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South Africa beat West Indies by an innings and 63 runs

South Africa took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series after winning the first Test against hosts West Indies by an innings and 63 runs on the third day itself.

After trailing by a huge margin of 225 runs in the first innings, the Windies had lost their four wickets for 82 runs at stumps in the second innings and their second innings was reduced to 162 runs by lunch on the third day today.

After bowling out West Indies for just 97 runs in the first innings, South Africa took a strong lead of 322 runs at 225 runs thanks to an unbeaten 141 off 170 balls by wicketkeeper Chinton de Kock, studded with 12 fours and seven sixes. Lee. De Kock was adjudged the player of the match for his brilliant century.

In the second innings of the West Indies, Kagiso Rabada and Enrique Nortje took two wickets each and put the Windies under pressure. At the time of stumps, Roston Chase 21 and Jermaine Blackwood were at the crease after scoring 10 runs. On the third day, Rabada took three more wickets to complete five wickets in the innings.

Nortje took three wickets for 46 runs and left arm spinner Keshav Maharaj took two wickets for 23 runs.
Chase struggled a bit in the second innings of the Windies and scored 62 runs in 156 balls with the help of seven fours and a six. Chase was bowled out by Keshav Maharaj on the team’s score of 140 as the seventh batsman. Kyle Meyers made 12, Blackwood 13 and fast bowler Kemar Roach scored 13 not out.