The second Test between Australia and West Indies is currently taking place at the Gabba in Brisbane. The tourists, having lost the opening Test, began poorly but staged a brilliant comeback with both batters and bowlers chipping in.
West Indies stage remarkable comeback
Despite losing five wickets for 64 in their first innings, West Indies managed to post 311, thanks to crucial contributions from Joshua Da Silva (79), Kavem Hodge (71) and Kevin Sinclair (50). Then with the ball too the Caribbeans showcased brilliant performance.
Windies bowlers’ impressive show
In response, Australia fought back but eventually declared their first innings at 289, giving the Windies a chance to showcase their bowling prowess. Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach led the attack, with Joseph bagging a four-wicket haul and Roach taking three crucial wickets. However, it was Sinclair who stole the spotlight with both bat and ball. The highlight of his bowling spell came when he dismissed Usman Khawaja for 75 runs with a turning delivery that induced an outside edge.
The eye-catching celebration
What grabbed the attention was the celebration that followed Khawaja’s dismissal by Sinclair. The young spinner expressed his elation at claiming his first Test wicket by performing two cartwheel back-flips on the field. His celebration caught the attention of spectators and commentators alike, with many hailing it as one of the best in cricket history.
Video footage of Sinclair’s celebratory antics quickly went viral on social media platforms, garnering praise for his athleticism and exuberance. The clip received widespread acclaim, with users applauding Sinclair’s passion and energy on the field.
Here is the video:
“It’s scary to watch!”
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 27, 2024
Commentators Michael Vaughan, Allan Border, and Ian Smith were effusive in their praise for Sinclair’s celebration, labeling it as one of the greatest in cricket history. They highlighted the infectious joy and enthusiasm displayed by the young spinner, making it a memorable moment for fans worldwide.
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“What a celebration!”, said Vaughan said on Fox Cricket.
“That has got to be the best (celebration) ever. That is the best ever,” exclaimed Border.
“We’ve just seen one of the great celebrations of all time,” added Smith
“It’s my best” : Sinclair on his celebration
In an interview conducted through the Spidercam during the drinks break, Sinclair expressed his relief and excitement at claiming his first Test wicket. He acknowledged the nerves he felt during his debut Test match but emphasized the significance of his achievement in boosting his confidence going forward.
“I feel a bit of relief, first Test match, bowling, I was kind of nervous but I’ve got my first wicket which changes everything for me now. It’s my best celebration, it’s my best wicket celebration, now I’ve got to go back it up again for the skipper,” said Sinclair
- 1 West Indies stage remarkable comeback
- 2 Windies bowlers’ impressive show
- 3 The eye-catching celebration
- 4 “It’s my best” : Sinclair on his celebration