Shamar Joseph was a star in West Indies’ exciting victory at Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday, January 28. His exceptional bowling in the first session of Day 4 in the second Test helped West Indies secure their first Test match win at Gabba in 36 years. Shamar bowled superbly, taking 7 wickets for 68 runs, just a day after a toe injury caused him to leave the field in tears due to a fast delivery from Mitchell Starc.
Shamar Joseph Single-Handedly Won It For West Indies
West Indies won against Australia by 8 runs in a thrilling final-wicket match in the second Test of the series. This was the first time in 31 years that West Indies didn’t lose a Test series in Australia. Shamar Joseph played a crucial role, especially in the opening session of Day 4 of the Pink Ball Test, where he skillfully dismissed the Australian batting line-up.
SHAMAR JOSEPH HAS DONE IT FOR WEST INDIES….!!!!
THIS VICTORY WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR A LONG TIME…!!!! 🤯pic.twitter.com/enOQi56iZ2
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 28, 2024
Shamar Joseph took the wickets of Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, and Pat Cummins in the first session of the day, causing significant trouble for Australia. On Day 4, Steve Smith fought valiantly, scoring an unbeaten 91 runs, but the rest of the Australian team struggled and crumbled.
This win is set to become an iconic moment in West Indies cricket history, especially considering they were underestimated against a formidable Australian team. It’s noteworthy that this was Australia’s first defeat in a Pink Ball Test at home and their initial loss at home in the ongoing World Test Championship cycle.
It wasn’t easy for Joseph
Shamar Joseph didn’t begin Day 4 of the Test match because of his toe injury. The injury occurred when Mitchell Starc delivered a powerful blow to Joseph at the end of Day 3. Joseph had to be carried off, and there were concerns that he might have broken his toe due to the impact.
On Day 3, West Indies confirmed that Joseph didn’t break his toe but sustained significant injury from the impact, casting doubt on his participation. However, on Day 4, after Kemar Roach’s initial spell, Shamar joined Alzarri Joseph in bowling and made an immediate impact. His fast pace and precise deliveries, combined with the uneven bounce on the Gabba track, posed a serious challenge for the Australians. As mentioned earlier, they lost 6 wickets in the morning session against the duo.
Meanwhile, social media has been buzzing with amazing reactions from the fans after Shamar Joseph’s heroics at the Gabba. Check out the reactions of the fans: