Day 1 Highlights: West Indies 97 all out to start series vs South Africa

By: AP | Gros Islet (st Lucia) |

June 11, 2021 12:02:06 pm

Lungi Ngidi took 5-19 and Anrich Nortje 4-35 as South Africa bowled out the West Indies for 97 on the opening day of the primary cricket take a look at.

Ngidi claimed his second five-wicket bag in checks and his first since his debut in opposition to India in 2018 as South Africa ended the West Indies’ first innings in simply 40.5 overs after the house facet had chosen to bat on successful the toss.

At stumps South Africa was 128-4, a lead of 31 runs, and was capable of have a good time a robust begin to its first tour of the Caribbean in 11 years.

Ngidi describes his bowling as a “work in progress.” It appeared significantly greater than that on Thursday as he tore by way of the South Africa center and decrease order after Nortje had knocked the highest of the West Indies innings.

Former captain Jason Holder top-scored with 20 for West Indies, which was 24-Zero earlier than wickets began to fall quickly.

At one level the West Indies misplaced 5-11 within the area of seven overs and Nigidi, who went wicketless in his first spell, took 5-7 when he switched ends.


“It’s not fairly often you bowl a crew out for 97,” Ngidi stated. “There was a bit within the wicket so we exploited that as a lot as we might and we’ve acquired a little bit of a lead.

“We actually wished to execute, we wished to be ruthless when it comes to our strains and lengths.”

Ngidi was thrilled to personally see the results of arduous work to develop bowling, particularly his outswinger, and praised the help he acquired from his teammates’ catching behind the wicket.

“My bowling’s been a piece in progress,” he stated. “It’s been some time since I’ve been capable of put in a efficiency like this.

“I’ve been working arduous behind the scenes on my seam place, making an attempt to swing it away from the right-hander. Simply to see it come off in the present day was actually thrilling.”

Ngidi confirmed uncooked emotion when his fifth wicket got here.

“I’ve had just a few four-fors and it’s been lingering. It felt like a monkey on my again,” he stated. “Simply to get that off was actually superb for me.”

A foul day for the West Indies acquired worse when batsman Nkrumah Bonner was dominated out of the remainder of the match with a concussion after receiving a heavy blow on his helmet. He might be changed by veteran Kieran Powell.

Nortje set the West Indies’ downfall in movement, taking three wickets for eight runs as residence facet tumbled to 48-Four at lunch, with Shai Hope (15), captain Kraigg Brathwaite (15), Bonner (10) and Kyle Mayers (1) all out within the first session.

It was a grindingly gradual begin for the West Indians, who scored at lower than two runs an over.
Jermaine Blackwood fell for 1 straight after the lunch break and West Indies confronted simply 13 overs of the second session earlier than they have been all out.

South Africa misplaced opener Dean Elgar for a duck within the first over of their innings. Elgar is enjoying his first take a look at as captain.
Keegan Peterson (19) fell with the whole 34 earlier than Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen steadied the innings in a partnership of 79 for the third wicket. Markram was out for 60 earlier than stumps and van der Dussen was 34 not out on the shut.

South Africa gave debuts within the collection opener to batsmen Keegan Petersen and Kyle Verreynne. West Indies gave a primary take a look at cap to seam bowler Jayden Seales.

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