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11-Mar-2023 12:10:00 GMT
SA v WI - 2nd Test, J'burg, Day 4

South Africa seal 2-0 series win over West Indies

South Africa 320 (Markram 96, Mayers 3-32) & 321 (Bavuma 172, Mayers 3-46) beat West Indies 251 (Holder 81*, Coetzee 3-41) & 106 (Da Silva 34, Coetzee 3-37, Harmer 3-45) by 284 runs

Johannesburg: South Africa won the second Test against West Indies in Johannesburg by 284 runs, to finish their World Test Championship cycle with an emphatic 2-0 series win.

The Proteas began the day with a lead of 356 runs over West Indies. A flurry of quick wickets meant that they were bowled out at 321, having added merely 34 runs to the overnight total. Jason Holder (3/48) and Kyle Mayers (3/46) were the pick of West Indies bowlers.

However, an imposing target of 391 proved to be more than enough as West Indies' batting unit collapsed like a pack of cards in the second innings. Six West Indies batters fell to single-digit scores.

At the end of first session, West Indies were in deep trouble at 34/6, and it seemed like they'd fail to cross 100.

But Joshua Da Silva (34), Holder (19) and Alzarri Joseph (18) showed some fight lower down the order and helped them to 106.

Gerald Coetzee (3/37), Simon Harmer (3/45), Kagiso Rabada (2/19) and Keshav Maharaj (2/4) starred with the ball.

The only bad news for South Africa on the day was a freak mishap for Maharaj, which occurred while he was celebrating the dismissal of Mayers. The slow left-arm orthodox spinner hurt his left foot and had to be stretchered off from the ground.

The first Test between the two sides at Centurion had ended in an 87-run win for the hosts.

With this 2-0 series win, South Africa are placed third in the WTC standings.

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