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South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 4: South Africa win by 284 runs as West Indies collapse

 South Africa's bowlers ripped through the West Indies batting as the hosts completed a 284-run win on the fourth day of the second Test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Match Summary

South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, West Indies tour of South Africa

South Africa 320/10 (92.2 ov) & 321/10 (100.4 ov)

West Indies 251/10 (79.3 ov) & 106/10 (35.1 ov)

Result South Africa won by 284 runs


Match Day Report

The West Indies were bowled out for 106 after being set to make 391 to win.

South Africa won the two-match World Test Championship series 2-0.

The match was effectively won and lost in 8.1 overs leading up to lunch when the West Indies crashed to 34 for six.

Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada struck twice in three balls and sparked the collapse after opening batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul survived the first 10 overs, putting on 21 runs.

Rabada dismissed Brathwaite for the seventh time in successive innings when he trapped the West Indian captain leg before wicket for 18 with a ball which kept low.

Two balls later Raymon Reifer gloved a catch down the leg side to wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen.

Spinners Simon Harmer and Keshav Maharaj also took two wickets each as the West Indies lost six wickets for 13 runs.

Off-spinner Harmer shared the new ball with Rabada and extracted extravagant turn, having Chanderpaul caught at second slip after the left-hander had faced 36 balls and scored only two runs.

Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood and Kyle Mayers all fell cheaply with South Africa's only setback coming after Maharaj won a successful appeal for leg before wicket against Mayers in the last over before lunch.

In celebrating, the left-arm spinner collapsed and was stretchered off the field with a left ankle tendon injury.

Maharaj was taken for a scan. With all-rounder Wiaan Mulder suffering a right index finger injury, which also required a scan, South Africa were effectively down to three frontline bowlers. The West Indies batting, though, had already been wrecked.

Mulder returned after lunch but was not required to bowl.

Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph all played some aggressive strokes after lunch as the last four wickets yielded 72 runs before the match ended soon after the afternoon drinks break.

There had been concerns about Rabada's fitness after he suffered back pain during the first innings but he showed no signs of discomfort during a hostile seven-over spell.

South Africa were bowled out for 321 earlier, with captain Temba Bavuma adding only one run to his overnight 171 before he was caught at deep square leg off Holder.

Match Stats

South Africa 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-76 (Dean Elgar - 17.3 ov), 2-192 (Aiden Markram - 44.3 ov), 3-248 (Temba Bavuma - 64.4 ov), 4-278 (Tony de Zorzi - 75.2 ov), 5-286 (Ryan Rickelton - 78.1 ov), 6-309 (Wiaan Mulder - 87.6 ov), 7-311 (Simon Harmer - 89.2 ov), 8-312 (Heinrich Klaasen - 89.5 ov), 9-312 (Keshav Maharaj - 90.6 ov), 10-320 (Gerald Coetzee - 92.3 ov)

West Indies 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Tagenarine Chanderpaul - 3.2 ov), 2-22 (Kraigg Brathwaite - 10.4 ov), 3-28 (Jermaine Blackwood - 12.2 ov), 4-51 (Raymon Reifer - 16.3 ov), 5-103 (Roston Chase - 31.5 ov), 6-116 (Kyle Mayers - 41.1 ov), 7-157 (Joshua Da Silva - 57.2 ov), 8-162 (Alzarri Joseph - 58.6 ov), 9-193 (Kemar Roach - 65.4 ov), 10-251 (Gudakesh Motie - 79.3 ov)

South Africa 2nd Innings Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Dean Elgar - 3.4 ov), 2-8 (Tony de Zorzi - 7.1 ov), 3-32 (Aiden Markram - 16.6 ov), 4-69 (Ryan Rickelton - 29.4 ov), 5-103 (Heinrich Klaasen - 42.3 ov), 6-206 (Wiaan Mulder - 68.6 ov), 7-277 (Simon Harmer - 90.2 ov), 8-293 (Temba Bavuma - 94.3 ov), 9-297 (Keshav Maharaj - 97.2 ov), 10-321 (Kagiso Rabada - 100.4 ov)

West Indies 2nd Innings Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Kraigg Brathwaite - 10.4 ov), 2-21 (Raymon Reifer - 10.6 ov), 3-25 (Tagenarine Chanderpaul - 13.3 ov), 4-26 (Roston Chase - 14.5 ov), 5-26 (Jermaine Blackwood - 15.2 ov), 6-34 (Kyle Mayers - 18.5 ov), 7-82 (Jason Holder - 26.5 ov), 8-87 (Joshua Da Silva - 30.5 ov), 9-106 (Kemar Roach - 34.5 ov), 10-106 (Alzarri Joseph - 35.1 ov)

Playing XIs

South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Temba Bavuma(C), Ryan Rickelton, Heinrich Klaasen(WK), Wiaan Mulder, Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite(C), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Da Silva(WK), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Gudakesh Motie

Match Details

Date: 2023-03-08 08:00:00

Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Toss: South Africa elected to bat

Officials: Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa), Paul Reiffel (Australia), Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka TV)

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

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