Goal of 84 runs. On the third day of the Antigua Test, the West Indies lost the third wicket by 9 runs. Bangladesh fast bowler Khaled Ahmed got 3 wickets. That’s when Shakib Al Hasan’s team started dreaming of doing something unbelievable. With so little capital in 145 years of history, no team has won a Test.
Despite losing less than 100 runs in the fourth innings of the Test, there were only two losses. In the early days of the Tests, England were bowled out for 7 runs after reaching the target of 75 runs given by Australia at the Oval in 182. This shame of the English gave birth to the Ashes.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat, scoring only 63 runs in the first innings. Fred ‘Damon’ Spofforth stopped England’s first innings with 8 wickets for 101 runs. Even after the opening pair of 8 runs in the second innings, Australia can make only 122 runs. The target of 75 runs, again the monster is Spoforth, this time he took 6 wickets. England all out for 7, causing the ‘death’ of English cricket.
West Indies were all out for 16 in the first innings. Andy Flower’s 113 gave Zimbabwe a 49-run lead. Zimbabwean pacer Heath Streak, who took 4 wickets in the first innings, got 5 wickets in the second innings, this time West Indies were all out for 146 runs. The Caribbean pace attack shattered the Zimbabweans’ dream of reaching the 99-run target. Franklin Rose (4), Curtly Ambrose (3), Courtney Walsh (2) and Raven Kingra (1) bowled out Zimbabwe for 63 to give the West Indies an incredible victory.