WI vs SA, 1st Test: Quinton De Kock’s stunning 141 runs knock along with two wickets scalped by Kagiso Rabada & Anrich Nortje has helped South Africa to take a top position against West Indies on Day 2, of the ongoing first test, at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium on Friday.
At Stump’s, the West Indies score was 82/4 & the hosts are still leading by 143 runs. Roston Chase & Jermain Blackwood are still on the crease, unbeaten at 21 & 10 runs respectively. Trailing by 225 runs, West Indies got off to a poor start as the hosts were restricted to 51/4 right in the 18th over. Kraigg Brathwaite (7) and Kieran Powell (14) were dismissed by Kagiso Rabada while Shai Hope (12) and Kyle Mayers (12) were dismissed by Anrich Nortje. In the end, chase & Blackwood took Windies to stumps with six wickets still in their hands.
Earlier, resuming Day 2 at 128/4, Quinton De Kock & Rassie Van Der Dussen faced starting overs & the duo together added 34 runs more to their total. Finally, the partnership was broken by Jason Holder who sent Dussen back to the pavilion by reducing Proteas to 162/5. Mulder accompanied Kock in the middle overs & the duos ensured that South Africa doesn’t lose any wickets before the lunch break taking their scoreboard to 205/5 & as a result, the Proteas extended their lead to 108 runs till the lunch break. After the lunch break, Mulder was sent back to the pavilion by Holder & this ended their 53 runs partnership for the sixth wicket between Mulder & De Kock.
After the dismissal of Mulder, West Indies took two wickets in quick succession, as Keshav maharaj & Kagiso Rabada were dismissed one after the other, diminishing the Proteas to 233/8 in 83rd over. In the second session, De Kock brought up a blistering century off 148 balls & he helped South Africa extend their lead over 200 runs. In the second session, Africa’s innings were ended on 322 runs & the Proteas managed to take a stupendous 225 runs lead. For Windies, Jason Holder scalped four wickets.
Brief Scores: West Indies 97 and 82/4 (Roston Chase 21*, Jermaine Blackwood 10*, Kagiso Rabada 2-18); South Africa 322 (Quinton de Kock 141*, Aiden Markram 60, Jason Holder 4-75).
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