WTC Table: Teams are fighting for the World Test Championship. Where the Indian cricket team is clashing against Australia. At the same time, the South African team is facing the West Indies. Apart from this, New Zealand and Sri Lankan teams are going to clash in the coming time. Meanwhile, the South African team has defeated the West Indies in a thrilling match.
Africa beat West Indies
South Africa defeated the West Indies by 87 runs on the third day of the first Test with the brilliant performance of fast bowler Kagiso Rabada (6 wickets for 50 runs). Rabada’s 6 wickets helped West Indies to 159 runs chasing the target of 247 runs for the win. Jermaine Blackwood’s 79-run innings also did not work for the West Indies. With this, South Africa has taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.
16 wickets fell on the third day
The pace-friendly Centurion pitch was offering unexpected bounce. 16 wickets fell on the third day and 11 wickets fell in the final session on the second day. For the West Indies, Alzarri Joseph took five wickets each in the first innings and Kemar Roach in the second innings, while Anrich Norkia did the same in the first innings and Rabada in the second innings. South Africa made 342 in the first innings and took a 130-run lead by bowling out the West Indies for 212 in the first innings.
South Africa’s batsmen struggled in the second innings, having started the day at 49 for four but were bundled out for 116 in just 28 overs. It is also his lowest Test score at Centurion. Roach took five wickets for 47 runs. The visiting team had a chance to win but West Indies lost five wickets for 33 runs in 14.2 overs and the team was reduced to 159 runs.
There was no difference in the World Test Championship table
Although this match did not make much difference to the World Test Championship table. The South African team is at number four in the table with a win percentage of 52.38. At the same time, there is still Australia and then India’s team at the top.