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Tsotsobe gets first Test scalp

2010-06-13 16:46
Lonwabo Tsotsobe (Gallo Images)
Port of Spain - Lonwabo Tsotsobe captured his first Test wicket as West Indies staggered to 195 for seven on the fourth day of the first test against South Africa at the Queen’s Park Oval at Port of Spain in Trinidad on Sunday.

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60th over: Lonwabo Tsotsobe has a Test wicket as Ramdin drives a delivery straight to AB de Villiers at short extra cover. Ramdin is out for nine. Tsotsobe has deserved that wicket. He has bowled with great control today as his figures of one for 19 off 12 overs show.

57th over: Out! Paul Harris finally removes the dangerous Bravo as the batsman flicks a ball straight to Ashwell Prince at short midwicket. Bravo is out for 49 off 74 balls while he struck four fours and two sixes.

53rd over: Bravo has taken a liking to Harris’ bowling as he thumps a ball over long-on for six.

51st over: Bravo is providing some entertainment late in the day as he pummels a Harris delivery to the long-off boundary for four.

49th over: Good shot from Bravo as he whips a Harris delivery through midwicket for four.

Bravo then opens his shoulders belt a ball over long-off for six.

47th over: Bravo thumps a Harris delivery through the covers for four.

46th over: Steyn makes the breakthrough after tea as he traps Deonarine plumb in front of his stumps. The batsman went back in his crease before being hit and, somewhat surprisingly, asks for the decision to be reviewed.

Replays show the ball would have hit middle and leg and Deonarine is on his way for 23.

42nd over: Bravo begins in extravagant fashion after tea as he uppercuts a Steyn delivery down to the third man boundary for four.

Second Session

46th over: Steyn makes the breakthrough after tea as he traps Deonarine plumb in front of his stumps. The batsman went back in his crease before being hit and, somewhat surprisingly, asks for the decision to be reviewed.

Replays show the ball would have hit middle and leg and Deonarine is on his way for 23.

42nd over: Bravo begins in extravagant fashion after tea as he uppercuts a Steyn delivery down to the third man boundary for four.

A half-century from Chris Gayle provided the only ray of light for West Indies as they limped to 139 for four at tea.

Gayle brought up his 32nd test fifty off 62 deliveries before he was dismissed after scoring 73 off 106 balls.

Gayle produced some attacking cricket during his stay at the crease as he struck nine fours and a six.

But he played almost a lone hand and he had scored more than half of his team’s runs when his dismissal left the Windies on 114 for four.

Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (15) put on 55 runs for the third wicket before Chanderpaul edged an off cutter from seamer Jacques Kallis to AB de Villiers at second slip.

Gayle was next to depart when he was trapped leg-before by paceman Morne Morkel with a delivery that speared into Gayle’s pads with Morkel bowling around the wicket.

Narsingh Deonarine (21 not out) and Dwayne Bravo (5 not out) then took their team to the break with the home side still trailing the Proteas by 317 runs.

Bravo was a touch lucky to still be at the wicket as he survived a bat/pad appeal off the bowling of left-arm spinner Paul Harris after Hashim Amla took a fine catch at short leg.

Bravo was given not out and South Africa asked for the decision to be reviewed. Television replays seemed to suggest that Bravo got an inside edge before the ball looped off his pad but third umpire Simon Taufel felt that there was not enough evidence to overturn the original decision.

Morkel took tea with figures of two for 41 while Kallis, with his useful mixture of reverse swing and off cutters, was particularly miserly as he picked up one for six off six overs.

First Session

West Indies were staring down the barrel as they reached 62 for two in their second innings at lunch.

The Proteas had declared their second innings closed on 206 for four just over an hour before the interval giving the visitors an overall lead of 456 runs.

Chris Gayle was the one Windies batsman to show much fight as the tall left-hander blazed his way to 42 not out off 45 deliveries as he took lunch having smashed five fours and a six.

Gayle’s efforts left the home side facing a deficit of 394 runs.

Pacemen Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, as they had done in the Windies' first innings, caused the early damage as the hosts slipped to 39 for two.

Morkel struck with his first ball of the innings when he trapped Travis Dowlin (1) leg-before while Steyn accounted for the left-handed Brendan Nash (13) when the batsman wafted at a delivery outside his off stump to send an outside edge through to keeper Boucher.

However, the home side’s two senior batsman Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (6 not out) put on an unbroken third-wicket stand of 23 to steer their team to the break.

Steyn took lunch with one for 26 while Morkel picked up one for 28.

Earlier, Graeme Smith fell 10 runs short of a century as the Proteas made hard work of scoring during the morning session.

South Africa scored just 31 runs, with no boundaries, in the first hour of play after beginning the day holding a 405 run lead over their opponents.

Smith eventually made his way to 90 off 172 deliveries with seven boundaries before he was bowled by left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn whilst attempting a sweep shot.

Jacques Kallis was the first batsman to depart and he failed to add to his overnight score of 40 before being trapped leg-before by Benn.

On a pitch which was offering up variable bounce Benn ended the South African innings with figures of three for 74 and match figures of eight for 194.

Team:

West Indies - Chris Gayle (capt), Travis Dowlin, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brendan Nash, Narsingh Deonarine, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Sulieman Benn, Shane Shillingford, Nelon Pascal, Ravi Rampaul.

South Africa - Graeme Smith (capt), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Ashwell Prince, Mark Boucher (wk), Paul Harris, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

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