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Chanderpaul fails to halt South Africa

Shivnarine Chanderpaul's defiant 74 proved in vain as South Africa beat West Indies by 189 runs in the first Test on Tuesday.

india Updated: Dec 16, 2003 20:19 IST
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Shivnarine Chanderpaul's defiant 74 proved in vain as South Africa beat West Indies by 189 runs in the first Test on Tuesday.

The tourists were dismissed for 188 having been set a victory target of 378.

Chanderpaul held firm for more than two hours, facing 91 balls and hitting 13 fours, but West Indies were on the rack when paceman Shaun Pollock had him caught by Andre Nel at fine leg in the eighth over after lunch.

Pollock took four for 31, while fast bowler Makhaya Ntini claimed four for 53.

West Indies resumed on 31 for three and slipped to 41 for four in the fifth over of the day when Pollock trapped Ramnaresh Sarwan in front for eight.

In his next over Pollock took the key wicket of Brian Lara, who scored 202 in the first innings, when the West Indies captain dragged a wide delivery on to his stumps to be bowled for five.

Chanderpaul and Ridley Jacobs took the visitors to lunch with solid batting. They took few risks and kept the scoreboard ticking over with conservative but industrious strokeplay.

However, they were separated three overs into the second session when fast bowler Nel bowled Jacobs for 25 to end a sixth-wicket stand at 98.

Chanderpaul fell five overs later, and the West Indies dwindled to 176 for eight just eight balls later when Chris Gayle edged a drive to wicketkeeper Mark Boucher off Nel.

Ntini took his fourth by bowling Mervyn Dillon for seven, and the match ended when Pollock had Corey Collymore lbw for a duck.

First Published: Dec 16, 2003 16:49 IST