Shannon Gabriel ruled out of Hobart Test

Shannon Gabriel ruled out of Hobart Test
A decision on Shannon Gabriel's availability for the remainder of the series will be taken soon.
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West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been ruled out of the ongoing first Test against Australia in Hobart after sustaining an ankle injury on the first day of the game.

Gabriel bowled 10 overs for 59 runs and picked up the lone wicket of Joe Burns before leaving the ground for assessment of his injury.

After scans on Gabriel’s left ankle revealed a stress reaction, the West Indies team management is yet to decide if the 27-year-old should fly home or stay back with the squad.

The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed the injury to Gabriel on their official twitter account and tweeted, "Injury Update: Shannon Gabriel has stress reaction in left ankle bone."

The injury to Gabriel further complicated the problems of West Indies, who struggled to find consistency in their bowling efforts against Australia. 

A record breaking 449-run stand for the fourth wicket between Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh made West Indies toil hard as Australia amassed 583 for four in the first innings before the declaration came.

In reply West Indies faced 65 overs from Australia and lost six wickets for just 207 runs with Darren Bravo batting unbeaten on 94 at stumps on day two. 

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