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Nortje Bags 5-36 As South Africa Takes Big Lead Against West Indies

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South Africa limped to 49 for four in its second innings having been all out for 342 in its first early on the second morning.

Fast bowler Anrich Nortje ripped through the West Indies middle order to take 5- 36 as South Africa opened up a 179- run lead with six alternate innings lattices remaining at the close of the alternate day of the see- aphorism first Test at Centurion Park on Wednesday.

South Africa limped to 49 for four in its alternate innings having been all out for 342 in its first early on the alternate morning.

It dismissed West Indies for 212 in reply as attachment Gerald Coetzee also claimed numbers of 2- 45 on debut, with 24 lattices formerly lost in six sessions in the match.

Dean Elgar( 1), debutant Tony de Zorzi( 0), Keegan Petersen( 7) and Temba Bavuma( 0), with a brace of ducks, are all formerly dismissed for the home side in its alternate innings.

Bavuma is the fourth player to get a brace on their Test debut after Mark Taylor, Rashid Latif and Habibul Bashar.

First innings centurion Aiden Markram (35 not out) and Heinrich Klaasen (0 not out) will renew on the third morning, hoping to make on what’s formerly a sizeable advantage.

Seamer Alzarri Joseph( 2- 17) has impressed again after he claimed a demoiselle Test five- gate haul( 5- 81) in South Africa’s first innings.

“It’s not the quickest gate, it’s going a little up and down, but we’re just sticking to our plans, ” Nortje said. “ I need to acclimate a little now and also. It’s just about chancing that meter.

“We need some kind of cooperation to take the lead to 250- plus. surely that’s veritably competitive. The further we can get the better, but I would suppose 250- plus is a veritably good score. ”

West Indies made a strong launch to its first innings but lost its final seven lattices for 43 runs as Nortje proved principal destroyer.

Kagiso Rabada (2- 44) claimed the first gate with a beautiful delivery that angled into captain Kraigg Brathwaite( 11) and also scribed down off the pitch and hit the top of out- refuse.

Tagenarine Chanderpaul( 22), son of West Indies great Shivnarine, was caught by Senuran Muthusamy at gully to give Coetzee his first Test gate.

The caller showed dogged determination in the face of hostile home bowling and Blackwood reached 37 before an inside edge off Nortje was caught by diving wicket keeper Klaasen.

The side was still sitting fairly comfortably on 169 for three, but when innings top arranger Raymon Reifer( 62) was caught by Klaasen off Marco Jansen, it rained a collapse. Know More Cricket News…

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