Covid-Positive Australia Star Tries To Join Team Celebration Against West Indies. This Happens Next
Cameron Green was included in the Australian cricket team playing XI for the second Test match against West Indies despite testing positive for Covid-19.
- NDTV Sports Desk
- Updated: January 25, 2024 07:26 PM IST
Cameron Green was included in the Australian cricket team playing XI for the second Test match against West Indies on Thursday despite testing positive for Covid-19. Ahead of the match, Green tested positive but he was still named in an unchanged Australia side. During the national anthems, Green stood away from the team and after a dismissal, he was hilariously 'shooed away' by fast bowler Josh Hazlewood while celebrating. Following the dismissal of Kraigg Brathwaite, the Australian players were celebrating but Green maintained his distance and made a fist-bump gesture towards Hazlewood. The pacer was all smiles and he hilariously gestured him to stay away from teammates.
Kavem Hodge and Joshua Da Silva led a West Indies fightback in the middle session of the second Test to reach 145-5 against Australia at the Gabba on Thursday.
Hodge and wicketkeeper Da Silva came together at the start of the second session with the West Indies in huge trouble at 64-5.
But the pair dug in and put on an 81-run partnership to take the visitors to tea on the first day without further loss.
Hodge was not out 44 and Da Silva was unbeaten on 37 at the break, the two West Indians mixing resolute defence with some exciting shot-making to give their side some hope.
Mitchell Starc took three wickets in the first session to put Australia in control at the first break.
Starc bowled with pace and aggression as he claimed his 350th Test wicket but he was helped by some poor shots from the West Indies batsmen, most of whom were playing in a day-night Test for the first time.
(With AFP inputs)