West Indies made history by securing their first Test win over Australia since 2003 with an eight-run victory in the Day-Night Test, concluding the series at 1-1.

In a thrilling turn of events on the fourth day of the second Test between Australia and the West Indies in Brisbane, the injured West Indies pace bowler Shamar Joseph, despite retiring hurt the previous night due to a toe injury, delivered a sensational bowling performance, claiming all 7 wickets for West Indies.

Joseph emerged as the game-changer as Australia, chasing a target of 216, stumbled to 207. The dismissal of key players such as Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey and Hazelwood left Australia at 132/5. Joseph’s fiery delivery, clocking an impressive 145 km/h, bowled Carey. Mitchell Starc’s counter-attack was cut short by a catch in the covers. Despite the collapse, Steve Smith stood resilient, reaching an unbeaten 91.

This historic victory marked West Indies’ first Test win over Australia since 2003 and their maiden Test win Down Under since 1997. Additionally, it was Australia’s first defeat in Day-Night Tests. The series concluded at 1-1.

Take a look at the reactions of the cricket community and fans following West Indies’ remarkable upset:

Last Updated on January 28, 2024

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