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Proteas captain Temba Bavuma produced a man of the match performance as South Africa clinched the series against West Indies 2-0. 

The Proteas completed a convincing 284-run win over the West Indies on the fourth day of the second Test at the DP World Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.

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The result sealed a 2-0 series win for South Africa after they won the opening match by 87 runs in Centurion.

Temba Bavuma with the captain’s innings 

Bavuma was the rock for the Proteas, but he managed to add just one to his overnight 171, falling for 172 (280) balls when he hooked Jason Holder (3/48) to Kemar Roach at deep square leg. 

Maharaj (10) and Rabada (16) did not last too long with the South African innings ending on 321 in 100.4 overs. Kyle Mayers was the pick of the visiting bowlers with three for 46.

The Proteas test squad led by Temba Bavuma pose with their trophy following series win against West Indies
The Proteas test squad led by Temba Bavuma pose with their trophy following series win against West Indies

Temba Bavuma and Proteas bowlers come to the party 

Victory was set up by paceman Gerald Coetzee (3/37) and spinner Simon Harmer (3/45), together with double strikes from Keshav Maharaj (2/4) and Kagiso Rabada (2/19). The quartet helped the hosts blow away the tourists for 106 in 35.1 overs.

It was a clinical performance on what turned out to be the final day of the series. It began with the home side batting in a strong position on 287 for seven in the second innings and looking to build on their lead.

West Indies suffer dramatic collapse 

In reply, West Indies suffered a dramatic early collapse when six wickets fell for 13 runs. They had started solidly in pursuit of 391 by reaching 21 for none in the 11th over, before Rabada claimed two wickets in three balls, first trapping skipper Kraigg Brathwaite (18) leg before wicket and then having Raymon Reifer caught behind for duck.

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Tagenarine Chanderpaul (2), Roston Chase (0), Jermaine Blackwood (4) and Mayers (7) all fell during the mayhem leaving the away side on 34 for six by the 19th over.

Joshua da Silva (34) and Holder (19) added some respectability to the scoreline by putting on 48 for the seventh wicket, before Coetzee cut through both and Harmer ended the game with the final wicket of Josephs (18).

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