The second T20I of the three-match series between Australia and West Indies will be played on Sunday, February 11. The Adelaide Oval in Adelaide will be hosting this encounter, with Australia leading the series by a 1-0 margin.
The opening game at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart was a high-scoring affair, with the hosts emerging victorious. After being asked to bat first, Australia posted a mammoth 213 on the board, thanks to a 36-ball 70 from David Warner and a 17-ball 37* cameo from Tim David.
The Windies bowlers picked up seven wickets in total but conceded too many runs. Andre Russell grabbed three scalps but was on the expensive side.
In reply, Brandon King (53) and Johnson Charles (42) gave West Indies a solid start but the other batters faltered. Jason Holder tried hard and scored 34* off 15 balls but it wasn’t enough as the visitors fell short by 11 runs.
Adam Zampa was the pick of the Australian bowlers for Australia, registering figures of 3/26 to help his side defend the total successfully and get an early lead in the series.
Australia will be looking to carry forward the winning momentum and take an unassailable lead in the series. The Windies, meanwhile, will be hoping to keep the series alive by bouncing back on Sunday in Adelaide.
Australia vs West Indies Probable XIs
David Warner, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff/Spencer Johnson, Josh Hazlewood.
Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shai Hope, Sherfane Rutherford, Rovman Powell (c), Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph.