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Splendid Seales!

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) – West Indies deserted their lately discovered self-discipline to crumble for his or her lowest-ever whole in opposition to South Africa however debutant quick bowler Jayden Seales’s three-wicket burst thwarted the guests’ reply, as 14 wickets tumbled on the opening day of the primary Take a look at right here yesterday.

Bizarrely opting to bat first on a vigorous floor on the Daren Sammy Nationwide Stadium, the house facet collapsed spectacularly for 97, 40 minutes earlier than tea, with Lungi Ngidi claiming 5 for 19 and fellow quick bowler Anrich Nortje choosing up 4 for 35.

West Indies have been 48 for 4 at lunch and imploded additional on resumption, shedding their final six wickets for 49 runs, former captain Jason Holder the one batsman to get out of the teenagers with 20.

The whole eclipsed the earlier lowest of 102 in Port of Spain, on South Africa’s final tour of the Caribbean almost 12 years in the past.

Requiring a large effort to stay within the contest, veteran seamer Kemar Roach then eliminated captain Dean Elgar with the fifth ball of the innings with no run on the board, earlier than the 19-year-old Seales snatched the three remaining wickets, to go away South Africa stumbling barely on 128 for 4 at stumps – a lead of 31 runs.

Aiden Markram top-scored with a pretty 60 whereas Rassie van der Dussen was unbeaten on 34 on the shut, partnered by Quinton de Kock on 4.

South Africa appeared cruising to the shut on 113 for 2 however Seales, with just one first-class match behind him, knocked over Markram and debutant Kyle Verreynne for six to finish with three for 34, and stall their progress.

Heading into the collection unbeaten this 12 months in 4 Assessments, West Indies began quietly if not confidently, as openers Kraigg Brathwaite (15) and Shai Hope (15) stored the probing South Africa seam assault at bay for nearly the primary hour.

Hope, dropped final 12 months following a protracted run of poor type, made an unflattering return to the format, when he was squared up by a peach of a leg-cutter from Nortje and bowled off stump after 32 balls on the crease.

Brathwaite, quick on runs throughout his latest stint for Gloucestershire within the County Championship, adopted 10 balls later with the rating on 31, providing no stroke to 1 from Nortje which nipped again to rattle his stumps.

Nkrumah Bonner by no means settled after being struck on the helmet first ball by a fast, quick ball from Nortje and ultimately nicked an away-swinger from the spectacular Kagiso Rabada behind, to depart for 10.

The proper-hander was later recognized with concussion and dominated out of the match, with Kieran Powell referred to as in because the alternative.

And left-hander Kyle Mayers (1), reprieved by DRS after being adjudged lbw within the penultimate over earlier than lunch, survived just one different supply earlier than pulling injudiciously at a size ball and skying a catch to cowl in the identical over.

If West Indies have been hoping for a resurgence after lunch they have been disenchanted because the turmoil continued after the interval, with three wickets falling within the house of eight balls.

Jermaine Blackwood, but to attain on the break, made one earlier than steering Nortje to Keegan Petersen at gully within the third over following the resumption, and two wickets then fell within the subsequent over to Ngidi with no runs added at 56, because the Caribbean facet slumped additional.

First, Roston Chase performed again and edged to Markram at second slip to be sixth out for one earlier than Joshua Da Silva edged a ahead defensive prod and was taken low down at third slip by Wiaan Mulder with out scoring.

Rahkeem Cornwall holed out for 13 to quick third man the place Markram took a well-judged catch off Ngidi operating again from the cordon earlier than Roach nicked the identical bowler behind for one in his subsequent over.

Holder was final out after hitting three fours off 41 balls, perishing to a catch at second slip to provide Ngidi his second profession five-wicket haul.

The Windies hit again virtually instantly when Blackwood dived to his left at third slip to pouch Elgar’s flirtation with a large one from Roach, and debutant Petersen (19) handed Seales his first Take a look at wicket when he edged a regulation catch to Holder at second slip within the second over after tea taken at 30 for one.

Nevertheless, Markram and van der Dussen mounted a essential 79-run, third-wicket stand to frustrate West Indies, till Seales’s return late within the day.

Markram confronted 110 deliveries and struck seven fours whereas van der Dussen, wrongly adjudged lbw on 5 to Seales and reprieved by DRS, has counted three fours in a affected person 104-ball knock.

However Seales broke the stand when he discovered Markram’s edge with an away-swinger – the primary of two catches for wicketkeeper Da Silva as Verreynne slashed at a large, quick ball in Seales’s subsequent over and likewise edged behind.

SCOREBOARD

WEST INDIES 1st Innings

*Okay Brathwaite b Nortje 15

S Hope b Nortje 15

N Bonner c wkp de Kock b Rabada 10

R Chase c Markram b Ngidi 8

Okay Mayers c van der Dussen b Nortje 1

J Blackwood c Petersen b Nortje 1

J Holder c Markram b Ngidi 20

+J Da Silva c Mulder b Ngidi 0

R Cornwall c Markram b Ngidi 13

Okay Roach c wkp de Kock b Ngidi 1

J Seales not out 0

Extras (lb4, w6, nb3) 13

TOTAL (all out, 40.5 overs) 97

Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Hope), 2-31 (Brathwaite), 3-45 (Bonner), 4-46 (Mayers), 5-56 (Blackwood), 6-56 (Chase), 7-56 (Da Silva), 8-74 (Cornwall), 9-80 (Roach), 10-97 (Holder)

Bowling: Rabada 10-2-24-1, Nigidi 13.5-7-19-5, Nortje 11-3-35-4 (w2), Maharaj 4-3-6-0, Mulder 2-0-9-0 (nb3)

SOUTH AFRICA 1st Innings

*D Elgar c Blackwood b Roach 0

A Markram c wkp Da Silva b Seales 60

Okay Petersen c Holder b Seales 19

R van der Dussen not out 34

Okay Verreynne c wkp Da Silva b Seales 6

+Q de Kock not out 4

Extras (lb1, nb4) 5

TOTAL (4 wkts, 43 overs) 128

But to bat: W Mulder, Okay Rabada, Okay Maharaj, L Ngidi, A Nortje

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Elgar), 2-34 (Petersen), 3-113 (Markram), 4-119 (Verreynne)

Bowling: Roach 10-2-27-1, Holder 7-0-31-0 (nb4), Seales 11-3-34-3, Mayers 5-2-8-0, Cornwall 8-1-27-0, Chase 2-2-0-0

Place: South Africa lead by 31 runs

Toss: West Indies

Umpires: G Brathwaite, J Wilson; TV – L Reifer Jr

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