Lungi Ngidi (five for 19) and Enrique Nortje (4 for 35) helped South Africa bundle out West Indies for just 97 runs on the first day of the first cricket Test match on Thursday. In reply, South Africa consolidated their position by scoring 128 for four at stumps. South Africa have taken a crucial 31-run lead in the first innings. In South Africa’s innings, opener Aidan Markram scored 60 runs in 110 balls with the help of seven fours. At stumps, Raisey van der Dussen 34 and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock were at the crease for four runs.
West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first and they lost their seven wickets for 56 runs. West Indies’ three wickets fell on the score of 56 runs. Opener Shay Hop scored 15 runs while Nkrumah Bonner suffered a concussion after a sharp bouncer from fast bowler Enrich Nortje hit the helmet. Bonner did not come out to field in South Africa’s innings and was replaced by Kieran Powell in the field.
Bonner hit the helmet on the first ball of Nortje. Even after the investigation, he continued to play and scored 10 runs and was bowled by Kagiso Rabada. The Windies confirmed Bonner was suffering from the concussion on Twitter. Former West Indies captain Jason Holder scored 20 runs in 41 balls and Rahkim Cornwall scored 13 runs in 11 balls to take the Windies to 97 runs.
Fast bowler Jaden Seals, playing his first Test in South Africa’s innings, took three wickets to keep the visiting team in check. Kemar Roach got the West Indies off to a good start by taking the wicket of South African captain and opener Dean Elgar in the very first over of the innings but Markram scored 34 runs for the second wicket with Keegan Patterson 19 and Dussen 79 runs for the third wicket. Adding put South Africa in a strong position.