West Indies put up a good effort in the opening T20I against Australia but they end up 11 runs short of the steep 214-run target. It was a day packed with runs at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart as over 400 of them were scored across both innings.
Needing 214 to win, the West Indies got off to the ideal start. Brandon King and Johnson Charles were smoking it to all parts of the ground till Adam Zampa broke their 89-run opening stand in the 9th over. King attained his fifty but couldn’t carry on much longer either. Plenty of middle-order batters got off to starts but couldn’t convert and that’s probably what cost the West Indies.
Adam Zampa returned for another spell and struck a double-blow. There was some excitement towards the end as Jason Holder managed to get some runs away but in the end, the Australian total proved out of reach.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 9, 2024