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1st Test, Gros Islet, Jun 10 - 12 2021, South Africa tour of West Indies
(64 ov)97 & 162
South Africa won by an innings and 63 runs
Player Of The Match
141
quinton-de-kock
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• Firdose Moonda

Kagiso Rabada takes five as South Africa clinch innings win

Roston Chase was the only West Indies batter to offer any resistance

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Scores: Venkat Raghav
Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
West Indies97/10(40.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Jason Holder20 (41)
Shai Hope15 (32)
Lungi Ngidi5/19(13.5)
South Africa322/10(96.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Jason Holder4/75(20.5)
West Indies162/10(64 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 64Wicket maiden
WI: 162/10CRR: 2.53 
Kemar Roach13 (23)
Anrich Nortje 14-5-46-3
Keshav Maharaj 11-5-23-2

The Player of the Match is Quinton de Kock. "A proud moment, got the team into a winning position. Glad to contribute to the team and get over the line."

I think Quinny is still talking, but he's not actually saying anything, so we'll wrap it up there. He's a better doer than an orator! From Miller, Hemant, Alan, Venkat, Firdose and all the ESPNcricinfo team, thanks for joining and we'll see you next week for the second Test. Don't forget to catch the dregs of the Edgbaston Test too before England follow West Indies' lead and lose in three days!

Dean Elgar: "Collective effort by the side, a three-week process leading to this Test so it didn't come by luck. Asked individuals to score hundreds and get five-fors, and we've got three accolades."

"If there was anything in the wicket, it was going to be first innings, we bowled brilliantly, and our batting unit passed 300... we've been struggling to great to put a stamp of authority on the bowling attack."

"The basics of bowling applied on a wicket like that, always one with your name on it, so have to execute your skill and utilise the facilities."

"Lungi was brilliant, he executed the basics to a T. Quinny showed the world-class cricketer that he is, and KG tries his backside off, great to reap his reports today. Anrich is a massive trump card, a bit shorter so skiddier, and at 140+ kph. A great balance that we have at the moment."

Time for some presentations Here's Kraigg Brathwaite: "We saw today some variable bounce, the pitch was a little dry, but we didn't bat well in the first innings so under pressure from the start. Always on the back foot."

"They are quality bowlers but even batting second we thought they would be quality. Second Test, we've got to bat better. As a group we bowled well, and Seales in his first Test was magnificent. Chase showed fight today, but that first innings hampered us a lot."

On Seales: "He's a special talent and has a natural length. He has a bright future."

"We'll take a little break and come back. For me it's about getting your mind in the right place. More mental than technical."

12.37pm Well, that was brisk and to the point. South Africa's fast bowlers were all outstanding ... five-fors for Ngidi and Rabada in either innings, and Nortje takes seven in the match with a persistently fiery display.

Maharaj made some key incisions too, while their batting was carried by Mr Rhino himself, Quinton de Kock, who may have careless mates but certainly knows how to handle his weapon of choice.

In a partial answer to that earlier query, Sampath reports: "322/10 is South Africa's second lowest total resulting in an innings win in Tests. Lowest is 309/9 against Zimbabwe in 2017."

Alan Chapman: "Won't you provide a link to the SA vs Australia match in 2016 at Hobart? The scorecards are near identical, with two SA bowlers getting 5fers, and a century for QDK!" Alan, Alan, you're slow on the uptake. We've already discussed this one!

Mustafa Moudi : "Fun Fact: This is the 200th Test Loss for West Indies. Interestingly, this is their 555th Test while South Africa's 444th Test !!"

63.6
W
Nortje to Seales, OUT

flashing drive to third slip, and South Africa surge to victory! Nortje, the man who started the rot has finished it too. A sharp take to a flying edge, cupped hands to his right, and South Africa seal an emphatic three-day innings win

Jayden Seales c Mulder b Nortje 3 (16m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Ramble: "Didn't Dean Elgar say he wanted 5fers and hundreds? Nice of Ngidi, QDK and Rabada to oblige! And Nortje might of got 5 as well if not for Ngidi. Impressive bowling from the SA quicks. I thought this game would be quite competitive to be honest. "

63.5
Nortje to Seales, no run

round the wicket, and Seales smells the leather! Lovely angled bouncer, bending into the left-hander, who sways well

