Proteas make it to 369/7

2014-12-28 13:57

South Africa battled their way to 369 for seven at lunch on day three of the second Test against the West Indies in Port Elizabeth today.

After a weather-delayed start at 11am, South Africa lost wickets at regular intervals, slowing their efforts to move the game forward.

Hisham Amla added two boundaries to his tally, before he missed a straight delivery from Jason Holder and the batsman was given out lbw for 33.

Next to depart was AB de Villiers who was undone by a beast of a delivery which swung late and struck his offstump. De Villiers made his way to the change room for 10, with South Africa at that stage having obtained 304 for five.

Temba Bavuma was dropped at midwicket on four off the bowling of Jerome Taylor, but the debutant added just six more to his total before he gloved a Shannon Gabriel ball through to the keeper, reducing South Africa to 325 for six.

Stiaan van Zyl, who scored a century in the first Test, subsequently came in to bat. He scored 29 from 49 balls including five fours, before he got a thin edge to the keeper.

At the break, Vernon Philander was not out on 11 with Dale Steyn on 13 at the other end.

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