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Cameron Green’s Spectacular Gully Catch Leaves West Indies Reeling In Second Test
By CricShots - Jan 27, 2024 3:19 pm
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Australian all-rounder Cameron Green showcased his fielding brilliance during the second Test between Australia and the West Indies in Brisbane. Known for his towering height, Green took a spectacular catch at gully during the West Indies’ second innings. The catch came off a delivery from Mitchell Starc in the 53rd over, with Joshua Da Silva attempting to drive a half volley.

Cameron Green
Cameron Green took an exceptional catch

Despite the ball taking a thick edge, Green leaped, and with remarkable agility, grabbed the catch on the second attempt with one hand while diving to his right. Joshua Da Silva, the top run-scorer for the West Indies in the first innings, was dismissed for 7 runs, marking Starc’s first wicket in the second innings. Following Da Silva’s departure, the West Indies found themselves at 157/6.

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On Day 3, resuming at 13/1, the West Indies saw Kraigg Braithwaite and Kirk McKenzie form a 50-run partnership for the second wicket. However, Braithwaite fell for 16 runs to Cameron Green, setting the tone for the Australian bowlers. McKenzie, who scored 41 runs, was later caught by Nathan Lyon, and the West Indies’ middle order faced resistance from the Australian bowlers.

 

Alick Athanaze, in partnership with Kavem Hodge, added 37 runs for the 4th wicket, but Australia’s bowlers continued to apply pressure. Athanaze was dismissed for 35 runs by Nathan Lyon, caught by Steve Smith. Subsequently, Hodge was run out for 29 runs by Travis Head. The West Indies batsmen struggled to settle, and Joshua Da Silva, following the fall of Hodge, was removed by Mitchell Starc for 7 runs.

At Tea on Day 3, the West Indies finished at 183/6, leading Australia by 205 runs. Nathan Lyon claimed 2 wickets, while Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc took 1 wicket each.

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In the first innings, Australia declared at 289/9, trailing the West Indies by 22 runs. Usman Khawaja top-scored with 75 runs, supported by Alex Carey (65) and an unbeaten 64 from Pat Cummins. In response, Alzarri Joseph took 4 wickets, Kemar Roach claimed 3, and Shamar Joseph and Kevin Sinclair secured 1 wicket each.

Australia, having won the first Test against the West Indies, aims to maintain their dominant performance in the second Test, eyeing another whitewash in the series. As the top team in the World Test Championship 2023-25 standings, Australia seeks to extend their lead over second-placed India.