Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test Highlights: Shamar Joseph’s seven-wicket, West Indies’ historic win over Australia


Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test Highlights: The West Indies achieved a historic Test victory at the Gabba as Shamar Joseph’s seven-wicket haul disrupted the Australians. Unbelievable scenes unfolded in Brisbane as the West Indies secured the win by 8 runs.

Match – 2nd Test, Aus vs WI, West Indies tour of Australia, 2024

Venue – The Gabba, Brisbane

Date – 25th January 2024

Time – 9:30 AM IST

Toss – West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first


Australia (Playing XI)

Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

West Indies (Playing XI)

Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Kevin Sinclair, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shamar Joseph

Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test Highlights
Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test Highlights: West Indies player congratulated Shamar Joseph

Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test Highlights

West Indies 1st Innings

Although the start was shaky, reminiscent of the struggles in the top order, the lower order compensated admirably. Facing adversity at 64/5, Kavem Hodge and Joshua Da Silva joined forces and resisted the Australian bowling attack. Demonstrating composure and determination, both Hodge and Joshua constructed a formidable 149-run partnership.

Kavem Hodge contributed a crucial 71 runs and Joshua Da Silva 79 runs. Starc removed Hodge and Joshua lbw by Lyon.

The West Indies received additional valuable contributions, first from Alzarri Joseph who quickly scored 32 runs, followed by Kevin Sinclair, who notched up a fifty on his debut. West Indies scored a total of 311/10 in the first innings.

Starc secured four wickets while Hazlewood and Lyon each took two wickets. Cummins managed to take only one wicket.

West Indies 1st Innings Scorecard

Australia 1st Innings

Australia started the run chase of 311 runs, with opener Khawaja and Smith. Smith was dismissed earlier by Roach. But Khawaja showcased his expertise batting style and played the pivotal role of anchoring one end, acting as the adhesive to the Australian batting. Following him, Alex Carey in the middle-order exhibited brilliance, initiating Australia’s resurgence with a superb counter-attacking innings.

Khawaja contributed 75 runs before being dismissed by Kevin Sinclair. In the lower order, Cummins contributed with a valuable 64 runs, facing challenges posed by West Indies deliveries. Towards the close of the day, Australia declared aggressively, aiming to challenge the West Indies batters. Australia declares the first innings 289/9 d.

Alzarri Joseph claimed four wickets while Roach took three wickets. Shamar Joseph and Kevin Sinclair each claimed one wicket.

Australia 1st Innings Scorecard

West Indies 2nd Innings

Captain K Brathwaite and Chanderpaul opened the 2nd innings but Chanderpaul fell victim to Hazlewood earlier. Brathwaite added 16 runs dismissed by Green.

Kirk McKenzie and Alick Athanaze capitalize the innings steadily. Kirk added 41 runs while Alick had 35 runs. The Australians maintained exceptional precision with their bowling, consistently hitting the wickets. Unfortunately, the West Indies struggled to make progress on the scoreboard.

Shamar Joseph had to retire hurt and left the field limping after being struck on the boot. The Australians have regained control of the game. This marks a highly disappointing conclusion to their innings; West Indies scored a total of 193/10.

Hazlewood and Lyon each claimed three wickets while Starc and Green each took one wicket.

West Indies 2nd Innings Scorecard

Australia 2nd Innings

Steven Smith played a wonderful innings of 91 runs while Usman Khawaja who played the 1ft innings very well, fell victim earlier by Alzarri Joseph. But Marnus Labuschagne did not played well in both the innings.

In just his second Test match, Shamar Joseph has proven to be an outstanding player and also playing a pivotal role in bowling his side to victory, concluding with remarkable figures of 7/68, it’s a day that the West Indies and their fans will cherish for ages to come.

West Indies’ historic win over Australia. The West Indies secure their first Test victory on Australian soil in almost 30 years.

Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test Highlights
Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test Highlights: West Indies player after win over Australia after 27 years

Australia 2nd Innings Scorecard

Australia vs West Indies 2nd Test Highlights


Australia Squad

Pat Cummins(c), Alex Carey(wk), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Matt Renshaw, Josh Hazlewood, Scott Boland

West Indies Squad

Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Joshua Da Silva(w), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Alick Athanaze, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Kemar Roach, Shamar Joseph, Kevin Sinclair, Zachary McCaskie, Tevin Imlach, Akeem Jordan

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