• De Kock and bowlers give Proteas control

    The West Indies were 54-4 at tea on day two as South Africa took control of the second Test on Saturday.

    Starting day two on 218-5, South Africa were bowled out for 298 in the first session. However, the big story was Quinton de Kock (96), who fell four runs short of consecutive Test centuries in what was another outstanding performance with the bat.

    Kagiso Rabada (21*) played a fine cameo while Keshav Maharaj (12) faced 52 balls and spent time with De Kock at the crease.

    In the second session, Kagiso Rabada struck with the first ball of the second innings. He got Kraigg Brathwaite (0) gloved down the leg side after a brave review by Proteas skipper Dean Elgar.

    Soon after, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje picked up a wicket each to leave the Windies at 30-3.

    Just as it seemed as if the Windies were stabilising, spinner Maharaj struck in his second over. The Windies eventually got to tea at 56-4, trailing South Africa by 242 runs.

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