Quinton de Kock has scored the sixth century of his Test career. (photo credit-qdk_12)
West Indies vs South Africa 1st Test: South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has scored an unbeaten 141 runs. In this innings, de Kock faced 170 balls and hit 12 fours-7 sixes.
New Delhi. The African team has tightened its grip in the first test match between South Africa and West Indies being played in St. Lucia. South Africa’s fast bowlers had bundled out just 97 runs to West Indies on the first day. The second day went to wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock, who played the best innings of his Test career. De Kock scored 141 not out in just 170 balls with the help of 12 fours and 7 sixes. Thanks to his innings, South Africa’s team managed to score 322 runs on the second day. By the end of the day’s play, the West Indies team looked in trouble for 82 runs at the loss of four wickets. West Indies team is still behind by 143 runs.
De Kock scored the sixth century of his career
28-year-old de Kock has scored his sixth century of Test career. At one point, South Africa’s eight wickets had fallen for just 233 runs. After this, de Kock added 79 for the ninth wicket with Enrique Norkhia. Norkhia scored only seven runs in this. De Kock completed his century in 148 balls, after which this batsman scored 41 runs in the next 22 balls. Apart from de Kock, Aidan Morkram scored 60 runs, Rassie Van Dusen scored 46 and Viaan Mulder scored 25 runs for South Africa. For West Indies, Jason Holder took 4 wickets for 75 runs and Jaden Seals, playing his first Test, took 3 wickets for 75 runs. Apart from these, Kemar Roach took 2 wickets and Rahkim Cornwall took 1 wicket.
Rabada-Norkhia’s dangerous bowlingWest Indies’ problems did not end here. Batsman Nkrumah Bonner had to withdraw due to a head injury in the first innings. Kieran Powell came out to bat in his place in the second innings. African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada returned the pavilion to Craig Brathwaite (07) and Powell (14) for just 25. Even Shai Hope, who came out to bat at number three, could not last long. He became a victim of Norkhia by scoring 12 runs. After this Norkhia also walked Kyle Myers. At the end of the day’s play, Roston Chase 21 and Jermaine Blackwood are playing on 10 runs.
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West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first but their entire team was bundled out for 97 runs in 40.5 overs. Lungi Ngidi took five for 19 while Enrique Norgia took four for 35. This is South Africa’s first tour of the Caribbean in 11 years.