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CRICKET: Samuels, Brathwaite complete century but WI collapse again

Published:Monday | December 29, 2014 | 11:08 AM

The West Indies suffered another embarrassing collapse against South Africa before rain ended play early on today’s fourth day of the second Test in Port Elizabeth.

The Caribbean side collapsed from 231 for three to 275 for nine when bad weather arrived to drive players and officials from the field.

The West Indies now trail South Africa by 142 runs, after the Proteas amassed 417 for eight declared in their first innings.

Resuming the day on 147 for two, West Indies did well in the early stages as Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels both got hundreds to add 176 for the third wicket.

Opener Brathwaite struck 104 after resuming the day on 65 and Samuels converted his overnight 60 to 101.

Both fell within the space of four deliveries to trigger a collapse, which saw West Indies lose seven wickets for 44 runs.

Seamer Morne Morkel ended the day with four for 69, while leg-spinner Imran Tahir had three for 108.

The first session was of play was washed out.

West Indies lost the first Test by an innings and 220 runs on the fourth day in Centurion, just over a week ago and are trailing the three-match series 1-0.

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