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Elgar pleased with SA’s performance after winning start to Test captaincy

Proteas will be looking to seal the series when the second Test starts at St Lucia on Friday

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Dean Elgar said he was pleased with the Proteas’ all-round performance after winning his first match as Test captain, as the South Africans thrashed the West Indies inside three days in St Lucia.

Elgar’s men overwhelmed their hosts at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground to win the first Test by an innings and 63 runs and take the lead in the two-match series. Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada took five-wicket hauls apiece as the SA pace attack ripped through the West Indies batting unit on a wicket that assisted the bowlers.

“I think it was a proper professional performance by everyone. Clinical is one word‚ ruthless might be another word to describe it‚” said the new man in charge of the Test team. “It’s a bit more of an old school SA style of cricket that I have been pushing for, knowing that we have it within us...

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