Kevin Sinclair

In the ongoing second Test between Australia and the West Indies at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, a thrilling moment unfolded in the 48th over as Kevin Sinclair, making his Test debut, clinched his first Test wicket with a brilliant delivery that found the edge of Usman Khawaja’s bat. Khawaja, aiming for a big drive, managed only to produce an outside edge, leading to a sharp catch by Alick Athanaze at first slip.

Sinclair’s exuberant celebration included cartwheels and backflips, marking a joyous start to his Test career. This crucial breakthrough ended Khawaja’s commendable innings, leaving Australia trailing by 69 runs with two wickets remaining.

Australia declared their innings at 289-9, still trailing by 22 runs, aiming to challenge West Indies under the lights. Facing an early setback with Steven Smith’s dismissal, Australia found stability through Alex Carey’s counter-attacking fifty and an 81-run partnership with Usman Khawaja.

Despite Carey’s exit, captain Pat Cummins showcased leadership with his highest Test score, bringing Australia closer to the target. Now, Australia seeks early breakthroughs before the end of the day.

Earlier, West Indies started strongly, with Kemar Roach dismissing Steven Smith in the opening over and Alzarri Joseph adding another wicket. Joseph, the standout bowler with four wickets, and Roach claiming three, set a formidable tone initially. However, they faced challenges in the middle and towards the end, conceding more runs than desired, allowing Australia to make a comeback. Shamar Joseph and Kevin Sinclair contributed with one wicket each.

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Last Updated on January 26, 2024

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