After 27 long years, West Indies‘ young guns silenced critics who had written them off before they even arrived in Australia. The visitors shocked Australia with an 8-run win in a heart-pounding affair at the Gabba.
Meanwhile, Brian Lara, a cricket legend, struggled to hold back tears in the commentary box at Brisbane’s iconic stadium, as he described the West Indies victory as a “big day in the history of West Indies cricket”.
Sharing the excitement, Brian Lara hugged commentator Adam Gilchrist in the commentary box as Shamar Joseph delivered the final blow, sending Josh Hazlewood’s off-stump flying.
“Unbelievable. 27 years to beat Australia in Australia. Young, inexperienced, written off! This West Indies team can stand tall today. West Indies cricket can stand tall today. Today is a big day in West Indies cricket. Congratulations, Congratulations to every single member of that West Indies team,” Brian Lara was seen saying in the video shared by commentator Mark Howard.
The West Indies hadn’t clinched a Test win since 1997 in Perth, a victory orchestrated by Brian Lara’s extraordinary 132-run knock in the first innings, setting the stage for the visiting side under his captaincy.