West Indies vs South Africa score | WI vs SA: Proteas Wiaan Mulder Quinton de Kock dismantle West Indies on Day 2 of second test
South Africa cricket team (ICC)
- South Africa tour of West Indies 2021 – Test Series
- South African players dominated the second day of the second test
- Quinton de Kock missed a century, West Indies’ innings piled up in front of Wian Mulder’s havoc
The visiting team dominated on the second day of the second Test between South Africa and the hosts West Indies cricket team at the Gro Islet in St Lucia. South African team scored 298 runs in their first innings but after that when West Indies team came out to bat, the havoc of South African bowlers was worth watching. South African bowlers bundled out the hosts for 149 runs in the first innings.
The South African team, who scored 218 runs for the loss of 5 wickets on the first day of the match, started their innings on the second day and all eyes were on wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock. De Kock was fast moving towards his century but when he was very close to the century, then four runs before Kyle Myers got him caught by Shai Hope. De Kock played a brilliant innings of 96 runs in 162 balls which included 8 fours.
Showing strength of only two batsmen
Initially, apart from captain Dean Elgar (77 runs) and Quinton de Kock (96 runs) in the middle order, no other South African batsman could stay on the pitch for long and his entire team was bundled out for 298 runs. It also included 44 extra runs. During this, Kemar Roach and Kyle Myers took 3-3 wickets for West Indies, Shannon Gabriel took 2 wickets, while Jaden Seals and Jason Holder took 1-1 wickets.
Wicket fell on the very first ball, piled on 149
The Caribbean team, who came out to answer, had a very poor start. On the very first ball of the innings, Kagiso Rabada caught captain and opener Craig Brathwaite (0) at the hands of wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. After this, apart from Shai Hope (43) and Jermaine Blackwood (49), none of the batsmen could stay on the pitch for long in the entire innings. There were seven players in the West Indies batting order who could not even cross the double figure and their entire innings was reduced to 149 runs in 54 overs.
The havoc of 22-year-old Wian Mulder
23-year-old right-arm South African pacer Wian Mulder, playing his sixth Test match during the West Indies innings, wreaked havoc. This bowler bowled only 4 overs out of which 3 were maiden overs and he took 3 wickets while conceding just 1 run. Apart from them, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada took 2 wickets each while Enrich Nortje took one wicket.
Now the West Indies team is behind the South African team by as many runs as they scored. That is, the South African team has a lead of 149 runs on the basis of the first innings. Only two days’ play has taken place and the visiting team seems to be tightening their grip in this match.
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