2nd Test, Johannesburg, March 08 - 11, 2023, West Indies tour of South Africa
320 & 321
(T:391) 251 & 106

South Africa won by 284 runs

Player Of The Match
28 & 172
Player Of The Series
276 runs
South Africa 1st Innings
West Indies 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
Dean Elgar c Chase b Motie4254757077.77
Aiden Markram c Blackwood b Motie9613917517069.06
Tony de Zorzi  b Motie8515522011054.83
Temba Bavuma (c)lbw b Holder2864763043.75
Ryan Rickelton c †Da Silva b Joseph2249593044.89
Heinrich Klaasen c †Da Silva b Mayers1745671037.77
Wiaan Mulder  b Mayers1230421040.00
Simon Harmer c †Da Silva b Mayers1570020.00
Keshav Maharaj c Motie b Joseph17100014.28
Gerald Coetzee c †Da Silva b Joseph14140025.00
Kagiso Rabada not out 65810120.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 3, w 1)9
TOTAL92.2 Ov (RR: 3.46)320
Fall of wickets: 1-76 (Dean Elgar, 17.3 ov), 2-192 (Aiden Markram, 44.3 ov), 3-248 (Temba Bavuma, 64.4 ov), 4-278 (Tony de Zorzi, 75.2 ov), 5-286 (Ryan Rickelton, 78.1 ov), 6-309 (Wiaan Mulder, 87.6 ov), 7-311 (Simon Harmer, 89.2 ov), 8-312 (Heinrich Klaasen, 89.5 ov), 9-312 (Keshav Maharaj, 90.6 ov), 10-320 (Gerald Coetzee, 92.2 ov) • DRS
Kemar Roach1635503.43749002
Alzarri Joseph18.236033.27788010
78.1 to RD Rickelton, Short ball, edged behind and taken! Scrambled seam delivery on middle, going across the batter. Rickelton looks to cut it and gets a thick edge and Da Silva makes no mistake. Two wickets in four overs now for West Indies. 286/5
90.6 to KA Maharaj, This time, Maharaj succumbs to the short ball. Tries to pull another back of length delivery. This time it was closer to his body, cramping him for space. He tried to adjust, but ended up getting a top edge. The ball went up in the air and Motie settled underneath it at midwicket. 312/9
92.2 to G Coetzee, Another ripper and this time Coetzee's gone! It's a bouncer around off that straightens off the pitch. Coetzee tried to sway away but couldn't drop his hands quick enough. The ball just took a faint touch off the glove and that brings an end to South Africa's first innings. 320/10
Kyle Mayers903233.55385000
87.6 to PWA Mulder, Oh what a beauty! Mayers has cleaned Mulder up here! Booming inswinger pitches outside off, goes through bat and pad as Mulder looks to meet it with the full face of the bat and pegs the middle stump back. 309/6
89.2 to SR Harmer, Mayers strikes again! It's a leg-cutter outside off that straightens and takes the outside edge. Da Silva takes an easy catch as West Indies end the day with a wicket!. 311/7
89.5 to H Klaasen, Gets the edge this time! It's pitched up quite wide. Klaasen goes fishing with an expansive drive and gets a thick edge and Da Silva gobbles it up! Mayers has his third!. 312/8
Jason Holder1653912.43734001
64.4 to T Bavuma, Bavuma pads up to this inducker and has been given out lbw by umpire Erasmus. Bavuma challenges the on-field out decision. Full and veers in towards off as opposed to moving away or holding its line outside off. Struck on the back pad in front of off stump. Ball-tracking indicates it would have crashed into off stump. Bavuma has to go for 28, though impact was outside the line. It doesn't matter as he offered no shot. 248/3
Gudakesh Motie1937533.947210000
17.3 to D Elgar, Caught at short fine leg! And it's a lovely effort too, diving forward. That was full on middle, Elgar went for the sweep. He couldn't keep it low, but it was quite flat and Chase did well to hold on to that diving forward. Umpires send it up for a review, and replays show he took that cleanly. 76/1
44.3 to AK Markram, Markram falls four shy of a century. He can't believe it. Finally some respite for WI. Markram shuffles across off for a sweep, Motie held it back outside off. Markram can only toe it in the air. Blackwood runs across from slip to where leg slip might have been and takes a juggling catch. 192/2
75.2 to T de Zorzi, Motie comes back and knocks over de Zorzi. Looped up outside off, grips and turns back in from left-arm over to breach the defences of de Zorzi and hit the top of off stump. Terrific delivery from the left-arm fingerspinner. 278/4
Roston Chase1425403.85558000
West Indies 1st Innings 
Kraigg Brathwaite (c)c Elgar b Rabada1742453040.47
Tagenarine Chanderpaul run out (Bavuma)18140012.50
Raymon Reifer c de Zorzi b Coetzee1534613044.11
Jermaine Blackwood c †Klaasen b Coetzee66810100.00
Roston Chase  b Mulder2853753152.83
Kyle Mayers c Elgar b Rabada2983964034.93
Joshua Da Silva  b Harmer26631034041.26
Jason Holder not out 811171638469.23
Alzarri Joseph c de Zorzi b Maharaj4761057.14
Kemar Roach c Elgar b Coetzee1327261148.14
Gudakesh Motie c Bavuma b Harmer1740693042.50
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 3)14
TOTAL79.3 Ov (RR: 3.15)251
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Tagenarine Chanderpaul, 3.2 ov), 2-22 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 10.4 ov), 3-28 (Jermaine Blackwood, 12.2 ov), 4-51 (Raymon Reifer, 16.3 ov), 5-103 (Roston Chase, 31.5 ov), 6-116 (Kyle Mayers, 41.1 ov), 7-157 (Joshua Da Silva, 57.2 ov), 8-162 (Alzarri Joseph, 58.6 ov), 9-193 (Kemar Roach, 65.4 ov), 10-251 (Gudakesh Motie, 79.3 ov) • DRS
Kagiso Rabada1251921.58622000
10.4 to KC Brathwaite, edged and grabbed at first slip. Terrific delivery from Rabada. Perhaps, unplayable. Just short of a good length, angling in from right-arm over, straightening away late just outside off. Rabada extracts extra bounce and snags the outside edge near the shoulder of the bat. Having been squared up, Brathwaite can only nick it off low to slip. Elgar gets his fingers underneath the ball and completes a sharp catch, inches from the ground. Joy for South Africa. 22/2
41.1 to KR Mayers, Mayers loses his patience and his wicket. This was coming. Shorter and leaves Mayers outside off with the fairly sharp angle from over the wicket. Mayers has another loose waft away from the body and nicks it off to Elgar at first slip. Another good catch from Elgar in the slips. A bit of extra lift off the pitch for Rabada. 116/6
Wiaan Mulder1544012.66755103
31.5 to RL Chase, Has he got him? Yes he has! Terribly unlucky dismissal for Roston Chase as he looks to drive a full delivery on off. He gets a thick inside edge onto his back leg and the ball then just rolls onto the stumps, just hard enough to make the off-bail pop out of the grooves. Chase falls on his knees, distraught, and looks up at the skies while Mulder and South Africa celebrate. 103/5
Gerald Coetzee1444132.92708000
12.2 to J Blackwood, Has Blackwood nicked this behind? Yes, Coetzee strikes back and leaps for joy. Having been put away for four, Coetzee shifts his length. He drags his length back and gets it to straighten away just outside off off the seam with some extra bounce. Blackwood is also squared up and he has to go. Top bowling from both Rabada and Coetzee. 28/3
16.3 to RA Reifer, taken at short leg! Spectacular stuff from de Zorzi! Because this is, for one, a good length/fuller ball. It's not the kind that gets catches that close in on the leg side. But he's alert enough and for that he is rewarded with an inside edge that pops off the front pad. Coetzee strikes by bowling wicket to wicket, and maybe that little bit of extra pace as well. 51/4
65.4 to KAJ Roach, And Coetzee gets Roach! Back of a length outside off, Roach goes to cut it but gets a thick edge to Dean Elgar at first slip who takes a good catch reverse-cupped just above his shoulder. 193/9
Simon Harmer17.326323.60767200
57.2 to J Da Silva, Through the gap! That's a peach from Simon Harmer. Gives a bit of flight to a length ball on off. It spins in and goes between bat and pad as Da Silva is drawn forward to defend and hits the top of off-stump. A resolute innings comes to an end, and it's fair to say, South Africa are now into West Indies' tail. 157/7
79.3 to G Motie, Harmer breaks WI's resistance. Motie holes out. Holder gives him a pat on his back. Harmer digs one into the pitch, the line is outside off. Some extra lift for Harmer foils Motie's attempt to pull it away over the leg side. He can only splice it to Bavuma at short cover in the end. Nevertheless, he has helped cut the first-innings deficit to 69. He will have a bigger job to do with the ball. 251/10
Keshav Maharaj2147713.66919300
58.6 to AS Joseph, Great reflexes at silly point! The ball springs up from a length just outside off. Joseph pushes at it with hard hands and it pops up to de Zorzi, who takes a juggling effort in the end. 162/8
South Africa 2nd Innings 
Aiden Markram c †Da Silva b Roach1856743032.14
Dean Elgar c Chase b Mayers513160038.46
Tony de Zorzi  b Mayers19150011.11
Temba Bavuma (c)c Roach b Holder17228037620061.42
Ryan Rickelton c †Da Silva b Reifer1029551034.48
Heinrich Klaasen c †Da Silva b Joseph1438562036.84
Wiaan Mulder c Chanderpaul b Joseph42711118059.15
Simon Harmer lbw b Holder1959882032.20
Keshav Maharaj c Motie b Mayers1024361041.66
Gerald Coetzee not out 919300047.36
Kagiso Rabada c & b Holder16101802160.00
Extras(nb 4, w 1)5
TOTAL100.4 Ov (RR: 3.18)321
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Dean Elgar, 3.4 ov), 2-8 (Tony de Zorzi, 7.1 ov), 3-32 (Aiden Markram, 16.6 ov), 4-69 (Ryan Rickelton, 29.4 ov), 5-103 (Heinrich Klaasen, 42.3 ov), 6-206 (Wiaan Mulder, 68.6 ov), 7-277 (Simon Harmer, 90.2 ov), 8-293 (Temba Bavuma, 94.3 ov), 9-297 (Keshav Maharaj, 97.2 ov), 10-321 (Kagiso Rabada, 100.4 ov) • DRS
Kemar Roach1425413.856010000
16.6 to AK Markram, Roach has the big wicket of Markram! Gets the outside edge with a length ball outside off that was angling in. Markram had to play at it, but it straightened just a bit and it just takes a thin edge through to Da Silva. Big breakthrough, this for West Indies, who have dominated the first hour here. 32/3
Alzarri Joseph1414923.50597001
42.3 to H Klaasen, Joseph strikes! Bangs it in short outside off and Klaasen went for the pull. Gets a top edge that goes high in the air. Joshua Da Silva does really well to run to his left and get under that.. 103/5
68.6 to PWA Mulder, Holes out at deep square! The short-ball tactic pays off finally for Joseph as Mulder pulls this back of a length delivery and picks out Tagenarine Chanderpaul. This one cramped him from room and he did not get enough bat on that. 206/6
Jason Holder19.424832.44892101
90.2 to SR Harmer, stays low, plumb in front. Harmer walks down to see if he should review, and only reluctantly sends it upstairs. Hits a good length spot outside off stump. Has no business keeping that low at the Wanderers - lower than the knee-roll. Harmer has shuffled across originally intending to flick it through midwicket, but with the ball shooting through he has no chance of making a connection, especially with less than the full face. He was right to want to play the shot, but the ball misbehaved and he was in no-man's land. 277/7
94.3 to T Bavuma, No double-hundred for Bavuma. He is livid with himself as he walks back. On a length and just outside off, or on off, Bavuma goes for a big hoick but holes out to deep square leg for 172. Two men were back on the boundary and Bavuma dared to take them on. Roach settles under this skier at the edge of the deep-square leg boundary. Coetzee pats Bavuma on his back as he walks in. 293/8
