After completing their ODI series, Australia and West Indies are scheduled to play their Twenty20 series which consists of 2 T20 matches. The 1st Twenty20 match held today Feb 21st at Hobart.
Australia won the toss and decided to bat first.
S Watson, D Warner, M Clarke, D Hussey, C White, T Brit, B Haddin, M Johnson, S Smith, S Tait and D Nannes.
West Indies Squad:
C Gayle, L Simmons, N Deonarine, K Pollard, W Hinds, R Morton, D Smith, D Ramdin, D Sammy, N Miller and K Roach.
Australia won the match by 38 runs and lead the 2 match series as 1-0. S Tait was named as the player of the match for his 3 wickets.
Australia started their innings with S Watson and D Warner. The opener played well and added 83 runs in 47 balls. In the whole Australian batsman's came well with their bat and in the end of 20 overs Australia managed to score 179 runs by losing 8 wickets. For Australia D Warner scored 49 runs, B Haddin 37* runsand S Watson 37 runs. For West Indies N Miller, D Smith & C Gayle each picked 2 wickets and D Sammy & K Pollard each picked 1 wicket.
With the target of 180 West Indies started their innings with C Gayle and L Simmons. But West Indies batsman's failed to do their job except R Morton and D Ramdin. At the end of 20 overs West Indies failed to reach their target of 180 runs and managed to score just 141 runs by losing 8 wickets and lost the match by 38 runs. For West Indies D Ramdin scored 44 runs, R Morton 40 runs and K Pollard 12 runs. For Australia D Nannes & S Tait rach picked 3 wickets and M Johnson picked 2 wickets.
The 2nd Twenty20 will be played on Feb 23rd at Sydney.