Is West Indies bowler Shamar Joseph the brother of pacer Alzarri Joseph

Is West Indies bowler Shamar Joseph the brother of pacer Alzarri Joseph

Know if Alzarri Joseph is the brother of Shamar Joseph

In a thrilling turn of events at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday, West Indies’ pace bowler Shamar Joseph, despite battling a toe injury, delivered a remarkable performance, securing a stunning eight-run victory over Australia in the second Test.

Is West Indies bowler Shamar Joseph the brother of Alzarri Joseph

Joseph’s exceptional spell saw him claim 7-68, inspiring the West Indies to their first win in Australia in 27 years in the gripping conclusion of the day-night test.

Joseph was raised in a household with five brothers and three sisters and while rumors claim he is the brother of pacer Alzarri Joseph, such is not the case.

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The West Indies, fielding an understrength side for the Test series in Australia, introduced four debutants, including Joseph, in the two Tests.

Starting the fourth day’s play at 60-2, chasing a target of 216 for victory, Australia, with Steve Smith and Cameron Green at the crease, appeared to be the clear favorites.

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By the dinner break on Sunday, Australia found themselves at 187-8, with Steve Smith standing unbeaten on 76, seemingly holding the key for the hosts.

The situation looked challenging for the West Indies, especially after Australia lost six wickets in the first session. Nathan Lyon, not out on five, had only Josh Hazlewood left to bat.

Joseph Made Remarkable Return

Joseph, who had been assisted off the ground with a seemingly severe toe injury from a Mitchell Starc yorker on the final ball of West Indies’ second innings on Saturday, made a remarkable return.

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He bowled a sensational spell, claiming 6-60 off ten overs, reaching speeds close to 150 kph (93 mph) and dismantling the Australian middle order. In a breathtaking sequence, Joseph broke the partnership by dismissing Cameron Green (42) and then bowled a yorker to shatter Travis Head’s defense, securing his second first-ball duck of the match.

As Mitch Marsh (10) and Alex Carey (two) departed quickly, the West Indies sensed the opportunity for a stunning upset. Starc fell for 21, becoming Joseph’s fifth victim, caught by Kevin Sinclair at cover.

Pat Cummins, who had scored a career-high 64 not out in the first innings, could only manage two before edging a ball through to Joshua da Silva, leaving Australia needing 41 runs for victory.

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On Day 3, West Indies had made early inroads, reducing Australia to 60-2, with Usman Khawaja (10) and Marnus Labuschagne (5) departing before stumps, where Smith and Green had held firm.

Despite several missed opportunities on Saturday to extend their lead beyond 215 runs, West Indies ultimately bowled out for 193 in the last session, with No. 11 batter Shamar Joseph retiring hurt. Hazlewood claimed 3-23, Lyon took 3-42, and Starc and Green each picked up one wicket.

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