Quinton de Kock Century Helps SA Stretch Lead

Day 1 report: Seamer Lungi Ngidi confirmed all his guile to take 5 wickets for 19 runs as South Africa skittled West Indies for 97 and seized the initiative on the primary day of the primary check in Saint Lucia on Thursday. After successful the toss, the house aspect posted their lowest check whole in opposition to South Africa, who reached the shut on 128 for 4 in reply, a lead of 31 runs on a wicket that’s proving tough to attain on.

Rassie van der Dussen (34 not out) and Quinton de Kock (4 not out) will resume on the second day, looking for to regular what has been a brittle prime six for the touring aspect in current occasions. West Indies’ firebrand teenage quick bowler Jayden Seales – who has solely performed one earlier first-class match – accounted for fellow debutant Keegan Petersen (19) in South Africa’s innings.

The spectacular Seales (3-34) additionally eliminated opener Aiden Markram (60), and one other debutant Kyle Verreynne (6), all caught behind the wicket, validating his choice instead of the injured Shannon Gabriel.

South Africa’s tight traces and nagging size with the ball starved the West Indies of scoring pictures as Ngidi and fellow seamer Anrich Nortje (4-35) claimed 9 of the wickets to fall. Nortje additionally cracked the helmet of batsman Nkrumah Bonner, who went on to make 10 from 32 balls however was later recognized with concussion.

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He has been changed within the recreation by Kieran Powell, who will bat in West Indies’ second innings.

Apart from that, Aiden Markarm carried out properly for the Proteas and scored 60, earlier than he was dismissed by Seales. Nonetheless, they’re already on prime with a 31-run lead on the finish of day one, which makes them favorites to win the match from right here.

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