Opener David Warner hit a half century to guide help Australia to an 11-runs win over the West Indies in the first T20 International at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, on Friday.

Chasing 214 to win, the West Indies, who were ahead of the scoring rate for much of the game made 202 for 8 off their 20 overs.

Brandon King top scored with 53 off 37 balls, while Johnson Charles made 42. They put on 89 for the first wickets inside eight overs. Former captain Jason Holder was 34 not out.

Adam Zampa took 3 for 26 and Marcus Stoinis 2 for 20 for the Aussies.

Earlier the hosts made 213 for 7 off their 20 overs.

Warner’s 70 came off 36 balls and included 12-fours and a six. He got support from Josh Inglis, 39, Matthew Wade, 21, and Tim David, 37.