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[Watch] Charles Departs As Xavier Bartlett Begins His T20I Career With A First Over Wicket

image-lsk3zos4Xavier Bartlett vs West Indies (Source: X.com)

Australia's new pace bowling sensation, Xavier Bartlett, made the headlines last week after he announced himself in the international arena with 4/17 against West Indies on his ODI debut. Now, continuing his impressive run, the right-arm pacer dismissed Johnson Charles in the very first over on his T20I debut.

Bartlett, receiving his T20I cap before the game, was tasked with bowling the first over against the Caribbean side, and he didn't disappoint. Although he went for four on the second delivery, the express pacer rocked Charles with a nasty bouncer on the fifth ball to rattle the batter.

The next and final ball of the over proved to be a sweet moment for the debutant as he found Charles' edge with another shorter delivery that travelled to Matthew Wade, who was behind the stumps and didn't make any mistake.

Charles departed for four off six deliveries, giving his side, West Indies, an early jolt in the game that transferred momentum towards the hosts, Australia. Further, Bartlett continued his impressive run as his pace proved too good for the visitors' batter, Kyle Mayers, knocking him over with another beauty.

By the time of writing, West Indies are 92 for the loss of five wickets, with Sherfane Rutherford and Andre Russell still at the crease.