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Big knocks from small players contribute to sum of parts in Proteas Test win

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Legendary West Indian paceman Michael Holding once said two Trinidadian batters in Augustine Logie, better known as Gus and Hilary Gomes, or Larry to those who remembered his flowing hair and unfettered batting style, were the most important batters in the West Indies side.

In a team that contained Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, that was a big statement to make.

However, Holding, a sage watcher of the game, wasn't wrong, even though Logie's (35.8) and Gomes' (39.6) numbers look average when compared to their illustrious batting contemporaries.

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