Day 1 Highlights of the first Test between South Africa and the West Indies: West Indies Battle Back Following Markram Century

SA vs WI, 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights  : On his first day back in a Test match, Aiden Markram scored a century, but on the opening day of the first Test between South Africa and the West Indies at SuperSport Park on Tuesday, the West Indies made a strong comeback. With a South Africa total of 314 for eight, Markram hit 115. Alzarri Joseph, a fast bowler who took three for 60, led the West Indian bowling attack. Temba Bavuma, the new captain, won the toss and elected to bat, and South Africa appeared poised to seize complete control when they reached 221 for one. The West Indian bowlers discovered swing, lateral movement, and better consistency with the old ball, but they lost seven more wickets before the game ended while scoring an additional 93 runs.

Highlights from the first day of the first test between South Africa and West Indies at SuperSport Park, Centurion, are shown below.


  • West Indies will think they did a great job here from 221/1 to 300/8. The runs were flowing effortlessly over the first two sessions, but it had to be the Alzarri Joseph over when the Windies received two tickets, after which there was no stopping. Later on, the pitch started to aid since at least one more seamer took a wicket. The greatest of the bunch was without a doubt Alzarri Joseph. West Indies will be pleased with how things turned out despite the fact that the light was ultimately insufficient. Next, on Day 2, West Indies will try to quickly secure the remaining wickets. Join us once more beginning at 13:30 IST (08:00 GMT) for the entire buildup. Cheers until then.
  • When South Africa won the toss and decided to bat, it was a wise move since Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram worked well together to make a strong start. Elgar died after reaching his fifty, but Aiden Markram appeared to be in good shape and reached his century. On his debut, Tony de Zorzi too looked fantastic but ended on a sad note. Following that, South Africa sort of collapsed and wickets continued to disappear. For South Africa to even approach 350 from here, Jansen is crucial right now.
  • The umpire pulls out the light metre and determines that the light is insufficient. It’ll be a STUMPS, that. If South Africa got off to a good start, West Indies will be the team that is ultimately more content. Such an experience for them. They were able to complete the day amicably thanks to the previous session.
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