Saturday 26 June 2010 

Botha Stars As South Africa Take Control In Barbados

Botha Stars As South Africa Take Control In Barbados
Botha Stars As South Africa Take Control In Barbados
© REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) Picture Supplied by Action Images

West Indies 231 (Bravo 61, Botha 4-56) v
South Africa 46-2
Third Test, Barbados, day one

Off-spinner Johan Botha took four wickets as South Africa took firm control of the third and final Test against the West Indies at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Botha's efforts helped South Africa dismiss the West Indies for 231 and in reply, they closed the day on 46 for two.

Botha dismissed Narsingh Deonarine (46), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (22), Brendan Nash (2) and Sulieman Benn (24) to return figures of four for 56.

After the West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first, Dwayne Bravo top scored with 61 in 104 balls as wickets tumbled with Dale Steyn taking three for 37, Jacques Kallis two for 36 and Morne Morkel one for 48.

South Africa did not have things their own however, losing the wickets of Alviro Peterson (1) and Hashim Amla (5) but an unbeaten 35 from Graeme Smith ensured that it was just about South Africa's day.

South Africa lead the three-match series 1-0 following a 163-run win in Trinidad and a high-scoring draw in Saint Kitts.

© Cricket World 2010

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