South Africa have been dealt a major blow in the first Test against the West Indies after losing quick wickets in the second innings.
Aiden Markram, the South African captain, was the first to go, caught behind for just four runs. This was followed by the dismissals of Dean Elgar and Rassie van der Dussen, both of whom were out for ducks.
The Proteas had taken a massive lead of 498 runs in the first innings, but their batting line-up has been unable to replicate the same performance in the second innings.
Markram had been the standout performer in the first innings, scoring a brilliant century. He had looked in good touch and had looked set to lead the South African batting line-up in the second innings.
However, his dismissal has put the Proteas in a precarious position. They now need to bat out the remaining overs and hope to salvage a draw from the match.
The West Indies bowlers have been impressive in the second innings, with Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel leading the way. Roach has taken three wickets, while Gabriel has taken two.
The South African batsmen will need to show a lot of resilience if they are to save the match. Markram’s dismissal has put the Proteas in a difficult position, and they will need to dig deep if they are to salvage a draw from the match.