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CRICKET: West Indies team heads to Cape Town for third Test against South Africa

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 2014 | 9:46 AM

The West Indies cricketers are scheduled to travel to Cape Town today to prepare for the third and final Test against hosts South Africa at Newlands.

The Test starts on Friday.

South Africa leads the series 1-0 following its innings and 220-run victory in the first Test at Centurion.

The second Test ended in a draw in Port Elizabeth yesterday after rain washed out the final day.

West Indies assistant coach, Stuart Williams, says the Caribbean side had shown signs of improvement following the heavy defeat at Centurion .

The Caribbean team watched as South Africa piled up 417 for eight declared but then responded strongly as 22-year-old opener Kraigg Brathwaite, 106 runs, and the experienced Marlon Samuels, 101, both struck hundreds.

Their record third wicket partnership of 176 lifted the West Indies to 231 for two during the second session on Monday, before the tourists lost seven wickets for 44 runs to decline significantly.

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

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