a bit fuller now and outside off, Marcus Stoinis makes room and drives it away square on the off side for another single.

12.51

Crunched but straight to the fielder and Glenn Maxwell lets out a big grunt. Hard length over middle and off, Maxwell backs away quite a bit and hits it hard toward sweeper cover for a single.

12.41

Short and outside off, Marcus Stoinis hops and cuts it away wide of third man for a run.

Marcus Stoinis is the new batter in.

12.3W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Alzarri Joseph with a clever change of pace and David Warner is distraught with himself. Joseph steams in and bangs it in around leg stump but at just 125.6 clicks, Warner looks to get inside the line and help the pull on its way but ends up lobbing it off the gloves. Nicholas Pooran takes an easy catch slightly moving to his right and Joseph picks up two wickets in the over. Warner departs after a fantastic knock.

12.21

Well bowled! A yorker at 146 clicks and aimed at the toes, Glenn Maxwell backs away and slices it away wide of third man for a single.

12.25nb

FOUR! Glenn Maxwell made that look so easy. Banged in short and around off at 147.6 clicks, Maxwell just hangs back and casually uppercuts it over short third man for a boundary. Oh, dear! Alzarri Joseph has also overstepped and it will be a No Ball. Free Hit to follow.

Glenn Maxwell is the new batter in.

12.1W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Nicholas Pooran nonchalantly just plucks the ball out of thin air and Mitchell Marsh has to walk back. Alzarri Joseph comes back into the attack and bowls it on a hard length outside off at 141.6 clicks, getting this one to shoot off the deck as well. Marsh looks to reach out and go over point but gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies to the right of Pooran at head height but he sticks out his right glove and pouches it.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 129/1

D Warner70 (35)

M Marsh16 (12)

A Hosein3-0-37-0

11.60

Quick and short, bowled into the pitch, David Warner looks to pull it down the ground but bottom-edges it back onto the deck.

11.52

Banged in short and outside off, David Warner gets across a bit and forces it wide of long on for a couple of runs.

11.51wd

WIDE! Floated up, full and well down the leg side, David Warner misses the sweep and a wide is called.

11.41

Short and sitting up, Mitchell Marsh stands tall and just tucks it to the leg side for one more.

11.31

David Warner pre-meditates by stepping out and Akeal Hosein fires it in full and wide, Warner manages to reach the ball and hits it down to long off for a single.

11.24

FOUR! Clever batting from David Warner. Quicker again, full and around off, Warner brings out the reverse paddle and gets it well fine of short third for back-to-back boundaries.

11.14

FOUR! Akeal Hosein is welcomed back into the attack with a boundary. Full and angled across off with a lot of pace behind it, David Warner sits down and swats it away toward cow corner where the fielder misses the ball on the dive and Warner gets a boundary.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 116/1

M Marsh15 (11)

D Warner59 (30)

R Powell1-0-6-0

10.62

Ends well too and only 5 runs come off it. Floats this one right up in the blockhole around middle, Mitchell Marsh just knocks it down to long on for a single.

10.51

Banged in a bit short and over the stumps, David Warner pulls it flat and hard but straight towards deep mid-wicket for another single. Tidy over so far from the Windies skipper.

10.41

Hard length around off, Mitchell Marsh strokes it away on the up and square on the off side for one more.

10.31

Full and well wide outside off stump, David Warner has to really reach for it and ends up jamming it out past point for a single.

10.20

Slower and angled well across the stumps, David Warner reaches for it and gets a bottom edge down to short third man.

10.11

Pitched-up delivery at the stumps, Mitchell Marsh pushes it down to mid on and picks up a quick single.

Rovman Powell brings himself into the attack now.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 110/1

M Marsh11 (8)

D Warner57 (27)

A Russell2-0-23-0

9.61

Full and around off. Mitchell Marsh drives it to long off and runs a single to end the over.

9.56

SIX! BANG! UP UP AND AWAY! Andre Russell goes short and outside off. Mitchell Marsh walks towards it and picks it up with impeccable timing. He sends the ball over the fence at deep mid-wicket and the ball almost lands out on the ground. What a hit!

