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South Africa bowl West Indies out for 97

Lungi Ngidi celebrates a dismissal
Lungi Ngidi celebrates a dismissal

South Africa finished day one of the opening Test in St. Lucia in the ascendancy after bowling the West Indies out for 97 runs in 41 overs.

The Proteas reached stumps on the opening day of the Test series on Thursday at 128 for four, leading the West Indies’ first innings total by 31 runs.

Rassie van der Dussen (34) and Quinton de Kock (4) will resume play on day two looking to build on the platform laid by Aiden Markram (60).

The West Indies' silver lining for the day was the impressive performance of Jayden Seales (3/34), who took three wickets on his first day as a Test cricketer.

Asked to bowl first, South Africa’s attack took the invitation with open hands as Lungi Ngidi took five for 19, Anrich Nortje four for 35 and Kagiso Rabada one for 24.

The total of 97, 13 of which came from sundries, is the West Indies’ lowest ever against South Africa.

Chief scores

West Indies: 97 (Jason Holder 20, Lungi Ngidi 5/19, Anrich Nortje 4/35)

South Africa: 128/4 (Aiden Markram 60, Rassie van der Dussen 34 n.o, Jayden Seales 3/34). (ICC)


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