During Day 3 of the second Test between Australia and West Indies at the Gabba, Kavem Hodge provided a light-hearted moment when he defended Nathan Lyon’s delivery with his abdomen guard. The incident occurred during Lyon’s sixth over, where a bouncing and turning ball led Hodge to use his abdomen guard, leaving spectators in stitches.
Kavem Hodge’s Unique Defense Against Nathan Lyon
Australian broadcaster 7Cricket shared the amusing clip on X (formerly Twitter), with the caption, “That is a very interesting way of deflecting a ball.” The video quickly gained attention, showcasing the lighter side of cricket.
Kavem Hodge’s Performance
In the second innings, Hodge scored 29 runs off 74 balls, displaying both humor and skill. His first-innings contribution was significant, smashing 71 off 194 balls, including four boundaries. The West Indies batsman proved to be a valuable asset for his team.
West Indies Lead in Second Innings
Despite the comical incident, West Indies put up a strong fight at the Gabba, establishing a lead of over 150 runs in their second innings against Australia. At the time of writing, the visitors were 161/6 after 52.4 overs, with Justin Greaves and Kevin Sinclair at the crease.
Impressive First Innings Display
In their first innings, West Indies posted a total of 311, with Joshua da Silva scoring 79 runs off 157 deliveries. Hodge’s partnership with da Silva, contributing 71 runs, played a crucial role. Kevin Sinclair also added 50 runs, and the West Indies showcased a resilient performance.
Australia’s Response and Wicket-Takers
Australia declared their innings at 289/9 in response, with Usman Khawaja top-scoring with 75. Alzarri Joseph claimed a four-wicket haul for the West Indies, while Kemar Roach took three wickets.
The cricket match not only featured intense competition but also moments of humor, exemplified by Kavem Hodge’s creative defense. As the teams continue to battle, the blend of skill and lighthearted moments adds to the excitement of the game.