Valuable knocks from De Villiers, Prince put South Africa on top against Windies
Sydney, Jun 28 (ANI): Valuable batting contributions from A.B. de Villiers and Ashwell Prince have put South Africa on top in the third Test against the West Indies at Bridgetown.
De Villiers fell in the final half-hour of the second day's play for 73 (189 balls), and Prince was unbeaten on 55 (173 balls), as the South Africans edged to 285 for six, replying to West Indies' first innings score of 231.
South African captain Graeme Smith supported with 70, and Jacques Kallis made 43, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
De Villiers and Prince batted defiantly for nearly four hours in humid conditions to defy the West Indies attack, and put the Proteas back on track, after they slipped to 145 for five in the afternoon session.
The pair added 134 to establish a new sixth-wicket record for South Africa against the hosts in Tests before De Villiers was caught behind off Sulieman Benn attempting a cut.
Left-arm spinner, Benn, was the pick of the West Indies' bowlers with four wickets for 59 runs from 31 overs.
Earlier, Smith fell just before lunch to Benn to bring West Indies back into the match.
Smith departed, following a stand of 62 with Kallis for the fourth wicket, as the South Africans, resuming from their overnight total of 46 for two, reached 145 for four at the interval. (ANI)
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