West Indies vs Australia, 1st T20I: In the first T20 against Australia, West Indies showed a great game and managed to win by 18 runs.
Andre Russell (Watch Andre Russell Six) and bowler Obed McCoy were the heroes in this spectacular victory of the West Indies.
On the one hand, while Russell batted in an explosive manner, scored 51 runs off just 28 balls and played an important role in taking the teams score to 145 runs, on the other hand Obed McCoy took 4 wickets against the Kangaroos. Took West Indies to victory.
Obed McCoy was awarded the man of the match title for his superb bowling. The entire team of Australia got out for 127 runs in 16 overs.
Russell scored the first half-century of T20 International
First T20I fifty for Andre Russell, tough pitch, team struggling and the main man Russ smashed fifty from just 26 balls including 3 fours and 5 sixes - 42 runs through boundaries. What a knock, Russ. #WIvAUS pic.twitter.com/1CQ2QhIHP9— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 10, 2021
Explosive Andre Russells stormy 51-run innings played the main role in taking West Indies score to 145 runs.
Andre Russell hit 3 fours and 5 sixes in his 51-run knock. This is his first half-century in T20 Internationals. Russell scored his half-century off 26 balls.
First ever score of 50 by Andre Russell in T20Is. He made his debut in 2011. #WIvsAus— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 10, 2021
Let us tell you that at the time when Russell came to the crease to bat, West Indies score was 65 for 4 in 11.5 overs, after which the stormy Russell exploded and started the process of scoring runs by hitting every bowler.
Russell has hit a total of 481 sixes in T20 cricket so far. Surprisingly, Russell has hit more sixes than fours in his T20 career.
Russell completed his half-century by scoring a 103 meter long six.