South Africa made a great start in the second Test against the West Indies: 311 for 7 on the first day
South Africa made a great start in the second Test against the West Indies: 311 for 7 on the first day, Markram missed his 7th century
The second Test is being played between South Africa and West Indies in Johannesburg. By the end of the first day's play on Thursday, South Africa scored 311 runs in their first innings losing 7 wickets. Heinrich Klaasen is at the crease after scoring 17 runs in 43 balls. At the same time, opener Aiden Markram missed his 7th Test century by 4 runs.
South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first. Openers Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram gave the team a good start and the two shared a 76-run partnership off 106 balls. Elgar got out after scoring 42 runs in 54 balls with the help of 7 fours.
After that, there was a 116-run partnership in 164 balls for the second wicket between Markram and Tony de Georgi. Markram missed his 7th Test century by 4 runs. The same team's score was dismissed for 192 runs. At that time his personal score was 96 off 139 balls. He also hit 17 fours in his innings. He scored the 10th half-century of his Test career.
Georgi played the biggest innings of his Test career. He could not understand Moti's ball and got clean bowled. In this way, he missed out on completing his maiden Test century. He scored 85 off 155 balls. At the same time, by batting at number three, he contributed significantly to the team scoring big scores. First shared a 116-run century partnership with opener Markram and then led the team's innings with Captain Bavuma.
For the West Indies, Gudakesh Moti took 3 wickets for 75 runs. Apart from these, Kyle Meyers took two wickets for 24 runs, while Alzarri Joseph and Jason Holder got 1-1 success.