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As it happened: SA v Windies - Day 2

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18 Dec 2014

The Proteas declared their innings on 552/5 after 140.3 overs.

Debutant Stiaan van Zyl finished not out on 101, while Hashim Amla (208) and AB de Villiers (152) also made centuries.

A daunting task for the Windies over the next three days. Surely only the rain can save them...

18 Dec 2014

PLAY CALLED OFF FOR THE DAY

Despite the rain clearing, play has been called off for the day folks.

Proceedings will start at 10:00 on Friday.

Join us then for more interactive commentary!

18 Dec 2014

It's still raining quite heavily at SuperSport Park folks. More play today seems unlikely...

18 Dec 2014

RAIN DELAY

Unfortunately rain has delayed the players from coming back on after tea folks. We'll keep you updated on the happening from SuperSport Park.

18 Dec 2014

EARLY TEA

The covers are on as the rain starts to fall at SuperSport Park

The umpires decide to take an early tea

Join us as soon as play restarts!

18 Dec 2014

INTERESTING POINT

Stiaan van Zyl become first South African to score a century on Test debut at HOME

Alviro Petersen, Jacques Rudolph, Faf du Plessis and Andrew Hudson all scored their tons abroad

18 Dec 2014

20 MINUTES BEFORE TEA

The Proteas will have 20 minutes - or about 5 overs - to bowl to the West Indies before the tea break

18 Dec 2014

AMLA CALLS TIME ON THE INNINGS

SA 552/5 after 140.3 overs

18 Dec 2014

***THE PROTEAS HAVE DECLARED***

18 Dec 2014

BENN'S FIGURES

46-7-148-2

Ouch

18 Dec 2014

550 UP FOR PROTEAS

The runs continue to flow and De Kock gets into the action, smacking a tiring Benn for back-to-back SIXES!

18 Dec 2014

AMAZING SCENES

Van Zyl scores his debut Test ton off 129 balls to become to the FIFTH SA player to do so

18 Dec 2014

100 FOR VAN ZYL!

18 Dec 2014

FIVE TO GO FOR VAN ZYL

Stiaan van Zyl has 95* off 125 balls with 14 fours

Five to go to become the fifth SA batsman to score a Test ton on debut

18 Dec 2014

INTERESTING STAT

There hasn't been a single review - successful or not - in the match to date (138 overs)

Fourth umpire getting paid for nothing!

18 Dec 2014

LIGHTS ON

Floodlights coming on now at the ground, can't see us finishing at the scheduled time

18 Dec 2014

VAN ZYL INTO THE 90'S

Nervous much?

18 Dec 2014

IN WALKS QUINTON DE KOCK

At 22 years and one day old...

18 Dec 2014

AMLA GOES FOR 208

One shot too many for the Incredible # as he's caught on the long-on fence for 208 off 371 balls, caught by Taylor off the bowling of Benn

18 Dec 2014

WICKET!

18 Dec 2014

SPORT24 READER SPEAKS...

Sport24 fan EWAN MOFFAT has pointed out that although there have been four Test 100s scored on debut for SA, there are another four SA-born players to score 100s on debut for other countries.

Kepler Wessels (AUS)

Andrew Strauss (ENG)

Jonathon Trott (ENG)

Matt Prior (ENG)

18 Dec 2014

I'm no weather expert, but that looks a bit dodgy...

A photo posted by Antoinette (@mspr1nt) on

18 Dec 2014

READER RESPONSE

In reply to a question posed earlier "Who are currently the FOUR South African players to have scored a Test century on debut", congratulations to the following for correctly guessing the answer!

Danette de Klerk

Roderick Ephraim

Niyaaz Abrahams

Denver Swanepoel

Warren Sharp

Kyle De Montille

Retha Smith

The correct answer was: Andrew Hudson, Jacques Rudolph, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis

18 Dec 2014

YET ANOTHER RECORD FOR AMLA!

Now Amla (202*) breaks another record: Highest score at Centurion, beating the 201* by Jacques Kallis v India in the 2010/11 season

18 Dec 2014

500 UP FOR SA

And in the mayhem of Amla going to his double ton, the Proteas have brought up their 500 in 132.1 overs (795 balls)

18 Dec 2014

INCREDIBLE SCENES!

That's Amla's THIRD score in excess of 200

18 Dec 2014

200 FOR AMLA!

18 Dec 2014

CAN VAN ZYL JOIN EXCLUSIVE CLUB?

Currently only FOUR South Africans have made a Test century on debut.

Can you name them?

Answers on a postcard... or to mysport@sport24.co.za

18 Dec 2014

CROWD

No official attendance figures given - for Days 1 or 2 - but looks sparse

Sign of things to come on this tour?

18 Dec 2014

AUDI SIGN HIDDEN

New Proteas sponsors Audi have their sign covered behind the bowler as the sightscreen stubbornly refuses to change

18 Dec 2014

AND ANOTHER RECORD FOR AMLA!

Amla moves to 193* and surpasses Herschelle Gibbs' score of 192, the previous highest SA Test score against the West Indies

18 Dec 2014

FAST START AFTER LUNCH

30 runs in 6 overs

That's 5 to the over people...

18 Dec 2014

RUNS FLOW

Back-to-back boundaries by Van Zyl as he coems down the wicket to Samuels and hits him over his head, then laps one down to fine leg

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