In the first match of the two-match Test series being played against the West Indies, South Africa's first innings was reduced to 322 runs on the second day. This included a brilliant century by the former captain of the team. Quinton de Kock scored an unbeaten 141 in the biggest innings of Test career after being removed from the captaincy. West Indies' first innings was reduced to just 97 runs and thus the visiting team took a crucial 235-run lead. By the end of the second day's play, West Indies had lost 4 wickets for 82 runs.
Former South Africa captain De Kock played a brilliant inning during the tour of West Indies. On Friday, the biggest innings of his Test career came from his bat. Facing 170 balls in the first innings, he returned unbeaten after playing an innings of 141 runs with 12 fours and 7 sixes. At the other end, this batsman did not get long support from any batsman. De Kock was seen struggling alone for the team. In this innings, captain Aiden Markram scored 60 while Van der Dussen scored 46 runs.
Dekock's best score in Test
De Kock, who scored a century after two years in Test cricket, played unbeaten innings of 141 runs against the West Indies. This is the biggest innings of his Test career. Earlier, his highest score was 129 runs, this was also an unbeaten innings which he played against England in Centurion in 2016. He also played an innings of 129 runs against Pakistan in Johannesburg in 2019.