19.3 what a catch! Alviro on fire at second slip. Morkel pushes this full and draws a big outside edge but the fielder is not able to grab on to this on the first go.. He is falling backwards but sticks his right hand out to catch in the second try. Brathwaite would be really disappointed with that shot. He pushed hard as soon as he saw the fuller length. Amla at first slip was ready to catch the rebound too 52/2
    3.2 this is gone! He has been given caught in the slips.. The first shout was for lbw, but this was swinging in too much.. however, the ball had lobbed up towards the cordon where Bavuma, from point, takes a simple catch. Aleem Dar raises the finger and says it's caught. Smith wants to review but it's more in hope as there was a thick inside there. Two noises definitely. The third umpire agrees with Dar and this is gone. 8/1
    32.1 that's it! First wicket for Steyn in this Test and first one of the morning. This gets big on Johnson from short of length, moves away a touch and Johnson is not able to get his bat out of the line.. Gets a faint nick to the keeper 87/3
    36.2 Steyn is the man! A nasty one for Samuels. This is on a fuller length on off but bounces extra.. Samuels was looking to flick it to the leg side but it gets the leading edge and lobs up for the cover fielder. The batsman was arching back like he had been punched it the face.. it was that nasty 101/5
    34.4 and Chanders is gone now! Steyn on fire here. This is a nasty short one that doesn't get up much at all.. Chanders had crouched right down but he is not able to get his gloves out of the way.. this lobs up for AB to complete a simple catch. Nasty one from Steyn 91/4
    39.3 Ba Vu Ma!! Smart catch at short leg and another wicket.. Le Morne joins in for the party.. This is the usual Morkel length but it jags back in sharply into the batsman and he doesn't have time to get away.. His bottom hand comes off the handle as he looks to fend it, but this hits the glove on the hand that is coming off.. just before it actually came off.. and Bavuma was alert.. snaps this low chance at backward short leg.. 117/7
    36.4 oh wow! They are falling like loose rocks... This is short of length and takes the shoulder of the bat.. it was flying towards Amla at first slip but AB flies full length to his right to snap it with one hand.. What a stunner that is!! That's how you dive for the edges. 105/6
    40.3 and how quickly has he done this! 25th five-for Steyn. This is regulation one. Fuller, swinging away, takes the outside edge and straight to Amla at first slip. What a legend this guy.. No wickets in the firs tinnings for him, didn't bowl much yesterday due to tight groin.. and now this 121/8
    not out
    42.3 game over! Cottrell can only manage a leading edge as he looks to clip this short one to the leg side.. this lobs up for the fielder at midwicket 131/10
    absent hurt
    8 (lb 3, nb 1, w 4)
    131 all out (f/o) (42.3 Overs, RR: 3.08, 194 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (DS Smith, 3.2 ov), 2-52 (KC Brathwaite, 19.3 ov), 3-87 (LR Johnson, 32.1 ov), 4-91 (S Chanderpaul, 34.4 ov), 5-101 (MN Samuels, 36.2 ov), 6-105 (D Ramdin, 36.4 ov), 7-117 (J Blackwood, 39.3 ov), 8-121 (JE Taylor, 40.3 ov), 9-131 (SS Cottrell, 42.3 ov)
    DW Steyn8.223464.0800
    M Morkel11.114323.8510
    VD Philander7.04610.8501
    KJ Abbott3.001103.6610
    S van Zyl10.022202.2020
    D Elgar3.001204.0000

Close of Play

  • Wed, 17 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 340/3 (HM Amla 133*, AB de Villiers 141*, 91 ov)
  • Thu, 18 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 552/5 (S van Zyl 101*, Q de Kock 18*, 140.3 ov)
  • Fri, 19 Dec - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 76/2 (LR Johnson 33*, MN Samuels 13*, 27 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Dec - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 131 (42.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Can van Zyl join club?


Currently four South Africa batsmen have made hundreds on Test debut

Amla breaks WI duck


Hashim Amla scores his first Test hundred against West Indies

Amla and AB


This is Amla and de Villier's second 150+ stand in Test cricket

Unlucky number


South Africa's first three wickets fell on the same score, in the space of 15 balls

Faf's first duck


Faf du Plessis fell for a duck for the first time in Tests, in his 29th innings