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Holder strikes, but SA tightens their grip on first Test


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Holder strikes, but SA tightens their grip on first Test
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Gros Islet – Jason Holder made the only breakthrough for West Indies before lunch against South Africa in the first Test in St. Lucia.

At the interval, the South Africans were 205 for five on the second day of the Test at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, extending their first innings lead to 108, with Quinton de Kock was not out on 44 and Wiaan Mulder was not out on 21.

After the Proteas resumed from their overnight total of 128 for four, Holder struck inside the first hour, when he had Rassie van der Dussen caught at gully for 46, flirting outside the off-stump.

The Windies thought they had de Kock on 23, but he successfully reviewed an lbw verdict from umpire Gregory Brathwaite and television replays showed the ball took a slight deflection from the glove before striking him on the pad.

Outside of those two, the home team’s bowlers failed to create any further chances, and Mulder joined de Kock to put on 43 – unbroken – for the sixth wicket.

Summarised scores:

West Indies 97 (Jason Holder 20, Kraigg Brathwaite 15, Shai Hope 15, Rahkeem Cornwall 13, Nkrumah Bonner 10; Lungi Ngidi 13.5-7-19-5, Anrich Nortje 4-35).

South Africa 205 for five (Aiden Makram 60, Rassie van der Dussen 46, Quinton de Kock 44 not out, Wiaan Muler 21 not out, Keegan Petersen 19; Jayden Seales 3-50).

(AR)