Close of Play

  • Fri, 2 Jan - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 276/6 (J Blackwood 45*, JO Holder 5*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 3 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 227/3 (HM Amla 55*, AB de Villiers 32*, 68.3 ov)
  • Sun, 4 Jan - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 88/2 (LR Johnson 37*, MN Samuels 26*, 34 ov)
  • Mon, 5 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 9/1 (D Elgar 5*, 2.3 ov)
  • Tue, 6 Jan - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 124/2 (37.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Almost winless


West Indies' overseas win-loss record in Tests versus all teams other than Bangladesh and Zimbabwe since Nov 2000

Almost unbeatable


South Africa's win-loss record v all teams other than Australia at Newlands since 1993. Against Australia's it's 2-4

Elgar at Newlands


Runs Dean Elgar had scored in six innings in Cape Town, before making an unbeaten 60 against WI

lasts long, really long


Number of times that Marlon Samuels has faced 150+ balls in an innings against SA, more than against any other team

Seven in a single blow


Runs scored by Kraigg Brathwaite to get off the mark. Since 2001, he is only 4th batsman to score 7 runs off 1 ball.

Four 40+ Stands


Number of times that South Africa's first four partnerships have posted 40-plus runs each against West Indies

Run drought


Number of innings since Alviro Petersen's last Test fifty. He had three fifties in the six innings before that



West Indies' second highest score in the first innings of a Test in South Africa - highest is 408 at Port Elizabeth (2007)

Starts, but stopped


Number of WI batsmen who have been dismissed between 40 and 60. This has only happened 6 times in Tests

Keeper making fifty


Number of West Indian keepers who have made a 50-plus score in South Africa - Ridley Jacobs and Denesh Ramdin

It's Simple for Simon


Number of South African spinners, including Simon Harmer, who have taken 3 or more wickets in an innings on debut in the last 20 years.