Australia Dominates West Indies in 2nd Test 2023/24: Match Report

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The West Indies’ Shamar Joseph made a sensational return from a toe injury to take six wickets against Australia and leave the second Test at the Gabba finely poised. Australia, needing 29 runs for victory, were 187 for 8 at dinner, with Steven Smith standing in the way of a West Indies’ upset. Joseph bowled at speeds around 150kmh and claimed the wickets of Cameron Green and Travis Head in consecutive balls, turning the match around. Australia lost 4 for 23, still 80 runs short of victory. Nathan Lyon was unbeaten on 5. This is the West Indies’ chance to win against Australia, something they haven’t done in a Test match since 2003. Despite heavy rains, play resumed on schedule with Australia resuming at 60 for 2 and needing 156 more runs. Smith and Green had a 50-run partnership until Joseph took over the match by taking crucial wickets and pushing through the pain barrier.

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