The former captain and West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder picked up a stunning catch in the slip cordon to dismiss the South African spinner Keshav Maharaj in the second innings. West Indies have been set a daunting task of chasing down 324 by South Africa to win the second test and level the series.
South Africa was reeling at 73 for the loss of 7 wickets in their second innings while Rassie Van Der Dussen and Kagiso Rabada stitched a partnership of 70 runs for the eight-wicket which was very crucial. Rabada scored 40 while Van Der Dussen remained not out on 75 at the end of the second innings. Kemar Roach was the pick of the bowlers for the West Indies with four wickets.
Sensational Catch From Jason Holder
Jason Holder left the West Indian crowd in awe with his one-handed screamer to dismiss Keshav Maharaj in the bowling of Jayden Seales. The delivery was overpitched and Maharaj went for the fancy drive which took the edge and went into the right of Jason Holder at the second slip. Holder had to put in the dive to cover up the distance as the ball went in the gap between the second slip and gully.
Suddenly, Jason Holder plucked the ball in the air which was traveling very quickly and it was also traveling towards the ground. It was important for him to get underneath the ball and to take it one-handed was very special. He could not believe his eyes when he took the catch and it deserved a famous celebration from him who is quite often very calm and composed.
— James (@Surreycricfan) June 20, 2021
West Indies Have An Uphill Task In The Final Innings
The West Indian batsmen have found it very hard against the Proteas pacer so far and have been bundled out for low scores in the last three innings. However, this will be the best opportunity for them to stage a redemption and even a draw could be a big takeaway for the home side. The South African pace attack has been on the money with their lengths and lines and 324 looks a big score to chase down.
West Indies will resume the final day on 15 for the loss of no wicket with the openers Kraigg Braithwaite and Keiron Powell at the crease.