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CRICKET: Inconsistency costs Windies Test

Published:Tuesday | January 6, 2015 | 12:50 PM
Denesh Ramdin - File

West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin says the Caribbean men lost the test series against South Africa, because of inconsistency.

The Windies went down in the third and final match by 8 wickets today to lose the three match series 2-0.

According to Ramdin, the West Indies need to learn to get into winning positions.

However, Ramdin singled out batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite, Leon Johnson and Jermaine Blackwood and fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, all relative novices in the Test arena as proof of future potential.

This morning Sulieman Benn struck again for the West Indies on the fifth and final day of the third and final test in Cape Town.

But the Caribbean side could not avoid defeat.

Resuming on nine for 1, South Africa lost Francois du Plessis caught Blackwood off the bowling of Benn for 14 runs in the first session of play.

But the South African would press on to reach their target of 124 runs without any further loss.

They ended 124 for two.

Man of the Match was AB de Villers for his first innings 143.

The South African captain Hashim Amla was voted man of the series.

Final scores: West Indies 329 & 215.

South Africa: 421 & 124 for two.


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