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West Indies at 146-8, leads South Africa by 359 runs in 1st test

West Indies at 146-8, leads South Africa by 359 runs in 1st test

South African pace bowler Dale Steyn took three quick wickets Friday and the West Indies slumped to 146-8 at the end of the third day of the first test, with an overall lead of 359 runs.
Left-arm orthodox spinner Paul Harris also struck twice as the West Indies lost six second innings wickets for 22 runs in less than 10 overs.
West Indies chose not to enforce the follow-on after dismissing South Africa for 195 soon after lunch. Now, with two days left to play at St. George's Park, South Africa could take its time chasing what would still be a demanding target.
Jerome Taylor, with two runs, and Daren Powell, yet to score, were the West Indies batsmen at the crease at stumps.
West Indies appeared firmly in control with Darren Ganga and Marlon Samuels reaching 122-2, when Ganga was run out for 45 after a direct hit by Herschelle Gibbs.
Steyn, who had previously bowled poorly in the match, then dismissed Samuels _ out for 40 after dragging a fast short-pitched delivery onto his stumps.
Dwayne Bravo tried to hit out against Harris at the other end but managed only to chip a simple catch to Gibbs at midon to be dismissed for 10.
Steyn had Shivnarine Chanderpaul caught by Jacques Kallis at second slip for eight, Harris trapped Darren Sammy leg before wicket for three, and Steyn removed Denesh Ramdin without scoring as Gibbs took a gloved ball easily at gully.
Steyn, who took 2-121 in the first innings, finished the day with 3-53, while Harris had 2-20.
Earlier, West Indies captain Chris Gayle _ who decided to bat again after South Africa fell 14 runs short of avoiding a possible follow-on _ hit 29 off 22 balls before he edged Makhaya Ntini's delivery to Mark Boucher. Runako Morton was trapped leg before wicket by the first ball of Jacques Kallis' spell for five.
South Africa had struggled to add 70 to its overnight total of 122-5 by lunch, and lost the wickets of Boucher, A.B. de Villiers and Harris.
Boucher was the first to go when he attempted a hook off the bowling of Taylor but instead sent a top edge to 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 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 afterward: 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 : 2020-12-04 07:40 GMT+08:00