AUS vs WI 2nd Test: West Indies End 27-Year Wait To Stun Australia In Brisbane Thriller After Shamar Joseph Heroics

AUS vs WI 2nd Test: West Indies End 27-Year Wait To Stun Australia In Brisbane Thriller After Shamar Joseph Heroics

Chasing 215 for victory, the hosts got bowled out for 207 in the final innings on Day 4 with Shamar Joseph taking 7 wickets.

Rohan SenUpdated: Sunday, January 28, 2024, 07:05 PM IST
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Fast bowler Shamar Joseph produced a performance for the ages to help the West Indies stun Australia in the second Test by 8 runs to draw the series 1-1 in Brisbane on Sunday.

Chasing 216 for victory, the hosts got bowled out for 207 in the final innings on Day 4 with Joseph, who broke his toe a day before, taking 7 wickets.

Steven Smith, who has struggled in the series ever since he took up the responsibility of opening for Australia, ended up on 91 not out while waging a lone battle for the hosts.

Joseph plays through pain to run through Aussies

It was a lion-hearted performance from the 24-year-old, who was in the hospital on Saturday after getting hit by a toe-crushing yorker from Mitchell Starc which forced him to retire hurt during West Indies' second innings.

"I just want to shout out my teammates for their encouragement. I want to keep pushing through the pain for my team and the people of the Caribbean," Joseph said before he was adjudged Player of the Match for his 8 wickets in the Test.

"The doctor called me this morning and he asked he how I'm feeling and I said I was in a lot of pain. He told me to come to the ground and he believed I could do it. When I took my five-for it was tears of joy and happiness," he added.

WI win a Test in Australia after 27 years

With this victory, West Indies ended their 27-year wait to beat Australia in their own backyard in Test cricket. They last won a Test Down Under in 1997.

It is also Australia's third defeat at the Gabba in just over 35 years. It is also Australia's first loss in a day-night Test match.

Australia's last 3 defeats at the Gabba:

- 1988 Vs West Indies

- 2021 Vs India

- 2024 Vs West Indies

Brief scores: West Indies (311 & 193) beat Australia (289/9d & 207) by 8 runs in 2nd Test. Steve Smith (91*), Shamar Joseph (7/68).

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