WI vs SA, 2nd Test I Van der Dussen played a brilliant innings, South Africa set a huge target for West Indies to win South Africa sets 324 runs target to west indies in second test

WI vs SA, 2nd Test I Van der Dussen played a brilliant innings, South Africa set a huge target for West Indies to win South Africa sets 324 runs target to west indies in second test

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  • Second Test between West Indies and South Africa
  • Proteas set a huge target of 324 runs in front of West Indies
  • Rasi van der Dussen played a fine innings of 75 not out

Gros Islet: Rassie van der Dussen’s belligerent half-century helped South Africa set a target of 324 for West Indies to win in the second and final Test. After taking a lead of 149 runs in the first innings, South Africa lost seven wickets for 73 runs in the second innings against the stormy bowling of Kemar Roach (4 for 52) and Kyle Myers (3 for 24).

But Van der Dussen (75 not out) and Kagiso Rabada (40 off 48 balls) shared a 70-run partnership for the eighth wicket to take the team’s score to 174 runs. Van der Dussen hit five fours and a six in his 142-ball knock.

At the end of the third day’s play, West Indies scored 15 runs in six overs without losing a wicket. Kieron Powell is playing nine while Craig Brathwaite is on five. West Indies need 309 runs to win on the final day and this target could prove to be a mountain for them as the team has been able to score 162 runs in the three innings of the series so far.

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West Indies batsmen have been battling to score runs throughout the series and it will not be easy for them to chase big on a cracking pitch. Brathwaite’s morale, however, would have been boosted by scoring the target in a similar situation against England at Headingley in 2017 as he then scored 134 in the fourth innings.


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