No game before lunch in St. Lucia – Journal

GROS ISLET (Saint Lucia): Rain prevented all play on day three of the second test between the West Indies and South Africa at Darren Sammy National Cricket in Saint Lucia on Sunday.

South Africa were to start their second inning with a 149-point lead after the West Indies were sidelined at the end of matchday two for 149 in response to the visitors’ opening-round total of 298.

Late on Saturday, the vulnerable West Indies stick was again exploited by South Africa as the hosts fell to 54-4 before Shai Hope provided a brief respite in an inning of 43 and a similar scoring partnership with Jermaine Blackwood.

Blackwood finished last with a score of 49 – which saw him surpass 2,000 tests – as the lower order quickly surrendered, with fashion designer Wiaan Mulder taking three wickets for a pass and capitalizing on technical shortcomings in a team from the West Indies that started this series has placed a place ahead of their opponents.

The West Indies got off to the worst possible start when captain Kraigg Brathwaite fell on the first ball of the inning from Rabada caught behind the side of the leg. Brathwaite’s opening partner Kieran Powell didn’t hold out much longer, adjudging Ngidi’s front leg.

Anrich Nortje and spinner Keshav Maharaj continued the slide with the wickets of Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers.

Dashboard

SOUTH AFRICA (1st leg) 298 (Q. de Kock 96, D. Elgar 77; KR Mayers 3-28, KAJ Roach 3-45).

West Indies (1st round):

K. Brathwaite c de Kock b Rabada 0

KOA Powell lbw b Ngidi 5

SD Hope b Ngidi 43

RL Chase c Verreynne b Nortje 4

K. Mayers c Markram b Maharaj 12

J. Blackwood c Elgar b Maharaj 49

Holder JO c Petersen b Rabada 10

J. da Silva c de Kock b Mulder 7

KAJ Roach c de Kock b Mulder 1

J. Seales c Verreynne b Mulder 0

ST Gabriel not released 0

SUPPLEMENTS (B-6, LB-3, W-5, NB-4) 18

TOTAL (all out, 54 overs) 149

FALL OF WEEKS: 1-0, 2-8, 3-30, 4-54, 5-97, 6-115, 7-143, 8-145, 9-145.

BOWLING: Rabada 13-6-24-2 (1nb); Ngidi 7-0-27-2 (1nb, 1w); Nortje 12-0-41-1 (2nb); Maharaj 18-2-47-2; Mulder 4-3-1-3.

Posted in Dawn, June 21, 2021

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