South Africa complete dominant win over West Indies to seal Test series clean sweep
Chasing a target of 391 after the Proteas were bowled out for 321 in the morning, the Windies were blown away and folded for a paltry total of 106 after lunch. Kagiso Rabada started the collapse when he had opener Kraigg Brathwaite (18) trapped lbw and two balls later strangled Raymon Reifer down the leg-side for a duck. Tagenarine Chanderpaul (2) had no answer to the spin of Simon Harmer and edged through to Dean Elgar at second slip via a deflection off wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen. Keshav Maharaj came into the attack and was in the wickets column when the left-arm spinner got one to pitch on middle and turned into the stumps of Roston Chase. Jermaine Blackwood did not last long and fell to Harmer for just four while Kyle Mayers was trapped lbw to Maharaj for seven to leave the Windies at 35-6 at the break. Joshua Da Silva and Jason Holder put up a bit of resistance after the interval with a stand of 48 but Holder was bowled by paceman Gerald Coetzee for 19. Da Silva hit five fours and a six in a bright and breezy 34 off 52 deliveries but was undone by Coetzee to a ball that kept low on a weary Wanderers pitch. The match was wrapped up quickly as the Proteas completed a dominant victory and a 2-0 series result after the 87-run success in the first Test in Centurion. The day started with the hosts resuming 287-7, a lead of 356, with captain Temba Bavuma still at the crease on his monumental 171. The home skipper though only added one run to his overnight score after holing out to fine-leg off Jason Holder. Both teams will now start preparations for the three-match ODI series that begin on 16 March which will then be followed by three T20Is.
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