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'Phir se toota hai Gabba ka Ghamand' - Fans react as West Indies defeat Australia in second Test by eight runs

This victory represents the West Indies' first Test triumph over Australia since 2003 and their inaugural Test win Down Under since 1997. Shamar Joseph emerged as the hero, displaying what Rishabh Pant did with his  resilience knock at the same venue.

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In an exhilarating Day-Night Test at the Gabba, the West Indies secured a historic win against Australia by a narrow margin of eight runs, thereby leveling the two-match series at 1-1. Shamar Joseph emerged as the hero, displaying what Rishabh Pant did with his  resilience knock at the same venue. This victory represents the West Indies' first Test triumph over Australia since 2003 and their inaugural Test win Down Under since 1997.

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The West Indies dominated proceedings in the first innings, posting a commendable total of 311/10, with significant contributions from Kavem Hodge (71) and Joshua Da Silva (78). Despite facing an early collapse in the top order, their remarkable 149-run partnership became the joint-fourth-highest partnership for a West Indian pair in Australia.

Australia encountered a formidable task in response, with Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph causing havoc, diminishing them to 54/5. Nonetheless, a determined resurgence spearheaded by Usman Khawaja (75), Alex Carey (65), and Pat Cummins (64*) enabled Australia to declare at 289/9. The fans as well as cricket experts were surprised with this declaration. 

West Indies secured their first-ever win on Australian soil in 27 years

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In the second innings, the West Indies did not have the best of the outing with the bat as none of their batters converted the start that they got. In the second innings, the visitors managed to score 193 runs with Kirk McKenzie (41) and Alick Athanaze (35) being the star contributor. In addition to it, the last West Indian wicket did not fall as Joseph was adjourned and retired hurt after a toe-crushing yorker.

In chase of 216, the West Indian bowlers came out all guns blazing as they rattled the Aussie top order. The wrecker-in-chief was Joseph, who surprisingly returned to the field after sustaining a major injury on his toe. Shamar Joseph's remarkable seven-wicket haul in the fourth innings ultimately secured the victory for the West Indies. Steve Smith was the lone warrior for Australia who remained not out on 91 runs.

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Let us look at how Twitter has reacted to this victory from West Indies;

 

 

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