Crazy moment as Alex Carey given not out being clean bowled by Shamar Joseph during second Test


West Indies fast bowler Shamar Joseph has been denied a wicket after a delivery that has to be seen to be believed.

With Australia in all sorts at 5-72 on Day 2 of the second Test at the Gabba, it looked like a sixth wicket fell when Joseph’s delivery hit the top of Alex Carey’s off stump.

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But there was just one problem … the bail didn’t fall off.

In fact, the bail completed a full rotation but miraculously didn’t dislodge.

Alex Carey survived this chance. Credit: Channel 7

“That’s hit the top of the stump, can you believe that?” Channel 7 commentator James Brayshaw said.

“Look at the bail rotating, that is incredible.”

Play continued before they went back to the astonishing moment.

“I can’t belive this has happened. You don’t see this in cricket, it’s done a full 360,” Brayshaw added.

Carey, who was on eight at the time, made the most of his second life to make a crucial half-century amid Australia’s batting collapse.

But just as he looked to go on make a big score, Carey was out for 65 when he picked out a fielder to leave the hosts at 6-150 in reply to the West Indies’ 311.

Earlier, an accomplished maiden half-century on debut by offspinner Kevin Sinclair lifted West Indies to a competitive first-innings total.

Sinclair (50) and veteran paceman Kemar Roach (eight) added 31 for the ninth wicket after the visitors resumed at 8-266 on Friday.

The stand was broken when Roach called for a single but Sinclair wasn’t interested.

Roach slipped over mid-pitch and Labuschagne underarmed to Head with Roach stranded.

Sinclair struck a four and a straight six off Nathan Lyon to reach his half-century, but was stumped next ball.

Roach and Sinclair were untroubled for most of the first hour, but Australia missed a trick when Green dropped Sinclair in the gully when on 30.

Pat Cummins drew the edge but Green, usually so reliable, watched in dismay as the ball went in and out of his bucket hands.

Australia set defensive fields, with even Cummins employing a deep point.

Sinclair was cool as a cucumber on debut, but his first-class record suggests he is no mug with the bat.

The 24-year-old now boasts nine first-class half-centuries, with a highest score of 86.

West Indies did well to recover from 5-64 to set Australia a competitive total.

No.5 batter Kavem Hodge (71) and wicketkeeper Da Silva (79) were the stars on day one, while left-armer Mitchell Starc (4-82) was the pick of the Australian bowlers.

– With AAP

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