Lunch West Indies 212 and 0 for 1 want one other 247 runs to beat South Africa 342 and 116 (Markram 47, Coetzee 20, Roach 5-47, Holder 2-7)
When Shannon Gabriel, who was belatedly launched into the assault within the second innings, had Senuran Muthusamy gloving down the leg facet, South Africa have been 80 for 8. That they finally handed 100 was right down to a sparky cameo from debutant Gerald Coetzee (20 off 15 balls). Markram apart, No.10 Coetzee was the one South Africa batter to attain greater than ten of their second innings.
Roach bounced Coetzee out to assist West Indies snip off South Africa’s tail. After finishing his eleventh five-wicket haul in Check cricket – and first away from house since 2017 – a cheerful Roach was warmly welcomed again by his team-mates, Jimmy Adams, West Indies’ director of cricket, and Brian Lara, the crew mentor. Nevertheless, the temper and tempo of the sport shortly modified once more when Kagiso Rabada strangled Brathwaite down the leg facet simply earlier than lunch.