Close of Play

  • Wed, 10 Dec - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 217/2 (DS Smith 82*, MN Samuels 103*, 47 ov)
  • Thu, 11 Dec - day 2 - South African Invitation XI 2nd innings 17/0 (GL Cloete 9*, DA Hendricks 8*, 6.2 ov)
  • Fri, 12 Dec - day 3 - no play

Match Notes

  • Weak, divided West Indies face daunting challenge

    Without Gayle, Bravo and Narine, West Indies will struggle against the No. 1 Test side on its home turf

  • Samuels focused on Smith's Test preparations

    Marlon Samuels said that his focus on the second day of the tour game against South Africa Invitational XI was to help Devon Smith reach his hundred and ensure the opener was ready for the first Test against South Africa

  • Samuels, Devon Smith pile on runs

    West Indians enjoyed all but 6.2 overs of the day at the crease, with Marlon Samuels smashing a double-century and Devon Smith scoring 174

  • Cottrell five-for sets up dominant day

    Sheldon Cottrell's five-wicket haul and an unbroken 182-run stand between Devon Smith and Marlon Samuels left West Indians in a dominant position after the first day of their tour game against the South African Invitation XI