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West Indies opts against enforcing follow-on, leads South Africa by 279 runs at tea in 1st test

West Indies opts against enforcing follow-on, leads South Africa by 279 runs at tea in 1st test

West Indies chose not to enforce the follow-on and reached 66-2 at tea Friday in the second innings, stretching its lead over South Africa to 279 runs on the third day of the first test.
Dale Steyn tried to intimidate Gayle and his fellow-opener Darren Ganga with some short pitched bowling, and Gayle took advantage to race to 29 off 22 balls before he was out, edging Makhaya Ntini to Mark Boucher.
Runako Morton was trapped leg before wicket for five runs by Jacques Kallis' first ball. Ganga was undefeated on 22 and Marlon Samuels had nine at tea.
Earlier, South Africa was all out shortly after lunch for a first innings total of 195 _ 14 runs short of definitely avoiding the follow-on. But West Indies captain Chris Gayle elected to bat a second time at St. George's Park after its first innings 408.
South Africa struggled to add 70 to its overnight total of 122-5 by lunch, and lost the wickets of 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 Nel on 14 and Steyn on six.
Both departed soon after lunch: Nel flicked a catch to Ganga off Bravo's bowling for 16, and Steyn miscued a hook off Bravo to be caught by Powell for seven.
Bravo's figures were 4-24 and Taylor's 3-46. Powell also had wickets with 3-58.


Updated : 2021-05-09 07:04 GMT+08:00