South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj picked up a hattrick and went on grabbing a couple more, to end with five wickets in the second innings as South Africa defeated West Indies by 158 runs in the 2nd Test.
Maharaj becomes the 2nd South African to achieve this feat in Test cricket and in fact, the first South African in 60 years to take a hattrick in men’s international cricket.
Maharaj ran through the middle order to dismiss Powell, Holder and Da Silva to complete his hattrick and then he went on to pick Roach and Seales as well.
Talking about the match, Visitors made 298 in the first innings with Elgar scoring 77 and Quinton De Kock scoring 96. In return, West Indies made only 149 with Hope and Blackwood adding 40-plus scores.
In return, Rassie Van der Dussen made an unbeaten 75 and Kagiso Rabada had 40 as the team got out for 174 as Roach picked up four wickets.
West Indies then became the victim of Maharaj’s brilliance as they lost their second Test.
Rabada was awarded the player of the match for his all-round performance while Quinton de Kock won the player of the series award.