Watch: Keshav Maharaj’s hat-trick in South Africa’s big win over Windies

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Keshav Maharaj celebrates after taking a hat-trick against the West Indies on the island of Gross on Monday.

Keshav Maharaj a story scenario on Monday when he picked a hat-trick in South Africa’s victory with 158 wins over West India in the second test. The big victory on the cricket field of Daren Sammy in Gros Islet led to a clean break of Proteas with 2: 0 in the series.

Starting the day at 15-0 while chasing, the West Indies got tired of fighting as they were 107-0 at one stage in the afternoon.

Then, left-handed Maharaj declared a hat-trick as he finished with 5/36 from 17.3 over. He became only the second South African to perform the feat in the history of tests.

Leftist Kieran Powell challenged South African bowling for two and a half hours to achieve the best result with 51 tracks, which included nine limits, but could not save his team from defeat.

Powell fell when he tried to shoot Maharaj from the side, but was caught by Heinrich Northier at the border of the middle door. The next ball, the highest ranked test in the world, Jason Holder, was caught on his feet by Keegan Petersen.

This was followed by Joshua da Silva, who was caught slipping by Waan Mulder by Maharaj for a duck.

West India lost captain Kraigg Brathwaite earlier as he stood up Kagiso Rabada (3/44) to a South African skipper Dean Elgar on the first slip.

Then Rabada reported Shai Nadezhda and Kyle Myers, 34, finished with five weekends in the match, which helped him secure the player’s prize of the match.

The teams will now travel to Grenada for five T20I Series matches, starting on June 26 at the National Stadium.

(With IANS inputs).



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