South Africa tour of West Indies 2021
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Kagiso Rabada rips through West Indies after Quinton de Kock hundred as South Africa seal innings win

13 Jun 2021

South Africa hammered West Indies by an innings and 63 runs as the first Test in St Lucia ended inside 3 days. Led by fine performances from pacers Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi and a quickfire 141 from Quinton de Kock, South Africa clinched a big win to go 1-0 up in the 2-match series.

West Indies followed their paltry first innings score of 97 by being bowled out for 162 in reply to South Africa's 322, as the tourists' seamers took advantage of a helpful wicket that had variable bounce and plenty of seam movement.

Roston Chase, batting in an unfamiliar number four position, top-scored for the home side with a well-played 62, before he was bowled by left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj (2-23). No-one else managed more than 14 in the innings.

Rabada returned figures of 5-34 in West Indies' second innings after fellow seamer Lungi Ngidi impressed with 5-19 in the first.

"It was a collective effort by the side. There has been a lot of planning and there was a massive effort from us," new South Africa captain Dean Elgar said at the post-match presentation.

"I had asked the guys to score big hundreds and to take five wickets and we had three of those accolades in this match.

"We bowled brilliantly and it was great to see our batting unit pass 300 as we have been struggling of late."

We have to bat better: West Indies captain Brathwaite The result will provide plenty of food for thought for the hosts ahead of the second and final test that starts at the same venue on Friday.

"They are quality bowlers, but we didn't bat as well as we could have," West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite said. "Second Test we just have to bat better, it's as simple as that."

"I thought as a bowling group we did well. Jayden Seales, in his first game, I thought he was magnificent. He's a special talent. But they all put in a great effort."

The 19-year-old Seales, playing in his second ever first class match, used his raw pace and accuracy to claim 3-75.

Matches

West Indies tour of Zimbabwe 2023

1st Test, Bulawayo, 04-08 Feb 2023

WI WI
447/6 dec & 203/5 dec (. ov)
Zim Zim
379/9 dec & 134/6 (. ov) (Target 272

Match drawn

New Zealand tour of India 2023

3rd T20I, Ahmedabad, 01 Feb 2023

Ind Ind
234/4 & / (20. ov)
NZ NZ
66/10 & / (12.1 ov) (Target

India won by 168 runs

England tour of South Africa 2023

3rd ODI, Kimberley, 01 Feb 2023

Eng Eng
346/7 & / (50. ov)
SA SA
287/10 & / (43.1 ov) (Target

England won by 59 runs

New Zealand tour of India 2023

2nd T20I, Lucknow, 29 Jan 2023

NZ NZ
99/8 & / (20. ov)
Ind Ind
101/4 & / (19.5 ov) (Target

India won by 6 wickets