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[Watch] Shamar Joseph Knocks Over Hazlewood As WI Register Historical Win At Gabba

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Shamar Joseph scripted history for West Indies on his debut tour as he scalped seven wickets in the final innings of the pink ball Test to topple Australia at Gabba and fetch a nail-biting 8-run victory for his side.

West Indies introduced a young seamer named Shamar Joseph on a 2-game Test match tour to Australia. However, little did they know the rookie would guide them to an unimaginable milestone. Joseph faced an injury scare on Day 3 after Mitchell Starc's deadly yorker crushed his toe. He had to drag himself off the field with support.

However, the young man returned to the field on Day 4 without any restriction or discomfort. Soon, Joseph came to West Indies rescue just when Steven Smith and Cameron Green were forming a match-defining partnership.

Shamar Joseph jolted Australia with two back-to-back blows and thus allowed his side an equal fighting chance. He never looked back and went on to dismiss every batter that came his way except for Nathan Lyon.

Joseph was extremely disciplined with his lines and lengths and executed his plans to perfection.

However, Steve Smith looked threatening from one end as he batted aggressively in the final session. However, Shamar held his nerves. 

With only eight needed, Joseph bowled a fuller delivery on off-stump, and it crashed through Josh Hazlewood's uncomfortable defense. As the off-stump flew in the air, Shamar Joseph went on a victory sprint as the rest of the West Indies squad chased him to celebrate the historic victory. 

Owing to Shamar Joseph's sensational seven wicket-haul, West Indies registered a victory on Australian soil after a wait of nearly 30 years. Moreover, the historic win at Gabba further added weight to the visitors' resilient efforts and never-give-up attitude.

Needless to say, Shamar Joseph's extraordinary spell will be remembered for generations to come, and the young kid has announced his arrival in international cricket in the best way possible. He managed to revive West Indies Test cricket single-handedly, that too in his debut tour.