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Historic Windies win

January 28, 2024

BRISBANE, Australia, CMC – Rookie fast bowler Shamar Joseph grabbed an astonishing seven-wicket haul as West Indies stunned Australia by eight runs in the second Test to claim their first win Down Under in nearly three decades.

Bowling with an injured toe, the 24-year-old Joseph produced an amazing spell of seven for 68 as Australia were dismissed for 207 in pursuit of 216 for victory on Sunday’s penultimate day at the Gabba.

Steve Smith, unbeaten on 33 at the start, carried his bat to be 91 not out while Cameron Green converted his overnight nine to 42 but Joseph tore through the innings as Australia lost their last eight wickets for 94 runs.

Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph picked up two for 62.

Here is the scoreboard on the penultimate day of the day-night second Test between Australia and West Indies at the Gabba here Sunday:

WEST INDIES 1st Innings 311

AUSTRALIA 1st Innings 289-9 decl.

WEST INDIES 2nd Innings 193

AUSTRALIA 2nd Innings (Target: 216 runs)

(overnight 60 for two)

S Smith not out 91

U Khawaja c wkp Da Silva b A Joseph 10

M Labuschagne c Sinclair b Greaves 5

C Green b S Joseph 42

T Head b S Joseph 0

M Marsh c Greaves b S Joseph 10

+A Carey b S Joseph 2

M Starc c Sinclair b S Joseph 21

*P Cummins c wkp Da Silva b S Joseph 2

N Lyon c wkp Da Silva b A Joseph 9

J Hazlewood b S Joseph 0

Extras (lb3, w3, nb9) 15

TOTAL (all out, 50.5 overs) 207

Fall of wickets: 1-24, 2-42, 3-113, 4-113, 5-132, 6-136, 7-171, 8-175, 9-191, 10-207

Bowling: Roach 10-1-28-0, A Joseph 17-1-62-2 (w1, nb5), Greaves 12-0-46-1 w2, nb1), S Joseph 11.5-0-68-7 (nb3)

Result: West Indies won by eight runs.

Series: Two-match series drawn 1-1.

Man-of-the-Match: Shamar Joseph.

Man-of-the-Series: Shamar Joseph.

Toss: West Indies.

Umpires: Nitin Menon, Sharfuddoula; TV – Adrian Holdstock.

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