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Ngidi, Nortje go away Proteas in driving seat in opposition to Windies regardless of late wobble


Debutant Jayden Seales struck late within the day to peg again South Africa to 128/4 on the primary day of the primary Check between South African and the West Indies in St Lucia.

SCOREBOARD | West Indies v Proteas, Day 1

Seales (3/34) accounted for fellow debutants Keegan Petersen (19) and Kyle Verreynne (6), but additionally collected the important thing scalp of Aiden Markram to restrict SA’s led to simply 31 after Lungi Ngidi (5/19) and Anrich Nortje (4/35) mixed to detonate the West Indies for 97.

Markram (60) and Rassie van der Dussen (34*) seemed set to take SA to relative security by a 79-run stand for the third wicket.

Seales, although, induced an edge from Markram that was effectively taken by Joshua Da Silva after which pressured Verreynne right into a false shot that noticed SA transfer from 113/2 to 119/4.

Quinton de Kock (4*) and Van der Dussen noticed out the previous couple of overs on a day the place 14 wickets fell for 225 runs.

That South Africa took 43 overs to move the West Indies’ complete and set up a lead was a testomony to their persistence and willingness to graft and browse the circumstances.

Markram needed to watch Dean Elgar (0), taking part in his first Check because the full-time captain, disappear for a fifth-ball duck to Kemar Roach (1/27).

He additionally seemed on when a hitherto composed Petersen (19) was dismissed by Seales.

They’d a number of scares, particularly Markram, who was reprieved on 4 when Windies keeper Joshua Da Silva missed an edge off Roach’s bowling.

He additionally survived a evaluate when on 47 when Seales appealed for a caught behind that wasn’t given out by umpire Joel Wilson.

Van der Dussen was on 5 when he overturned a leg-before choice off Seales’s bowling. It wasn’t straightforward going and Rahkeem Cornwall’s spin and bounce all the time prompted a number of flutters.

In reaching his ninth Check 50 off 99 balls, Markram was a mixture of watchfulness and aggression, however could not convert when he was prised out by the massively spectacular Seales.

He missed a sixth Check ton, however the 4-Day Franchise Collection prime run scorer who reeled off three consecutive 50s within the T20 sequence in opposition to Pakistan has crossed in 4 of his final eight Check knocks.

Earlier, Kraigg Brathwaite (15) and Shai Hope (15) began solidly, however after they have been each eliminated by Nortje, the West Indies did not have a means again from 31/2.

At lunch, they have been 48/4 when Nkrumah Bonner (10) and Kyle Mayers (1) have been dismissed by Kagiso Rabada and Nortje.

Bonner was hit on the pinnacle by Nortje and was substituted by Kieron Powell due to concussion, however the actual harm was inflicted within the afternoon session when Blackwood (1), Roston Chase (8) and Da Silva (0) all fell with the rating on 56.

Nortje accounted for Blackwood whereas Ngidi began his five-wicket march with the scalps of Chase and Da Silva.

Ngidi got here again to take away Cornwall, Roach and Jason Holder to stop the West Indies from attending to triple figures.

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