Another beating for West Indies
The Windies’ woes continued yesterday at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago with a lopsided 163-run loss to South Africa with a day to spare in the first Digicel Test.
With the ship sinking, captain Chris Gayle struck nine fours and one six in the top score of 73 while his deputy Dwayne Bravo made 49 as the regional side folded for 292, chasing an unlikely 457 for victory by the Proteas. But the most enterprising performance for the West Indies came from the lanky Sulieman Benn, who made a career-best Test score of 42 batting at No. 9, and shared in the innings’ best partnership of 66 with debutant Shane Shillingford, who contributed 27.