West Indies pacer Shamar Joseph faced a crushing yorker against Mitchell Starc during day 3 of the West Indies second innings. Joseph, who the umpire judged lbw, survived because the delivery was a no-ball. However, Joseph was unable to bat and had to walk back to the dressing room with the help of the physiotherapist to make 3 runs off 14 balls.
According to scans, Shamar Joseph does not have any fracture in his toe and is currently being monitored by the West Indies cricket team’s medical team. The West Indies Cricket Board reported Shamar Joseph’s medical update and published the same in ‘X’.
Cricket West Indies share medical update on Shamar Joseph
The tweet read: “Good news as scans show no fracture in Shamar Joseph’s toe. He will continue to be monitored by the medical team and evaluated tomorrow. I wish you a speedy recovery!”
INJURY UPDATE 🚨
Good news as scans show no fracture in Shamar Joseph’s toe. He will continue to be monitored by the medical team and evaluated tomorrow.
I wish you a speedy recovery! #MenInMaroon #AUSvWI pic.twitter.com/pfMmQMBk9k
– Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) January 27, 2024
Shamar Joseph has to retire injured after this finger crush from Mitch Starc!
Australia needs 216 to win #AUSvWI pic.twitter.com/3gAucaEfwg
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 27, 2024
The West Indies were quickly beaten by Australia on Day 3 for 193 runs in their second innings and set up a total of 216 runs to win the match. The Australians finished the day at 60/2 with Steve Smith and Cameron Green at the crease.
As they continued their overnight score of 13/1, West Indies captain Kraigg Braithwaite and Kirk McKenzie added 50 runs for the second wicket. Braithwaite was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood but McKenzie continued to attack from the other end but soon he too had to return to the pavilion and fell to Nathan Lyon for 41 runs.
Alick Athanaze and Kavem Hodge took charge after Kirk McKenzie’s dismissal and added 37 runs off 96 balls, during which Athanaze played some good shots. Nathan Lyon struck again for Australia as Athanaze was caught by Steve Smith for 32 runs, soon after his departure, Kavem Hodge also fell for 29 runs after a run from Travis Head.
Joshua Da Silva, who was the visitors’ top run-scorer in the first innings, was dismissed by Mitchell Starc for 7 runs before Tea. The visitors faced a terrible batting collapse after the tea break and lost their last four wickets in the space of 10 runs.
Justin Greaves was dismissed for Australia as he was dismissed for 33 runs off 60 balls. Josh Hazlewood reached base for the second time in the inning after Alex Carey made the catch. As soon as Greaves left, José Alzarri was also dumped. Nathan Lyon trapped Kemar Roach in front for one run, while Shamar Joseph was retired injured for three runs.
Australia’s Usman Khawaja was bowled by the West Indies for 10 runs off 17 balls, giving them an early lead. During the second inning, José Alzarri persisted in his magical ways. In the second innings, Justine Greaves scored for the first time and Kevin Sinclair also caught Marnus Labuschagne (5).
Australia eventually finished Day 3 at 60/2, with Cameron Green and Steve Smith unbeaten on 33 and 9 runs respectively.
Australia hopes to reach the target on the 4th and also complete another cover-up.