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Latest Match Report – South Africa vs West Indies 1st Check 2022/23

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)

West Indies turned the tables on South Africa and bundled them out for 116 on the third morning at SuperSport Park to go away the sport on a razor’s edge. From an in a single day 49 for 4, South Africa collapsed spectacularly, however then West Indies misplaced their captain Kraigg Brathwaite for a duck on the stroke of lunch to complicate their fourth-innings chase of 247.
Kemar Roach was mainly accountable for that collapse, taking 5 wickets in ten overs. Roach struck together with his first ball on day three to chop Markram’s innings brief at 47 off 58 balls. He went vast of the crease, tricked Markram into taking part in for the inward angle from over the wicket, however received it to straighten late off the seam to graze the surface edge. Marais Erasmus, the on-field umpire, did not rule Markram out initially, however he opted to stroll again to the dressing room. In his subsequent over, Roach equally went vast of the crease, however this time he beat Marco Jansen’s outdoors edge and hit the highest of the off stump.

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.



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