'Ghar me ghuske maara hai'- Fans react as West Indies beat Australia in Tests on Australian soil in nearly 30 years

Smith's gritty 91 went in vain as the rest of the Aussie batters faltered. This is the first time the West Indies have beaten Australia in a Test in Australia in 31 years, and the first time they have beaten Australia in a Test match overall in 21 years.

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Joseph single-handedly rocked Pat Cummins and Co.

Joseph single-handedly rocked Pat Cummins and Co.

The Gabba erupted in celebration as the West Indies snatched a thrilling 8-run victory over Australia, securing a historic win in the second Test to level the series 1-1. Shamar Joseph emerged as the hero of the day, ripping through the Aussie batting lineup with a devastating spell of 7-68. Though Steve Smith fought valiantly with a gritty 91, his first half-century since opening the batting, his effort proved to be in vain as the remaining Australian batsmen faltered under the relentless West Indian pressure.

This dramatic victory marks a remarkable achievement for the West Indies, breaking Australian dominance at the Gabba and ending a 31-year wait for a Test match win on Aussie soil. Even overall, the West Indies beat Australia for the first time in 21 years which goes to show the magnitude of the achievement.

Ahead of the start of play, Joseph didn't even plan to travel to the ground as he was in miserable pain, having been hit on the toe yesterday. But he was pushed by the doctor and once there, he gave it his all. Joseph claimed the big wickets of Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Alex Carey before removing the great Australian trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, the latter being the last man to fall.

"I was in my bed. I said I am not well"

"He called me this morning, I was in my bed. I said to him that I am not well, I am in a lot of pain and he told me to come to the ground and he believed I could do it. I did really well for my team. It was all about getting close, it is all about support," he said while speaking to the official broadcaster, Fox Cricket, after the culmination of the game.

Today's achievement will be etched in the history of West Indies cricket and one can only hope and wish that Shamar Joseph continues to showcase his amazing skills at the highest level for a long time.

Here's how 'X-verse reacted to West Indies' remarkable achievemnt at the Gabbatoir:

Shamar Joseph AUS vs WI