South Africa Defeat West Indies in the first Test

South Africa defeat West Indies in the first test. They win by an innings and 63 runs. South Africa played its first test match in West Indies after 11 years. They take a lead in the series 1-0.

Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and to bowl first.

Playing 11-

South Africa

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Quinton De Kock, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi.

West Indies-

Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva, Rakheem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales.

1st Innings-

Opening the batting for West Indies was captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope. The South African bowlers dominated the innings. Kieran Powell replaced Nkrumah Bonner as a concussion substitute. West Indies were all-out for 97. Lungi Ngidi was the pick of the bowlers picking up 5 wickets. Jason Holder was the pick of the batsman scoring only 20 runs.

Opening the batting for South Africa was captain Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram. The West Indies bowlers got off to a good start dismissing Dean Elgar in the first over. Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen got in the middle and stiched a good partnership. Rassie van der Dussen was dismissed for 46. Aiden Markram crossed the half-century mark and was dismissed for 60. Quinton de Kock took the charge and crossed the century mark. He remained not out on 141. South Africa finished 322/10. Quinton de Kock was the best batsman for South Africa. Jason Holder was the pick of the bowler for West Indies picking up 4 wickets.

2nd Innings-

Opening the batting in the 2nd innings were Kieran Powell and captain Kraigg Brathwaite. The South African Bowlers again dominated the Innings. Roston Chase crossed the Half-century mark. West Indies were bundled out for 162. Roston Chase was the best batsman scoring 62. Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers for South Africa picking up 5 wickets. South Africa defeat West Indies by an innings and 63 runs.

Quinton de Kock won the Man of the Match Award

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