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CRICKET: WI in danger against South Africa in Centurion

Published:Friday | December 19, 2014 | 11:51 AM

West Indies are in serious danger of losing the opening test against host South Africa in Centurion.

When stumps were drawn on today's third day, the Caribbean team, which was forced to follow on, closed on 76 for 2 after losing Kraig Brathwaite 20 and Devon Smith for 5.

Marlon Samuels, 13, and Leon Johnson, 33, will resume batting on Saturday’s penultimate day in a bit to try and save West Indies, who are still 275 runs behind South Africa’s massive 552 for 5 declared.

Earlier, the top five batsmen - Kraig Brathwaite 34, Devon Smith 35, Leon Johnson 31, Samuels 33 and Shiv Chanderpaul 21 – all got starts, but Vernon Philander, who finished with 4 for 29, removed four of the top six as the Caribbean men crashed out for 201 in 60.2 overs.

Morne Morkel supported 3 for 55.


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