View Full Version : 01/04 Windies blown off course

01-04-2008, 02:46 PM
West Indies are 96-4 in their second innings, a lead of just 18 runs, after the third day against South Africa in Cape Town.

The Proteas had batted until just after lunch to move from 218-5 to 321 and claim a first-innings advantage of 78.

But West Indies had wiped out most of that deficit before losing four wickets in the final session to put the hosts back in control of the second Test.

Medium pacer Jacques Kallis (1-19) had Denesh Ramdin (32) - opening due to Chris Gayle's on-going struggles with a hamstring injury - caught behind to end an opening stand of 59 with Daren Ganga and open the door for his seam bowling colleagues to each claim a wicket of their own.

Dale Steyn (1-22) had Runako Morton caught behind for one and Ganga's 112-ball vigil for 22 was ended when Makhaya Ntini (1-25) disturbed his stumps.

Worse followed when in-form Marlon Samuels was trapped lbw by Andre Nel (1-14) just prior to the close to reduce West Indies to 93-4.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (8no) and Gayle (1no) - allowed to bat with a runner despite carrying his hamstring injury into the match - made it to the end of play without further alarm, but will resume tomorrow with much batting to be done if West Indies are to build on their victory in the first Test.