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Jan 2, 2015

Windies batsmen dig in for ‘best day’ of series

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – The West Indies enjoyed their “best day” of the series against South Africa on Friday as they scored 276 for six on the opening day of the final test, according to top scorer Leon Johnson.

“We showed the kind of fight that we have been talking about for some time now and are very happy with our position,” the 27-year-old told reporters after making 54.

Jan 2, 2015

Cricket-Windies batsmen dig in for ‘best day’ of series

CAPE TOWN, Jan 2 (Reuters) – The West Indies enjoyed their “best day” of the series against South Africa on Friday as they scored 276 for six on the opening day of the final test, according to top scorer Leon Johnson.

“We showed the kind of fight that we have been talking about for some time now and are very happy with our position,” the 27-year-old told reporters after making 54.

Jan 2, 2015

Cricket-Steyn sets new mark after West Indian defiance

CAPE TOWN, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Dale Steyn became South Africa’s second highest wicket taker as West Indies reached 276 for six on the first day of the third test on Friday.

Steyn caught and bowled captain Denesh Ramdin for 53 five overs from the close to claw back some of the advantage produced by a spirited West Indian batting performance in near perfect conditions at the iconic Newlands ground.

Jan 2, 2015

Samuels falls as South Africa snatch breakthrough before tea

CAPE TOWN, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Marlon Samuels fell to part-time bowler Stiaan van Zyl to give South Africa a breakthrough just before tea as the West Indies moved to 172 for four wickets on the opening day of the third and final test at Newlands on Friday.

Van Zyl had Samuels caught in the covers by Faf du Plessis with his first delivery of the game as he was brought on to offer some relief to the much-vaunted South African pace attack, which was held largely at bay by the West Indian top order.

Jan 2, 2015

Samuels falls as South Africa snatch breakthrough before tea

CAPE TOWN, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Marlon Samuels fell to part-time bowler Stiaan van Zyl to give South Africa a breakthrough just before tea as the West Indies moved to 172 for four wickets on the opening day of the third and final test at Newlands on Friday.

Van Zyl had Samuels caught in the covers by Faf du Plessis with his first delivery of the game as he was brought on to offer some relief to the much-vaunted South African pace attack, which was held largely at bay by the West Indian top order.

Jan 2, 2015

Smith falls after gutsy 47, Windies 80-2 at lunch

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – West Indies opener Devon Smith hit a gutsy 47 before losing his wicket at the stroke of lunch on the opening morning of the third and final test against South Africa at Newlands on Friday.

Smith was bowled by debutant off-spinner Simon Harmer as West Indies reached 80 for two wickets at the break, having largely defied South Africa’s much-vaunted pace attack.

Jan 2, 2015

Smith falls after gutsy 47, Windies 80-2 vs S. Africa at lunch

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – West Indies opener Devon Smith hit a gutsy 47 before losing his wicket at the stroke of lunch on the opening morning of the third and final test against South Africa at Newlands on Friday.

Smith was bowled by debutant off-spinner Simon Harmer as West Indies reached 80 for two wickets at the break, having largely defied South Africa’s much-vaunted pace attack.

Jan 2, 2015

Cricket-Smith falls after gutsy 47, Windies 80-2 at lunch

CAPE TOWN, Jan 2 (Reuters) – West Indies opener Devon Smith hit a gutsy 47 before losing his wicket at the stroke of lunch on the opening morning of the third and final test against South Africa at Newlands on Friday.

Smith was bowled by debutant off-spinner Simon Harmer as West Indies reached 80 for two wickets at the break, having largely defied South Africa’s much-vaunted pace attack.

Nov 20, 2014

Ebola-ravaged Guinea overcome odds to reach Nations Cup

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Ebola-ravaged Guinea overcame considerable odds to book an African Nations Cup finals place, but must still deal with logistical difficulties and prejudice as they look ahead to the tournament in January.

Guinea is one of the African countries hit hardest by the ravages of the deadly haemorrhagic fever, which has claimed more than 1,100 lives there. Their national team have had to play homes games at a neutral venue after the Confederation of African Football banned the hosting of international matches in Guinea.

Nov 20, 2014

Soccer-Ebola-ravaged Guinea overcome odds to reach Nations Cup

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Ebola-ravaged Guinea overcame considerable odds to book an African Nations Cup finals place, but must still deal with logistical difficulties and prejudice as they look ahead to the tournament in January.

Guinea is one of the African countries hit hardest by the ravages of the deadly haemorrhagic fever, which has claimed more than 1,100 lives there.