The Proteas comfortably wrapped up the series against the West Indies 2-0 at the Wanderers on Saturday.
The home required four wickets in the second session on the fourth day and duly completed the job to win by a massive 284 runs after the West Indies were dismissed for 106.
South Africa scored 320 runs in the first innings and the visitors scored 251 runs in reply. The home team were earlier bowled out for 321, with captain Temba Bauma adding just one run to his overnight score of 171, bowled by Holder at deep square leg.
South Africa won easily by 284 runs as West Indies were bowled out for 106 runs in order to score 391 runs for victory. Accordingly, South Africa won the two-match World Test Championship series 2-0.
West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite bemoaned his side’s lack of runs in their 2-0 series loss in South Africa and says they will continue to struggle in test cricket unless the batters can guts it out and find a way to build big totals.
West Indies slumped to a 284-run loss in the second and final test at The Wanderers on Saturday after being bowled out in their second innings for a paltry 106 in 35.1 overs, chasing 391 for victory.
“Away from home we haven’t scored enough runs. It was the same in Australia. I still think we are making some good steps, but looking at the first Test (in Pretoria), we were in some good positions (with the bat) but we crumbled.”
“We need to improve. Technically, yes we need to work on our flaws, but the mind also needs to be in the right place. It’s all about the grind. We didn’t score enough runs, it’s as simple as that.”
“When we are on the pitch, we need to do it. We have done it before, against England at home and away. We’ve got to show that we are top batsmen and we haven’t done that.”
Brathwaite admitted to his own struggles in a series in which he scored 46 runs in four innings and lost his wicket to South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada on each occasion.
“I’m extremely disappointed, especially today. I was feeling quite good but was dismissed early (again). As a leader, I like to lead from the front, and it didn’t happen this series. Next series, I’ve got to be better.”
That next test series will be at home against India in July, but West Indies now take on South Africa in three One-Day International matches, starting in East London on Thursday, followed by a further three Twenty20 International fixtures.
West Indies in South Africa schedule:
March 16 – 1st ODI (East London), March 18 – 2nd ODI (East London), March 21 – 3rd ODI (Potchefstroom)
March 25 – 1st T20I (Centurion), March 26 – 2nd T20I (Centurion), March 28 – 3rd T20I (Johannesburg)
Shai Hope (Captain), Rovman Powell (Vice Captain), Shamarh Brooks, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith
Rovman Powell (Captain), Kyle Mayers (Vice Captain), Shamarh Brooks, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Obed McCoy, Nicholas Pooran, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith
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When the competition gets higher they can’t hander it. Australia and South Africa are not the same as Bangladesh or Zimbabwe and a tired downgraded English teams, As a fan, I get tired of the team not improving and management not selecting the best players, Stop picking your friends and I know we don’t have any world-class players but you can do better Desmond Haynes.