100.4 to K Rabada, Rabada splices a return catch to Holder. SA have been dismissed for 321 on the fourth morning. Quick short ball outside off, cramps Rabada on the pull and draws a top edge. 321/10
Kyle Mayers1754632.70784111
3.4 to D Elgar, Straight to gully! It's on a length outside off, Elgar looks to steer it behind and gets a thick edge to Roston Chase at gully. It pops out of his hands at first, but he grabs the ball with his second attempt. Mayers struck in the first over yesterday and he has done that today as well!. 6/1
7.1 to T de Zorzi, Chopped on! Angling in on a length outside off, the ball straightens after pitching. De Zorzi is caught in two minds and ends up getting an inside edge onto the stumps. Mayers has two early in the day!. 8/2
97.2 to KA Maharaj, hoicked away into the lap of deep square leg. Regulation catch for Motie. Maharaj shuffles across, cutter into the pitch, finishes on the hips. Maharaj picks out Motie. 297/9
Raymon Reifer1103613.27494001
29.4 to RD Rickelton, caught behind! Reifer's discipline pays off. He's been able to get the tiniest bit of movement off the pitch. His pace is only 120-odd kph. But every ball, he's got to move off the pitch and this one does too. It's on the fuller side of good length. So that means Rickleton thinks he can drive it. It's also so slow. It's so tempting. So he goes for the shot. On the up shot. But that movement off the pitch - and a little bit more bounce - takes the edge through to the keeper. 69/4
Gudakesh Motie1014004.00427000
Roston Chase1414503.21543000
Jermaine Blackwood10303.0030000
West Indies 2nd Innings (T: 391 runs)
Kraigg Brathwaite (c)lbw b Rabada1838363047.36
Tagenarine Chanderpaul c Elgar b Harmer23650005.55
Raymon Reifer c †Klaasen b Rabada023000.00
Jermaine Blackwood c Bavuma b Harmer410241040.00
Roston Chase  b Maharaj069000.00
Kyle Mayers lbw b Maharaj712171058.33
Joshua Da Silva  b Coetzee3452615165.38
Jason Holder  b Coetzee19193340100.00
Kemar Roach c sub (KD Petersen) b Coetzee22334008.69
Alzarri Joseph st †Klaasen b Harmer18132312138.46
Gudakesh Motie not out 014000.00
Extras(b 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL35.1 Ov (RR: 3.01)106
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 10.4 ov), 2-21 (Raymon Reifer, 10.6 ov), 3-25 (Tagenarine Chanderpaul, 13.3 ov), 4-26 (Roston Chase, 14.5 ov), 5-26 (Jermaine Blackwood, 15.2 ov), 6-34 (Kyle Mayers, 18.5 ov), 7-82 (Jason Holder, 26.5 ov), 8-87 (Joshua Da Silva, 30.5 ov), 9-106 (Kemar Roach, 34.5 ov), 10-106 (Alzarri Joseph, 35.1 ov) • DRS
Kagiso Rabada711922.71363001
10.4 to KC Brathwaite, Huge appeal and it's given! Rabada squares Brathwaite up with a length ball outside off that was angling in but straightens just enough to beat the outside edge and rap him on the pads. Brathwaite knows that was plumb, doesn't bother with a review, and Rabada has got Brathwaite yet again in this series. 21/1
10.6 to RA Reifer, Has Rabada strangled him down leg? It's another length ball outside leg, this time closer to Reifer. He tried to fend, but it's grazed his glove on the way. Rabada has opened West Indies up here with this double-wicket over!. 21/2
Simon Harmer17.184532.62885300
13.3 to T Chanderpaul, Has he got the edge? He has! Harmer has been threatening Chanderpaul all day long and he finally has the breakthrough. Flighted up outside off, it grips and spins away sharply. Chanderpaul was looking to defend and it takes a thin edge that deflects off Klaasen's gloves and pops up to Dean Elgar at second slip. 25/3
15.2 to J Blackwood, Blackwood, what have you done? Harmer lobs it up outside off and Blackwood looks to slog it. Doesn't get enough on it and hits it straight to Bavuma at midwicket. It was hit hard and Bavuma does well to hold on to that. 26/5
35.1 to AS Joseph, That's job done for South Africa! Joseph skips out of the crease to attack a length delivery outside off and misses the ball completely and Klaasen completes a simple stumping. South Africa have won by 284 runs!. 106/10
Keshav Maharaj2.51421.41140000
14.5 to RL Chase, Maharaj has cleaned him up! Tosses it up on leg, it grips and spins sharply past Chase's attempted drive and hits middle and off stumps. Maharaj is pumped, as he should be!. 26/4
18.5 to KR Mayers, Full on off, from around the wicket, it spins in as Mayers presses forward to defend. Raps him on the pad. There are loud appeals but the umpire says no. SA review. it hit pad first, with the bat behind the pad. And oh, that's all three reds on DRS! Maharaj has his second and West Indies lose a sixth wicket before lunch! But a bit of a concern for South Africa. Maharaj was about to start celebrating when the decision was overturned and the wicket given, but injured himself in the process! He is down on the round and medical staff come out to attend to him.. 34/6
Aiden Markram0.10000.0010000
Gerald Coetzee813734.62337000
26.5 to JO Holder, Coetzee has Holder chopping on. Holder shakes his head as he walks back. Coetzee is pumped. On a length and outside off, catches Holder in the crease. He reaches out for a drive, hands-only drive, and he can only play on via a thin inside edge. The leg bail is tipped off. 82/7
30.5 to J Da Silva, Coetzee breaches the defences of Da Silva. The batter is sitting back for the short ball. But this is a length ball that nips into off and stays low. Da Silva plays back to it, goes low belatedly, but Coetzee pings the off stump and wheels away. 87/8
34.5 to KAJ Roach, Slashed to deep third! On a length and wide, Roach throws his bat at it but can only slice it to Keegan Petersen, who takes a simple, low catch. 106/9
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Wed, 08 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 311/7 (Heinrich Klaasen 17*, 89.2 ov)
Thu, 09 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 4/0 (Aiden Markram 1*, Dean Elgar 3*, 3 ov)
Fri, 10 Mar - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 287/7 (Temba Bavuma 171*, Keshav Maharaj 3*, 93 ov)
Sat, 11 Mar - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 106 (35.1 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • South Africa: 300 runs in 97.4 overs (590 balls), Extras 5
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 321/10 in 100.4 overs (G Coetzee 9)
  • West Indies 2nd innings
  • Over 3.6: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batter - T Chanderpaul (Struck down)
  • Over 13.4: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batter - RL Chase (Upheld)
  • Lunch: West Indies - 34/6 in 18.5 overs (J Da Silva 1)
  • Over 18.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - KR Mayers (Upheld)
  • West Indies: 50 runs in 21.3 overs (130 balls), Extras 2
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 33.3 overs (202 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: West Indies - 106/8 in 34.0 overs (KAJ Roach 2, AS Joseph 18)
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Temba Bavuma
Player Of The Series
South Africa
Aiden Markram
Series resultSouth Africa won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2497
Match days8,9,10,11 March 2023 - day (5-day match)
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Match Referee
PointsSouth Africa 12, West Indies 0
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