After being stubbed on the toe by a Mitchell Starc Yorker on Saturday night and retiring injured, Joseph required scans. On Sunday, the West Indies defeated Australia for 207, their first win in Australia since 1997. Joseph took 7-68.
AS A STEP
Australia were the clear favorites going into the fourth day of play, losing 216 to win and counting on Steve Smith and Cameron Green at the gate.
From Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph, the starting pitchers, did not pose much of a threat, captain Kraigg Brathwaite He threw the ball to Joseph in the 45th minute and the result was almost instantaneous.
Joseph’s extra pace proved costly, but it was a problem for all batsmen, and the more wickets he took, the safer the West Indies became.
After bowling at Green and travis head with consecutive deliveries, he concluded the first session with long dismissals from Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Alex Carey and Pat Cummins..
He finished the match bowling cleanly. Josh Hazlewoodculminating an incredible performance.
“I was just thinking about the basics, doing it from the beginning,” Joseph said.
“I was just trying to find my rhythm and that was important to me.”
Smith held his own for the Australians despite all the chaos, answering his detractors with an incredible 91 run innings, but it was all in vain as the underdogs shocked the world Test champions.
(With inputs from AFP)