Windies Down!

The West Indies have suffered their first test defeat in six months after they were crushed by an innings and 63 runs by South Africa at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia inside three days.

The Caribbean side began the third day on 82-4, trailing the visitors by 143. However, the Windies lost their last six wickets for 80 runs and folded for 162 all out.

Roston Chase, the pick of Windies batters, top scored with 62 after resuming on 21.

Vice-captain Jermaine Blackwood was out for 13, playing an injudicious shot, resulting in calls from pundits for his drop from the team.

Jason Holder 4, Joshua da Silva 9, Rahkeem Cornwall a duck, and Jayden Seales 3, were all dismissed, showing poor batsmanship on the day, while Kemar Roach ended unbeaten on 13.

Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the Proteas bowlers as he took 5-34, thus preventing the Windies men from dancing calypso.

This is the 10th five wicket haul of his test career and he got support from Anrich Nortje who chipped in with 3-46.

Scores in the match: West Indies – 97 and 162; South Africa 322. 

The second test bowls off on Friday at the same venue.

Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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