9.40

Slow and full on the off pole. Mitchell Marsh hangs back and blocks it to the left of the bowler.

9.31

Slightly fuller and on off. David Warner slaps it towards deep cover and runs another single.

9.21

Sticks to the good length and around off. Mitchell Marsh pats it towards point and sneaks in a quick single.

9.12

On a length and outside off. Mitchell Marsh punches it through covers and runs a couple of runs. Good running between the wickets.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 99/1

M Marsh1 (3)

D Warner56 (26)

R Shepherd2-0-13-0

8.61

Drops it short and around off. Mitchell Marsh punches it towards deep point and gets off the mark with a single. He will retain the strike at the start of next over.

8.50

Fuller and outside off. Mitchell Marsh drives it but doesn't find the gap. The fielder at cover collects it safely.

8.40

On the hard length and around off. Mitchell Marsh blocks it towards cover safely.

8.31

Full now on the toes. David Warner clips it towards deep square leg and runs a single.

8.20

Quick and on a length, angled into the body. David Warner is hit below his ribs as he tries to pull it.

8.14

FOUR! David Warner is on fire today! Romario Shepherd bowls it on the good length and over middle. David Warner plays it close to his body and cuts it past point. He has found the gap perfectly and the ball runs away to the fence for four runs to begin the over.

The Bison joins the Bull as Mitchell Marsh walks in at number 3.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 93/1

J Inglis39 (25)

D Warner51 (23)

J Holder2-0-24-1

7.6W

OUT! TAKEN! FINALLY A BREAKTHROUGH! Jason Holder draws first blood. Bowls a back of the hand slow delivery, full and on off. Josh Inglis drills it towards mid off but doesn't get much elevation. The skipper, Rovman Powell, is stationed there and he pouches it safely. Josh Inglis departs after a good knock.

7.54

FOUR! IN THE GAP! Jason Holder goes slow and short around off. Josh Inglis doesn't time the pull shot right but places it in the gap wide of deep mid-wicket. The fielders fail to stop it and he gets four more runs.

7.40

A yorker right on the stumps. Josh Inglis manages to get some bat on it and stop it on the crease. The ball almost rolls into the leg stump.

7.31

Slow and short again around off. David Warner pull it towards deep mid-wicket and gets another single.

7.21

Full now around off. Josh Inglis drills it past cover for a single to get to the other end.

7.12

DROPPED! Jason Holder drops it short and around off. Josh Inglis pulls it towards deep square leg. The fielder runs in and puts in a dive but fails to control the ball. He saves the boundary and allows only a couple of runs.

Jason Holder (1-0-16-0) is back on.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 85/0

J Inglis32 (20)

D Warner50 (22)

R Shepherd1-0-7-0

6.61

A yorker, following the batter down the leg side. Josh Inglis flicks it off to deep square leg and runs a single to end the over.

6.61wd

Too short now over middle. Josh Inglis tries for the upper cut but gets beaten by the bounce. A late wide is signaled and Romario Shepherd isn't happy with it.

6.51

QUICKFIRE FIFTY FROM David Warner! On a good length and outside off. David Warner slaps it to deep cover and runs a single to bring up his 25th T20I fifty in his 100th T20I game. Gets a loud applause from the crowd as well.

6.41lb

Full and darted into the pads. Josh Inglis is rapped on the pads as he misses his flick shot. They run a single as the ball rolls away towards square leg.

6.32

Full and on off now. Josh Inglis scoops it over the keeper towards fine leg. The ball doesn't meet the fence and the batters run a couple.

6.21

A wide yorker outside off. David Warner throws his bat at it and the ball nicks the top edge, flying away to the left of the keeper. It was a tough chance but Nicholas Pooran could have done better and the fielder at short third managed to stop it from meeting the fence. A single taken.

6.11

On a length and angling on leg. Josh Inglis pulls it towards deep square leg and runs a single.

Romario Shepherd comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 77/0

D Warner48 (20)

J Inglis28 (16)

A Joseph2-0-24-0

5.64

FOUR! WHAT A WAY TO END THE POWERPLAY! Alzarri Joseph bowls it on a length and on middle and off. David Warner waits for it and pulls it through the gap at square leg. The fielder in the deep does his best to stop it but the ball meets the ropes for four runs to end the Powerplay with Australia flying at 78/0. David Warner moves on to 48 in just 20 balls.

