West Indies vs South Africa | WI vs SA 2nd Test: South Africa beat West Indies in second test by 158 runs to register clean sweep in series
West Indies vs South Africa second test match (ICC)
- South Africa tour of West Indies 2021 – 2nd Test
- South Africa beat West Indies in the second test to clean sweep the test series
- Keshav Maharaj took hat-trick on day 4 of St. Lucia Test
On the fourth day of the second Test match being played between South Africa and West Indies, the visiting South African team registered a great victory. On the third day of the match being played at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, South Africa scored 174 runs in their second innings thanks to a half-century from Raisey Van Der Dussen (75 not out) and 324 to win the West Indies on the basis of first innings lead. Targeted runs. In response, the West Indies team were bundled out for 165 runs in their second innings on the fourth day and lost the match by 158 runs. Kagiso Rabada, who scored 21 runs in the first innings, 40 runs in the second innings as well as took 9 wickets in the match, was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’. With this, South Africa have made a clean sweep 2-0 in this two-Test series.
Dussain scored an unbeaten 75 off 142 balls with the help of five fours and a six in the second innings for South Africa on the third day of the match. Apart from him, Kagiso Rabada scored 40 runs in 48 balls with the help of five fours and a six. Apart from these two batsmen, no other South African batsman could play a big innings. For the Windies, Kemar Roach took four wickets and Kyle Myers took three wickets while Jayden Siels, Jason Holder and Brathwaite got one wicket each.
West Indies second innings
After this, West Indies, chasing a target of 324 runs in their second innings, scored 15 runs without losing a wicket till the end of the third day’s play. Kieran Powell and captain Craig Brathwaite started the fourth day of the match on Monday. But at the start of the day, captain Craig Brathwaite was caught on the ball of Rabada after scoring 6 runs on the total score of 16 runs. Opener Kieran Powell, at the other end, kept his composure and completed his half-century. But Shai Hope (2) and then Kyle Myers (34) also returned to the pavilion within a hundred runs. West Indies’ score was 3 wickets for 90 runs.
Keshav Maharaj hat-trick
Kieran Powell was stuck, so hopes were tied to him, but he also returned to the pavilion after scoring 51 runs in 116 balls. He was caught by Keshav Maharaj in the hands of Nortje on the third ball of the 37th over. Maharaj did not stop here. On its next ball, he got Jason Holder (0) caught by Peterson and on his next ball, Joshua de Silva (0) was also caught by Mulder and took a hat-trick. This is the second hat-trick by a player in South African Test history. Earlier, 61 years ago, in 1960, against England at Lord’s ground, Geoff Griffin of South Africa did this feat for the first time for his country.
Maharaj took 5 wickets, West Indies’ crushing defeat
Lungi Ngidi then dismissed Jermaine Blackwood (25 runs). Within the next nine runs, Keshav Maharaj, taking his fourth wicket, got Kemar Roach (27 runs) caught by Ngidi. While Keshav Maharaj took his fifth wicket shortly after, he showed the way to the pavilion to Jaden Seals (7) as the final wicket. With this, South Africa bundled out West Indies for 165 runs and won the match by 158 runs as well as won the two-Test series.
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