The ongoing first T20 international between Australia and West Indies saw the hosts dominating first half of the game. After Australia invited Nicholas Pooran-led side to bat first, Australian bowlers rattled the West Indies batting line-up. Josh Hazlewood-powered pace attack restricted West Indies at 145/9 in the 1st innings.
Meanwhile, left-handed batter Kyle Mayers rescued the visitors with his valiant innings of 39 runs, comprising one maximum and five boundaries. The 30-year-old provided solid-start to the visitors as he smashed 14 runs off Mitchell Starc in the first over of the innings with the help of two cracking boundaries.
However, Mayer's only six in the innings was nothing but a proper stunner as he produced a glorious 104-meter six off Cameron Green. As the Australian pacer pitched it slightly short on the off, Mayers shifted on the backfoot and pinched it over the cover region. Mayer's stunner guided ball to the second tier of the stands.
Apart from Mayers, Odean Smith played a decent knock of 27 off 17 deliveries including one six and three boundaries. The defending T20 World Cup world champion Australia is coming on the back off a 2-1 series loss in India but currently playing full-strength squad eyeing preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia.
The West Indies will play two T20Is against Australia this week and two unofficial warmup games in Melbourne next week before beginning the preliminary round of the T20 World Cup on Oct. 17 against Scotland in Hobart.