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Ngidi and Nortje bundle out West Indies’ first innings for 97 runs

Lungi Ngidi (5/19) and Anrich Nortje (4/35) bowled brilliantly as South Africa bundled out West Indies for 97 runs on the first day of the first Test at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium here. At the end of the day’s play, South Africa made 128 for four in the first innings to take a 31-run lead. Till the stumps, Raisey van der Dussen 34 off 104 balls with the help of three fours and Quinton de Kock on four runs in six balls are present at the crease.

Jayden Seales, who debuted for West Indies, took three wickets so far while Kemar Roach got one. Earlier, West Indies won the toss and elected to bat but Ngidi and Nortje bowled brilliantly to bundle them out for less than 100 runs. In the first innings for the Windies, Jason Holder scored 20, captain Craig Brathwaite 15, Shai Hope 15, Rahkim Cornwall 13 and Nkrumah Bonner 10.
Apart from Ngidi and Notreje, Kagiso Rabada took one wicket for South Africa.

The South African team, which was dismissed cheaply after the Windies, did not start well and lost the wickets of captain Dean Elgar (0) and Keegan Pietersen (19) early on. After this, Aidan Markram shared a 79-run partnership with Dussain for the third wicket. However, Markram was dismissed as the third batsman after scoring 60 runs off 110 balls with the help of seven fours.

Kyle Verine, who came in as the new batsman, returned to the pavilion after scoring six runs off eight balls with the help of a four.