'One more high scoring clash'- Fans react as Australia beat West Indies in last-over thrilling 1st T20I in Hobart

Australia defeat West Indies in a high scoring game in the 1st T20I at the Bellerive Oval. Great effort by the West Indies, but the Aussies were the better side on the day.

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Australia took on the West Indies in the 1st T20I at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on February 9. The Aussie openers David Warner and Josh Inglis took control of the game straight away by putting up 93 runs for the opening stand in just 8 overs. The match was going Australia’s way throughout the first game with the knock from Warner and the finishing touches of Tim David and Matthew Wade. The Australians ended their innings on a total of 213 after 20 overs putting the visitors under pressure going into the second innings of the game.

The Caribbean giants however did not hold back as they also started well and were 88-0 after just 8 overs in the game. Brandon King and Johnson Charles set the platform for a great chase but were finally let down by the middle order who failed miserably on the day. The spells from Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis made sure that the home team stayed in control of the game. By the time Jason Holder started striking some big hits at the end, it was too late for the West Indies to get back into the game and have any chance of winning.

Typical David Warner knock

It was David Warner who set the platform for the team to put a big total on the board. Warner once again showed why he is one of the most dangerous openers in the white ball format. His innings of 70 from 36 deliveries consisted of 12 fours and a six. This was a typical Warner innings where he took on the bowlers and made life miserable for the West Indian bowlers. Even at the age of 37 the pocket dynamo still hasn’t forgotten how to put on a show and is looking really good with the Indian Premier League and T20 World Cup coming close.

The West Indies did try their best to get back in the game, but unfortunately, it was the Australians who were the better team on the day. Right from the start of the game, it was Australia who put the West Indies bowlers under the pump and then it was the crucial middle overs with Zampa and Stoinis where the West Indies completely lost their way in the game. There was a bit of a late flourish by Holder, but again that was too much to deal with. There are still two more games to go in the series and it will be do or die for the visitors.

Here's how the fans have reacted-



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