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South Africa v West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 3: Match Report


  • After the stumps were brought down on day three of the third test match of the Sir Vivian Richards Trophy contested between the mighty West Indies and South Africa, it was in response to the Caribbean’s 329 runs at the end of the last day’s match that the African Proteas made a successful comeback of 421 runs at the expense of 10 wickets. After the early dismissal of the South African opener D. Elgar, the Proteas seemed to be panting initially. However, the other opener Alviro Peterson provided a second sided strong support, which was the need of the hour. Peterson scored 42 off 85 balls. Even Faf du Plessis scored a vital innings of 68 runs off 122 balls and laid the road for the Afros to success. But the most convincing and the astounding innings of the day, or rather the match was played down with ease by the wicket keeper cum batsman of South Africa, A. B. DeVilliers scoring 148 runs after facing just 194 deliveries. DeVilliers was the pride of South Africa for the day as he managed to pull the Afros throughout the third day and also did manage to put up an added leveraging effort to make up a 92 run lead for the match of the West Indies. Among the West Indies bowlers, J. O. Holders and M. N. Samuels were the only two to take a couple of wickets each. The rest of the bowlers ended on a below the average rank by taking only a wicket each and that too after being proved pretty much economical. It was Samuels who finally managed to knock off A. B. DeVilliers. It was a 76.3 kph delivery bowled down the pitch, but it had not got the legs, but instead tried to clear long on, got too far underneath the ball and found more height than distance. The long on steadies under the ball, although it popped out on the first grab but it fell down by his chest and he kept his calm and composure.

    It was much later, in the latter half of the day’s play that the West Indies came to bat the second time in the match for their second innings, keeping in mind the 92 runs trail, scoring 88 runs off 2 wickets losing Braithwaite and Smith and Johnson and Samuels taking the charge from thereafter. At the end of the day, the spectators of Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa viewed their children taking the advantage of the day, though a lot of the play is still left and the game is on.

    122.4 Overs, R/R: 3.44

    Batsman

    r

    b

    4s

    6s

    sr

    Alviro Petersen run out (Jermaine Blackwood)

    42

    85

    3

    1

    49.41

    Dean Elgar lbw b Jason Holder

    8

    30

    1

    0

    26.67

    Faf du Plessis st Denesh Ramdin b Sulieman Benn

    68

    122

    8

    0

    55.74

    Hashim Amla (C) c Denesh Ramdin b Jason Holder

    63

    150

    7

    0

    42.00

    AB de Villiers (W) c Shannon Gabriel b Marlon Samuels

    148

    194

    15

    1

    76.29

    Temba Bavuma b Shannon Gabriel

    15

    41

    2

    0

    36.59

    Stiaan van Zyl lbw b Marlon Samuels

    33

    63

    3

    0

    52.38

    Vernon Philander run out (Jason Holder)

    0

    7

    0

    0

    0.00

    Simon Harmer lbw b Jerome Taylor

    10

    48

    2

    0

    20.83

    Dale Steyn run out (Leon Johnson)

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0.00

    Morne Morkel not out

    4

    5

    0

    0

    80.00

     

    Extras (b – 0, w – 0, no – 0, lb – 7, penalty – 0)

    7

    Total

    421 (3.44 runs per over)

    Fall of Wickets

    1-48 (Dean Elgar, 11.5 ov), 2-104 (Alviro Petersen, 27.1 ov), 3-157 (Faf du Plessis, 49.1 ov), 4-254 (Hashim Amla, 75.1 ov), 5-288 (Temba Bavuma, 86.5 ov), 6-384 (Stiaan van Zyl, 108.2 ov), 7-385 (Vernon Philander, 109.4 ov), 8-408 (Dale Steyn, 120.4 ov), 9-421 (AB de Villiers, 122.4 ov),

     

    Bowlers

    o

    m

    r

    wkt

    wd

    nb

    econ

    Jerome Taylor

    20

    2

    80

    1

    1

    1

    4.00

    Shannon Gabriel

    17

    2

    64

    1

    3

    7

    3.76

    Jason Holder

    24

    4

    87

    2

    1

    2

    3.63

    Marlon Samuels

    16.4

    0

    68

    2

    0

    0

    4.15

    Sulieman Benn

    45

    9

    115

    1

    0

    0

    2.56

     

     

    34.0 Overs, R/R: 2.59

    Batsman

    r

    b

    4s

    6s

    sr

    Kraigg Brathwaite b Simon Harmer

    16

    45

    1

    0

    35.56

    Devon Smith c AB de Villiers b Morne Morkel

    7

    36

    1

    0

    19.44

    Leon Johnson Batting

    37

    66

    5

    0

    56.06

    Marlon Samuels Batting

    26

    57

    4

    0

    45.61

    Shivnarine Chanderpaul

             

    Denesh Ramdin (C)(W)

             

    Jermaine Blackwood

             

    Jason Holder

             

    Jerome Taylor

             

    Sulieman Benn

             

    Shannon Gabriel

             

     

    Extras (b – 0, w – 0, no – 0, lb – 2, penalty – 0)

    2

    Total

    88 (2.59 runs per over)

    Fall of Wickets

    1-23 (Devon Smith, 11 ov), 2-27 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 13.5 ov),

     

    Bowlers

    o

    m

    r

    wkt

    wd

    nb

    econ

    Dale Steyn

    10

    2

    31

    0

    0

    0

    3.10

    Vernon Philander

    9

    3

    17

    0

    0

    0

    1.89

    Morne Morkel

    6

    3

    10

    1

    0

    0

    1.67

    Simon Harmer

    9

    4

    28

    1

    0

    0

    3.11

     

     

     

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