63.4
Nortje to Seales, no run

lovely ball, driveable length but shaping away and luring the No.11 into a waft

63.3
Nortje to Seales, no run

up on the toes, back of a length, poked to point

63.2
Nortje to Seales, no run

up on the toes, defended out to point

63.1
Nortje to Seales, no run

back and across to defend the tight line

By my reckoning, it should be lunch now, but we'll crack on. Here's Nortje

end of over 6312 runs
WI: 162/9CRR: 2.57 
Kemar Roach13 (23)
Jayden Seales3 (3)
Keshav Maharaj 11-5-23-2
Kagiso Rabada 20-9-34-5
62.6
Maharaj to Roach, no run

head over the ball to block again

62.5
Maharaj to Roach, no run

speared into the blockhole, solid defence

62.4
Maharaj to Roach, no run

angled bat, down into the off side as Maharaj responds by pulling that length back half a yard

62.3
6
Maharaj to Roach, SIX runs

clattered over long-on! Length is length yaar... out of the park!

62.2
6
Maharaj to Roach, SIX runs

flogged high over long-off! Roach watches it disappear above the eyeline, and thinks, 'ah, what the hell!'. Nothing to lose, and dispatched!

62.1
Maharaj to Roach, no run

tossed up, into the blockhole, fenced away

end of over 624 runs
WI: 150/9CRR: 2.41 
Kemar Roach1 (17)
Jayden Seales3 (3)
Kagiso Rabada 20-9-34-5
Keshav Maharaj 10-5-11-2

Wilson: "What is the record for the lowest 1st innings total resulting in innings victory? Is 322 anywhere close? " This one was lower for starters... but I have no doubt there are better candidates out there...

61.6
1
Rabada to Roach, 1 run

dipping on the fuller length, flicked to the on-side to keep the strike

61.5
Rabada to Roach, no run

thudded on the pads as Rabada bangs out a tight wicket-to-wicket line. No review this time. Roach probably got outside the line

61.4
Rabada to Roach, no run

solid on the front foot, angled in defence

61.3
3
Rabada to Seales, 3 runs

low full toss, Seales places bat on ball through mid-on for his first runs in Test cricket

Jay: "What a horrendous display of batting from both Eng and WI! Both matches are set to finish in 3 days. Test cricket is in real trouble!" It's just having a bad day. It'll be back!

61.2
Rabada to Seales, no run

banged into the hip, deflected on the bounce to leg slip

61.1
Rabada to Seales, no run

very wide of the left-hander, gratefully left alone

We are deep into the extra half-hour here, so, five minutes for South Africa to win before lunch

end of over 61Maiden
WI: 146/9CRR: 2.39 
Kemar Roach0 (14)
Jayden Seales0 (0)
Keshav Maharaj 10-5-11-2
Kagiso Rabada 19-9-30-5
60.6
Maharaj to Roach, no run

line and length, probing discipline from Maharaj

60.5
Maharaj to Roach, no run

forward and blocked, head over the ball

Best performances - batters
Quinton de Kock portrait
Q de Kock SA
141 runs (170)
12 fours
7 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
cover drive
20 runs
2 fours
1 six
110181440152215
Roston Chase player portrait
RL Chase WI
62 runs (156)
7 fours
1 six
Control76%
Productive shot
on drive
14 runs
3 fours
0 six
61631091215
Best performances - bowlers
Lungi Ngidi portrait
L Ngidi SA
O
13.5
M
7
R
19
W
5
ECO
1.37
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W3W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Kagiso Rabada portrait
K Rabada SA
O
20
M
9
R
34
W
5
ECO
1.7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of West IndiesICC World Test Championship
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock
Series resultSouth Africa led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2424
Match days10,11,12, June 2021 - day (5-day match)
Player Replacement
Kieran Powell for Nkrumah Bonner (South Africa 1st innings, 0.1 ov)
Test debut
Jayden Seales
Jayden Seales
Keegan Petersen
Keegan Petersen
Kyle Verreynne
Kyle Verreynne
Umpires
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Gregory Brathwaite
West Indies Image
Joel Wilson
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Leslie Reifer
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Nigel Duguid
Match Referee
West Indies Image
Richie Richardson
PointsSouth Africa 60, West Indies 0
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