Former West Indies Skippers Lara and Hooper Overwhelmed with Emotion as West Indies Clinch Historic Victory in Australia
Brian Lara and Carl Hooper couldn’t contain their emotions following West Indies’ triumph over Australia in the 2nd Test at The Gabba in Brisbane. Lara, visibly moved with tears in his eyes, shared his excitement from the commentator’s box during the AUS vs WI 2nd Test, while Hooper expressed his emotions during a live stream.
In the AUS vs WI 2nd Test, the West Indies secured an 8-run victory in Brisbane, with Shamar Joseph taking 7 wickets to dismantle the Australian batting lineup. Despite a strong start, Australia fell short of the 216-run target in the final inning, with opener Steve Smith’s unbeaten half-century of 91 runs not proving enough.
The victory marked the West Indies’ historic Test win in Australia after 37 years and their first triumph over Australia in a Test match since 2003, astonishing cricket fans worldwide.
Brian Lara, elated by Kraigg Brathwaite’s leadership, expressed his joy in the commentary box, accompanied by former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist. Meanwhile, Carl Hooper, a former West Indies captain who played alongside Lara, was captured getting emotional during the live stream.
In the match, the West Indies batted first, posting 311-10 in the 1st innings, and Australia fell short with 289-9 (d). After bowling out the West Indies for 193-10 in the 2nd innings, Australia set a 216-run target.
Despite the reputation of Australian grounds for successful chases, the home team faltered at The Gabba, with Shamar Joseph’s outstanding performance earning him the Player of the Match and Player of the Series awards.The AUS vs WI Test series concluded in a 1-1 tie, with Australia winning the opening match by 10 wickets. The teams will now face each other in a three-match ODI and T20I series.