AUSTRALIA (Agencies) Twenty20 specialists David Warner, Shaun Tait and Dirk Nannes Sunday provided the perfect remedy to the nations apathy to the 50-over game, propelling Australia to a 38-run thumping of the West Indies in the first of two 20-over matches. The performances of the trio - Warners rapid 49 from 32 balls in Australias innings, Taits three wickets in two overs at the top of the West Indies innings and Nanness ruthlessness at the bottom - ensured the humiliation of the visitors in the 50-over series continued. Australias total of 7-179 in the first night international at Bellerive Oval was underwhelming considering Warner and Shane Watson had scored 0-83 by the eighth over, owing to the failure of the teams middle order. In retrospect, their failure was not a patch on what the West Indies specialist batsmen produced in response. At 6-53 the prospect of them undercutting their lowest completed innings of 101 seemed likely, but plucky duo Runako Morton (40) and Denesh Ramdin (44) took the total to 8-141. West Indies captain Chris Gayle sprung a surprise by opening the bowling with spinners Narsingh Deonarine and Nikita Miller, and the tactic started beautifully when Deonarine kept Warner to a seemingly unprecedented five dot balls in a row in the first over. Warner reverted to type when pace was introduced in the third over, clubbing two boundaries off Darren Sammy in that over and then claiming 15 runs off Deonarine in the next - including a six over mid-wicket that landed outside the ground. That Watson had to play second fiddle despite scoring 37 off 19 was indicative of how much the sell-out crowd of 15,575 was thrilled by Warner. Three of the burly all-rounders four sixes were monstrous heaves over square-leg, prompting retired Australian paceman Damien Fleming to declare on radio, 'If that cricket ball had ears, it would have popped, such was their trajectory. After the departures of Watson (37) and Warner, Australias momentum did not recover until the arrival of Brad Haddin five overs from the end, when the wicketkeeper clubbed an unbeaten 37 from 16 balls. Tait and opening partner Nannes both kept the crowd happy from the start by bowling at over 150km/h, but they bettered that by claiming four of the visitors wickets in the first five overs. Tait comprehensively bowled Gayle in his first over and then had Deonarine caught in slips the next ball for a golden duck. The South Australians most telling contribution was removing the dangerous Kieron Pollard with a brute of a ball that bounced sharply away from off-stump and was edged through to Haddin. Second-gamer Steve Smith made little impact with bat or ball but was phenomenal in the field, with spectacular overhead catches of Dwayne Smith and Morton. SCOREBOARD AUSTRALIA innings (20 overs maximum) SR Watson c Ramdin b Gayle 37 DA Warner c & b Smith 49 MJ Clarke c Miller b Pollard 12 DJ Hussey c Roach b Gayle 1 CL White c Pollard b Miller 15 TR Birt st Ramdin b Miller 13 BJ Haddin not out 37 MG Johnson c & b Sammy 4 SPD Smith c Ramdin b Smith 8 EXTRAS: (w 2, nb 1) 3 TOTAL: (8 wickets; 20 overs) 179 Fall of wickets: 1-83 (Watson, 7.5 ov), 2-86 (Warner, 8.3 ov), 3-95 (Hussey, 9.4 ov), 4-106 (Clarke, 12.1 ov), 5-128 (Birt, 15.2 ov), 6-129 (White, 15.4 ov), 7-151 (Johnson, 18.1 ov), 8-179 (Smith, 19.6 ov) BOWLING N Deonarine 2-0-17-0-8.50 NO Miller 4-0-20-2-5.00 DJG Sammy 3-0-36-1-12.00 KAJ Roach 2-0-30-0-15.00(1nb, 1w) DR Smith 3-0-38-2-12.66 CH Gayle 2-0-15-2-7.50 KA Pollard 4-0-23-1-5.75(1w) WEST INDIES innings (target: 180 runs from 20 overs) CH Gayle b Tait 5 LMP Simmons c Tait b Nannes 5 N Deonarine c Watson b Tait 0 KA Pollard c Haddin b Tait 12 WW Hinds c Watson b Johnson 11 RS Morton c Smith b Nannes 40 DR Smith c Smith b Johnson 4 D Ramdin c Hussey b Nannes 44 DJG Sammy not out 3 NO Miller not out 11 EXTRAS: (lb 2, w 4) 6 TOTAL: (8 wickets; 20 overs) 141 Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Gayle, 1.3 ov), 2-12 (Deonarine, 1.4 ov), 3-14 (Simmons, 2.2 ov), 4-26 (Pollard, 3.6 ov), 5-46 (Hinds, 7.3 ov), 6-53 (Smith, 9.3 ov), 7-126 (Ramdin, 17.5 ov), 8-126 (Morton, 17.6 ov) BOWLING DP Nannes 4-0-21-3-5.25(1w) SW Tait 4-0-30-3-7.50(3w) MG Johnson 4-0-28-2-7.00 DJ Hussey 1-0-4-0-4.00 SPD Smith 3-0-23-0-7.66 MJ Clarke 2-0-19-0-9.50 SR Watson 2-0-14-0-7.00 Match details Toss: Australia Series: Australia led the 2-match series 1-0 Player of the match: SW Tait (Australia) Umpires: BNJ Oxenford and PR Reiffel TV umpire: RJ Tucker Match referee: J Srinath (India)