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South Africa struggles to avoid follow-on against West Indies

South Africa struggles to avoid follow-on against West Indies

South Africa was 17 runs short of avoiding a possible follow-on at 192-8 at lunch Friday on the third day of the first test against the West Indies.
Batting in its first innings in reply to the West Indies' 408 at St. George's Park, South Africa struggled to add 70 to its overnight total of 122-5 and lost the wickets of Mark Boucher, A.B. de Villiers and Paul Harris.
Boucher was the first to go when he attempted a hook off the bowling of Jerome Taylor but instead sent a top edge to Daren Powell. He was out for 20 in the third over of the day.
De Villiers and Harris resisted for 18 overs, scoring 43 runs between them before De Villiers fell for a 127-ball 59 to a delivery from Dwayne Bravo which uprooted his off stump.
Harris was also patient, batting for 100 minutes for his nine runs, but was out trying to hit Bravo over midoff and falling to a catch by Taylor.
At the crease at lunch were Andre Nel on 14 and Dale Steyn on six.
Bravo's figures were 2-22 and Taylor's 3-46. Powell also had wickets with 3-57.


Updated : 2021-04-13 06:10 GMT+08:00