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The Gabba Glory After 27 Years: West Indies Shatter Records and Tears

The Gabba Glory – West Indies : The Gabba, a fortress for Australia, witnessed history unfold as West Indies delivered a jaw-dropping performance, breaking records and bringing tears of joy. In a thrilling 2nd Test, Kraigg Brathwaite and his team conquered the Gabba, achieving a historic win after 27 years.

image 49 The Gabba Glory After 27 Years: West Indies Shatter Records and Tears

Let’s have a look into more details : The Gabba Glory – West Indies

Breaking Barriers and Records

Playing with determination and resilience, the Men from the Caribbean stunned Australia, breaching their Gabba fortress for the second time in three years. Shamar Joseph’s heroic spell, despite an injured toe, played a pivotal role in securing the eight-run victory. His magical figures of seven wickets in 11.5 overs dismantled the hosts, marking West Indies’ first win over Australia in 20 consecutive Tests.

This triumph ended a 27-year wait, with the last victory against Australia dating back to the 1997 season. The West Indies also became the first team to conquer Australia in a day-and-night Test match, ending their 11-game unbeaten run in pink-ball Tests. The Gabba win etched the West Indies’ name in history, breaking records and creating an unforgettable moment in the ICC World Test Championship.

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image 50 The Gabba Glory After 27 Years: West Indies Shatter Records and Tears

Brian Lara’s Emotional Breakdown

Legendary Brian Lara, in the commentary box, couldn’t hold back tears as West Indies secured a Test victory in Australia after 27 years. Witnessing the young side’s exceptional performance, Lara expressed immense joy and pride. Shamar Joseph’s seven-wicket haul led to an emotional embrace between Lara and fellow commentator Adam Gilchrist.

“Unbelievable. 27 years to beat Australia in Australia. Young inexperienced, written off! This West Indies team can stand tall today. West Indies cricket can stand tall today. Today is a big day in West Indies cricket,” Lara exclaimed, encapsulating the significance of the historic win.

image 52 The Gabba Glory After 27 Years: West Indies Shatter Records and Tears

Carl Hooper’s Tearful Celebration

Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper, part of the last Test win in Australia in 1997, was spotted in tears celebrating the monumental victory. After a dismal loss in the first Test, West Indies made a stellar comeback in the second Test, securing their first Test win against Australia in 21 years and their maiden triumph on Australian soil after 27 years.

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image 51 The Gabba Glory After 27 Years: West Indies Shatter Records and Tears

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite, ecstatic after the win, emphasized that it’s just the beginning and urged the team to continue playing with heart. The ODI series between the two sides awaits, promising more thrilling cricket moments after this historic Gabba triumph.

  1. How long had it been since West Indies last won a Test match in Australia?

    West Indies last won a Test match in Australia 27 years ago, in 1997

  2. Who played a crucial role in West Indies’ victory at the Gabba?

    Shamar Joseph, despite an injured toe, played a heroic role, picking up seven wickets in 11.5 overs to ensure West Indies eight run win

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