Teenager Jayden Seales’ Test match debut proved to be the lone highlight for the West Indies on an otherwise dismal opening day of the first Test against South Africa at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia, yesterday, and West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite has already labelled the youngster “a special talent”.
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The West Indies wrested the advantage back from Sri Lanka by rallying to post 354 in their first innings, though the second Test is still very much in the balance after the tourists themselves staged a fightback after losing early wickets to close the second day on 136 for three, trailing by 218 runs at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, yesterday.
Two series in the bag with one to go.
In fact, if you tack on the unexpected success in the two Tests in Bangladesh last month, that’s three series wins in a row for the West Indies across the three formats of the international game.
So whether or not they successfully chased that potentially challenging target of 275 in the final One-Day International of the three-match series against Sri Lanka in Antigua yesterday, it’s fair to say the regional side are on a roll.