The West Indies had a bad day on the field during the first T20I against Australia at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. They won the toss and invited Australia to bat first but the decision backfired badly as David Warner and Josh Inglis added 93 runs for the opening wicket and then in the end Tim David finished the innings in some style as he scored 37 in only 17 deliveries with four boundaries and two sixes. David Warner, on the other hand, got off to a perfect start by scoring 70 off 36 deliveries in the match.
The West Indies were terrible with their fielding in this match as they missed silly catches and fielding opportunities. Australia took full advantage of their terrible fielding and scored 213 against the West Indies in the ongoing first Test. During the 19th over of the Australian innings, Tim David misjudged a ball that went between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg and both fielders were left stranded staring at each other without even attempting to catch what could have been a easy dismissal. .
Alzarri Joseph, who was bowling the 19th over, was furious at his team’s poor fielding and gave a long death glare at the fielders at mid-wicket and square leg. West Indies missed many opportunities in the field today and faced many problems due to their poor fielding today and as a result they took a beating from the Australian batsmen.
Australia posted 213/6 in their innings as David Warner smashed 70 off 36 deliveries with 12 boundaries and six to his name. He becomes the first Australian to represent his nation in more than 100 matches across all three formats and also the first batsman to score more than a fifty in his 100th Test, ODI and T20I appearance. However, Tim David’s cameo hurt West Indies the most and the botched catch of him during the 19th over was strange.
Watch: Alzarri Joseph casts a dirty look at West Indies fielders for their timid approach on the field
If looks could kill…
Alzarri Joseph was NOT happy with this fielding effort #AUSvWI pic.twitter.com/1gMN00SLbX
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 9, 2024
The West Indies come into this T20I series after suffering a whitewash against Australia in the ODIs, where they were beaten 3-0 by the ODI world champions. The two-match Test series between the two teams ended in a 1-1 draw as the Caribbeans achieved a sensational victory at the Gabba in Brisbane and defeated Australia after 27 years in Australia in a Test match. Shamar Joseph was the star in that game for the West Indies as he took seven wickets in Australia’s second innings.
Shamar Joseph was not included in the ODI and T20I squad due to workload issues. He bowled in the second Test with an injured toe and, due to health reasons, was not included in the ODI and T20I series. Australia cruises to victory in the first T20I to be played in Hobart. The Aussies have been a dominant force in cricket and are playing like it against the Men in Maroon.