Left-arm spinner takes 5 for 36 to dismiss WI for 165 of their chase of 324
South Africa 298 (de Kock 96, Elgar 77 Mayers 3-28, Roach 3-45) and 174 (van der Dussen 75*, Roach 4-52) beat West Indies 149 (Blackwood 49, Mulder 3-1) and 165 for six (Powell 51, Maharaj 5-36, Rabada 3-44) by 158 runs
Rabada and Anrich Nortje started proceedings on the fourth morning and instantly threatened. Nortje nearly bowled Kraigg Brathwaite with a supply that the West Indian captain inside-edged simply shy of the stumps after which lured Powell right into a drive and beat him. Nevertheless it was on the different finish that the incisions have been made.
Rabada saved up the fuller lengths however two overs later, held his size again towards Shai Hope, who couldn’t determine between ducking and fending and ended up lobbing the ball to Aiden Markram at second slip. South Africa appealed after which reviewed, with replays confirming Hope had gloved the ball. Rabada might have had two-in-two when he hit Kyle Mayers on the entrance pad with a full-toss and umpire Joel Wilson gave Mayers out lbw, however Rabada had overstepped.
Mayers went on to share a 64-run stand with Powell, the very best within the match for West Indies, earlier than top-edging an tried pull off Rabada, which flew over the slips. Elgar chased it and accomplished the catch.
Powell resisted nearly alone from there. He introduced up his fifty with an edge via third man and reached his highest Check rating since October 2018, 9 innings in the past, however together with his wicket, West Indies unravelled. Powell first swept Maharaj to Nortje at deep midwicket. Maharaj then had Holder caught by Keegan Petersen at quick leg off his subsequent ball to deepen West Indies’ troubles. After which got here the icing on the cake, when Wiaan Mulder grabbed a one-handed likelihood at leg slip off a Da Silva fend.
West Indies went to lunch on 109 for six, with solely the decrease order to come back. Kemar Roach and Jermaine Blackwood stayed collectively for 15.4 overs after the break, with Roach, particularly, enjoying some aggressive strokes throughout his 27. Blackwood was the primary to go when he pushed at an Ngidi supply and acquired an edge that de Kock held on to after diving full size to his proper. Three overs later, Roach holed out to long-on, off Maharaj, earlier than Jayden Seales heaved throughout the road and was caught at deep sq. leg to complete off a memorable match for Maharaj. With the ultimate wicket, Maharaj turned the primary South Africa spinner to take a five-wicket haul towards West Indies.
Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent