Shamar Joseph's fairytale continues

7/68, Match and Series Best—Shamar Joseph's fairytale continues

7/68, Match and Series Best—Shamar Joseph's fairytale continues

Shamar Joseph is running, the entire West Indies team behind. Who can stop this Joseph! Steven Smith, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh could not. From the looks of it, the only thing that could stop him in this series is injury. He also pointed the thumb at the injury. He bowled 11.5 consecutive overs where there was uncertainty whether he would be able to field on the fourth day or not.

West Indies won after 27 years on Australian soil with 7 wickets for 68 runs. Man of the match and series-best wrote history at the Gabba. It is worth noting that Joseph was not born during the West Indies' last win in Australia.

But who will say, this Joseph left the field yesterday with his teammates on his shoulders. Mitchell Starc's 141 km per hour yorker, what else to do? Retired from batting due to injury. Later, during the second innings of Australia, he could not even enter the field. Everyone assumed that the Joseph-chapter was over in this test. After the scan at night, it was found that the finger was not broken.

Still, there was doubt whether Joseph would be able to bowl in this Test. Joseph came to the bowling in the 29th over of the innings. Australia score then 93 for 2 wickets. Steven Smith and Cameron Green are batting in such a way that there is no question about Australia's victory. Shamar Joseph changed the color of the match to make that question bigger.

Shamar Joseph's fairytale continues

After winning the team by 7 wickets, Joseph, who was flying in joy at the Gaba, later said about the uncertainty, 'I was not supposed to come to the field today. But the doctor did something to my finger. Don't know what did, but it worked. I wasn't even tired, I could have kept bowling.' As the fielder runs, blowing up Jos Hazlewood's stumps, commentator Ian Smith jokes, 'Watch your toe' 'Watch your toe'.

It seems that Joseph set foot in Australia to write history. And he is doing that from the first ball. Steven Smith was dismissed on the first ball of his Test career in Adelaide last week. He took 5 wickets on debut as West Indies' tenth bowler. Getting a first ball wicket is undoubtedly great. But there was room for concern. Because, in total, 23 wickets have been taken with the first ball in the Test. Among the bowlers who got wickets with the first ball earlier, the career of none except Australia's Nathan Lion is nothing to be excited about.

Joseph was preceded in this list by West Indies' Tyrell Johnson. In 1939, he made the feat of taking a wicket with the first ball on the tour of England. Johnson achieved the feat by bowling Walter Keaton in Australia's second over on the first day of the third Test at The Oval. Despite taking 2 more wickets in that match, Johnson did not get a chance to play Tests again. Why only Test cricket, that was Johnson's first and last match in competitive cricket. However, in the performance of the next Test, Joseph proved that he did not come to be 'Johnson'.

Shamar Joseph's fairytale continues

Another name for the fourth day of the Brisbane Test is actually Australia vs Shamar Joseph. Australia needed 103 runs to win when Cameron bowled Green to take the first wicket. There are still 7 wickets. He started to change everything from the next ball. Man of the match Travis Head bowled a great yorker in the first test. Then Mitchell returned Marsh, Carey, Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood one by one. It would have been ideal for the Test to end in his hands. That's it.

7 wickets in the innings in the second Test of his career. Earlier, only three West Indies bowlers had the feat of taking 7 wickets on Australian soil, both of whom are legends. Medium pacer Jerry Gomez in 1956 before Andy Roberts in 1975 and Curtley Ambrose in 1993. You should have known the fairy tale of Joseph by now.

After a memorable debut in Adelaide, there was little talk about it. How Joseph, who worked as a security guard a year ago, is representing West Indies. Who knows whether it was because he came from a remote part of Guyana or not, after doing so well in the first Test, Joseph hoped that the people of his village, Barakara, would watch his performance. That hope has probably come true for this cricketer who played only 5 matches in his professional career before his debut in Australia. Barakara people miss such a match or not!
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