Warner Scores 70 as Australia Reaches 213-7 in First T20 Against West Indies

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In his 100th Twenty20 international, David Warner amassed an incredible 70 runs off just 36 balls, helping Australia defeat the West Indies 213-7. Australia made a strong start by scoring 77 runs in the six-over powerplay after being sent in to bat on a cold evening in Hobart.

With four boundaries in Jason Holder’s opening over, Warner demonstrated his form in this historic match by hitting five in his first ten balls. The 37-year-old reached his 25th T20 half-century in just 22 balls, underlining his intention to be considered for the upcoming World Cup.

Warner eventually got out for 70 to a slower Alzarri Joseph delivery, concluding a knock that included 12 fours and a six. With Travis Head and Steve Smith rested for the series, Josh Inglis opened with Warner and scored an aggressive 39 off 25 before getting out to Holder.

Despite Mitchell Marsh dealing with Covid-related issues, he managed to hit a significant six off Andre Russell, contributing to Australia’s score of 110-1 at the halfway mark. Marsh was caught behind off Joseph for 16. After Warner’s departure, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell fell cheaply, but Tim David played a crucial role with an explosive unbeaten 37 off 17 balls.

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