By Puneet Chaudhary - March 12, 2023
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South Africa defeated West Indies by 284 runs in the second Test being played in Johannesburg. South Africa won on the fourth day. South Africa scored 321 runs in the second innings and set West Indies a target of 391 runs. West Indies could only score 106 runs in reply and got all out. Temba Bavuma was the player of the match. He scored 171 runs in the second innings.
Bavuma returned to the pavilion after scoring 172 runs.
On the fourth day, South Africa started playing ahead with a score of 287/7 and were all out for 321 runs. The captain of South Africa returned to the pavilion after scoring 172 runs. He scored a century in international cricket after 7 years. Keshav Maharaj 10, Gerald Coetzee 9 and Kagiso Rabada were dismissed after scoring 16 runs.
Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder got 3-3 wickets in the second innings from West Indies. At the same time, Alzarri Joseph got 2 wickets and Jason Holder-Ramon Reifer got 1-1 wickets.
West Indies lost 6 wickets for just 34 runs
West Indies batting completely failed in the second innings. By the end of the first session, the team had lost six wickets for 34 runs. Kraigg Brathwaite 18, Tegnarayan Chanderpaul 2, Ramon Reifer 0, Roston Chase 0, Jermaine Blackwood 4 and Kyle Mayers were dismissed for 7 runs. Joshua de Silva and Jason Holder tried to handle the innings. But, he too got out early. Silva returned to the pavilion after scoring 34 and Holder 19 runs. Alzarri Joseph scored 18 runs.
South Africa’s bowling was excellent in the second innings. Simon Harmer and Gerald Coetzee got 3-3 wickets. At the same time, Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada got 2-2 successes.
On the third day, South Africa had scored 287 runs losing 7 wickets in the second innings and South Africa had taken a lead of 356 runs against the West Indies.
Gerald Coetzee took 3-3 wickets in both innings.
Maharaj got injured while celebrating wicket
Celebrating the wicket proved costly for the South African spinner. He dismissed Kyle Meyers on the fifth ball of the 19th over. As soon as Keshav Maharaj started celebrating, pain arose in his heel. After this he had to be taken out of the field on a stretcher.
Maharaj gets 2 wickets.
West Indies scored 251 runs on the second day
By the end of the second day’s play on Friday, South Africa had scored 4 runs in the second innings without losing a wicket. At the same time, West Indies were reduced to 251 runs in the first innings. On the second day, South Africa scored 320 runs in the first innings after losing 3 wickets by adding 9 runs while playing ahead of 311 runs for 7 wickets in their first innings. By the end of the second day’s play, Africa had taken a lead of 73 runs.
first day’s play
Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram shared a 76-run partnership in 106 balls in South Africa’s first innings. Elgar got out after scoring 42 runs in 54 balls with the help of 7 fours. After this, there was a partnership of 116 runs in 164 balls for the second wicket between Markram and Tony de Georgi. Captain Temba Bavuma was dismissed after scoring 28 runs in 64 balls with the help of 3 fours and the team scored 320 runs.