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Jayden Seales makes a strong return with a three-wicket explosion.

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On the first day of the first four-day match at Willowmoore Park, Benoni on Tuesday, Jayden Seales made an outstanding comeback to first-class cricket by taking three significant wickets for the West Indies A Team against South Africa A.
After winning the toss, the home team elected to bat first and scored 287-9. West Indies A got off to a strong start thanks to openers Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Zachary McCaskie. They batted through a difficult 35 minutes before the end. On Wednesday morning, the two will play again, with McCaskie at 17 and Chanderpaul at 27. Both of whom are unbeaten at 46.

During the Australian Test tour, Seales didn’t participate in a first-class match until a year ago. After undergoing surgery in December of last year, he underwent rehabilitation to resume the red ball format.

seales said It was just about being consistent

It was just about being consistent and trying to figure out the right lengths to cause batsmen problems. Here in South Africa, we know the ball will bounce a lot more than in the West Indies, so we didn’t want the batsmen leaving a lot of balls… what we wanted was to have them playing a lot more,”

Seales said after the day’s play.

This three-match series here is very important for me. I got injured in Australia last so I would like to have a good tour here and make the team back to Australia for the Test series (in January 2024). Where I would like to redeem myself and perform to the level that I know I am capable of.”

Seales finished with a strong 3-23 from 15.5 overs of bowling. And fellow pacer Akeem Jordan provided support with 3-61 from 18 overs. West Indies Before the home team declared approximately fifty minutes before the end. They had defied three half-centuries from Keegan Petersen (whose highest score was 59), Tony De Zorzi (a fellow senior Test batsman), who made fifty-five. And Clyde Fortuin (who is yet to be capped), who made fifty-three.

After the break, Seales broke the wicket early, getting Hamza for 30 before the Proteas reached 100. The home team then faltered to 125-3 when off-spinner Kevin Sinclair got De Zorzi caught behind.

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