After thrashing West Indies by 3-0 in the ODI series, Australia has made an impactful start in the ongoing first T20I in Hobart. In the game, the home side lost the toss and was asked to bat first. Ahead of the game, the Kangaroos' stand-in skipper Mitchell Marsh tested positive for COVID-19. This is the reason that despite being tested, he is playing but keeping his distance from his teammates.
Batting first, the former T20 World Cup winners had a great start as former Test and ODI openers David Warner and Josh Inglis put together 93 runs in just eight overs. The latter was the first wicket to fall after scoring 39 off 25 balls to former West Indies skipper Jason Holder. On the other hand, Warner, playing his 100th T20I, scored 70 off 36 balls including 12 fours and a six.
Skipper Marsh didn't have much of an impact with the ball and was caught behind by Nicholas Pooran, who took a one-handed catch nonchalantly. Trying to slash the ball over point, which Marsh does while playing a cut shot, only managed to edge it behind the stumps this time around.
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West Indies lost their plot in the chase after a great start
After the great, the home side lost the plot a bit but the likes of Tim David (37*) and Matthew Wade (21) helped the team reach 213/7. In reply, the two-time T20 World Cup winners had a great start with Johnson Charles and Brandon King putting together 89 runs in just 8.3 overs. However, after this partnership was broken, the team kept losing wickets as the other batters played cameos but didn't make much of an impact. In the end, Holder tried his best but the team fell short by 11 runs.