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Kallis, De Villiers hold up West Indies as South Africa digs in

Kallis, De Villiers hold up West Indies as South Africa digs in

South African batsman Jacques Kallis reached an undefeated 77 at tea Saturday to guide South Africa to 138-4 on the fourth day of the first of three tests against the West Indies.
South Africa was in pursuit of 389 for victory, and slumped to 45-4 immediately after lunch with the dismissal of Ashwell Prince, caught for 10 at first slip by West Indies captain Chris Gayle off the bowling of Jerome Taylor.
Kallis was joined in an unbroken 93-run partnership by A.B. de Villiers, who was on 31 at tea, to frustrate West Indies' attempt at its first-ever test victory in 10 attempts on South African soil.
Kallis hit eight fours off 113 balls, taking advantage of some wayward bowling. De Villiers was more sedate, hitting four boundaries in 86 deliveries.
West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards removed South Africa captain Graeme Smith and top-order batsman Hashim Amla before lunch to have South Africa battling at 45-3.
The West Indies batsmen added 29 runs to their overnight total of 146 to reach 175 before Paul Harris removed Daren Powell for six, and Jerome Taylor holed out to Andre Nel after scoring 22 off 28 balls.
Harris finished with figures of 4-35, and Dale Steyn had 3-67.
South Africa started its second innings at St. George's Park needing 389 to win after West Indies scored 408 in its first innings and dismissed South Africa for 195.
Herschelle Gibbs was the first to go, trapped leg before wicket by Daren Powell for his second duck in the match.
Amla scored just 8 runs before driving at a swinging delivery from Edwards to give wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin an easy catch. Smith managed 11 before Darren Ganga made a diving catch from short leg.
Edwards had 2-19 at tea, Taylor 1-24 and Powell 1-35.


Updated : 2021-05-10 12:47 GMT+08:00