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1st T20I (N), Hobart, Feb 21 2010, West Indies tour of Australia
(20 ov, target 180)141/8
Australia won by 38 runs
player of the match
Shaun Tait
Australia
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• The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Tait and Warner set up 38-run win

Shaun Tait and David Warner, two of Australia's Twenty20 specialists, continued the team's unbeaten summer by setting up a 38-run thrashing of West Indies in Hobart

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Scorecard summary
Australia179/8(20 overs)
West Indies141/8(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs
WI: 141/8CRR: 7.05 
Nikita Miller11 (8)
Daren Sammy3 (4)
Shane Watson2-0-14-0
Shaun Tait4-0-30-3

Australia have won this comfortably, though had West Indies prevented that horrendous start to their chase, we would have had a more competitive match. Nevertheless, the crowd would have been entertained, especially in the Australian innings. Join us for the second T20 game on the 23rd.

A few comments from our readers before signing off.

Shafaqat Ali: "Unfair to criticize this WI outfit considering they are without six regular members. Much better PAK team failed to make any mark in any of the formats. I am sure WI will do lot better in T20 World Cup on their home grounds. Good luck Gayle and Co"

Karnail Singh: "Yes Peter Best you read it right. I live in the USA and follow bastketball. There are lots of kids from WI playing bastetball these days just last year a seven footer from WI was drafted during the first round and got paid $32 millions for four years. I talk to one of them he said, "cricket is very expinsive sport"

That's all, folks. Thanks for tuning in. See you in a couple of days. Adios

19.6
1
Watson to Miller, 1 run

short of a good length on the off, slapped past the bowler for a single

19.5
1
Watson to Sammy, 1 run

short of a good length on middle, worked away through square leg for a single

19.4
1
Watson to Miller, 1 run

shortish on leg stump, tickled into the leg side for a single

19.3
1
Watson to Sammy, 1 run

short of a good length on middle, pushed wide of midwicket for a single

19.2
Watson to Sammy, no run

short on middle, goes for the pull, misses

19.1
1
Watson to Miller, 1 run

short of a length on the off, tries to slap that over the in-field, gets a top edge but it lands safely in front of mid-off

Rob: "Nice try to belittle the Aussie achievements this summer, but you seem to forget that we whitewashed an English side that did very well against SA, humbled the 'mighty' Indian side 4-2 when they were tipped to annihilate us at home, and then took home the ICC Trophy."

Watson to bowl the last over

end of over 1910 runs
WI: 136/8CRR: 7.15 • RRR: 44.00 • Need 44 from 6b
Nikita Miller8 (5)
Daren Sammy1 (1)
Shaun Tait4-0-30-3
Dirk Nannes4-0-21-3
18.6
1
Tait to Miller, 1 run

gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a single

18.5
2
Tait to Miller, 2 runs

short of a length on middle, went for the pull, gets the top edge and gets it towards fine leg for a couple

18.4
4
Tait to Miller, FOUR runs

shot! Full outside off, makes room and square-drives it through point for a boundary

18.3
Tait to Miller, no run

short and wide, makes room to cut, misses

18.2
1
Tait to Sammy, 1 run

yorker, dug out into the leg side, did well to get his bat down in time

18.2
1w
Tait to Sammy, 1 wide

short of a length outside leg stump, given a wide

18.1
1
Tait to Miller, 1 run

low full toss on middle, driven wide of mid-on for a single, he did well to dive and keep them down to just one

Nannes will be on a hat-trick in the next, if West Indies survive this over. Actually, no. He's done with his spell

end of over 187 runs • 2 wickets
WI: 126/8CRR: 7.00 • RRR: 27.00 • Need 54 from 12b
Daren Sammy0 (0)
Dirk Nannes4-0-21-3
Shane Watson1-0-9-0
17.6
W
Nannes to Morton, OUT

Steve Smith takes another beauty! Even better than the first one, bowled it on a good length on the off, Morton swung it hard and connected well but Smith was there waiting, it appeared as though it would clear him but he timed his jump perfectly and intercepted the ball, clasping it over his head and maintaining his balance to ensure he didn't step over the ropes, superb stuff

Runako Morton c Smith b Nannes 40 (54m 41b 3x4 0x6) SR: 97.56
17.5
W
Nannes to Ramdin, OUT

timed it too well there, was the slower one that was bowled full outside off, made room and lofted it straight towards long-off who takes it easily to deprive him of a half-century

Denesh Ramdin c Hussey b Nannes 44 (29m 26b 7x4 0x6) SR: 169.23

Ahdil: "Even though Australia may be undefeated so far, we must remember the sides they are versing have been...well, very weak. Perhaps because of injuries, form, or whatever, but they have not played well. Next summer with Sri Lanka and England, now that should be more interesting. "

17.4
1
Nannes to Morton, 1 run

short of a length on the off, swats it just wide of extra cover for a single

17.3
1
Nannes to Ramdin, 1 run

slower one bowled full outside off, makes room to crack it over extra cover, gets a thick edge to third man for a single

17.2
4
Nannes to Ramdin, FOUR runs

Ramdin's showing some spunk at the death, bowled it full on middle, made room and slogged it over midwicket for a one bounce four

17.1
1
Nannes to Morton, 1 run

bowls it on a length on middle, driven wide of midwicket for a single

end of over 179 runs
WI: 119/6CRR: 7.00 • RRR: 20.33 • Need 61 from 18b
Runako Morton38 (38)
Denesh Ramdin39 (23)
Shane Watson1-0-9-0
Mitchell Johnson4-0-28-2
16.6
1
Watson to Morton, 1 run

bowls it on a length on the off, slapped towards long-off for a single

Best performances - batsmen
David Warner
DA Warner
49 runs (32)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
24 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
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Denesh Ramdin, player portrait
D Ramdin
44 runs (26)
7 fours
0 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
23 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
1081512107
Best performances - bowlers
Dirk Nannes
DP Nannes
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
Shaun Tait
SW Tait
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
7.5
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Australia
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Shaun Tait
Shaun Tait
Series resultAustralia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20 No. 146
Hours of play (local time)18.35 start, First Session 18.35-19.55, Interval 19.55-20.15, Second Session 20.15-21.35
Match days21 February 2010 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Narsingh Deonarine
Narsingh Deonarine
Umpires
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Bruce Oxenford
Australia Image
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
Australia Image
Steven John
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath