South Africa ended their home summer and the second cycle of the World Test Championship by beating the West Indies. The Proteas ended the Test Championship third in the points table with a huge victory of 284 runs.
But in the end, whether they can stay in the top three depends on the New Zealand and Sri Lanka series. But this cycle they have improved. The fight ended in seven last time.
The Proteas beat the West Indies 2-0 with one day in hand in Johannesburg. South Africa lost the last 3 wickets on Saturday by 34 runs against the previous day’s 287 runs. The team, who were all out for 310 runs in the first innings, scored just 1 run more in the second innings. West Indies got a target of 391 runs. Chasing that target, the visitors were bowled out for just 106 runs. They scored 251 runs in the first innings.
South Africa were looking at Temba Bavuma’s bat today. Bavuma started the day with 171 runs. He was on his way to the first double of his career. But his innings ended by adding 1 run to the scoreboard. Roach was caught by pacer Jason Holder. Even Keshav Maharaj could not do well. He was dismissed by Myers for 10 runs. In the end, Coetzee added 9 and Rabada 16 runs to increase the capital of the team.
Chasing a huge target, West Indies’ batting order collapsed like a house of cards. At one time, their run was 34 for 6 in 19 overs. From there, Joshua de Silva’s 34, Holder’s 19 and Joseph’s 18 saved the value of the Caribbean. In that, the team’s runs crossed 106 runs.
Simon Harmer and Gerald Coetzee took 3 wickets each. Rabada and Maharaj took 2 wickets each.
Bavuma was adjudged Man of the Match for his eye-catching innings of 172 runs. Aiden Marcum scored 278 runs and became the best in the series.