In the second match of the series at Brisbane’s Gabba, the West Indies cricket team, led by Kraigg Braithwaite, made history by becoming only the second team in the last 32 years to defeat Australia at home, following India’s feat.

Despite a challenging start with the bat, the West Indies, opting to bat first, staged a remarkable comeback. Joshua Da Silva (79) and Kevin Sinclair (50) played crucial innings, supported by Alzarri Joseph’s (32) vital contribution, leading to a total of 311.

With a sensational bowling performance, the West Indies restricted Australia to 289 runs, taking a 22-run lead. Alzarri Joseph claimed four wickets, and Kemar Roach contributed three. The hosts, in their second innings, posted 193 runs.

Kirk Mckenzie (41), Alick Athanaze (35), and Justin Greaves (33) played key roles, setting a target of 215 runs. The West Indies had a strong start with the ball, leaving Australia at 136/5. Shamar Joseph’s impressive seven-wicket haul led to Australia being bowled out for 207 runs, securing an 8-wicket victory for the West Indies. Despite Steve Smith’s (91*) efforts, Australia fell short of partners.

The series concluded in a draw as both teams won one match each. The victory holds significant importance for the West Indies, considering their challenging past few months. Beating Australia at the Gabba is no small feat, as Brisbane is regarded as Australia’s fortress.

Moreover, it marked Australia’s first defeat in a pink-ball Test match. Fans on Twitter showered praise on the Kraigg Braithwaite-led team, especially Shamar Joseph, for their outstanding performance down under. Joyful reactions flooded social media as cricket enthusiasts celebrated this historic achievement.

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