Cricket

Windies on top in Benoni

2014-12-10 18:42
West Indies

Johannesburg - West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell claimed five wickets for 16 runs as the South African Invitational XI were bowled out for 125 on the first day of their tour match in Benoni on Wednesday.

Cottrell sent both openers, Gihahn Cloete (5) and Dominic Hendricks (13), back to the change room, before dismissing Keegan Petersen for a duck to leave the hosts 38 for three inside the first 10 overs.

In his next over, Cottrell clean bowled Jerry Nqolo for three as the South African side was reduced to 48 for four.

The only member of the Proteas Test squad, Stiaan van Zyl, looked good for his 23, but he was out in the first hour driving on the up and hitting the ball straight to Jermaine Blackwood at extra cover off the bowling of Jason Holder.

Cottrell returned to the attack for his next spell with the opposition nine down for 125, completing his five-wicket haul with his first delivery as he removed top-scorer Aviwe Mgijima for 35.

The West Indians also had their struggles when they came into bat as they found themselves 35/2 after 12 overs.

Devon Smith (102) and Marlon Samuels (82) steadied the ship for the tourists with an unbroken third-wicket stand of 182.

At the close of play the West Indians had eased to 217/2 with a lead of 92.

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