WI vs SA: Keshav Maharaj’s hat-trick helps South Africa seal series 2-0

Keshav Maharaj took a hat trick in his 5-36 to guide South Africa to a 158-run win over West Indies within the second Take a look at and a 2-0 series sweep on Monday.

Maharaj turned simply the second South African and first in additional than 60 years to take a Take a look at hat trick when he dismissed Kieran Powell, Jason Holder and Joshua Da Silva within the second to final over earlier than lunch on the fourth day.

West Indies was already below strain after quick bowler Kagiso Rabada’s three wickets on the high of the order.

However Maharaj hurried the house crew’s demise in St. Lucia because it was all out for 165 earlier than tea on the fourth day nicely off the goal of 324 set by South Africa.

Highlights:

Maharaj additionally wrapped it up when Jayden Seales was caught out on the sq. leg boundary to offer the left arm spinner his fifth. Roston Chase wasn’t capable of take his place at No. 4 due to a leg damage which means West Indies had solely 9 batsmen.

Maharaj’s three in three balls began with a key breakthrough when Powell holed out at sq. leg for 51. Maharaj added the wickets of Holder and Da Silva with Wiaan Mulders low onehanded catch right down to his proper at leg slip sealing the hat trick. It despatched Maharaj operating and sliding soccer-style on his chest on the grass in celebration.

The one earlier South African to take a hat trick in assessments was Geoff Griffin towards England at Lords in 1960.

West Indies began the day 150 however misplaced captain Kraigg Brathwaite (6) and Shai Hope (2) shortly to the tempo of Rabada.

Powell and Kyle Mayer’s 34 who was pushed as much as No. 4 instead of Chase resisted and their 64-run stand appeared set to take West Indies to lunch with none additional injury.

Mayer’s error in making an attempt to tug throughout the road towards Rabada and sending a catch looping up for Dean Elgar let South Africa in.

From 90-2 West Indies slid to 109-6 within the seven overs main as much as lunch West Indies didn’t make 200 in any of its 4 innings of the series.

South Africa clinched its first series win away from dwelling since March 2017 and gave Elgar a profitable begin in his first series since being appointed captain.

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