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Adam Gilchrist hugs crying Brian Lara over West Indies victory after 24 years

By News Desk

January 28, 2024 06:32 PM


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In a gripping finale at the Gabba, the West Indies cricket team ended a 27-year drought by defeating Australia by eight runs in the second and final Test match.

The monumental victory, celebrated with tears and embraces, marked a significant milestone for the visiting team.

Former player Adam Gilchrist shared a poignant moment with a tearful Brian Lara as the West Indies clinched their first win over Australia since 1997.

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Defending a target of 215 runs, the West Indies restricted the Pat Cummins-led Australian team to 207 runs in the fourth innings, sealing the historic triumph.

Shamar Joseph emerged as the star of the day, claiming an impressive 7-68 off 11.5 overs, showcasing blistering pace and precision bowling. Despite suffering a toe injury from a Mitchell Starc yorker, Joseph's remarkable comeback stunned the Australian middle order and paved the way for the West Indies' sensational victory.

Lara, visibly emotional, hailed the young and inexperienced West Indies team, emphasizing the significance of their triumph on Australian soil. Meanwhile, Ian Smith lauded the visitors for their remarkable achievement at the Gabba.

The match witnessed gripping moments as Joseph dismantled the Australian batting lineup, dismissing key players including Cameron Green, Travis Head, and Mitchell Starc. With nerves gripping both teams, Australia's valiant effort fell short, with Joseph claiming his seventh scalp by uprooting Josh Hazlewood's stumps.

Despite resilient performances from Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon, Australia succumbed to the relentless pressure exerted by the West Indies bowling attack. Hazlewood and Lyon showcased impeccable bowling skills, but the West Indies' determination proved unmatched.

The Gabba Test will be remembered as a testament to the West Indies' resilience and Joseph's outstanding performance, marking a historic moment in cricketing history.


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