West Indies' spinner Kevin Sinclair came up with a unique wicket celebration on Day 2 of the ongoing second Test against Australia at The Gabba in Brisbane on Friday, January 26.
Sinclair put an end to Usman Khawaja's innings of 75 off 131 balls by dismissing him at 242/8. The dismissal came in the 48th over of the Australia's first innings batting when Khawaja was on 81-run partnership with Pat Cummins for the eighth wicket.
Usman Khawaja hit the boundary off Sinclair's delivery. However, Sinclair delivered a full ball outside off and the left-handed opener edged the ball to the first slip where Alick Athanaze took a catch. With this, Kevin Sinclair ended a big partnership between Khawaja and Pat Cummins.
After dismissing Khawaja, Kevin Sinclair did a clean cartwheel to celebrate an important wicket of West Indies bowling in the first innings of the Brisbane Test.
Earlier on Day 2, veteran West Indies pacer Kemar Roach rattled Australia's batting line-up, reducing the hosts to 24/4 in 4.3 overs. Steve Smith yet again failed to deliver his best as an opener. Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Marsh were looking to form a good partnership but the latter was dismissed for 21 at 54/5.
However, Australia was revived through crucial 96-run partnership between Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey (64). Carey played counter-attacking innings before he was dismissed by Shamar Joseph at 150/4.
Australia's innings continued to sail after Pat Cummins joined by Khawaja in the middle and took charge of hosts batting. Their crucial partnership for the eighth wicket took the Australia past 200-run mark. Thereafter, Cummins waged a lone battle and scored an unbeaten 68 off 73 balls before declaring innings at 289/9.
West Indies loses early wicket in second innings at stroke of stumps
West Indies assumed their second innings after Australia declared at 289/9 and handed over a mere 22-run lead to the visitors.
However, West Indies lost its early wicket in Tagnarine Chanderpaul for 4, dismissed by Josh Hazlewood at 13/1. By the time, Day 2 came to an end, with Kraigg Braithwaite batting on 3.
Braithwaite will walk out with Kirk McKenzie to resume West Indies' batting on Day 3. The visitors are currently having 35-run lead and will hope to increase their lead to set a hefty target to Australia.
In the first innings, West Indies fought back from 64/5 to 311 all out, thanks to invaluable half-centuries from Kavem Hodge (71), Joshua da Silva (79) and Kevin Sinclair (50).