Australia has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series against the West Indies after a batting masterclass from David Warner and a clutch spell from Adam Zampa guided the hosts towards an 11-run win in Hobart.
Warner, having returned from his stint with the Dubai Capitals in the United Arab Emirates, cracked a rapid 70 (36), finding the boundary rope 13 times in a high-scoring contest at Bellerive Oval.
The veteran opener, playing his 100th T20I, brought up his half-century in just 22 deliveries before the big-hitting Tim David capped off the Australian innings with an unbeaten 37 (17).
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