Proteas move to 135 for two at Newlands

2015-01-03 16:07

South Africa reached tea on 135 for two on day two of the third Test against the West Indies, at Newlands in Cape Town.

Faf du Plessis on 51 and Hashim Amla on 16 were the unbeaten batsmen at the break, as the hosts trailed the West Indies by 194 runs in the first innings.

Du Plessis brought up his seventh half-century just before the interval, from 81 balls including six fours.

Alviro Petersen’s dismal run of form continued as he was run out for 42. Du Plessis hit the ball to Jermaine Blackwood at backward point, and a direct hit found Petersen well short of his ground.

Petersen’s 26th Test innings without century ended after 130 minutes at the crease, facing 85 balls and striking three fours and a six.

The breakthrough also brought to a close a 56 run partnership for the second wicket between Du Plessis and Petersen.

In morning play, Dale Steyn edged closer to the 400 wicket mark with 4/78 as the West Indies were bowled out for 329 in their first innings.

Steyn claimed the scalps of Blackwood lbw for 56 and Jason Holder for 23 on day two to add to his two wickets on the opening day.

Steyn moved up to 393 wickets in his Test career, as the West Indies collapsed from their overnight total of 276 for six to be bundled out inside the first hour of play in the morning.

Dean Elgar fell for eight in the final over before lunch, lbw to Holder.

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