5.51

A full toss on the body. Josh Inglis whips it towards deep square leg and runs a single.

5.44

FOUR! MORE RUNS! Serves it on a short length and outside off. Josh Inglis stands back and pulls it over mid-wicket. The connection is superb and the ball bounces away towards the fence for four more runs off his bat.

5.30

Almost on the yorker length and on middle. Josh Inglis flicks it to the fielder at square leg.

5.21

On the good length and over leg. David Warner punches it towards cover and runs a single to get to the other end.

5.14

FOUR! David Warner has got every area covered. Alzarri Joseph bowls a yorker on the toes. David Warner clips it between his legs and past short fine leg. The fielder could have done better to stop it but it meets the fence for four runs.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 63/0

J Inglis23 (13)

D Warner39 (17)

A Russell1-0-12-0

4.66

SIX! BANG! That came right off the middle of the bat! Banged in well short and over the stumps, not a bad bumper at all but Josh Inglis picks it up and just pulls it flat and over deep backward square leg for a maximum.

4.50

Full and outside off, Josh Inglis drives it firmly off the front foot but can't get it through the cover region.

4.41

Shortish length outside off, David Warner stays put and just taps it past the point region for one more.

4.31

Hard length around the top of off stump, Josh Inglis hangs back and heaves it away through mid-wicket for a single.

4.24

FOUR! Skillful from Josh Inglis and for a moment he looked gone for all money. Slower one at just 116 clicks and on yorker length at the off stump, Inglis looks for the reverse-lap and seems to be beaten by the lack pace but does well in the end to split the keeper and short fine leg for a boundary.

4.10

Starts off with a short ball outside off, this is dug into the pitch and Josh Inglis fails to put it away.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 51/0

J Inglis12 (8)

D Warner38 (16)

A Joseph1-0-10-0

3.61lb

Leg bye! Slower bumper from Alzarri Joseph, well-directed as well and Josh Inglis is beaten. The ball goes off Inglis' back and onto the off side as the batters scamper through for a leg bye.

3.51

50 up for Australia already! Hard length over leg stump, David Warner gets cramped up and tucks it past square leg for a single.

3.44

FOUR! Smashed away! Slightly back of a length and not too wide outside off, David Warner climbs into that one and slaps it in front of square on the off side for a boundary.

3.31

Full and quick on the pads, Josh Inglis flicks it off the legs and gets it down to deep backward square leg for one. A tad bit finer and that would have been another easy boundary.

3.20

Hard length around off stump and with good pace behind it as well, Josh Inglis punches it to extra cover.

3.14

FOUR! Alzarri Joseph comes on to bowl and gets hit for a boundary right away. Not a bad ball that, on a good length and angled into middle, Josh Inglis gets inside the line a bit and looks to heave but gets an inside edge wide of short fine leg and the ball rolls away into the fence.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 40/0

D Warner33 (14)

J Inglis7 (4)

A Hosein2-0-24-0

2.62

Very full, in fact, a low full toss, David Warner leans ahead and drills it back past the bowler who gets a finger on it and Warner picks up a brace down to long.

2.50

Comes from around the stumps and bowls it full on the legs, David Warner sweeps it firmly but straight to the man at 45 on the leg side.

2.44

FOUR! Up and over! Quick and short, swinging away from around off, David Warner hangs back and makes a bit of room before lifting it over covers for a boundary.

2.36

SIX! BOOM! Full and in the slot, angling into the swinging arc as well. David Warner sits down and slog-sweeps it a long way over deep mid-wicket for the first maximum of the innings and Australia are off to a flier here.

2.21

Short again over the stumps, this is played off the back foot down to long on for a single.

2.14

FOUR! Australia dealing in boundaries at the moment. Quicker one, swinging back into the right-hander on a shorter length, Josh Inglis backs away and cuts it well behind point for a boundary.

