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South Africa end day two on top against West Indies

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South Africa have ended the second day of the third test match against West Indies in prime position to complete a series victory.

Having quickly wiped up the West Indies tail, bowl in the tourists out for 329, with two wickets each from Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn, who was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4-78.

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South Africa's reply got off to a steady start but Dean Elgar disappointed, scoring just eight, whereas Alviro Petersen scored 42 before being run out and Francois du Plessis was stumped on 68, attempting to clear a Sulieman Benn delivery over the ropes.

Rain in Cape Town ended the days play early with the hosts at 227/3, with experienced duo Hashim Amla (55*) and AB de Villiers (32*) at the crease.

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With over 14,000 test runs between them, home fans will have high hopes of a big first innings lead but with the new ball due 11 overs after the start of play and very little in terms of batting prowess to follow Amla and de Villiers, the game is certainly not won yet.

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Going into day three, trailing by 102 runs, South Africa will look to build that first innings lead but with rain ending play early on day two, it remains to be seen as to what impact the weather may have on proceedings for the remainder of the test match.

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Chris Gayle
AB de Villiers
West Indies cricket
Hashim Amla
Cricket
South Africa cricket

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