South Africa have reached a dominant position in the ongoing Test match against West Indies. While they dismissed the hosts for 97 on Day 1 of the opening Test at St Lucia, thanks to efforts from Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje who picked nine wickets between themselves, they have now managed a whopping 225-run lead in the first innings, thanks to an unbeaten hundred from Proetas wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock. The South African star scored 141 from 170 deliveries, with his innings studded with 12 fours and 7 sixes.
Apart from De Kock, only Aiden Markram managed to breach the 50-run mark, scoring 60 from 110 deliveries as South Africa eventually finished with 322. The Proteas will now look to bowl them out under 225 and register an innings-win.
Following Quinton’s performance, reactions have been pouring in from all corners.
Check out a few of these reactions below:
Great knock, Quinny is back. Great to see some "gees" back in this side. Well done to Anners for hanging in there too.
— Charlie Porter (@CharliePorter12) June 11, 2021
Wll done.., well deserved 👌🙌👌🙌👌🙌
— Sammy Mo'Sala (@HumbleMan83) June 11, 2021
Sixth test 100 with six !!
— Kepke 🧢 (@imraj264) June 11, 2021
it's a pleasure to watch him bat
— #bigSmile (@tapslua) June 11, 2021
What a day he’s having,given out & reviewed got reversed not out gloved it🤷🏿♀️dropped on 83 went on reaching his century,caught in the boundary and it was a No Ball by Holder you kidding me !!Three lifelines for such a dangerous player pic.twitter.com/w7eT2tt81x
— LLM (@lungelomoss1) June 11, 2021
Long coming , well done QDK
— Jezza 🇿🇦🇩🇪 🇪🇸 (@JezzaMaqasa) June 11, 2021
— Rajeev Saraf (@sarafrajeev10) June 11, 2021
— Tanishq Sharma (@Tanishq72) June 11, 2021