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South Africa 322/10 (96.5 ov)
West Indies 97/10 & 82/4 (30 ov)
Current Run Rate 0
Day Break : Day 2 Session 3, West Indies trail by 143 runs.
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Day 2 was all about a blistering hundred from Quinton de Kock that saw the South Africans extend their dominance by a comfortable margin. Coming into the series with not too many runs under his belt in recent times, the knock was an emotional one for more than one reason. Read on to find out why!
Day 3 Session 1

Hello and welcome back to Sportskeeda's continued coverage of the first test match between West Indies and South Africa at the Daren Sammy International Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St. Lucia.

Chances are that this could well be the final day of the test match. What with South Africa absolutely bossing the contest and West Indies still 146 runs adrift of avoiding an innings defeat, the odds are heavily stacked in favor of a three-day finish. 

This West Indian team has shown a lot of character in recent times - none more so than in Bangladesh where a target of 395 was chased down on the fifth day, on a turner, against a barrage of spin bowlers. Needless to say, West Indies would need to bring in a lot of that character forward today, not just to take the game into the fourth innings but also into the fourth day. 

The attritional approach of Roston Chase, coupled with the panache of Jermaine Blackwood could be the ideal combination that could take this forward. The Protea pace battery though, will have other ideas.

This is Sooryanarayanan Sesha and in the company of my good friend and fellow textpert Abhinav Kumar, will take you through everything that transpires through the first session as we find out if the hosts come out inspired to turn things around!
STUMPS, Day-2. West Indies 82/4(30) Trail by 143 runs

South Africa doing brilliantly well in the day's play, first with the bat to pile up that total in excess of 300 courtesy Quinton de Kock's heroics. Gaining a massive lead and then doing well with the ball as well, having the Windies down to 82/4, continuing to dominate this game and it's only been two days into it yet. 

They will be pretty satisfied with how things have gone by for them. Couple of wickets each for their premier pacers in Rabada and Nortje. Although, they would have liked probably just another one before stumps but even then, they are in a solid position to wrap this game up. West Indies losing their top three in quick time, for hardly any runs and they are in deep trouble once again. Roston Chase and Jermaine Blackwood managing to get them through without further damage, but the magnitude of their trouble is a whole lot more than the first innings. 

Still behind by 143 runs, which they will have to get past and then look to put on any kind of a lead if they want to get South Africa to bat again inn this game. It is a possibility alright but it looks really far fetched at the moment. It will remain to see how long they can survive and if they do, how far can they go in trying to save this game. 

With just six wickets to go, it's South Africa who would rather fancy their chances of closing this game out tomorrow. They are far more likely to go ahead and do that as well, for they have bossed this game right from the word go. Could very well be the final day of this Test tomorrow as South Africa will look to go 1-0 up in the two Test series. Tons of hard-work to do for the West Indies and it will be interesting to see if they can put up something inspirational. 

Well then, that is all we have for you from this session and the day's play for the moment. We will be back tomorrow to bring you all the action from Day 3 and we hope for you to join us back as well. This has been Rishab and Pratyush, now biding goodbye. See y'all tomorrow then. Good night and take care! 
This duo surviving this phase then as the bails go down. That will be the end of the day's play then. West Indies four down for 82 and South Africa are clearly on top, dominating this game!
30
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82 /4 score
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0
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cricket bat icon Roston Chase
21 (71)
cricket bat icon Jermaine Blackwood *
10 (27)
cricket ball icon Keshav Maharaj
0
29.6 Keshav Maharaj to Jermaine Blackwood, slides it a looper wide of off-stump, trying to tempt Blackwood into a chase, nothing doing though. Is that stumps? After a bit of thought, the umpire knocks off the bails and says yes it is!
29.5 Keshav Maharaj to Jermaine Blackwood, tossed up on the fifth stump line, skidded through, no shot offered
29.4 Keshav Maharaj to Jermaine Blackwood, good length slider on the stumps, Blackwood strides forward and bat-pads a loop that drops dead into the pitch 
29.3 Keshav Maharaj to Jermaine Blackwood, loopy full delivery outside off, more grip and turn as Blackwood offers no stroke
Another fielder coming in close at catching, playing on the batsmen's mind!
29.2 Keshav Maharaj to Jermaine Blackwood, another loopy full one on the off-stump, Blackwood lunges forward to present the makers name
Slip and short leg in place!
29.1 Keshav Maharaj to Jermaine Blackwood, tossed up on the fifth stump line, turn and grip away from Blackwood, let it pass
Keshav Maharaj coming in for what may be the final over!
Coming into the right-hander with the angle, some of them keeping low, one more of those wonderful unplayable deliveries, nice carry with that seam movement. Rabada is doing it consistently, keeping the batsmen on their toes. Maiden over then and looks like we will have the final one before the end of the day!
29
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82 /4 score
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0
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cricket bat icon Roston Chase *
21 (71)
cricket bat icon Jermaine Blackwood
10 (21)
cricket ball icon Kagiso Rabada
2 /18
28.6 Kagiso Rabada to Roston Chase, back of a length delivery angling into Chase, this one comes back into the right-hander as Chase shoulders his arms
28.5 Kagiso Rabada to Roston Chase, another full delivery on the fifth stump line, more shape away from Chase to beat his loose push and scrape past the outside edge 
28.4 Kagiso Rabada to Roston Chase, BEAUTY! Good length delivery on the off-stump, holds it's line and beats Chase on the outside edge. Not the first time we've said that
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