Saturday, December 29, 2007

South Africa v West Indies 1st Test: West Indies is in better condition with 359 runs lead against South Africa

South Africa vs West Indies Test match is now in exciting condition. Host South Africa is trying hard to come back in the series. West Indies made a 359 run lead over South Africa on Friday despite a late collapse on the third of the Test.

After the end of the third day West Indies could manage 148 for 8 after dismissing South Africa for 195. West Indian medium pacer Dwayne Bravo finished the day taking four for 24. West Indies made 408 in their first innings. No one could play well against West Indies’s bowling attack except AB de Villiers. He is the highest run scorer in his side. He scored 59 runs off facing 127 balls. In his way of fifty he hit 9 boundaries.

South Africa finished their second day scoring 126-6 with Mark Boucher was on 20 and AB de Villiers was on 22. However, they could add 69 runs more in the third day.

Jerome Taylor and Daren Powell got three wickets each.

However, West Indies could not play well in their second innings. They lost their top 8 wickets within 148 runs. Marlon Samuels scored highest run in the second innings. He made 40 runs off facing 87 balls. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who made seven consecutive Test fifty in the first innings could collect only 8 runs in the second innings.

South African bowler Dale Steyn finished the third day with taking 3 quick wickets for 53 runs. Second highest wicket taker is Paul Harris. He claimed two important wickets of

Ganga and Samuels added 65 for the third wicket before Ganga got run out scoring 45 runs.

Jerome Taylor was on 2 with Daren Powell who faced only one ball. Both these two players will start their fourth day and try to add more runs against South Africa.

Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy.

Makhaya Nitni first break threw the wicket of West Indies.

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