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South Africa's Proteas have beaten the West Indies in their first Test match. Photo: Cricket SA

South Africa’s Proteas cricket team has won the first Test match against the West Indies, with fast-bowler Kagiso Rabada “on the rampage”… helping his team to victory by taking five wickets. The Proteas won – before lunch – by one innings and 63 runs.

Cricket South Africa said: “A clinical performance by the #Proteas sees them wrap up the first Test match on Day 3 at the Daren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia.”

The West Indies managed a score of 97 in their first innings, before being bowled out for 162 against SA’s 322.

After the victory, Proteas captain Dean Elgar said: “It was a collective effort by the side. There has been a lot of planning and there was a massive effort from us. I had asked the guys to score big hundreds and to take five wickets and we had three of those accolades in this match.”


Earlier on Saturday Cricket South Africa held its AGM today at which Rihan Richards was elected as President and Donovan May as Vice-President, both by unanimous vote.