Runs Scored 16 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 23/0

D Warner21 (10)

J Inglis2 (2)

J Holder1-0-16-0

1.64

FOUR! Poor delivery from Jason Holder and David Warner helps himself to yet another boundary to make it 16 runs in the over. Floated on a length and angled down leg, Warner just helps the ball past short fine leg and gets four more runs.

1.50

Comes from around the stumps and bowls it full and wide outside off, with no man in the deep on the off side. David Warner stays leg side of the ball and misses out on a freebie.

1.44

FOUR! Smart batting from David Warner. Pre-meditates the ball by moving outside off and gets the ball just where he wants it. Warner then laps the ball down to fine leg while falling over but does get another boundary.

1.34

FOUR! Safe shot from David Warner. Banged in short and around off, Warner looks to pull off the back foot but doesn't get all of it. This is hit well in front of square though and the ball rolls away into the mid-wicket fence.

1.20

Back of a length and over off stump, David Warner hops on the back foot and taps it down to backward point.

1.14

FOUR! Unfortunate for the bowler but David Warner will take it. Jason Holder bowls a wobble-seam delivery on a fullish length and at the stumps, gets some purchase off the deck and Warner gets an inside edge through his legs and the ball runs away to the fine leg fence.

Jason Holder to operate from the other end.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 7/0

J Inglis2 (2)

D Warner5 (4)

A Hosein1-0-7-0

0.60

Fired in full and at the stumps, Josh Inglis backs way and pushes it straight to mid off. 7 runs off the first over then.

0.52

Off the mark right away! Quicker and flatter drifting into the pads from around the stumps, Josh Inglis tucks it away through mid-wicket and picks up a couple of runs.

0.41

Full and right in the slot around middle, David Warner is a bit late on the slog-sweep and miscues the ball in front of the man at deep mid-wicket for a single.

0.34

FOUR! David Warner and Australia are off the mark in style. The outswinger from Akeal Hosein but turns out to be a half-volley outside off, Warner shapes for the reverse hit but adjusts and creams it wide of mid off for the first boundary of the match.

0.20

On a length this time and outside off, trying to swing it away, David Warner plays it off the front foot towards cover.

0.10

Gets a bit of drift immediately! Fuller and bowled from over the stumps, David Warner plays it with the drift toward point.

All in readiness for the game to begin. The umpires make their way out to the middle followed by the West Indies fielder. David Warner and Josh Inglis are the opening batters for Australia. Akeal Hosein has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. David Warner becomes the first Aussie and the third player in the world to play 100 T201 games. Truly a legend of the game! Let's go...

West Indies (Playing XI) - Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Shai Hope, Rovman Powell (C), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph.

Australia (Playing XI) - Josh Inglis, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (C), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood.

TOSS - West Indies win the toss and they will BOWL first.

West Indies on the other hand will be looking to forget the ODI series and do their best to prepare for a home T20I World Cup in a few months time by putting on a good performance against a strong side like Australia. Skipper, Rovman Powell will be the one to keep an eye on along with Nicholas Pooran as the pair can take the game away from the opposition but they do also have plenty of firepower with the bat, both at the top and in the middle order. Akeal Hosein and Gudakesh Motie, the two spinners have been consistent in recent times but it is the pace attack that looks undercooked and we might see Andre Russell bowl his full quota. Can the Windies flex their muscle and outpower the Aussies? Or will the home side once again prove to be clinical? We shall find out. Toss and team news in a bit.

Australia comes into this contest on the back of a resounding 3-0 win in the ODI series against the same opposition but the side that they will face now will be pretty different than the one in the ODIs. Also, the likes of Steven Smith and Travis Head have been rested for this series. Mitchell Marsh will be leading the side and will be looking to get into his groove right away. The middle order looks stacked and with the addition of Aaron Hardie in the squad, the Aussies have no shortage of all-rounders in the team as well but will need to find the right balance.

Hello and a warm welcome to our coverage of the 1st T20I between Australia and West Indies from the Blundstone Arena in Hobart. Two sides that are filled with entertaining individuals and a lot of muscle power but only one can come out on top as both sides look to prepare for the T20 World Cup later in the year.

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