South Africa and West Indies will lock horns in the second game of their two-match Test series on Wednesday, March 8. The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg will host the contest.
South Africa, led by Temba Bavuma, got off to a stupendous start in the series after winning by 87 runs in the first Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Aiden Markram was adjudged the Player of the Match after scoring 115 and 47 in difficult conditions to bat in.
Kagiso Rabada was the wrecker-in-chief with eight wickets, including a six-wicket haul in the second innings. The speedster also became the fifth bowler to pick up 100 wickets in the World Test Championship after the likes of Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon and Ravi Ashwin.
Anrich Nortje also breathed fire with a fifer in the first innings. Alzarri Joseph, the leading wicket-taker in international cricket last year, and Kemar Roach also racked up five-wicket hauls, but their efforts for the West Indies went in vain.
Jermaine Blackwood scored 79 runs with 12 fours and a six during West Indies’ run-chase, but his team was bowled out for 159 in 41 overs. Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Kraigg Brathwaite, who were both excellent against Zimbabwe, failed to perform.
South Africa vs West Indies Probable XIs
Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Temba Bavuma (c), Keegan Petersen, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Senuran Muthusamy, Marco Jansen, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel