While chasing a mammoth total of 372, Zimbabwe got all out on 289 to lose the match by 74 runs. Ervine and Williams tried to give some fight in the middle overs but the score was too big to be chased down. But the highlighters of the match were the two world records being made in the match.
Chief selector Clive Lloyd has praised Kraigg Brathwaite’s maturity in the wake of the opener’s third Test century and said that coupled with the presence of the experienced Marlon Samuels, the West Indies were now only two middle order batsmen short of being a quality Test side.
West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin said on Thursday that the main benefit of playing in South Africa was the opportunity for his young side to absorb some of the lessons that have made the hosts the number one team in the world.
West Indies cricket captain Denesh Ramdin has said he was pleased with the efforts of centurions Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels in the drawn second Test against South Africa here and hoped for the continued resurgence in the final Test starting Friday in Cape Town.