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CRICKET: Rain forces draw between Windies, South Africa

Published:Tuesday | December 30, 2014 | 10:17 AM

The second Test between West Indies and hosts South Africa in Port Elizabeth ended in a draw after rain washed out the fifth and final day today.

The teams had taken an early lunch as no play was possible in the morning session.

After an inspection by the umpires about 12 o'clock, the game was called off.

It was a similar situation on the fourth day, when poor weather prevented any play from taking in the first session.

However, play was possible in the last two sessions.

West Indies entered the final day on 279 for nine, 142 runs behind South Africa’s first innings total of 417 for eight declared.

The Caribbean side collapsed from 231 for three to 275 for nine yesterday after Marlon Samuels and Kraigg Brathwaite hit centuries.

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

Brathwaite was named Man of the Match.

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.

The final Test starts on Friday in Cape Town.

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