Watch: Kevin Sinclair's epic backflip celebration after dismissing Usman Khawaja as maiden Test wicket

Published - 26 Jan 2024, 05:59 PM

Kevin Sinclair's Signature Celebration
Kevin Sinclair's Signature Celebration (Image Credits: Twitter)

West Indies all-rounder Kevin Sinclair is having a memorable debut in the second Test against Australia at The Gabba in Brisbane. Kevin Sinclair made impactful contributions across batting, fielding, and bowling, showcasing his all-around skills during the match.

The West Indies ended the second day’s play with a total of 266/8 on the board. The visiting team was bowled out for a competitive 311 in their first innings. Kevin Sinclair made a remarkable contribution, scoring 50 runs off 98 balls with five boundaries and a six.

Sinclair took a stunning catch at fourth slip to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne, who managed to score just three runs. Australia lost four wickets for only 24 runs at tea on the second day. The home team lost their fifth wicket at 54 as Mitchell Marsh was dismissed for 21 runs.

Despite wickets falling from the other end, Usman Khawaja showcased his batting prowess. Khawaja formed a crucial partnership with wicketkeeper-batter Alex Carey (65 off 49) for the sixth wicket. Alzarri Joseph dismissed Mitchell Starc, reducing Australia to 161/7.

Watch – Kevin Sinclair’s Signature Celebration After Dismissing Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja scored 75 before being dismissed by Kevin Sinclair, who celebrated his first Test wicket with a backflip. Sinclair induced an outside edge from Khawaja’s bat, and Alick Athanaze made a sharp catch at first slip, marking a memorable moment for the debutant.

“Kevin Sinclair takes his first Test wicket and marks the occasion with his signature celebration! How good #AUSvWI,” wrote the caption.

Earlier in Australia’s innings, Steve Smith, who was promoted to the opening role, failed to make an impact with the bat, adding just six runs. Kemar Roach dismissed Cameron Green and Travis Head on successive balls. However, Australia recovered from the collapse.

On the opening day of the Test, Kavem Hodge (71 off 194) and Joshua Da Silva (79 off 157) showcased resilient batting, guiding the Windies to recovery from a challenging position of 64/5. The duo added a 149-run partnership for the sixth wicket in the first innings.

Australia’s Playing XI: Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

West Indies Playing XI: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Kevin Sinclair, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shamar Joseph

The Pat Cummins-led team secured a convincing 10-wicket victory against the West Indies in the opening Test at the Adelaide Oval. The home team took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series and also earned crucial points in the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) cycle.

The defending champions whitewashed Pakistan in the three-match Test series at home. The Australian team picked the same bowling attack for all five matches in the summer. They are currently leading the WTC points table, followed by the Rohit Sharma-led Indian side.

Also read: Watch: Kevin Sinclair takes a stunner at 4th slip to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne on Day 2

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